Houston, Texas is one of my favorite places in America! I love it so much that I moved back here after graduation, and I want to share one of my favorite cities with my fellow bloggers and web searchers! Here are a ~few~ things that I think is exceptionally fun in Houston, Texas!
1) Immerse yourself in history at Space Center Houston and NASA Johnson Space Center.
Now, I may be a little biased because I work at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and I love it so much. However, NASA and its visitor center is such a large pull in Houston that there are hundreds of VIP’s who tour the space center every day. Tickets for Space Center Houston are $29.95 for adults, $24.95 for kids 4-11 and free under 4. There are discounts for seniors. Parking, however, is an additional $5. You can also have lunch with an astronaut and a personal VIP tour of the space center, if you want to pay more. Tickets include access to the entire visitor center and a tram tour of the space center to locations like the ISS Mission Control Center, historic Apollo Control Center and the Space Vehicle Mock-Up Facility. It’s a fun place to take the whole family because there is a ton of history exhibits, but there is also a playground section for kids. 10/10, I highly recommend!
2) Explore the Museum District
Some of Houston’s notable museums includes the Houston Museum of Natural Science; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Children’s Museum of Houston; Holocaust Museum Houston; Houston Museum of African American Culture; and the Downtown Aquarium, Houston (which also has a fancy restaurant). Museum prices vary and can be expensive depending on the museum you want, but it is always well worth it. I, personally, don’t mind spending a little extra for museums because it’s going towards a good cause. History and museums are very important to society and keeping life in perspective. Houston has a ton of museums that I haven’t even gotten to see yet, but it’s on my bucket list!
Museum of Natural Science and the Downtown Aquarium
3) Spend an evening at Spindletop
Spindletop is an “Upscale revolving restaurant perched atop the Hyatt hotel serving Southwestern-inspired seafood,” according to Google. It’s literally that. It is located atop the Hyatt in downtown Houston and is basically a restaurant that spins around so while you’re eating, you get a 360 view of downtown Houston. Now, this restaurant is expensive. I went for drinks with a friend one time and it was over $10 for a martini. But, if you’re in the mood to dress up and splurge on a dinner or drinks, I recommend an evening night out at Spindletop.
4) Relax at Galveston, Texas
Okay, I admit that technically Galveston isn’t “in” Houston, it’s its own city. But, it’s close enough and I really enjoy day trips to Galveston. Whether you spend the day at the beach or walk around the Strand, any day spent in Galveston is a very enjoyable and relaxing day.
5) Visit Graffiti Park
Houston’s Graffiti Park is a notorious location for Instagram-ers and bloggers in Houston. It features beautiful street artwork by local artists, where you can visit and take photos for free. Don’t worry about parking because street parking is nearby for free. The artwork changes every few months, so even if you’ve visited before, you never know what’ll be there the next time you visit!
Notable mentions if you’re interested in more of Houston:
- Kemah Boardwalk
- Houston Zoo
- Rice University
- Go to a game at NRG Stadium
Thank you for reading! Have you ever visited any of the locations on your list? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below and like this post if you want more like it!