Houston is a growing metropolitan city that is quickly becoming a favorite of millennials that want to live in an affordable but trendy city. Often considered the home of the space program, the city also offers plenty of cultures, nightlife, and dining to tourists who want to see the heart of “Space City” for themselves. From top-rated museums to exciting nightlife and extensive street art, there is always something to catch your eye in Houston.
Stop By Mission Control
You can’t plan a vacation in Texas without allotting a day to visit Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center. The Space Center Houston is the actual visitor complex within the massive center. It features space shuttle replicas, life-like space station replicas you can tour, astronaut training you can watch, and an actual trip to Rocket Park, where real rockets are set on display.
Plan a Day or Two in the Museum District
Houston’s Museum District is a treasure trove of 19 diverse museums that are sure to spark some interest. From a nationally ranked children’s museum to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Holocaust Museum, there is something for everyone in your family. Between museums, you can unwind at Hermann Park, which is centrally located within the district, or switch up your pace by popping into the nearby Houston Zoo.
Relax in an Urban Paradise at Buffalo Bayou Park
Buffalo Bayou Park is home to the very impressive Buffalo Bayou, which offers visitors the chance to kayak, canoe, or even paddleboard through downtown. The urban park spans 160-acres and runs right alongside skyscrapers featuring plenty of walking and biking trails along with artistic sculptures and a dog park for furry visitors to enjoy.
Plan Your Trip to Coincide with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
You haven’t truly experienced Texas until you have been to a rodeo, which is why if possible, you should book your vacation to Houston near the end of February or the start of March. The largest annual event in the state, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is spread over these 19 days. It features the best of everything in Texas, from rodeos to food stands to carnival rides to cowboys, some of the most significant acts in country music.
Seven and a Half Hour Drive to Monterrey, Mexico
Another nice feature of Mexico is its distance to the border. Just seven and a half hours south on the 35, pick up the 85 in Mexico and after a few Blinks, you’re there. A beautiful city within one of the most appealing countries in the world. Just make sure one thing, if you drive your Audi or Tesla, make sure to get good Mexican car insurance, not that cheap stuff at the border.