Offbeat Houston Attractions

Many visitors to the city of Houston are familiar with the activities offered to the entire family. Travelers often come to check out Johnson Space Center, the Houston Zoo, and the Houston Aquarium. But aside from these famous sights are some lesser known locations that are more than worth the time to visit. If you've been to Houston but not been to any of the areas on this list, you're missing a huge treat, and you need to add them to your travel plans for your next visit.

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

For a unique shopping experience, go over to Galleria Mall. It is one of the largest malls in the region, and caters to the "upscale" shopper. Anchor shops include Nordstrom's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Macy's, as well as a variety of smaller, specialty stores 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 enormity and style that defines this mall.

The Museum District deserves mention here as well. 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 spectacular and worth a visit. The nearby McGovern Health Museum, for example, has Houston's only 4-D theatre. The Holocaust Museum, also positioned in the district, should be toured by every traveler to the city as a reminder of one of the most significant tragedies in history.

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