“The Big Heart” has a beat for everyone— from urban cowgirls to museum mavens. Look the world over to find a city filled with award-winning performing arts, blissfully warm weather, and a space station among skyscrapers, and you’ll find yourself exploring Houston, Texas. Whether you already have an itinerary, or you’re seeking ideas that take you off the beaten path to local favorites and peaceful hideaways, listen to the banjo-infused rhythm of the city— it will tell you exactly what to do in Houston. We have some ideas, too.
Houston takes cues from the ebb and flow of the nearby Gulf Coastline or the slow spin of smoked brisket, as few things in the city travel at high speeds. The city’s ever-growing arts scene happens to blaze a trail. Southwest of Midtown, get swept away amongst the galleries and exhibitions of Houston’s Museum District— home to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and many others. For art that moves you as it moves across the stage, make your way toward the Theater District on the west side of downtown. Engage the rest of your senses with downtown dining and conclude the perfect night of culture and cuisine in one of our lovely Houston hotels.
Oh, yes. There is one thing that Houston chases at a fast pace— scientific discovery. To surround yourself with fluttering colors and new beginnings, stroll through the Cockrell Butterfly Center, located in the lobby of the Houston Museum. And to top off your tour of Houston attractions, visit the NASA Space Center on the southeast edge of town. There, looking out over Clear Lake you’ll feel like a small but important part in such a grand universe.
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