Top 10 Things To Do in Houston

With Houston being the most diverse city in Texas, there are plenty of things to do for everyone in the family.

The city is home to many attractions, museums, parks, galleries, breweries, you name it! You definitely do not want to miss out on this guide as we dive into the top destinations below.

city of houston at night

Houston Museum of Natural Sciences

If you have a day to spare, please check out this notable museum for all ages, which started way back in 1909…wow!

Visit the Matter & Motion exhibition exploring discoveries from quantum chemistry to astrophysics, the planetarium with a range of science shows, Cockrell Butterfly Center (aka zoo of live butterflies), and more exciting showings, all displayed at the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre. Date night? Solo time? Family time? Open 7 days a week, so you can’t miss it!

Houston Zoo

Who doesn’t like to see cute animals?

The Houston Zoo provides you with a wide range of animal sightings, from alligators, eagles, bats, black bears, bongos, capybaras, cheetahs, chimps, elephants, flamingos, giraffes, jaguars and many more.

Come hang out with your favorite as you snack on comforting foods like ice cream, BBQ, and dippin’ dots while you enjoy the wildlife surrounding the Houston area!

Museum of Fine Arts

Located in the Museum District, Houston invites you to explore the following exhibitions:


  • Jacolby Satterwhite: A Metta Prayer – through October 13th, explores a transformative computer-generated world.
  • Raqib Shaw: Ballads of East and West – through September 2nd, discover Eastern and Western influences.
  • Thomas Demand: The Stutter of History – June 30th to September 15th, it will be the only U.S. venue of this landmark.
  • Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan – July 7th to September 15th, reveals the cross-cultural impact of Japan on the world.


If you plan a visit on a Thursday, your admission to the museum is free, thanks to sponsors from Shell USA, Inc.

Minute Maid Park

Home of the Houston Astros!

No better team in the MLB than the Astros! If you live in Houston, you have attended a game and showed your support to the 2022 World Series Champs.

Whether you are a resident of Houston or just visiting, you cannot miss out on some baseball, hot dogs, and beer! Catch a game and let loose at Minute Maid Park.

Houston Minute Maid Park

Houston Rodeo

Who is ready to rodeo?

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is home to the largest livestock exhibition and rodeo in the world. Experience the different tastes of BBQ as you go tent to tent, trying delicious food and local beer and whiskey. Catch a concert, previous lineups featured notable guests like Brooks and Dunn, Walker Hayes, Zac Brown Band, New Kids on the Block, and Luke Bryan.

Experience livestock, bull riding, concerts, food, and other events you can bring the entire family to.

As Houstonians say, "Let’s Rodeo, Houston!"

Space Center Houston

Houston is home to the NASA Spacecraft Center, coining it as "Space City.”

Space Center Houston is the museum and visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center - one of the top attractions for visitors from all over the world.

The Space Center has earned top Awards since opening in 1992, and we invite you to find out why. One thing Houstonians remember about growing up here is the ultimate school field trip to the space station. Whether you're a kid or an adult, it's never too late to explore Space!

NASA Space Center Houston

Texas BBQ

Do you want to taste some of the best BBQ? Look no further!

Make sure to visit the top BBQ places here in town: Truth BBQ, Tejas Chocolate + Barbecue, CorkScrew, Burns Original BBQ, Gatlin’s, Pinkerton’s, Brett’s BBQ Shop, The Pit Room, and J Bar M.

With this solid list, you cannot go wrong. Pop open a cold drink and enjoy the finest BBQ around Houston, Texas!

Local Breweries

Greater Houston is home to some of the finest breweries in Texas.

If you’re looking for something to do with family, friends, or coworkers, check out the following breweries and enjoy the taste of some of the best local beer in town: Karbach, Saint Arnolds, Eureka Heights, 8thWonder, Buffalo Bayou, B-52, SpindleTap, True Anomaly, and Great Heights.

Gerald D Hines Waterwall Park

This iconic landmark is located in the heart of Uptown. It is a must-see for sure!

Feel the mist of the stream as you capture some of the neatest pictures. Waterwall is one of the most visited attractions in Houston. It is a free sight to visit with family or friends to take pictures, have a picnic, or even read a book as you listen to the sounds of cascading water.

Houston Waterwall

Discovery Green

If you want to explore Downtown Houston, check out Discovery Green. There is something for the whole family from restaurants, playgrounds, a lake, dog runs, a theater, and an event lawn.

Check out their website, as events are happening often, from live music to markets.

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About The Author

Shannon graduated from the University of San Antonio with a BA in Education. She is passionate about accounting and loves working with numbers. When she is not working you can find her hanging out with family, friends, and the two best dogs in the world, Yomi and Hank.

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