Each of the 15 million visitors that Houston, Texas, receives annually find themselves in a city that offers an enormous variety of attractions. It’s incredible art museums, modern architecture, and sophisticated culinary scene, have earned it rave reviews from prestigious international press sources, including the New York Times who mentioned Houston as one of the best destinations for tourists.
Travelers arrive to Houston mostly through George Bush International Airport and drive by rental car the 20 miles (32 km) to the city center to begin their exploration of the fourth biggest city of the United States.
One of the most recommendable places to visit during a stay in Houston is The Houston Space Center, the official center for NASA visitors and also training for astronauts. Here you can become acquainted with the history of space exploration with displays of space craft and related objects, while touring the historic building home to the first space missions and experiencing in first person the launching of a spaceship.
After you trip to space nothing is better than driving your rental car towards Downtown where there are fashionable bars, restaurants and hotels all surrounded by parks and plazas such as Discovery Green with it’s ice skating rink in the summer, interactive fountains, and recreative activities like yoga and Zumba. This is also where the theater district, historic buildings, and an even aquarium are located.
The museums are a great tourist attraction. Located in the Museum District, here you can visit more than 15 museums such as the Menil Collection (with more than 20 thousand pieces of fine art), The Houston Museum of Natural Science (the 4th biggest in the country), The Holocaust Museum, of the Children’s Museum of Houston. Thursdays after 2 pm the majority of museums offer free admission.
Beyond the modernization of the city, Houston continues to be the capital of the rodeo. For 3 weeks every March, the Livestock Show and Rodeo brings together almost 2 million people to enjoy bull and horseback riding shows. You can also see spectacular celebrity shows by the likes of Beyoncé, John Legend, Ariana Grande or Miley Cyrus.
If you’re in your rental car in search of a great dinner the city has on offer more than 10 thousand restaurants, Houston has positioned itself to be the new gastronomical capital of the United States. Where Tex-Mex used to reign, today we find sophisticated restaurants such as Underbelly that combines ethnic dishes with local ingredients; or Reef with excellent seafood; Goode Bar BQ serving Texan barbecue; and Peska for delicious fish.
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