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.

100 thoughts on “Houston Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. Sorry Houston people, but I live in a 30k inhabitant town in Switzerland and it's less boring than Houston. I lived in Houston for 4 months and was glad to leave. If I ever have to go back to Texas, I'll choose San Antonio for leisure, Dallas for business, or some isolated town in western Texas for retirement.

  2. If you have the time and money to visit Houston, I strongly encourage you to visit some place more cultured and sophisticated, like Karachi, Pakistan or Faluja, Iraq. Houston is the rectum of the world's anus. I've lived here for 4 years and I'm counting the days till I return to Washington, DC and civilization.

  3. #HoustonRules At Kemah, I love the Pharaoh Fury ride. It’s the best! And people who are saying Houston is “boring”, although it is, we hustle though. This is hustlecity people.

  4. Nicely done. One fact change. @ 3:34 The reason Houston was selected as the site for Mission Control. Not the weather – almost all NASA activities are indoors. LBJ brokered a deal with Humble (now ExxonMobil) to write-off an old oil field ( Clear Lake ) to the federal government to become the new site for NASA Mission Control.

  5. Being from just outside of Houston, And now living in Houston, This video was bringing out everything fun to do in this city, I notice they missed quite a few things, But this was also posted 4 years ago. Thanks expedia!

  6. I would like to check out the battleship, I already been to the aquarium it’s nice. The Picasso shit would be boring, you have to be a true art enthusiast if your going to enjoy paint on canvas(boring). The rest of the stuff looks boring.

  7. What ever you do, do not go to San Antonio. Ever since going there we have been getting phone calls asking for donations from various organizations even from the State Police!

  8. Houston isnt that fun tbh. I mean theres a bunch of shopping centers and thats about it. The chinese town is probably the worst thing out of houston. Weather sucks too

  9. Also white folks there's a shit load of Mexicans so don't go thinking we fucking talk like that in houston

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

  11. 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 🙂

  12. 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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  14. 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.

  15. 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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