Getting Under The Skin Of Houston – Things To Do

Houston is one of the most fascinating cities in the United States. it has a wealth of things to do – attractions for the young and old, the singles, couples and families with young children – in fact it’s not too much of a leap of imagination to think that there is absolutely no reason for anyone to be at a loss for something to occupy their time when they are in this great city. Not only has the city got some of the best nightlife in America and some incredible places to dine, but it also has both indoor and outdoor attractions that will suit the interests and lifestyle of almost anyone. It doesn’t matter if your are in search of something cerebral, something that will allow you to enjoy the natural environment or simply to spend time with friends and family in stimulating surroundings Houston will have something to offer.

Let’s take a look at some of the choices that are available.

Firstly, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Houston. One of the most relaxing of these is to take a trip to Buffalo Bayou. This is a waterway that stretches for 52 miles from Katy Texas and through Houston’s River Oaks region. There is a 10 mile stretch in Houston that has been remodeled to offer exceptional walking, hiking and biking opportunities in this green space. But that is not all that Buffalo Bayou has to offer. There are skateboarding parks, playgrounds and picnic areas. There are also places which have been set aside for people to enjoy the company of their canine companions. Food trucks offer plenty of opportunity to refuel for further exploration.

No exploration of Houston would be complete without a visit to the Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston. It is here that astronauts are trained and various other NASA functions are carried out. It is also a place where visitors can immerse themselves in the excitement of NASA’s space program. Those visitors are invited to explore the 250,000 square foot ‘educational entertainment complex’. It is here that those with an interest in subjects as diverse as robotics, the shuttle program, the Apollo missions and many other aspects of NASA’s operations will find themselves entertained and educated in a way that is simply world class.

For those wanting to get a true taste of Houston and the surrounding area there can be no better way to do that than to take part in one of the many culinary tours that are on offer. These tours offer explorations of the many flavors that make up the dining landscape of Houston. These range from Latin American, Asian, Mexican and of course the uniquely Texan take on some of America’s favorite tastes. There are walking tours and also chef led tours that offer fascinating insight into the history of the various cuisines that have influenced Houston’s modern dining scene.

These attractions only scrape the surface of what is available to those who want to explore Houston. It is the sort of destination that rewards those with varied interests. Put it in your bucket list of places to visit.