Must things to do in Houston. Top 10 + cool places to visit!

We’ll show you the best places to visit in Houston Texas with family, kids, friends, or solo.  Must things to do in Houston from walking to art!  


1. Downtown

Houston's downtown area is a bustling hub of commerce, culture, and entertainment. It is home to numerous skyscrapers, including the iconic JP Morgan Chase Tower, Wells Fargo Plaza, and Bank of America Center, which dominate the city's skyline. 


Famous Buildings in Houston


2. The J.P. Morgan Chase Tower 

is 2002 feet tall and has 75 floors. It was designed by world-renowned architect Io Min Pei, the tower's unique design allows for abundant natural light and provides stunning panoramic views of the city. 


3. The TC Energy building 

is 530 feet tall with 33 floors. It is easily recognizable by its sleek and modern design. Designed with sustainability in mind, the TC Energy building is LEED Gold certified and features a range of energy-efficient systems. 


Houston Museum District 

is one of the most exciting attractions, featuring an impressive collection of museums, galleries, and cultural institutions, all within a 1.5-mile radius. 


4. The Museum of Fine Arts 

The museum's impressive collection includes works of art from around the world, ranging from ancient to modern times. You can explore galleries dedicated to American and European art and art from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The museum also features an extensive collection of photography, decorative arts, and design. 


5. The Houston Museum of Natural Science 

is a world-class institution dedicated to showcasing the wonders of the natural world. You can explore the vast and fascinating world of dinosaurs and admire the beauty of the gems and minerals. 


6. The Museum of Health and Medical Science in Houston 

is dedicated to human health and the field of medicine. From the human body and its systems to the history of medicine, the museum provides a comprehensive overview of how our bodies function and the advancements made in the field of healthcare. 


7. The Children's Museum 

is filled with a variety of stimulating and thought-provoking displays that cater to the curiosity and creativity of young minds. From science and technology to art and culture, there's something for every child to discover and enjoy. 


8. The Holocaust Museum

Step into history at the Holocaust Museum Houston, a solemn and impactful institution dedicated to preserving the memory of one of humanity's darkest chapters. Located in Houston, this museum serves as a poignant reminder of the Holocaust and a beacon of hope for a more tolerant and just world. 


Theatre District 

You can explore the Houston Theater District, which is home to the renowned Alley Theatre and Wortham Theater Center, or visit the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall. 


9. Wortham Theater 

was built in 1987. It hosts a wide range of performances throughout the year including ballet, opera, symphony concerts, and theater productions. Theater welcomes touring productions from around the world. 


10. Alley Theater 

is a Tony Award-winning regional theater. Founded in 1947, it is one of the oldest and most respected theater companies in the United States, known for producing bold and innovative productions of classic and contemporary works. 


11. Jones Hall 

was built in 1966 and now is renowned for its exceptional acoustics and elegant design, which includes a stunning Italian Renaissance-style facade. The hall serves as the home of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and hosts a variety of other performances throughout the year, including concerts, ballets, operas, and more. 


12. The Hobby Center 

opened in 2002 and brought Broadway shows to Houston. Before it was built, the area had a Music Hall and Coliseum that hosted many performances and events, including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the National Women's Conference. 


13. Houston City Hall 

was designed by architect Joseph Finger and completed in 1939 the building is a beautiful example of Art Deco architecture, with its striking exterior adorned with ornamental friezes, sculptures, and bas-reliefs. It serves as the headquarters for the City of Houston, housing the offices of the Mayor, City Council, and various city departments.


14. Space Center Houston

The center features a variety of exhibits and attractions that showcase the achievements of NASA's space programs, including the Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle missions. Visitors can explore replicas of spacecraft and spacesuits, view actual moon rocks, and learn about the history of human spaceflight through interactive exhibits and displays.


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