As the fourth-largest city in the United States, Houston is home to a respected and energetic arts community, celebrated restaurants, world-renowned theater groups and the brains behind U.S. space exploration. Home to the third-largest consular corps in the nation, Houston is a mecca of diversity, giving breath to one of the most vivid cultural scenes in the country.
You could spend 365 days in Houston and still not experience everything this city has to offer. From world-class museums and theaters to family-friendly destinations, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Houston.
See the diversity that Downtown Houston has to offer. Take your family to the Downtown Aquarium, which is more like an under-water adventure and has a Ferris wheel and an aquatic carousel. Next catch a live performance in Houston’s 17th block Theater District. This District features the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, and the Houston Symphony.
For relaxation visit the Buffalo Bayou, a serene downtown waterway. This calm downtown center offers a landscape of restoration and beauty to the busy city area. You can walk or bike along the trails to experience the outdoors Houston style.
Get off the streets and go underground! Houston has a 6.3 mile tunnel that connects downtown businesses and offices. From Monday to Friday you can find restaurants, dry cleaners, and all sorts of shops open in the underground network of tunnels. If you are visiting on a weekday check out this attraction to see a unique part of Houston.
Visit one (or both) of Houston Chinatowns. Houston has the second largest Indochinese population in the United States, making its Chinatowns a booming industry. The Hong Kong City Mall is one of the few Asian indoor malls in the United States. If you are further interested in Asian history visit the Forbidden Gardens west of Houston in Katy, Texas. This outdoor museum replicates many of China’s major historical events.
Calling all sports fans! While visiting catch a Houston Astros game. This major league baseball team plays their home games at Houston’s Minute Maid baseball park. Participate in the excitement and fun of the game and get caught up in one of America’s favorite past times.
By providing a diverse array of attractions Houston has become to place to be for people off all ages. Experience Houston today!