Landmarks to Visit in Houston

Houston, TX, is becoming an increasingly popular destination for tourists, from both in-state and out. Because of the scale of the city, Houston has many interesting sights and activities to experience. Whether you are traveling as a family, a couple, or on your own, visiting on business, or you are a tourist, or even outdoor enthusiasts can choose. Houston has something to meet most needs from art galleries, parks, rivers, BBQ restaurants, and high-end malls. Whatever your reason for visiting Houston, here is a list of some of the top sights to see in the city.

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Hermann Park

In the middle of the city, you will find a stunning 445-acre park that attracts over 6 million visitors every year. From the second you step into the park, you understand why it is Houston’s most famous green public space. The park plays host to many of Houston’s significant landmarks including, The Houston Zoo, The Hermann Park Golf Course, The Houston Museum of natural science, and The Houston garden center. Whoever you choose to visit the park with can enjoy feeding the ducks, taking a train ride, or even renting a boat.

6001 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030

Buffalo Bayou

Stretching from Katy Texas to River Oaks on the outskirts of Houston, this 52 mile stretch of water is perfect for water enthusiasts. The 10 miles from the Port of Houston to Sheppards Dive is extremely popular for its variety of attractions, including its Dog park, walking, and hiking trails, skate park, a picnic pavilion, and playground with a nature twist.

105 Sabine St.
Houston, TX 77007

Kemah Boardwalk

Located on the stunning Galveston Bay, this is a popular spot for tourists and day-trippers combining rides, music, and shops. Its popularity only grows during the summer months as the locals look to take advantage of the cool summer breezes. Tour the bay of the top of a ferry or take the kids to the roller coaster or aquarium. Or you can just relax and enjoy a cocktail on the boardwalk as the sun sets over the bay.

215 Kipp Ave.
Kemah, TX 77565

Houston Zoo

It is home to over 6,000 animals from anacondas to zebras and everything in between. You simply cannot come to Houston and not visit the zoo. Offering the perfect escape for both Adults and Kids, with live shows, a playground, and a petting zoo to help introduce your little ones to the beautiful world we live in.

6200 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 533-6500

Children’s Museum of Houston

This is a firm family favorite, not least because of its 18-floor cauldron, bug hunting area, and kidtropolis. You will find it in the northeast of Herman Park. This museum is packed with exhibits designed to entertain as well as educate your kids. Not to be missed.

1500 Binz St.
Houston, TX 77004

Downtown Aquarium

Located near the campuses of South Texas Law College and the University of Houston, many families choose to kill three birds with one stone. And visit all three when they are downtown. They visit the aquarium home to sharks, gators, lionfish, pufferfish, and much more. You will also get the unexpected bonus of getting up close but not so personal with some White Tigers in the Maharajas temple exhibit. Another must-visit for all the family

410 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 223-3474

American Cowboy Museum

How can you visit Houston without learning something about the history of Texas and the American West? The tours and exhibits by historians celebrate the part that Hispanic, black, and white Americans have played in the rich history of Texas and our country.

11822 Almeda Rd.
Houston, TX 77045
(713) 478-9677

The Galleria

As Houston’s premier shopping venue, it attracts over 30 million shopping enthusiasts every year. This stunning piece of architecture has drawn international acclaim as it is modeled on the world-famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. It is home to hotels, restaurants, and over 400 stores from many of fashion’s leading brands.

5085 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 966-3500

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