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Crawfish barbecue and Mexican fare are just three of the reasons folks flock to this Texas city. While Houston can certainly appease your hunger pangs you can still get your fill of the city when meal time is over. Sitting adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico

Houston also has a bounty of opportunities for water sports. In fact some of the top things to do in Houston include kayaking and pontoon rides. Of course when the rodeo comes to town everyone drops what they’re doing to attend. Among the most beloved Houston activities the rodeo is an annual three-week event in the spring.

Areas & Neighbourhoods

Everything is bigger in Houston including the list of things you need to see while you’re in town. This Texas city is teeming with diverse dining professional sports and enough art and culture to fill even a long vacation. While there are plenty of quiet suburban neighborhoods in Houston visitors will also find a few districts brimming with activity.

Central Business District — The Central Business District has an awe-inspiring list of activities and attractions in Houston. See professional sports teams take in a theater performance or sit down at a world-class restaurant. This neighborhood is among the most bustling in Houston begging for a visit from travelers who love the buzzing energy in the heart of a city.

Uptown — This area is the answer to shopping enthusiasts’ dreams. More than 700 stores make a home here many of which are in Texas’ largest mall The Galleria®. Uptown also prides itself on upscale dining with more than one 4-diamond restaurant and loads of award-winning kitchens.

EaDo — For a quick tour around the world many visitors make a stop in East Downtown (otherwise known as EaDo). A wide array of ethnic grocery stores have set up shop here and you can find restaurants serving up cuisine native to Vietnam China Ireland and more.

Things to See in Houston

The Houston theater scene is alive and well. You can see musicals dramas and shows designed especially for kiddos at venues like Sarofim Hall and Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. For the chance to see a truly unique art installation make reservations for the free Twilight Epiphany Skyscape lights show at Rice University. The Museum of Fine Arts Houston also serves up cultural art and its own mesmerizing light installation. For a few photo opportunities head to local sites like Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens the Water Wall near the Galleria and the sculpture park in south Houston.

Things to Do & Attractions in Houston

This Texas city is already bustling and new fun things to do in Houston are cropping up all the time. Mosey to the Saint Arnold Brewing Company for a tasty pint which is the oldest craft brewery in the entire state. Or check out Buffalo Bayou another one of the top tourist attractions in Houston. This 52-mile waterway near downtown has parks canoe trails biking paths and other fun outdoor activities. Head underground to the Downtown Tunnels which stretch across 6 miles and house eateries and stores. In addition to these popular things to do in Houston TX the area has wineries historic sites and exceptional festivals.

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Where to stay in Houston

Downtown Houston

Gourmet restaurants acclaimed theatres and top sights from Downtown Aquarium to Discovery Green – discover Downtown Houston, a destination also famous for its sports teams.

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The Galleria

Travellers to The Galleria praise its popular shops. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to stop by Westheimer Rd and Williams Tower.

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Texas Medical Center

Well liked for its restaurants, museums and shopping, there's plenty to explore in Texas Medical Center. Attractions like Houston Maritime Museum are a major draw, and you can hop on the metro at TMC Transit Center or Dryden/TMC Station to see more of the city.


Houston Museum District

Known for its abundant dining options and interesting museums, there's plenty to explore in Houston Museum District. Top attractions like Houston Natural Science Museum and Houston Zoo are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Museum District Station or Hermann Park/Rice U Station to see more of the city.



Memorial is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Memorial City Mall or CityCentre.

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Midtown is well liked for its restaurants and live music. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Continental Club and Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at McGowen Station or Ensemble/HCC Station to get around.