Pssst.....Don't Forget Houston

Houston is Texas's biggest metropolitan region. With its population of over 2 million people, assortment of corporate headquarters, and bustling urban way of life, it may be tough to think about at first that there would be much for a tourist to do in Houston. That would be incorrect. Even with its modern day outward appearance, Houston is an entertainment mecca for the whole family.

One of the biggest attractions for vacationers in the Houston area is the Johnson Space Center. This location 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 expedition and relive the experiences of the astronauts. The children in your family will find it fascinating, while the adults will find it to be nostalgic.

To make your stay 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 everyone in your family. The Fine Arts museum is home to an assortment of famous artwork and 18 acres of gardens. If history is your pastime, take a look at the San Jacinto monument southeast of Houston and enjoy the spot where Texas accomplished its independence.

Finally, don't miss two very special family sights in Houston - the Houston Zoo and the Houston Aquarium. The zoo is right beside the Natural History Museum, making the combination an enjoyable day trip. Many types of exotic animals, as well as native species, are housed there. The aquarium rests right in downtown Houston and has rides, restaurants, and entertainment in addition to the half-million-gallon aquarium experience.

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