Houston is not just for cowboys

Houston - an out of this world family experience

If you are heading for Houston, Texas, you are heading for an incredible stay filled with opportunities for experiencing the Wild West and a city filled with great attractions. Houston is a great destination for families, with impressive museums and amusement parks!
The fourth largest city in the USA with its great multicultural mix is known for its oil industry but is also home to other large companies in the States, situated in the Downtown district. Vast, prosperous and vibrant with people, the city has over two million inhabitants and boasts a rich cultural life. Whether you are planning for excursions into the stunning, majestic Texan landscapes or for having fun and shopping during your stay, Houston will not disappoint you The major attractions for visitors are located in the downtown and the Galleria areas

Houston's attractions and the CityPASS®

Expect big scale and state of the art when you head for an amusement park or museum, young and young at heart will enjoy days out to any of the following destinations:

  • Space Center Houston - a unique behind the scenes at NASA discovery day or experience the sensation of lift off into space in the Blast Off theatre. The centre also has a kids' area where they can play as astronauts, a giant screen film will provide a fascinating account of human endeavours to journey into space…an action filled day out.
  • Downtown Aquarium - With over 400 species of marine life, interactive pools where you can touch sea creatures, an Aquarium Adventure tour as well as great rides and the Shark Voyage adds to the thrill of the visit.
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science - a world class museum with four floors and the outstanding Palaeontology Hall.
  • Kemah Boardwalk - experience the Drop Zone, giant Ferris Wheel and rollercoaster ride, classic and new rides, live entertainment and restaurants in this highly popular amusement park.
  • Museum of Fine Arts - Houston's impressive collections dating back to the Stone Age, this vast space holds 60,000 pieces on permanent exhibition as well as temporary displays from all over the world, a must-see for art lovers.

The above attractions and more are available when you buy your Houston CityPASS®, a practical, all-in-one entry card for major attractions, avoiding queues on each visit!

Around Houston for something different

Houston is a great base for exploring the beauty and wild of Texas. Feel like a cowboy for a day with a trip to a guest ranch or getaway to the forests where nature thrives to see different wildlife. Piney Woods is stunning with pine trees that look like no others or venture out to the Big Thicket National Preserve, or to the wetlands of Caddo Lake. If you are looking for beaches, vast plains or canyons, Texas has them… a holiday to Houston does open many possibilities for you to experience, but which to choose?

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