Just southwest of Houston is the George Ranch in Richmond, TX. I've never been but am including this tip because many travelers want to see an "old west" or "cowboy" side of Houston -- which nowadays,... more
A beautiful piece of Texan land preserved with typical bayous (river or wet land in Southern US english) and forests, nested in a bend of the river Brazos. Ideal location to observe alligators (best... more
"Life is suffering" is one of the premises of Buddhism, but escape the hustle and bustle of Houston by visiting the Jade Buddha Temple. Built in 1989 and situated in SW Houston, this Temple serves the... more
Drive down 288 until you can't go anymore, through Freeport,TX there is a lovely spot of raw ocean beach. The road ends and while you drive out onto the sand it almost looks like you are driving... more
This is a great neighborhood, joint where you can get home mexican food 24-hours a day. That means after you leave the downtown bars at 2am, take your last $7 to the Spanish Flower in the Heights. You... more
The Johnson Space Center, where NASA astronauts train, is located in the Clear Lake area. There is consequently the highest concentration in America of astronauts in this little SW corner of Houston.... more
At Sam Houston Park, there's an annual Jazz festival held where you can walk around and listen to different Jazz performers. This is a popular event, and worth checking out. Timings are normally... more
The Boardwalk at Kemah (45 South) is a walkway on the water with about 10 restaurants, live music, fountains, small train, some of the minor carnival activities. Sure bring the kids but then come... more
Inside the Galleria is a full sized ice rink, just in case a game of hockey needs to break out. Also with every rink of ice, you will need a zamboni, which they do in fact have.
There is public... more
In 1948, the Battleship TEXAS became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the Texas was presented to the State of... more
Southeast of Houston and east of Baytown is the Fred Hartman Suspension Bridge. The several shots that I got of this bridge are all from a moving vehicle with me driving! You can't pull off of the... more
One of the disapointments of the visit was that the stop at the Missile park at the end tour was canceled because a thunderstorm was moving into the area. I did get this distant shot of the rocket... more
When VT puts character limits in these boxes, they might as well have "Bill, we don't like you" in big bold letters. I like to write, and my descriptions of places tend to be long. If people don't... more
I moved here because my parents both live here. The school district I currently work with offered me a job the first time I walked into a job fair. And I went to high school here. Although I do feel...
I have spent alot of time in Houston over the years, but I never did take the time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city as much as when I started thinking about writing tips for Virtual Tourist....