Best Things to See and Do in Houston

There is always something exciting to do in Houston.
There is always something exciting to do in Houston. | © Sarath Kuchi / Flickr
Photo of Lauren Rogers
23 June 2018

Houston is one of the largest cities in the country, which means there are a lot of options to sort through before visiting. Whether you’re interested in art, food, architecture, or physical activity, Houston offers a unique traveling experience for every visitor. Although you may be tempted to chase after every taco truck the city contains, check out some other great aspects of the city as well.

See an Astros game

After the Astros won the World Series last year, the pride of Houston could be felt in the streets and shops as citizens reveled in the victory—especially after a year that was dominated by hurricane coverage. Minute Maid Park is a staple of Houston and is known for its revolutionary design, which has impacted other ballparks in the United States.

Check out a game at Minute Maid Park. | © Eric Kilby / Flickr

Marvel at the Beer Can House

Another well-known structure in Houston, the Beer Can House is truly something to see. Over 50,000 cans cover this building, which makes it a must-see attraction.

The Beer Can House | © Clem / Flickr

Take a selfie at Waterwall Park

Nestled among the tall buildings near The Galleria, Waterwall Park is a great place to check out on a hot day. Take the kids here after they braved a few hours of shopping! This is also a great spot for a family photo.

Find a taco truck

Morning, noon, and night, there is an amazing taco truck somewhere in Houston. Twitter is the best place to track these food trucks, so be sure to create a list of ones you want to check out.

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Roam around the Houston Zoo

A fun way to fill a day at any age, the Houston Zoo covers 55 gorgeous acres with over 6,000 animals. Elephants, gorillas, and giraffes all await your visit.

Explore Buffalo Bayou Park

After all the tacos you’ve eaten, you can balance the food with some exercise at Buffalo Bayou Park. Sprawling throughout the city, this park offers cycling, running, and an opportunity to enjoy Houston’s scenery.

Experience the Rothko Chapel

No matter what your religious affiliation is, you’ll find that there’s something special about the Rothko Chapel. Not only is this building a chapel where all religions can meet, but it is also a piece of art itself.

Rothko Chapel | © Ed Uthman / WikiCommons

Expand your mind at the Menil Collection

The prime location in Houston for art, the Menil Collection holds heavyweights like Matisse and Picasso, to name a few. Located in a beautiful neighborhood, the museum blends in with the bungalow-style homes it surrounds.

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