Famous Locations in Houston
With its Southern charm and world-class culture, Houston is a city full of energy and home to many thriving businesses, fantastic museums, magnificent restaurants, and an abundance of green space to keep the lovers of the great outdoors amply satisfied. If you’re thinking of visiting this powerhouse of a city, and need a few pointers on where to go and what to do, I’m confident the suggestions below will make your stay that much more memorable.
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Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark
The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark is 30,000 square feet of unadulterated skateboard heaven. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or an absolute beginner, it matters not, as the park consists of areas for all levels. The park holds one of the biggest cradles in the nation and is home to ‘Skater Alley,’ a winding walkway between the entrance of the park and Sabine Street, where enthusiasts can skateboard or check out the creative works of graffiti artists. Admission to the park is free, and helmets must be worn.
103 Sabine St.
Houston, TX 77007
Just 20 miles from downtown Houston, Kemah Boardwalk is a hub of entertainment for the whole family. Built exclusively along the shores of Galveston Bay and Clear Lake, this 60-acre theme park is jam-packed full of fun and frolics. Open daily; the park offers fabulous waterfront restaurants, rides and amusements, daily shows, and charming retail outlets, as well as festivals and daily seaside shows.
215 Kipp Ave.
Kemah, TX 77565
Sam Houston Race Park
Costing $90 million to construct the Sam Houston Race Park hosts both thoroughbred racing between January and March and American Quarter Horse Race Meetings from April until the end of May. The park is host to a variety of events in the off-season, such as concerts, festivals and simulcasts from other American race meetings. The multifunctional facility can accommodate up to 30,000 people providing an exclusive venue for either your meeting or event. From a simple birthday party to a company picnic, or a business meeting and luncheon to a full-blown concert or festival, you can be sure whatever the event, the experienced and dedicated staff will make sure of its success.
7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy W.
Houston, TX 77064
With over 375 top name stores from Burberry to Boss and Adidas to Aesop, Houston’s Galleria is a shopper’s paradise and a who’s who of top designers. When you’ve finally exhausted yourself from your retail therapy, why not sit down and refuel in one of the 30 restaurants catering for a large variety of tastes from steaks to seafood or fast foods to simple sandwiches, and much much more. Why not try your hand at ice skating in the full-size rink, and if the children are getting a little tiresome, there’s always the little galleria play area to keep them entertained. If you want to do it all again the next day, then why not stay at one of the two hotels in the Galleria.
5085 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77027
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