I concur - if you have a car, it is a much better option to drive to Space Center Houston instead of taking the bus there. After your tour of NASA, I recommend heading down NASA Rd 1 towards the bay... more
Normally, we park at the Galleria, but on weekends the free parking lot is just so crowded that it takes 20-30 mins to spot a parking place....add wastage of gas to it!
If you dont mind walking a few... more
Nice break from walking around. Jumping off at the children's park isn't recommended because even though the train passes close to the playground, the builders inexplicably chose a distant corner to... more
The Galleria is a gargantuan mall, 3 levels and a few separate buildings. It's anchored by department stores and is full of lots of little shops of interest--there's an Apple Store and a Swarovski... more
The real highlight of this state park is the Battleship Texas. This ship was commissioned in 1914 and served through both World Wars. It fought at the Tampico Incident, fended off U-Boats in both... more
The museum is Free on Tuesdays and stays open till 8pm on that day. And if you go any other day, they will let you in for free in the last 30 minutes before they close. I always feel like they charge... more
Kemah is a small, charming waterfront community at the entrance to Clear Lake from Galveston Bay. It's very non-Houston and looks more like something you might find in the Mid-Atlantic. The most... more
My whole family went to the zoo in the fall (September). We took my nephews who were 1 and 3 at the time. Although it was still pretty hot, we had a great time. The animals here are healthy, and well... more
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is a part of a the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, but in a completely different area. It was the home of the famous governor's daughter Ima Hogg. (Yes, that joke we... more
I have lived in Houston for a total of seven years and never knew about this gallery until I read "1000 Places To See Before You Die." Now, I'm not a person that art speaks to. I appreciate the talent... more
The Houston Ship Channel is the 30+ mile long waterway that extends from Galveston Bay to the southeast side of town, and turns into Buffalo Bayou, which runs through the center of the city. The Ship... more
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the biggest events in Houston, spread throughout a month. Can you imagine a whole month of nightly cow ropin', bull ridin', and boot scootin' with some... more
This is a good museum on the Holocaust. It is a far cry from the National Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, which of course with govt. funding has a larger facility and more exhibits. It is still... more
I enjoyed going to this quaint little town filled with antique stores located near the original rail yards built in the early 1900's by the Great Northern Railroad. It is actually probably about 160... more
Astro World (YS$ 39.99 and waterworld free) - serial thriller, viper, greezed lightening..etc
Waterworld (US$ 23/ adult) - a lazy river, a wave creator, pools, slides to name a few
Plenty of fun to... more
The Heritage Society is the Houston's only outdoor, interactive historic museum and park. Nestled in 10 acres of green parkland in the heart of downtown Houston, The Heritage Society boasts 9 historic... more
The Houston Heights, known simply as The Heights to locals, is one of the oldest and most historic parts of the city. When it was founded as a suburb northwest of downtown in the 1890's, it was... more
Home of the Houston Astros, Minute Maid Park (originally Enron Field) was completed in 2000, replacing the Astrodome. Integrated into the stadium design was the entrance to historic Union Station,... more
The Moody Gardens located in Galveston is a great place for the entire family.. Made up of primarily three sections that are housed in pyramids, one an aquarium, one a tropical rainforest and one a... more
The Woodlands Waterway is a recently developed marine thoroughfare through an entertainment, dining, & shopping area of The Woodlands. In future years with much developement planned for it, it is... more
If you're interested in medicine or just want to marvel at something while you're in town, check out the country's largest medical center, which has been nicknamed Medical City by some. Tens of... more
Every May the Orange Show Center for Visual Arts puts on a heck of a car show...The Art Car Parde. Many families (dressed up and all) find a place on the Allen Parkway grassing sidewalks and bunker... more
Galveston Island is about 50 minutes from Houston and on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The Island has a very different feel to Houston - it's relaxed and quite easy going.
There are two main areas... more
The Houston Museum District is one of the biggest conglomerations of museums in the world. Very few other cities have so many museums located in such a close proximity to each other. You have the... 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....