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 busy urban way of life, it may be hard to imagine at first that there would be much for a tourist to do in Houston. That would be incorrect. Despite its contemporary outward look, Houston is an entertainment mecca for the whole family.

One of the biggest attractions for tourists in the Houston region 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 encounters of the astronauts. The kids in your family will find it fascinating, while the adults will find it to be nostalgic.

To make your visit more "cultural," visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural Science. The science museum contains a planetarium and can be a fantastic educational experience for every person in your family. The Fine Arts museum is home to an assortment of well-known artwork and 18 acres of gardens. If history is your pastime, visit the San Jacinto monument southeast of Houston and see the place where Texas gained its independence.

Finally, don't skip two very unique family points of interest 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. Many species of exotic animals, as well as native species, are housed there. The aquarium is located right in downtown Houston and has rides, restaurants, and entertainment in addition to the half-million-gallon aquarium experience.

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