They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the great metropolis of Houston is no exception. This energetic capital is America's fourth largest city and a world-class destination of fine dining, shopping, attractions and night-life. Grand historic districts are juxtaposed with a dynamic, modern skyline compliments of architectural greats Philip Johnson, Cesar Pelli and I. M. Pei. This gleaming city is punctuated with lush parks, pristine neighborhoods and good ol' Southern charm. Stroll the fashionable shops downtown or spend a day exploring sprawling Hermann Park, where you can play golf, ride a scenic railroad, visit two museums and meet the inhabitants of the Houston Zoo! You don't want to miss Space Center Houston, where interactive exhibits and simulators bring space exploration to life. With so many things to do and see, it's hard to decide, but the one "problem" you won't have in Houston is finding a great time.
Points of Interest
Space Center Houston
This incredible NASA attraction features interactive exhibits that offer a taste of life in outer space, from rocket simulations to zero gravity demonstrations, plus a tour of astronaut training facilities.
A sprawling haven for nature lovers, Hermann Park is home to a golf course, a scenic railroad, two museums and over 4,500 exotic animals that live within the Houston Zoo.
The Monument of San Jacinto
The world's tallest monumental column stands over 567 feet, is topped with a 220-ton Lone Star ? the symbol of Texas, and commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.
Houston Visitors Center at City Hall
The perfect starting point for anyone (visiting or living) in Houston, this facility features retail shops, a state-of-the-art theater, and museum quality displays and exhibits highlighting the city's history.