Houston is the nationís fourth largest city, and youíre not likely to run out of things to do if you visit. The Museum District contains the Museum of Fine Arts, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Holocaust Museum and Childrenís Museum of Houston, as well as Hermann Park.
Discovery Green, a hip urban green space behind the George R. Brown Convention Center, has free concerts, yoga classes, a playground and dog run, and a couple of first rate restaurants, not to mention public art and beautiful gardens. Throughout the city, youíll find works by Jean DuBuffet, Mel Chin and Tony Cragg, and architecture by Phillip Johnson. The Menil Collection is also a jewel of a destination for art lovers thatís off the beaten track. And donít miss iconic Houston spots like the ArtCar Museum or a folk art favorite, The Orange Show.
If shopping is more your thing, you wonít want to miss The Galleria, Rice Village or The Woodlands Market Center. NASAís Johnson Space Center will keep children and adults intrigued for the better part of a day, and The Aquarium combines an outdoor midway with indoor exhibits of rare aquatic animals, and a seafood restaurant. And oh yes, youíll want to hit the restaurant scene: Tíafia for the freshest ingredients and innovative cooking from Chef Monica Pope; Vic & Anthonyís Steakhouse or Mortonís for old-school fine dining.
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