Pssst.....Don't Forget Houston

Houston is Texas's biggest metropolitan region. With its population of over 2 million people, array 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 wrong. Despite its modern day outward appearance, Houston is an entertainment mecca for the entire family.

One of the largest attractions for travelers in the Houston region is the Johnson Space Center. This area not only houses a big collection of space history, but is also an interactive playground where the whole family can experience the adventure of space travel and relive the encounters of the astronauts. The kids in your family will find it intriguing, while the adults will find it to be nostalgic.

To make your stay more "cultural," pay a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural Science. The science museum has a planetarium and can be a fantastic educational encounter for everyone in your family. The Fine Arts museum is home to an assortment of renowned artwork and 18 acres of gardens. If history is your pastime, go to the San Jacinto monument southeast of Houston and see the spot where Texas accomplished its freedom.

Lastly, don't skip two very unique family points of interest in Houston - the Houston Zoo and the Houston Aquarium. The zoo is located by the Natural History Museum, making the mix a fun day trip. Numerous types of unique 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 encounter.

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