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Houston is the most populous city in the state of Texas. Located in
Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico, the seat of Harris County, the
largest city in the Southern United States and the fourth-most populous
city in the United States. Houston has the country’s second highest number
of Fortune 500 companies. However, its claim to fame resets largely on the
Space Centre Houston, the iconic space facility where NASA trains some of
the brightest scientists as its astronauts and flight control officers.
Also, of note in the city are its Museum District and Buffalo Bayou Park.
Things to do in Houston
Space Centre Houston
Space Centre Houston is the official visitor centre of NASA's Johnson Space
Centre in Houston. It stands as a top-class scientific complex with all
space-age facilities. Some highlights here are a replica of space shuttle
Independence, its shuttle carrier aircraft, a replica of America's first
space station called Skylab and a rock from the moon.
Comprising 19 museums in a tightly-knit theme-based area, the Museum
District is just the place to be for all art and cultural enthusiasts in
Houston. There are 11 free and 8 paid museums in this list that together
touch all the spectrums of American art and culture. Some famous names here
are the Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the
Children's Museum, and the Menil Collection.
Buffalo Bayou Park
The Buffalo Bayou Park is a green oasis and a natural gem in Houston.
Spread across 160-acre of lush green space, this park features the scenic
riverside of Buffalo Bayou as its centrepiece. It also features walking and
biking trails, many sculptures and plenty of trees. One can also rent a
kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard here.
Best Time to Visit Houston
Spring season (the months from February to April) are the best to book your
flights from Minneapolis to Houston. It is the season when the city is full
of sports and cultural events like World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest,
Houston Livestock Show, and Rodeo and McDonald's Houston Children's
Festival. Book your flights from MSP to HOU during spring season to enjoy
famous WorldFest - Houston International Independent Film Festival (April).
It is advised to book Houston flights in advance to avoid paying more
during peak season.