Tips on What To See and Do in Houston

It’s easy to tell you Why Houston Should Be On Your Travel List. Houston is huge, the fourth largest city in the U.S. There are so many things to do in Houston that it can be a little overwhelming, especially if your time there is limited.

For example, Houston has 58 museums, 263 different bars, clubs and other places to kick up your cowboy boot heels and cut loose and 51 places to catch a concert or show. Add on all of the available outdoor activities, including golf, water sports, parks, bike tours, horseback riding and you’ll want to extend your visit.

Oil: If someone had to describe Houston in one word, they would probably say “oil.” Just driving around and looking at all of the oil rigs, refineries and other aspects of the oil and gas industries will be fascinating to someone seeing this for the first time.

NASA: The Houston Space Center is a must-see for anyone interested in space flight. Visit Mission Control, see exhibits including moon rocks and take a bus tour.

Museums: There are many to choose from, including the world-class Museum of Fine Arts, the Contemporary Arts Museum and the Menil Collection, highlighted by the Byzantine Fresco Chapel.

Hermann Park: Take the kids to the Houston Zoo, the Museum of Natural Science, for a paddle boat trip on McGovern Lake and the Miller Outdoor Theater.

Buy Authentic Cowboy Boots – Cheap: At The Texas Junk Co. you’ll find 1,000 pairs of vintage cowboy boots for as little as $30.

For Chocolate Lovers: If you loved Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, the whole family will go crazy at The Chocolate Bar. Don’t miss it. Chocolate-covered everything.

Roller Skating for Lovers: Take her on a rollerskating date like you did in middle school. Dairy Ashford Roller Rink is a retro skating rink with the music you loved and a disco ball.

The Best BBQ Brisket Ever: Gatlin’s will blow you away.

The Best Huevos Rancheros Ever: Brunch at Hugo’s Restaurant can’t be beat. Don’t miss the Huevos Rancheros but everything is great.

The Best Bars: Houston has great bars everywhere, but the Anvil Bar and Refuge and Julep are well worth stopping in at.

This is just a small sampling of all that there is to do in Houston. Put on your best jeans, boots and cowboy hat and live it large in Texas!