Described as a big-time city with a small town southern feel; Houston is a top destination in terms of activities, thrills and entertainment without the high price tag. Whether you are showcasing your vintage cowboy boots through one of the greatest malls in America, sampling some succulent southern BBQ or blasting off into space; this city offers up fun for children and adults alike. Discover why so many visitors come to Houston each year to shop, play and eat until their hearts content. With everything being bigger in Texas, hold on to your ten-gallon hat while you discover the 12 things you must see and do on your visit to Houston.
1. Space Center Houston
Our first stop and perhaps the most popular on our list is the Houston Space Center. This enormous educational entertainment complex hosts almost one million visitors annually. Designed for hands on learning and fun, the Space Center is made up of interactive displays, space artifacts, theaters and ever changing exhibits. Be sure to hop aboard the tram tour to witness the launching site, Saturn 5 Rocket and other areas outside the main museum. Audio tours can be purchased for an additional price and will guide you through each part of the center. For an extra special experience take the level 9 tour which includes a visit to the astronauts dining hall, a special mission control visit and any and all questions answered by a knowledgeable guide. Whether you want to be an astronaut, want to learn more about planets or just see some really interesting space artifacts; Space Center Houston will fulfill all your needs.