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10 Fun Things to Do in Houston Texas

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor December 5th, 2022 Posted in Destination, North America Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Wondering what are some fun things you could enjoy in Houston, Texas? Read our guide below for the ten fun things to do and places to visit in Houston, Texas.

Houston, Texas, is among the top 4 most populated cities in the US, having approximately 2.3 million inhabitants. Its unique historical value, diversity of attractions, remarkable architecture, and state-of-the-art museums make it one of the top tourist hotspots. In addition, NASA’s Space Center and Astronaut Training Complex in Houston also draw visitors’ attention.

10 Fun Things to Do in Houston Texas
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10 Fun Things to Do in Houston Texas

1. Have a Luxury Experience at Houston’s RV Parks

RV Parks and resorts are highly safe and splendid points near the Texas Med Center in the South of Houston. Houston RV Parks provide highly luxurious facilities to its visitors, such as cleaning, laundry, wifi, an outdoor kitchen, exercise rooms, swimming pools, and jogging tracks. In addition, their exceptional customer services make RV parks a unique spot to visit in Houston.

2. Explore NASA’s Space Center

10 Fun Things to Do in Houston Texas
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The NASA Space Center, Houston, offers you an excellent opportunity to explore space. If you want to become an astronaut for one day, visit NASA Space Center and learn how astronauts prepare for space travel and what equipment or suits are used during this adventure. You should also see and test the anti-gravity machine in NASA’s Living in Space gallery.

3. Visit the Museum of Natural Science

The Museum of Natural Science is the hub of numerous worth-visiting places. The Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, and Wortham Screen Theatre are the top tourist spots at the Natural Science Museum. Moreover, various research areas to analyze astronomy, science, energy, fossils, minerals, and wildlife are also top-notch tourist attraction points.

4. Take a Tour of the Underground Tunnel

10 Fun Things to Do in Houston Texas
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North America’s largest tunnel system expands an area of about 7.5 miles in Houston. These tunnel walkthroughs are air-conditioned that connect various corporate buildings in the area. Different shopping and food resorts are also present along the long way of tunnels. Take a travel guide, and they’ll guide you about Houston’s history throughout the tunnel tour.

5. Spend a Refreshing Day at Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Gerald D. Waterwall Park is an iconic tourist spot in Houston. You will feel rejuvenated while walking along the lush canopy of oak trees and the soothing sound of the waterfall. The refreshing mist of the cascade calms your nerves and offers mental harmony on scorching summer days.

6. Enjoy Underwater Adventure at Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium is a magnificent entertainment and dining complex spread over six acres. It offers you underwater adventure while allowing you to meet more than 300 aquatic species from around the globe. With a wide variety of cuisines in its full-service restaurant, beautiful landscapes, and stunning exhibits, the aquarium has it all.

7. Meet Art at the Museum of Fine Arts 

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The Museum of Fine Arts contains above 65000 art collections, that’s why it is considered the 10th largest art museum in the US and the 12th largest in the world. It also exhibits an extensive collection of marvelous representations of photography, paintings, and decorative Art. Usually, tourists spend a full engaging day at the museum to cover its every part.

8. Have a Fun Day at the Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Island State Park allows you to do everything from camping and swimming to fishing, trekking, mountain biking, and more, making it the best spot for family trips. The park has a beach and bay sides, allowing you to explore the bay ecosystem or take a kayak to stroll the beach. Besides all these fun features and activities, Galveston Island State Park surrounds various restaurants, shopping points, and museums where you can eat, shop, or explore history.

9. Meet Wildlife at the Houston Zoo

10 Fun Things to Do in Houston Texas
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Around 2 million tourists visit the Houston Zoo each year. It has more than 900 species of animals, such as sea lions, rhinoceros, elephants, tortoises, and cheetahs. A small portion of the ticket amount or zoo membership is donated to the Houston Zoo to conserve wildlife and spread awareness among communities. You can either enjoy an exclusive animal encounter to know their eating habits and health problems or visit the zoo’s staff-only areas to understand what actions they take to conserve endangered wildlife.

10. Enjoy Indoor Skydiving in Houston

If you’re after something thrilling and adventurous in Houston, then indoor skydiving is for you. It’s an amazing opportunity to control your fear of heights and enjoy a gravity-defying experience. You can check online about the companies that offer skydiving training in Houston before experiencing it for the first time.


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