Houston Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Space City; our list of the best things to see, including Miller Outdoor Theatre, The Menil Collection and Space Center Houston.
  • The best place in Houston: Miller Outdoor Theatre

    Miller Outdoor Theatre

    100 Concert Drive, in Hermann Park
    Hillside (lawn) seating is always free, some shows have ticket seating under the pavillion, varies by show.. Free professional theater offering a wide variety of shows in warmer months (which in Houston, span April through November).
    Medical food nearby
  • The Menil Collection

    The Menil Collection

    1515 Sul Ross St
    [1] The private family collection of John and Dominique de Menil, consisting of 20th Century modern masterpieces, open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 11-7. The museum building is the centerpiece of a neighborhood featuring satellite gallery spaces and related cultural institutions set in a park-like setting. It boasts a large group of surrealist works and includes a special room devoted to the objects that the Surrealists themselves collected, which inspired many of the works on view. Free admission.
    Montrose eat nearby
  • Space Center Houston

    Space Center Houston

    1601 NASA Road 1, Webster
    space exploration. Highlights include the actual Apollo and Mercury launch vehicles, and a tour of astronaut training facilities.
    Pasadina restaurants nearby
  • The Children's Museum of Houston

    The Children's Museum of Houston

    1500 Binz St
    9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12-5 Sun. $5, $3 after 3pm. Fun, educational, hands-on museum featuring a whimsical courtyard with a rail caboose and a bayou river, and indoor exhibits with both a cultural and a scientific element.
    Medical food nearby
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

    5216 Montrose Blvd
    Non-collecting museum with rotating exhibits focusing on the ever-changing landscape of today's visual arts.
    Medical eat nearby
  • Art Car Museum

    Art Car Museum

    140 Heights Blvd
    Donation Only. Changing exhibits of art cars, art, and whatever else the curator wants to show off.
    Greater Heights restaurants nearby
  • The Rothko Chapel

    The Rothko Chapel

    1409 Sul Ross St
    The Rothko Chapel, founded by John and Dominique de Menil, was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief. A modern meditative environment inspired by the mural canvasses of American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, the Chapel welcomes thousands of visitors each year, people of every faith and from all parts of the world.
    Montrose food nearby
  • Houston Texans

    Houston Texans

    Two Reliant Park
    Houston's National Football League (NFL) team plays at Reliant Stadium in the South Loop area, next to the now-vacant Astrodome.
    Medical eat nearby
  • Houston Astros

    Houston Astros

    510 Crawford St..
    The city's Major League Baseball team, playing at Minute Maid Park, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. It will also be the last season for the Astros in the National League; they will move to the American League in 2013.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Johnson Space Center

    Johnson Space Center

    2101 NASA Parkway, Houston
    Rocket park is available for personal tours, though the Saturn V rocket is covered for maintenance.
    Pasadina food nearby
  • Williams Tower

    Williams Tower

    2800 Post Oak Boulevard
    The 3rd largest skyscraper in Houston and largest in the world outside of a downtown or central business district. A short walk from the Galleria, also check out the ever-romantic Water Wall.
    Galleria-Uptown eat nearby
  • Houston Dynamo

    Houston Dynamo

    1001 Avenida de las Americas, Ste. 200
    200, ☎ +1 713-276-7500, fax: +1 713-276-7572, e-mail: info@houstondynamo.com. Houston's Major League Soccer team opened its new BBVA Compass Stadium in May 2012. Located in the East End, it is the first major soccer-specific stadium in the US in a downtown area.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Houston Dynamo

    Houston Dynamo

    1001 Avenida DE Las Americas
    200, ☎ +1 713-276-7500, fax: +1 713-276-7572, e-mail: info@houstondynamo.com. Houston's Major League Soccer team opened its new BBVA Compass Stadium in May 2012. Located in the East End, it is the first major soccer-specific stadium in the US in a downtown area.
    Downtown food nearby
  • The Galleria

    The Galleria

    Westheimer at Post Oak
    Huge shopping mall filled with high end retail stores and restaurants, several hotels and even includes an indoor year-round ice skating rink used by Tara Lipinski. Free parking (if you find the right lots).
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science

    Houston Museum of Natural Science

    One Hermann Circle Drive
    Adult $9, Child $7, other venues vary. Permanent venues include the butterfly center, exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX theater, others vary by availability.
    Medical restaurants nearby
  • Saint Arnold Brewing Company

    Saint Arnold Brewing Company

    2000 Lyons Ave
    Arnolds Brewery, 2000 Lyons Ave.. Weekdays: 3PM, Saturday: 11AM. $7.00 per person (includes tasting glass). Houstonians looking for a fun Saturday afternoon head to Saint Arnolds at 11AM when they do their weekly brewery tour and open up the taps for the thirsty locals. Great local vibe! Weekday tours are offered at 3PM.
    East End
  • Capital City Mall

    Capital City Mall

    3506 Capital City Mall Dr
    Mon-Sat 10am-9:30pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Most popular mall in the Harrisburg area featuring Hollister, American Eagle, Forever 21 and other popular retailers.
  • Houston Symphony Orchestra

    Houston Symphony Orchestra

    Jones Hall
    Concerts throughout the year including both a classical series and a pops series.
    Montrose restaurants nearby
  • Houston Grand Opera

    Houston Grand Opera

    Wortham Theatre Center
    World-class opera in the heart of downtown's Theatre District.
    East End food nearby
  • A Platform for Art and Ideas
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Approximately 455 acres (about half the size of Central Park in New York City). George Hermann gave the parkland to the City of Houston in 1914. It is accessible via the MetroRail. Encompasses the Miller Outdoor Theater, the Houston Zoo, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Hermann Park Golf Course.
    Medical restaurants nearby
  • Diverse Works

    Diverse Works

    1117 E. Freeway
    Varies, some free.. Alternative artwork center.
    Northeast food nearby
  • The Health Museum

    The Health Museum

    1515 Hermann Drive
    $6 adults, $5 kids and seniors. Formerly known as the "Museum of Health and Medical Sciences", this museum is affiliated with the Texas Medical Center. Explore human anatomy, the life of a germ, the human genome, and more.
    Medical eat nearby
  • Baba Yega

    Baba Yega

    2607 Grant St
    This cozy cafe, named after a Slavic witch, has been a favorite in the Montrose area since 1975. This converted bungalow has several indoor & outdoor areas for semi-private dining. Baba Yega has been honored repeatedly by local patrons and neighborhood publications for "the prettiest patio", "best vegetarian", "best sandwich", "best burger" & "best brunch". Sunday brunch always draw a large crowd.
  • An ACC team and a Big East team close out their seasons in Bank of America Stadium. Price varies year-to-year.
    Medical food nearby
  • Magick Cauldron

    Magick Cauldron

    2424 Montrose Blvd
    A one-stop shop for incense, crystals, magic candles, herbs, spell ingredients, pagan jewelry, and anything else regarding the supernatural one might need. Even if you're don't practice any magick you can still find a plethora of interesting things. Limited parking available.
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