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Best things to do in Houston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Great place to spend a hot summer afternoon! Stretch it into the evening for some delicious fare!”
380local recommendations
Art Museum
“Distinct campus & sculpture garden with notable art from antiquity to today, plus films & programs.”
206local recommendations
Park
“Oasis in the middle of downtown Houston. Lots of benches to sit on, shade trees, dog park area, water splash for the kiddos and play ground, coffee shop and restaurant.”
216local recommendations
Science Museum
“Museum with dinosaur hall & other permanent exhibits, planetarium, IMAX theater & butterfly house.”
142local recommendations
Zoo
“Visitors can see 6,000+ animals in natural habitat-style exhibits & watch daily care & feedings.”
114local recommendations
Football Stadium
“The NRG Astrodome, also known as the Houston Astrodome or simply the Astrodome, is the world's first multi-purpose, domed sports stadium, located in Houston, Texas”
143local recommendations
Art Museum
“See the Art at The Menil Collection Houston has a reputation for being a world-class arts town, so why not experience some of it for free? Not only will you see some great works at The Menil Collection, but you'll marvel at the rare collection of antiquities, Byzantine and Medieval art, and other historical pieces from around the world. If you've already been, plan another visit as the collection hosts rotating exhibitions from some of arts most notable practitioners, such as Andy Warhol and Picasso. ”
189local recommendations
Light Rail Station
“Houston's Museum District is home to the Museum of Fine Arts, The Children's Museum, The Museum of Natural Science and many more.”
125local recommendations
General Entertainment
“The Kemah Boardwalk is a 60-acre Texas Gulf Coast theme park in Kemah, Texas, approximately 30 miles southeast of Downtown Houston, Texas. The Boardwalk is built entirely along the shores of Galveston Bay and Clear Lake, and is considered among the premier boardwalks in the United States”
102local recommendations
Baseball Stadium
$$$
“If you're into baseball games, check out Minute Maid park! I would suggest you UBER there it's a lot cheaper then parking and finding a spot.”
115local recommendations
Aquarium
“ This splendid six acre dining and entertainment complex was made even more amazing by the amalgamated redevelopment of two of Houston’s landmarks, the Central Waterworks Building and Fire Station No.1. Now with plenty of room to house its 500,000 gallon aquatic wonderland with 200 species of exotic global residents, it is a great attraction for all the family, and especially the kiddies as they can enjoy the fun aquarium’s rides, from Frog Hopper to Shark Voyage and Aquatic Carousel. There are plenty of treats for the adults too as the venue includes shopping, an upscale bar, full-service restaurant, a fully equipped ballroom and geographic and aquatic exhibits. ”
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Train
“Expansive park featuring a golf course, Japanese garden, a natural science museum & a kiddie train. Perfect place for a quick run or just to walk around green scenery. ”
125local recommendations
Basketball Stadium
“Toyota Center is home to the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association as well as being former home of the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. The arena has spacious seating together with clean facilities. This is a very popular area for both visitors and locals as there are also a multitude of very good restaurants and hotels nearby, so why not take the family to a game or concert and finish off a perfect evening with a tasty meal after?”
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Miscellaneous Shop
“This street alone has many bars, lounges, and eateries. Best time to go is around 6pm-2am on week nights.”
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Park
“Bike along Buffalo Bayou With miles of urban bike trails, it turns out that Houston is a great place to work up a sweat. One of the best spots in town for this is along Buffalo Bayou through Eleanor Tinsley Park. Ride the curvy trails over hills and old-fashioned bridges into downtown and back, enjoying a view of the skyline along the way. If you don't have your own bike, rent one from one of the many Houston bicycle stations in the area (that will cost you money, though). You can also go for a jog, or enjoy a leisurely stroll. ”
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Government Building
“The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is NASA's center for human spaceflight, where human spaceflight training, research, and flight control are conducted. It was built and leased to NASA by Joseph L. Smith & Associates, Inc. Wikipedia ”
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