Offbeat Houston Attractions

Many guests to the metropolis of Houston are familiar with the activities offered to the whole family. Visitors often come to visit Johnson Space Center, the Houston Zoo, and the Houston Aquarium. But aside from these famous attractions are some lesser known spots that are more than worth the time to visit. If you've been to Houston but not been to any of the places on this list, you're missing a huge treat, and you need to include them to your itinerary for your next visit.

For an entertainment megaplex, go to Bayou Place in the theater district. This complex, resting on over three acres of property, includes a variety of clubs and bars, theatres, restaurants, and gaming zones to suit your entire family. It has a Hard Rock Café, Italian Trattoria restaurant, and a movie house complex in addition to its other attractions.

For an uncommon shopping encounter, go over to Galleria Mall. It is one of the largest malls in the state, and caters to the "upscale" shopper. Anchor retailers include Nordstrom's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Macy's, as well as a assortment of smaller, specialty retailers offering the best-known brands. Even if you just want to window shop, you must make it a point to stop by and see the size and style that defines this mall.

The Museum District deserves mention here also. Even though many individuals are familiar with the well-known Fine Arts and Natural History Museums, there are a variety of others in this same region that are equally extraordinary and worth a visit. The close by McGovern Health Museum, for instance, has Houston's only 4-D theatre. The Holocaust Museum, also located in the district, should be visited by every single traveler to the city as a reminder of one of the largest tragedies in history.

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