houston's top things to see and do

Houston’s Top 10 Attractions are sure to satisfy anyone. With Houston sites to see like the Houston Space Center, Downtown Aquarium and Houston Zoo you are sure to be pleased with all that Houston has to offer. For those seeking Houston’s top things to see and do that are off the beaten path, check out the Memorial Park, Museum of Fine Arts, The Menil Collection and the Houston Glass Studio. No matter which Houston Top 10 attraction you choose to visit, you are sure to walk away with a smile on your face.

Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston's unparalleled exhibits, attractions, special presentations and hands-on activities tell the story of NASA's manned space flight program. SCH is the only place in the world where visitors can see astronauts train for missions, touch a real moon rock, land a shuttle, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of NASA.

1601 NASA Road 1
Houston, TX 77058
(281) 244-2100

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The biggest event of the year in Houston is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Riders compete in traditional rodeo events, while national and international superstar musical entertainers perform nightly for sell-out crowds. The Houston Rodeo is home to the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest.
Houston, Texas

Reliant Stadium
8334 Fannin St.
(832) 667-1000

Beaches of South Walton

The Beaches of South Walton is a premier Florida vacation destination. When the heat and day-to-day hustle of Houston becomes tiring, an escape to one of these 15 fabulous beachside towns might be just what the doctor ordered. Each town boasts its own collection of beaches, restaurants, clubs, art galleries and shops, not to mention its own personality, ranging from quiet and romantic to fun and family friendly. And since each town is within minutes of the next, all of the individual offerings are at travelers’ fingertips no matter which resort destination they choose.

Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast
(800) 822-6877

Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium is the product of redeveloping two downtown Houston landmarks – Fire Station No. 1 and the Central Waterworks Building. This magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. With a full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, a fully equipped ballroom, aquatic & geographic exhibits, shopping and a variety of amusements, Downtown Aquarium has it all!

410 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 223-FISH

Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo covers an expanse of 55 acres and is home to thousands of animals that represent more than 500 species, from the winged inhabitants of the Tropical Bird House to the slithering reptiles in one of the nation's largest collections of venomous snakes.
1513 N. MacGregor
Houston, Texas 77030
(713) 533-6500

The Menil Collection

The Menil is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the art collection of Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil. The museum's diverse holdings represent many world cultures, from prehistoric times to the present day.

1515 Sul Ross Street
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 525-9400

Children’s Museum of Houston

More than 14 pulsating exhibits make the Children's Museum of Houston one of the top rated in the country.  Packed with daily activities and invigorating performances, it’s the place where minds come out to play!

1500 Binz
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 522-1138

Memorial Park

Memorial Park, encompassing over 1500 wooded acres near the southeastern intersection of IH-10 and IH-610 and bounded by Buffalo Bayou on its southern edge, is unique among urban parks in its size, location and quality of natural features. Originally the site of Camp Logan, a training camp for the soldiers of WWI, the property was purchased by the Hogg family and then conveyed to the city at cost in 1925. Under the transfer agreement, the land must be used for park purposes only. Today the park represents just over 7% of the city's park land and has a current value estimated at close to $1 billion.

6501 Memorial
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 863-8403

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The museum’s two distinguished permanent-collection buildings, its pristine sculpture garden, and its two elegant house museums offer a variety of distinctive spaces for private events.

1001 South Lynchburg Road
Baytown, TX 77520
(281) 424-3521

Houston Glass Studio

Houston Studio Glass was inspired by a passion for glass, rooted in a love for the material and fueled by a fascination with the process. Dick Moiel and Kathy Poeppel's interest in glass began with collecting. The retired physician and his PA/RN wife enrolled in their first Glassblowing class in Junction, Texas in the summer of 1994. With the invaluable help and guidance of their first instructor Bob Mosier, they built a basic hot shop.

610 Jackson Hill
Houston, TX 77227
(713) 802-0500

Top Things To See & Do

  1. Space Center Houston
  2. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  3. Beaches of South Walton
  4. Downtown Aquarium
  5. Houston Zoo
  6. The Menil Collection
  7. Children’s Museum of Houston
  8. Memorial Park
  9. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  10. Houston Studio Glass Studio
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