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10 Best Things To Do in Houston, USA [with Suggested Tours]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor January 6th, 2022 Posted in Destination, North America Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Houston soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Houston with suggested tours!

10 Best Things To Do in Houston [with Suggested Tours]
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If you are in Texas, one of the cities you should visit is Houston. Aside from museums, Houston is also blessed with a lot of performing arts institutions such as theaters that you can also visit. And with the cities thousands of international restaurants, you can try different kinds of cuisine. To know more about the places to visit and things to do in Houston, check out our list below.

List of Best Things to do in Houston, USA

1. The Houston Museum of Natural Science

10 Best Things To Do in Houston [with Suggested Tours]
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The Houston Museum of Natural Sciences is a great place to visit if you are on vacation in Houston. An excellent place to see dinosaur skeletons and much more. It has a great assembly of its exhibits, the area where all the prehistory is seen is incredible. Although not all the pieces are original, they have very good reproductions and animations, and they will transport you to the past.

Suggested Tour: 1-Day or 3-Day Museum Pass

2. Minute Maid Park

10 Best Things To Do in Houston [with Suggested Tours]
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With a capacity for more than 40 thousand people, it has numerous cabins. In addition to all the amenities of an excellent stadium, it has air conditioning, so don’t mind if it’s too hot outside. Here, you don’t necessarily have to be sitting watching the entire baseball game. The stadium is a shopping mall so there is everything to do.

Suggested Tour: Houston Hop on-City Tour: 2-Day Pass

3. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

10 Best Things To Do in Houston [with Suggested Tours]
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It is the largest museum in Houston and has the most exhibits. You can find many old Chinese and Japanese artworks, including Western religious paintings that are also on display. There are 2 buildings full of art, a whole day is not enough to see everything in detail. The 2 buildings are connected through a tunnel with an artistic installation of light. These spacious buildings allow you to see works by Chagall, Monet, Picasso, Matisse, etc. up close and slowly.

Suggested Tour: Houston CityPASS®: Save up to 47% at 5 Top Attractions

4. Children’s Museum of Houston

The best place to go if you’re with kids. It is an interesting and fun museum dedicated to the little ones. The museum has a lot of interactive activities using science as a base that can help children develop. Under the disguise of being a huge playground for children, the museum actually allows you to discover science; electricity, fluids, robotics/programming, etc. Inside, there’s also a real miniature city, where children “work” to earn money, which they will be able to put in the bank and then spend at the supermarket or restaurant. The concept is brilliant!

5. Space Center Houston

10 Best Things To Do in Houston [with Suggested Tours]
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This is a fascinating place for those who enjoy dreaming that they will go for a walk through stellar space one day. At the Space Center Houston, you can find much of the United States’ history for putting a man on the Moon and of the plans to reach Mars in the near future. It is a magical and unforgettable experience for any lover of astronomy and space history. Highly recommended for people visiting Houston.

Suggested Tour: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

6. The Galleria

10 Best Things To Do in Houston [with Suggested Tours]
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Strategically located, the Galeria is perfect for those with a short time in Houston.  There are several restaurants in the building itself and in the surroundings and a multitude of shops for all tastes and needs. It is worth reserving a few hours of the day to enjoy and stroll with the family. A highly recommended place for shopping. However, it is not the best place to shop if you are looking for good prices or offers.

7. Cockrell Butterfly Center

10 Best Things To Do in Houston [with Suggested Tours]
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This butterfly farm is a place that can give you a lot of calm if you are a nature lover, they welcome you with an exhibition of different butterflies and insects, with diagrams of their location and anatomy. It is located at The Houston Museum of Natural Science but the ticket is purchased separately. The place is very hot and humid too, but the greenhouse itself is already a very interesting piece of engineering.

8. Toyota Center

10 Best Things To Do in Houston [with Suggested Tours]
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Toyota Center is the home of the Houston Rockets so if you are coming to Houston and you have the opportunity to come to see a basketball game, don’t hesitate to go here. One of the experiences not to be missed for sports lovers is attending an NBA game. The stadium itself is very comfortable and it is very easy to get to your place. A must place to visit for basketball lovers!

9. Water Wall

10 Best Things To Do in Houston [with Suggested Tours]
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A beautiful spectacle is provided by this immense wall of water. It is located in a park and is meters away from The Galleria. The sound of water falling and splashing is very therapeutic. It also offers great photo opportunities and an amazing place to stay during hot summer days.

10. The Menil Collection

10 Best Things To Do in Houston [with Suggested Tours]
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The Menil Collection has approximately 17,000 pieces housed by the architectural piece of Architect Renzo Piano. It is a very well-achieved place and you can find yourself in a pleasant place full of art. Visiting time approximately is 2 hours or more depending on if you like to stop to read the description of the art pieces. There is a cafe nearby, also very beautiful gardens and the Rothko Chapel, another place that you cannot miss.

Where to stay in Houston, USA

Budget Hotel

InTown Suites Extended Stay Houston TX- Cypress Fairbanks

10 Best Things To Do in Houston [with Suggested Tours]

InTown Suites – Houston 290 Fairbanks features air-conditioned rooms with cable flat-screen TV in Houston. Certain rooms here will provide you with a kitchenette. The kitchenette is complete with a refrigerator and microwave. All guest rooms will provide guests with a private bathroom with a shower.

Price: Starts at $33 per night for a Standard One Bed Room, add $8 for taxes and charges, and offers a free cancellation.

Luxury Hotel

The Post Oak Hotel

10 Best Things To Do in Houston [with Suggested Tours]

Set within 1.6 km of The Galleria in Houston, The Post Oak Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. Also featuring a bar, this 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. All rooms at the property are equipped with a desk and a seating area. At the accommodation, you will find a restaurant serving American cuisine. The Post Oak Hotel also provides a business center and guests can check the newspapers at the hotel. Speaking Spanish and English, staff are ready to help around the clock at the reception.

Price: Starts at $609 per night for a Luxury Double Room, add $104 for taxes and charges, but it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Houston. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Houston.

Fun Facts About Houston, USA

  • Houston is the fourth most populous city in the United States.
  • There are over 145 languages spoken in Houston.
  • The Children’s Museum of Houston is the highest-attended youth museum in all of the United States.
  • There are over 500 institutions in Houston that are dedicated to the performing and visual arts, science, and history.
  • You can find more than 10,000 restaurants in Houston and they represent over 70 countries and American regions.

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​​​​

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