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Houston

4.3
Specialty Museums · Science Museums · Ballets
Bayou City
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities. A growing favorite with foodies from around the globe, Houston is widely considered one of the most restaurant-oriented cities in America, supporting a thriving scene of ethnic eateries. Founded in 1836 on the banks of Buffalo Bayou (which gave way to the nickname "The Bayou City"), Houston quickly became a major port and railroad junction, attracting burgeoning businesses from around the country. In addition to a sprawling space center, the city also boasts the largest concentration of health care and research institutions in the world. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Houston trip itinerary using our United States online tour itinerary planner.
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Popular things to do in Houston

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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

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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