Houston is a city with its gaze on the future. Home of NASA’s Space Center, it’s been at the forefront of the aerospace and energy industries since oil was discovered here in 1901. Diverse and thriving, the city is filled with cultural and family-friendly attractions.
Discover the wonders of space exploration at the Johnson Space Center. The Museum District boasts over 20 venues, including the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Houston Zoo. War history buffs can tour the USS Texas. Launched in 1912, it's the only dreadnought battleship still afloat and served in both WWI and WWII. The Williams Waterwall, a 64-foot tall horseshoe-shaped fountain, is a lovely spot for a picnic.
See Houston's quirky side at the Beer Can House, decked out in flattened beer cans and other recycled materials. Indulge in true Texan BBQ at joints like Gatlin's BBQ, Killen's BBQ or Lenox Bar-B-Q. The brisket will be smoky and ribs tender, but don't forget classic sides like green beans and potatoes.