Houston Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Houston Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Houston is situated near the Gulf of Mexico, on the bayous and shorelines of Galveston
Bay. Houston is the most populous city in Texas and one of the largest cities in the USA. Named after the general who led the territory to independence from
Mexico in 1836, Houston began life as tiny outpost in America’s
old west. Just one hundred and twenty-five years later, the city would become the center for exploring
a new frontier ~ Space. In fact, the first official words transmitted
from the Moon’s surface were, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle
has landed.” Yet despite Houston’s size and star-bound
aspirations, this metropolis remains refreshingly down
to Earth. And for a city built on the big-business of
energy, shipping and aerospace, it’s surprisingly cultural too. Beneath Houston’s downtown skyline, the parklands of Discovery Green are filled
with striking public art. While nearby, the Museum District is home
to 18 cultural, historic, and science museums, all within walking distance
of one another. Here you’ll find one of the world’s great
private art collections. The Menil Collection showcases treasures from
antiquity through to the works of modern masters like
Picasso, Warhol and Rothko. Displayed simply within this Renzo Piano designed
gallery, the collection prides itself on being accessible,
friendly and free. Nearby, continue your journey through the
artistic ages at the Museum of Fine Arts. While just a few blocks away at the Houston
Zoo, come face to face with some of Planet Earth’s
living treasures. Still within the Museum District is historic
Hermann Park, home to the soaring Pioneer Memorial and the
Reflecting Pool. If Hermann Park is the place Houstonians go
to relax, Memorial Park is the place they go to get
active, and back to nature. Set within the park is the Houston Arboretum
and Nature Center, over 150 acres of tranquil forest, meadow,
and wetlands habitats. Flowing gently through the heart of Houston
is Buffalo Bayou. At it’s mouth rises the San Jacinto Memorial, marking the site where in just 18 minutes, General Sam Houston’s army won the Lone Star
State it’s independence. Nearby, walk the decks of another reminder
of past conflict, Battleship Texas. Commissioned in 1914 and serving through to
two World Wars, this much-feared, former flagship of the US
Navy now serves a much quieter roll ~ as a museum
ship. Houston’s most popular ships of all, however,
are its spacecraft. Don’t miss Space Center Houston, where you’ll experience humankind’s greatest
adventure; from the moon landings, to the International
Space Station, and beyond. One of the reasons NASA chose Houston as the center for it’s spaceflight activities, is the almost perfect year-round weather. But be prepared, it can get hot on the Gulf
Coast. When the temperature rises, cool off at Houston’s beaches, water-parks,
and old-school fun fairs. Catch the sea breeze at Kemah Boardwalk which serves up the simple pleasures of yesteryear. Or, hurl through time and space at the Galveston
Historic Pleasure Pier. Meet Houston’s coolest residents at Moody
Gardens. This futuristic complex of pyramids houses
an aquarium, rainforest, and discovery center, and is a total celebration
of our living planet. When the sun starts to set, take a walk by
the gulf. Then refuel on some fiery Tex Mex cuisine, before launching into another day in the brightest
star in Texas ~ Houston.

39 Comments

  • Spider-Man 2099 VS Scorpion 2099

    July 17, 2018

    Las Vegas is way better. Fuck Houston!

    Reply
  • josh blair

    July 25, 2018

    gavelston? kemmah? watduhek?

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  • Howard Rodriguez

    August 21, 2018

    Damn I’m from Santa Monica California this is like San Diego/Santa Monica to me houston is gorgeous can’t wait to move!

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  • Theonlyonestanding

    August 23, 2018

    I wish I could move to Houston I hate California …Born and raised and wish to move

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  • Allen Aldaco

    August 29, 2018

    Hey this is me Allen aldaco and my phone number is 702-918-4319 and my email address is [email protected] and do they have any mosquitoes in houston, Texas?

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  • Australia

    August 29, 2018

    Have been lived here for 6 years. Houston is great but boring. I don't suggest you to visit Houston or live etc. Too boring!
    Now I'm in Seattle, so good here 🙂

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  • Angely Hiersche

    September 6, 2018

    now Houston is really hot.

