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America’s fourth-largest city, Houston is a top convention and tourism destination. This vibrant, multi-cultural city features the second-highest concentration of theater seats in the country, art galleries, nationally acclaimed restaurants, cultural institutions and exhibits, Buffalo Bayou Park, Astros baseball at Minute Maid Field, Rockets basketball at Toyota Center, and a host of concerts and annual events.
Whether you’re planning a business meeting or a vacation getaway, you’ll find exciting downtown Houston attractions including sports, dining and year-round outdoor activities. Book your reservation at our hotel in Houston today!
Our top 10 favorite Houston attractions!
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Established in 1909 by the Houston Museum and Scientific Society, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is home to 16 permanent exhibits as well as an ever changing variety of additional showcases that are both educational and fun. It features exhibits focusing on history, biology, chemistry, and physics, the HMNS is fun for the whole family, making it one of the most visited museums in the country!
Houston’s Downtown Aquarium is an unbelievble combination of attraction and restaurant! Explore unique aquatic exhibits and activites while dining on a fantastic seafood dinner. You can visit tanks of sharks, barracudas, stingrays, and many more unique examples of marine life.
Enjoy a memorable family outing at one of Houston’s top attractions! The Houston Zoo has dozens of exhibits featuring animals from all over the world. You can even transport yourself back in time in the new DINOSAURS! exhibit, featuring long-extinct creatures from our ancient past.
Minute Maid Park is Houston’s first retractable-roof stadium, and home to the Houston Astros! During baseball season take a quick trip and experience America’s pastime. Located at the historic Union Station in Downtown Houston, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon.
Visiting the Houston Symphony is a wonderful way to spend an enchanting evening. As one of the oldest performing arts organizations in the U.S. the Houston Symphony has helped shape the cultural and civic development of our city for over 100 years.
Memorial City Mall
Memorial City is a special planned business district in West Houston, the mall is a high end collection of some of Houston’s favorite shops and restaurants in a 1.7 million sq. ft. destination. Be sure to clear your schedule when you visit Memorial City because you’ll never want to leave!
Lawndale Art Center
Enjoy a look at artwork that can be found only in Houston! Lawndale Art Center is a gallery of contemporary art focused entirely on the most talented local artists. With a regular rotation of exhibits you will always find something new and exciting!
Miller Outdoor Theater
Located in Hermann Park, the Miller Outdoor Theater provides fun and relaxing entertainment, entirely for free to the public. Bring a blanket and stretch out while you enjoy exciting live performances, or the occasional movie in the park!
Houston Space Center
Space Center Houston is the official visitor center for the iconic Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (NASA’s manned spacecraft center) when you visit Houston you’ll have no problem discovering new things about space, and will even have a chance to tour behind the scenes at the Johnson Space Center!
Take in a fast paced and exhilarating game of basketball during the season with the Houston Rockets, or enjoy live concerts and other amazing events at the Toyota Center all year round!