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Houston Highlights

The best the city has to offer
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 6 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Houston sprawls through many neighborhoods. To see the top places in the city, you need a car.

The Houston Space Center, listed as a ... more »

Tips:  Late May-early September can be very hot and humid, so go to Hermann Park early in the day or for a show at night.

You can bring a... more »

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Points of Interest

The Menil Collection, a free museum in a building desgined by architect Renzo Piano, has a broad range of art collected by John and Dominique de Menil. Though open only 25 years, it has surged to the forefront of American museums. The award winning building, Piano's first US commission, bathes the art in natural light.

The works include... More

Rothko Chapel, founded by John and Dominique de Menil, is a couple of blocks from their museum, The Menil Collection. It features Rothko paintings and a Barnett Newman sculpture.

The non-denominational chapel is open free for quiet contemplation.

Both the Menil and the Chapel are part of Houston's famed museum district, with 18 different... More

Houston's 445-acre Hermann Park has something for everyone. It encompasses a challenging 18-hole public golf course, a Japanese Garden, the 55-acre Houston Zoo and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. You can rent a pedal boat, ride the Hermann Park Railroad and take kids to the handicapped accessible Playground for All Children.

In summer,... More

The Galleria offers upscale shopping, dining and a full size ice skating rink. With more than 2.4 million square feet of space and 400 stores, you can spend days here - and even spend the night in the adjacent hotel.

Small children can play in The Little Galleria play area.

You have to drive to The Galleria. From Hermann Park take 59S. There are... More

This is the actual Johnson Space Center, where astronauts train and the site of Mission Control. When Neil Armstrong announced, "Houston, the Eagle has landed" he was talking to people right here.

While a visit here is definitely a highlight of Houston, it also can be a day trip in itself. But if you only have a day in Houston, make... More