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  • InsideOutside

    September 11, 2018

    Hey excellent video. i looked at this before travelling and helped me find some interesting things to do. i visited Houston last year for christmas and it was the best experiece ever. im definitely going back.
    heres a video of the top 10 things i found to do there. if you agree or thought of any others let me know. i Want to go back again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdqmaPsGVSo&t=21s

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  • Spider-Man 2099 VS Scorpion 2099

    September 29, 2018

    Fuck Houston Texas boring shit day

    Reply
  • Yasmine Bel

    October 6, 2018

    It’s Renzo piano not *Rezno

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  • Hope Jacoby

    October 11, 2018

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  • 石濤 TV – 聚焦 NEWS 濤哥侃電影

    October 11, 2018

    Niagara Falls with Air to the Throne @ Shitao Journey
    https://youtu.be/2-XWFlQMoYM

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  • Drew Robinson

    November 1, 2018

    that's where the years had passed when I was a kid a long time ago at Houston Texas

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  • Florida Nword

    November 13, 2018

    Houston's boring my G. There's nothing to do here except go to museums and eat. I'm saving alot of money for a flight to ATL.

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  • Daniel Le

    November 19, 2018

    LETS GO TEXANS FOR THE SUPERBOWL

    Reply
  • De U

    November 23, 2018

    homely and industrial city

    Reply
  • mike h

    November 29, 2018

    Its " kee-muh" and "gal-veston". Where is this joker from?

    Reply
  • Perro Oceaniko

    November 29, 2018

    plan to be 3 days there with wife !!!!!!!!!!!!! but I seem to need a month now !!!!!!!

    Reply
  • oscarwatts

    December 15, 2018

    HOUSTON TEXAS BABY

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  • Azra’s World

    December 28, 2018

    hermann park
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yErXyCEs6x4

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  • 8bit Ramen

    January 4, 2019

    3:40 😂😂😂he said almost perfect year round weather 😂😂😂

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  • Yeetus Thefoetus

    January 18, 2019

    What’s great is that I’m going to Houston in april

    Reply
  • Sammy Shelor

    February 15, 2019

    Only in Houston it will be 76 degrees and the next day be 34 degrees

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  • Devanshu Dwivedi

    February 19, 2019

    what about toyota center ?!

    Reply
  • Steven Dudley

    March 3, 2019

    No theater district, no Minute Maid Park, no Galleria, no.NRG?

    Reply
  • Johnny Luu

    March 3, 2019

    I'm proud to call the city of Houston my home 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIPoKtAesNU

    Reply
  • Nexthendrix2112

    March 12, 2019

    Anyone else notice how he mispronounced “Kemah?”

    Reply
  • Happy. Sad

    March 13, 2019

    The air is made of hot soup

    Reply
  • John Notmylastname

    March 30, 2019

    Most people have no clue how many different races, nationalities, and cultures live in Houston. If I were a betting man I’d say it’s one of the most diverse cities in the country right up there with NYC. We are nicer to one another that’s for sure. When Harvey hit I was so proud of this city and seeing everyone helping one another. I can’t recall a single news cast that showed a negative story about our city. We aren’t perfect but we get along with one another very well.

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  • SKA journal

    May 5, 2019

    1:42 Rezno piano ?? Who is that ?? I believe he means Renzo Piano the architect

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  • Bryan R

    May 25, 2019

    I live in Houston and I’ve never been to some of the places

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  • Erik The Travel Guy

    June 4, 2019

    Just got back from there. Nice video!

    Reply
  • Marcelo Gomés

    June 19, 2019

    WOW

    19/06/2019

    Reply
  • Linda Pontoy

    June 24, 2019

    Francs

    Reply
  • Jocelyn gacha

    July 9, 2019

    Yo el viernes voy nwn

    Reply
  • Dub Beats

    August 1, 2019

    I live here

    Reply
  • marentes310

    August 20, 2019

    Can someone help me and tell some some of the best spots to have a picnic??? Any and all help is appreciated!!!

    Reply
  • Rosa perez Guimbarda

    September 8, 2019

    que hermosa ciudad

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  • y SwIKS-

    September 28, 2019

    Mme Khetabi nous a demandé de regarder cela c’est trop bien

    Reply
  • Right Side

    October 8, 2019

    I’ve been to Houston

    Reply

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