Forget Houston...No Way!

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

One of the greatest draws for vacationers in the Houston area is the Johnson Space Center. This area not only houses a big collection of space history, but is also an interactive playground where the entire family can experience the excitement of space travel and relive the experiences of the astronauts. The youngsters in your family will find it intriguing, 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 fantastic educational encounter for everyone in your family. The Fine Arts museum is home to an assortment of popular artwork and 18 acres of gardens. If history is your pastime, go to the San Jacinto monument southeast of Houston and enjoy the spot where Texas achieved its independence.

Lastly, don't skip two very unique family attractions in Houston - the Houston Zoo and the Houston Aquarium. The zoo is sits next to the Natural History Museum, making the mix a fun day trip. Numerous species of unique animals, as well as indigenous species, are housed there. The aquarium sits right in downtown Houston and has rides, restaurants, and entertainment in addition to the half-million-gallon aquarium encounter.

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