Travelers near and far flock to the warmer weather of places like Texas throughout the year. There are many cities and towns in Texas where you can spend your next vacation, but Houston offers a wide array of activities, attractions, sightseeing, and more to fill your days with fun. Many of these locales are included in Houston sightseeing tour recommendations. You can create a driving tour that passes them by, or you can stop and experience what each place has to offer.
The slow-moving body of water flows through Houston from its source in the prairie surrounding Katy, Fort Bend County. Formed over 18,000 years ago, the waterway flows approximately 53 miles east through the Houston Ship Channel into Galveston Bay and finally the Gulf of Mexico. The bayou is fed from various other sources, including the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, natural springs, surface runoff, and tributary bayous.
Market Square Park
Considered the bustling center of Downtown Houston’s historic district, the park is not just a sight to see, but a place to relax and spend some time. There’s a dog run, garden, large green area, beautiful art, and even historic remnants of some of the original buildings that made up Houston’s original town center.
If you’re mapping out where to go on your sightseeing journey of Houston, you won’t find this location on the map! Locals say you’ll know it when you see it though. You’ll find the unique space in Houston’s East End, and you’ll know you’ve found it when you notice that nearly every inch of every building is covered in the colorful street art. Many works are the product of the Houston Urban Experience Mural Festival, an annual gathering of artists.
See animals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish from all over the world. There are a variety of exhibits, including one highlighting the Texas Bayou! Residents of the area’s marshes, bayous, and Texas Gulf Coast in the exhibit includes alligators, turtles, bullfrogs, and more. Travel to the rainforests of the world or plunge into the shipwreck of a 17th century Spanish galleon for a look at coral reefs, Pacific octopus, moray eels, and other inhabitants. There’s a discovery zone with multiple interactive displays, a sunken temple, and the Tigers of the Maharaja’s Temple.
Space Center Houston
Light from the stars in the sky indicate galaxies we can only dream of reaching one day. The center features an array of permanent and rotating exhibits, including interactive exhibits. Marvel at over 400 space artifacts, exhibits, experiences, theaters, and more that depict the United States’ journey to the stars. It boasts the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples available for public view.
Sports Parks and Arenas
Houston is the home of the Houston Astros, Houston Texans, Houston Rockets, and many other sports teams. Minute Maid Park hosts the Houston Astros baseball team, as well as concerts, pro wrestling, soccer and more. Toyota Center hosts the Houston Rockets basketball team, also hosts concerts, a variety of other sports, and even special events like awards shows, TV specials, and more. The Houston Texans kickoff home football games at NRG Stadium, the first NFL facility to have a retractable roof. Other events include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Texas Bowl, soccer, and more. It’s the home of Super Bowl XXXVIII and LI.
Lone Star Flight Museum
Come see some of the most unique, as well as historic aircraft to take off into the wild blue yonder. See permanent displays of planes like the Beecraft Honey Bee – a high-wing cantilever monoplane made of all-metal. The historic plane never actually made it to production – the prototype at the museum is the only one in existence. You can also see the Boeing PT-17 Stearman, the primary trainer flown by the U.S. and other Allied nations during World War II. There were over 8,000 of the open-cockpit biplanes produced from 1934-45. You’ll also learn about the science and history of flight with hands-on exhibits. If you’re brave like the pilots who took to the sky, you can go up in one of the historic Warbirds during your Houston sightseeing adventure.
Get to Know Houston
When you stay in a vacation rental in Houston provided by Renter’s Club, you’ll enjoy easy access to the many Houston tourist attractions, shopping, dining, and more to make your sightseeing trip fun and easy. We offer one-bedroom units for a more intimate stay, all the way up to a five-bedroom unit in the Houston area for your larger group. Prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in a spacious dining area. Afterward, spread out in an open living space. Enjoy a private balcony or patio or spend some time near the pool of select units. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.
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