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Located near the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is a metropolis in South-eastern
Texas. It is a global city and has been described as the most ethnically
and racially diverse metropolis in the country. Houston is associated with
NASA’s Johnson Space Center which is the coastal visitor center at its
astronaut training and flight control complex. The city is also home to the
Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest hub of research and medical
centers. Houston is well connected via its two major airports, George Bush
Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). The city
has a great art scene with multiple non-profit art spaces, galleries and
the Museum District with a range of attractions for people having different
Things to do in Houston
Houston Museum District
The cultural heart of Houston, Museum district helps you explore a myriad
of subjects ranging from African American experience, impressionist art to
natural science across its 19 museums, eleven of which have free access.
The Museum of Fine arts, Holocaust Museum and the Contemporary Arts Museum
are top picks alongside the Menil Collection which houses over 17,000
pieces of art, sculpture, prints and rare books. Located at the southern
end of the Museum District, Hermann Park is known for its miniature railway
and Japanese garden along with its pedal boats.
Buffalo Bayou Park
Buffalo Bayou Park is a huge 160-acre green space that lies west of
downtown Houston. The waters of the Buffalo Bayou River are at its center
and the park has ample biking and walking trails, sculptures and a dog
park. You can rent equipment at the park and indulge in kayaking, canoeing
and paddle boarding at the Bayou or relax at one of the several shady
Johnson Space Center
The Center features over 400 space artefacts, exhibits, theatres and
attractions related to the country’s human space-flight program. It
consists of around 100 buildings where research, flight control and human
spaceflight training are conducted. Johnson Space Center is globally known
as the home of NASA Mission Control Center. It conducts educational
programs for teachers and students and hosts over1 million annual visitors.
The Center has the largest collection of lunar samples and moon rocks.
Best Time to Visit Houston
Best time to book flights from New York City to Houston is from February to
April when spring season sets in for you to enjoy outdoor attractions. The
city’s largest event, the Livestock and Rodeo show is held in March.
September to November is also an ideal time to book Houston flights due to
its pleasant temperature.