Houston, Texas, USA.
Of all the cities that I have visited in Texas, USA I most liked Houston. Houston – a city with a furious energy. Each time arriving in Houston, I would like to move, go somewhere, do something. I have the desire to dress nicely and simply walk on the streets.
By the way, about the streets of Houston. I do not know about you, but I get excited at the sight of “stone jungle”. Especially in sunny weather. I love to walk around the city and watch on skyscrapers, it seems to me that they kept some secrets. And next to these huge buildings, you feel a grain of sand in the grand universe.
Houston offers many of entertainment for every taste.
You can go to one of the stadiums and watch the game of your favorite team. One of the most famous stadium in Houston is called the Toyota Center. Stadium Toyota Center is the home arena for the teams Houston Rockets, NBA and the Houston Aeros, AHL. We went to the Toyota Center to see the Cirque du Soleil show.
In Houston, you can visit the museums, there are many more than in Dallas. For the most part, the museums in Houston are concentrated in one area, which is called The Museum District. In this area there are located museums, galleries, a variety of cultural institutions. By the way, some of these museums offer free admission.
And as you know, the most famous museum in Houston, is the NASA Museum (Space Center Houston). The museum is located outside of the city, in the former space base. It occupies a vast territory and offers its visitors a variety of excursions. If you want to have time to see everything in this museum, you should spend there at least half a day.
Personally, I visited the main exhibition room and one excursion, which is called the Historic Mission Control. On this tour, we saw the old Mission Control Centre. When I say old, I mean it, about 60 – 70-ies. Honestly, I did not like. Even, the guide told an interesting story about the development of space activities and how the Americans landed on the moon, but … Well, in any case, you decide. But before visiting Space Center Houston I recommend you a visit to their website. In order to have at least some idea about the excursions.
In the center of Houston there is another attractive area for the tourists. This area is called the Theater District. In the Theater District, as you already understood from the name, are concentrated several theaters, that you can visit.
Also, in Houston there are many beautiful parks, the zoo and other attractions.
Every year this event attracts about 1.8 million visitors, lasts about 20 days and is the largest rodeo in the world. Rodeo in Houston is symbolic for the city, such as the Carnival Mardi Gras in New Orleans or New year’s Eve in Times Square in New York.
In general, if you come to Houston, but you get tired of walking into the “stone jungle” and you want a little change of scenery, take the car and visit the Galveston city. It is located on an island in the Gulf of Mexico.
In Galveston you can stroll along the coast, walk around downtown and see the houses built in the late XIX century, as well as to visit the amusement park Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, which is located on the pier.
P.S.: Going for dinner in Houston, be sure to pay attention to the Brazilian restaurant “Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse”. Believe me, after one time you will have supper there, you will definitely want to come back! I recommend to reserve a table in advance.
Have a nice trip!