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Things to do in Houston

Houston: everything’s bigger in Texas

As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas and speaking of big, Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas. This is a city with a lot to offer and you will not have a problem finding things to do in Houston when visiting the large city.

 

Things to do in Houston

 

Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium is both an aquarium and a restaurant and has 200 kinds of fish that live in a half million gallon tank. You can come to watch the fish and have a great meal!

 

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Science lovers should go to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which was built in 1909. More than two million visitors go there every year to see the four floors full of exhibits, as well as a planetarium, giant screen theater, and a butterfly center. Admission is free and they also host many special events and exhibits throughout the year.

 

Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo has 55 acres and more than 6,000 animals of over 900 species lives there. It is the 10th most visited zoo in the US.

 

When to go to Houston

Houston’s climate is a humid subtropical. In the summer it can get to temperatures over 32 °C (90 °F), and the summers are usually very humid. It has mild winters, with the average low being 6 °C (43 °F), which is normally in January.

 

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Come in March for the famous Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the world’s biggest of its kind. It has lots more than just a rodeo, as it features live entertainment, has a special Texan Day where everyone wears western clothing,  and there is a special rodeo parade and a championship Bar-B-Que contest.

 

Things to do in Houston

Houston Facts

Population2 160 821
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
LanguageEnglish
CurrencyUS Dollar
Longitude-95.383056
Latitude29.762778
AirportGeorge Bush Intercontinental, United States (IAH)

Houston average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
5~18 °C 5~19 °C 23 °C 27 °C 18~30 °C 20~33 °C 20~34 °C 22~35 °C 20~32 °C 13~28 °C 10~24 °C 1~19 °C

OPERA

Houston Opera House

Wortham Theater Center

The Wortham Theater Center is the home of the Houston Grand Opera which is the main opera company in Houston. The theater also features other performing arts shows in two different auditoriums: The Brown Theater and The Cullen Theater. The largest of the two is the Brown Theater, which is primarily used for opera and large ballet productions. The buildings most prominent feature is the gigantic glass entrance which adds to the elegant aura of the venue. Located near the Buffalo Bayou river and Sesquicentennial Park, it is also a great place for an afternoon stroll.

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GOLF

Golf in Houston

If you are looking for golf, you won't have trouble finding it in Houston, Texas. You can play on the oak-lined Hermann Park Golf Course, an 18 hole course built in 1922. Nearby you will find another classic course in Gus Wortham Park Golf Course and what is often called Houston's "best kept secret", Brock Park Golf Course. There are many more courses to see and play on in Houston, so if you go here to play golf you won't be disappointed.

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in Houston - A great selection of splashing fun

Houston is home to many fun water parks. The largest and most diverse out of them is Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown where you will find all kinds of water slides and attractions you can imagine. Another large water park is Schlitterbahn Galveston Island, it is popular amongst families as well as teenagers and it offers you a great amount of different slides. Other water parks nearby are Moody Gardens’ Palm Beach, Discovery Green and Pirated Bay.  

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in Houston - A grand selection

If theme parks are what you’re looking for, Houston won’t disappoint you. The city has lots of them. One of the most popular of them is Downtown Aquarium Houston where you can combine watching sharks and more than 200 species of sea life with carnival-style rides. You’ll find another popular theme park a little bit outside of the city center called Galveston Island Historic Please Pier. In this park you can enjoy lots of fun rides and attractions and at the same time overlook the Gulf of Mexico. Other noteworthy theme parks in the Houston area are Space Center Houston, Kemah Boardwalk and Houston Funplex.

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