The Best Things to Do in Houston

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Specialty Museums · Science Museums · Ballets

Popular things to do in Houston

The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Science Museum
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Houston Zoo ©
Zoo
Houston Zoo
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Space Center Houston ©
Specialty Museum
Space Center Houston
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Art Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Although most of its tourist attractions occupy the relatively small downtown area, things to do in Houston can take you beyond that single district. Considered one of America's most restaurant-oriented cities, Houston boasts a thriving culinary scene enriched with diverse ethnic tastes. The interests of all kinds of knowledge seekers meet at the halls of Houston Museum of Natural Science, while the nearby Children's Museum of Houston engages young visitors through numerous scientific exhibits. Those fascinated with the infinite universe should visit Space Center Houston and learn about human efforts to discover the secrets beyond this planet. Home to art collections originating from six continents, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston makes a perfect treat for all art lovers.

Side trips from Houston

The Seawall ©
Historic Walking Area
The Seawall Galveston
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Moody Gardens ©
Garden
Moody Gardens Galveston
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
The Strand ©
Neighborhood
The Strand Galveston
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Houston

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Children's Museum of Houston ©
Children’s Museum
Children's Museum of Houston
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Downtown Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Downtown Aquarium
2.8
Duration: 4 hours
Cypress Trails Ranch Equestrian Center
Equestrian Trail
Cypress Trails Ranch Equestrian Center
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Health Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Health Museum
3.4
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Houston

Glenwood Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Glenwood Cemetery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Houston Museum District ©
Specialty Museum
Houston Museum District
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Science Museum
Cockrell Butterfly Center
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
National Museum of Funeral History ©
History Museum
National Museum of Funeral History
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Houston

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The Menil Collection ©
Art Museum
The Menil Collection
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Holocaust Museum Houston ©
History Museum
Holocaust Museum Houston
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Art Museum
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Commemorative Air Force - Houston Wing
Military Museum
Commemorative Air Force - Houston Wing
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Breweries & Distilleries in Houston

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Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Brewery
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Karbach Brewing ©
Brewery
Karbach Brewing
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Eureka Heights Brew Co. ©
Brewery
Eureka Heights Brew Co.
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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