Pssst.....Don't Forget Houston

Houston is Texas's biggest metropolitan location. With its population of over 2 million people, assortment of corporate headquarters, and bustling urban lifestyle, it may be difficult to picture at first that there would be much for a tourist to do in Houston. That would be incorrect. In spite of its modern outward appearance, Houston is an entertainment mecca for the entire family.

One of the greatest attractions for vacationers in the Houston area is the Johnson Space Center. This site not only houses a big collection of space history, but is also an interactive playground where the whole family can feel the pleasure of space travel and relive the encounters of the astronauts. The youngsters in your family will find it fascinating, while the adults will find it to be nostalgic.

To make your visit more "cultural," go to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural Science. The science museum contains a planetarium and can be a wonderful educational experience for everybody in your family. The Fine Arts museum houses an assortment of renowned artwork and 18 acres of gardens. If history is your pastime, pay a visit to the San Jacinto monument southeast of Houston and see the spot where Texas gained its independence.

Lastly, don't pass up two very unique family sights in Houston - the Houston Zoo and the Houston Aquarium. The zoo is sits next to the Natural History Museum, making the combination an enjoyable day trip. Many species of exotic animals, as well as indigenous species, are located there. The aquarium sits right in downtown Houston and has rides, restaurants, and entertainment in addition to the half-million-gallon aquarium experience.

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