The worldwide capital of space exploration, international energy, and interestingly enough air conditioning, Houston is as diverse as it is large!
Not only does Houston rank first nationwide for largest acreage of parkland, but the city also spans 655 square miles, big enough to contain the cities of NYC, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Miami.
Here are the top 5 reasons to put on your cowboys boots and line dance over to Houston.
“Houston, we have a problem”
You won’t be able to stop yourself from quoting this infamous line while visiting the Mission Control Center referenced in the Apollo 13 film. Not only can you make your movie reciting dreams come true, but you can also wander around this 183,000 square foot complex and marvel at the countless exhibits and galleries showcasing years of history.
Are 19 museums and cultural centers enough for you? Just south of downtown, you’ll love exploring the tree-lined neighborhood that is home to the Contemporary Arts Museum, Children’s Museum, Holocaust Museum and one of the most heavily attended museums in the U.S.: The Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Buffalo Bayou Park
This 52-mile span of waterway and parks known as the Buffalo Bayou extends from Houston’s River Oaks area all the way to the city of Katy. The recent $58 million restoration provided the opportunity for visitors and residents alike to enjoy newly refreshed natural landscapes as well as miles of hiking and walking trails. The slow waters that extend along the Bayou allow for boat tours, as well as kayaking or canoeing. It’s a gorgeous way to see the city!
This downtown park is home to countless city events throughout the year, including Zumba classes, Yoga sessions, a Roller Skating rink, Dancing in the Streets, Circus acts, Movie nights and concerts. You’ll never be bored!
This underground system spans 95 city blocks, equaling to over 6 miles. The best part? There are even theaters, restaurants and retail stores down there – that’s our kind of tunnel!
What are the “must-see” spots on your Houston travel list? Share them in the comments below.