Attractions near our apartments in Houston
Updated: Dec 28, 2018
Those attractions are just few out of many and we will add in our blog more interesting things to do in Houston while enjoying in one of our furnished apartments here in Houston.
There is an option to get a city pass to many of the attraction listed down below, for more info check this link: https://www.citypass.com/houston
The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, home of the NASA astronaut corps, is located in Southeast Houston. The center spans 1,620 yards and consists approximately 100 facilities. Tourists could experience a simulation of a zero-gravity surroundings in the Living in Space exhibit or experience a virtual rocket launch complete with exhaust at the Blast Off Theater.
Sheltering over 4,450 animals and 900 species, the Houston Zoo is among the most visited zoos in the country. Spend the day wandering through the center's beautifully manicured grounds, or like a much more hands-on experience by scheduling a tour. Tour encounters vary from feeding a giraffe to shadowing a group veterinarian for an whole day.
Since the closing of Six Flags Astroworld, Kemah Boardwalk is currently Houston's nearest and largest amusement/entertainment park. Primarily occupied by hotels and restaurants, Kemah Boardwalk is the ideal spot to entertain the whole family. Dining choices include Landry's Seafood House, the Cadillac Bar and Saltgrass Steakhouse. Attractions such as a Ferris wheel, train ride, and a carousel are all separately priced but fun experiences.
Among Houston's most demographically diverse areas, Montrose has become the city's hub of shopping, live concerts, and LGBT activism. Restored mansions and bungalows, tree-lined boulevards, along with a interesting mall make this neighborhood a unique, pedestrian-friendly tourist spot. Stop at Rudyard's, a neighborhood dive bar, for a cold beer and a meal--you might even catch one of their famous comedy shows.
With hundreds of amazing Tex-Mex restaurants across the city, there is no excuse not to get your fill. Check out the Original Ninfa's on Navigation to enjoy some culinary history, or try any other of the town's finest Tex-Mex restaurants to get a taste of Houston's famous cuisine. Don't overlook the breakfast tacos or queso.
Discovery Green Park
A dab of vegetation in Houston's otherwise concrete and glass-laden downtown, Discovery Green is more than just a pretty park. With concerts, exercise classes, special events and more, the 12-acre green area has tons of activities for people of all ages. Swing by to take a walk. It is worth the trip.
Discover over 400 species of marine life and also float along with a 150,000-gallon, septic tank in the Downtown Aquarium. Witness white tigers lounging around, pet a stingray or move on a thrilling train ride throughout the Shark Voyage. Wrap up the day by feasting on fish entrees, steaks and decadent desserts at the aquarium shop.
The Galleria Houston is an upscale shopping mall centrally located outside the 610 Loop in Houston’s Uptown District. The retail center is spotted by Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, and occupies such high-end brands as Tiffany and Co., Dior, Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent.
Despite its reputation for being a car-filled concrete jungle, Houston has some great green spaces and hike and bike trails. The Buffalo Bayou itself extends from outside the 610 Loop all the way to the middle of town, along with the park, that begins at Shepherd Drive, offers some breathtaking views of the downtown skyline. If you don’t have a bicycle, you are able to rent one using the city's bike-share app Bcycle. Docking stations are located near the road at Jackson Hill and Memorial Drive and the Sabine Bridge.
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany”
Head into the Rice University campus for a few of the very impressive art installations you are likely to see. Dubbed"Twilight Epiphany," the series is projected on the building's roof in sunset and sunrise. While the series is free, reservations are needed.
Craft beer breweries
Craft beer has always been popular in Houston, and there's not any lack of good breweries to try out some suds. The town is home to Texas's oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold, that will be available for tours Monday through Saturday. After seeing the first, you can visit as well the 8th Magic Brewery, using its large garden and also Brash Brewing, a tucked-away warehouse-style brewery where you could attempt beers such as the Smoglifter, a chocolate milk stout.
Miller Outdoor Theater
If you're searching for an economical, yet enjoyable, night out, take a look at the Miller Outdoor Theatre at Hermann Park. Since 1923, Miller has provided completely free demonstrations from March through November. During any given month, then you could capture anything from Shakespeare to some screening of Jurassic Park. You may pack a picnic to bring as well.