Humble, Texas is less than a thirty minute drive to Houston, the largest city in southern United States. This is a very close distance from our hotel. America’s fourth-largest city is full of history and culture, sprawling with lots of activities in Houston. Houston is known for their role in the energy industry, specifically oil and natural gas. As a global city, Houston boasts strengths in business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, technology, medicine, and research.
Houston is a city dedicated to contemporary arts and is a prime stop for touring companies. The Houston Theater District is 17 blocks of performing arts organizations and entertainment complexes contributing to the thriving arts scene. The Houston Grand Opera is the only opera in the world to have received all three honors: a Tony, two Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards. See what other activities Houston has to offer!
The Lyndon B. John Space Center is where human spaceflight training, research, and flight control are conducted. It is known for its flight control function, nicknamed as “Mission Control.” Visit the Space Center to learn about NASA history, experience the interactive Mars Mission, and have lunch with an astronaut. Learn about the Historic and New Mission Control, what life as an astronaut is like, and everything about space you’ve ever been curious about.
One of the major places to see in Houston is an entire area of the city. The Houston Museum District is an association of 19 museums, galleries, and cultural centers. Promoting art, science, and culture, all of the museums offer free times or days for visitors. Current museum members include:
More information may be found on their website.
There is an exhibit for everyone at the Houston Zoo. Whether you’re interested in seeing the playful sea lions, the quiet ferocity of the Malayan Tiger, or a Black Mamba snake, there are over 6,000 animals to learn about. The Zoo is open seven days a week and is located in Hermann Park adjacent to the Texas Medical Center and the Museum District.
One of the more underrated activities in Houston. The Art Car Museum is an exhibition forum with an emphasis on art cars and artists that are rarely acknowledged by other cultural institutions. The museum’s goal is encouraging the public’s awareness of the cultural, political, economic, and personal dimensions of art. All art cars transform the factory-made commodity into a personal statement.
Texas’s largest shopping mall houses 400 fine stores and restaurants, making it a popular destination for every shopper. The mall also features a full-size ice rink, two swimming pools, and three full-service international banks. The Galleria offers a dynamic and fine shopping environment that combines high fashion with casual must-haves. There is also 1.1 million square feet of office space, attracting more than 7,000 business professionals.
The NRG Astrodome was the world’s first multi-purpose, domed sports stadium and officially opened in 1965. The Astrodome has held sporting events, conventions, concerts, and housed residents affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It is nicknamed the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and is being revitalized currently for more historic moments. The Astrodome is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a State Antiquities Landmark.