So, you find yourself in the exciting city of Houston, Texas, ready to start exploring what it has to offer. Depending on the time of year that you’re there, heat indexes can soar up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so remember to prepare yourself accordingly. Once you’ve slathered on sunscreen, you’ll be good to go. Here are some places and activities around Houston to give you an idea of where to begin.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Fossils, bones, and millions of stars are just a few exhibits one can expect to see at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It even has a butterfly garden where visitors can interact with hundreds of beautiful, flittering butterflies at once. Getting there will be an easy drive for those who have their own car; otherwise, one can also get there by Uber, a Houston bus service, and the train.
Minute Maid Park
Baseball fans will rejoice at visiting Minute Maid Park, the home of the Houston Astros. If you find yourself in the city during baseball season, why not head on over to catch a game? Peanuts, popcorn, and seeing a sports game in person is a fantastic way to spend your vacation in Houston. When there aren’t any games playing and you’d like to visit the stadium itself, book a tour to learn about its history and the history made within the walls.
If you’re not feeling like baseball one day but want to do something that’s entertaining and outdoors, check out the Houston Zoo. You’ll get to see all kinds of animals hanging out with each other and doing interesting animal things. Check the zoo’s weekly schedule for entertaining activities such as animal encounters and feedings—just imagine telling your friends you hung out with an elephant!
Shopaholics, you’ll go crazy at The Galleria, the largest shopping mall in Texas with 400 stores. The minute one steps into the facility, it will immediately feel like Candyland with fashion stores and accessories shops galore. And it’s not just fun for fashion lovers; there are tech stores like Apple and beauty salons for your one-stop beauty needs. If you have postcards on you, you can mail them at the Post Office within the Galleria.
Houston is a vast city with many activities for people of all ages. Even if any of these do not tickle your fancy immediately, you will be far from bored visiting Houston.