5 Best Places to visit in Houston🥇

5 Best Places to visit in Houston
Outdoor concertgoers. Source: Pexels
Below is a list of the top and leading Places to visit in Houston. To help you find the best Places to visit located near you in Houston, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Houston’s Best Places to visit:

The top rated Places to visit in Houston are:

  • Space Center Houston
  • Discovery Green
  • Downtown Aquarium
  • Memorial Park
  • Hermann Park

Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston has been serving the public since 1992 and is the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center. The Smithsonian Affiliate Museum hosted more than 22 million people since it opened. It is built in a 250,000 square foot academic complex. The center is dubbed as the top science and space exploration learning facility. This explains their achievement of bagging the No. 1 attraction for international visitor recognition.

Education programs about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are designed to be student and teacher-friendly. With over 400 space artifacts, exhibits and theatre-related programs that are made to entice students to take up courses in STEM.

Products/Services:

Exhibits and Experiences, Galaxy Lights, Explorer Camps, Stars & STEM, Field Trips, Overnight Experience

LOCATION:

Address: 1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058
Phone:
(281) 244-2100
Website:
www.spacecenter.org

REVIEWS:

“Good place to bring your kids here. Start your day from morning at 9 am and ends at 6 pm. There are interesting activities for kids which kids can enjoy. A lot of interesting facts about science and its history to the space station. They have a food plaza inside the space center. You will see real rocket and experience tram ride.” –G. K.

Discovery Green

Discovery Green is a public park located in Downtown Houston Texas. It houses a lake, bandstands for events, two dog runs, a playground, and a lawn. The park has an organization named Discovery Green Conservancy. It is formed to include the public with every renovation, and activities that are to be made at the park.

Another group is the Blanc on the Green, which is comprised of Houston’s creative and artistic population. Regular art exhibitions happen at the park with the recent being the House of Cards which curated original art pieces. 

Products/Services:

Visit, Events, Rentals, Special Events

LOCATION:

Address: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
Phone:
(713) 400-7336
Website:
www.discoverygreen.com

REVIEWS:

“Nice park in the heart of Downtown. Next to George R. Brown Convention Center and close to the Toyota Center. While there is parking directly underneath the Green, you can easily find street parking on off-peak hours. The light rail is also close by. A nice spot to spend a weekend afternoon.” –Ajit Vyas

Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium
Downtown Aquarium. Source: Screenshot from www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumhouston

Downtown Aquarium is built by the redevelopment of Fire Station 1 and Central Waterworks Building. The 6-acre entertainment and food hub is a 500,000-gallon water park. It has over 300 species of water creatures from all parts of the world. The stunning area has a complete restaurant, modern bar, state-of-the-art ballroom, and entertainment complexes.

The facility crafted several family programs to encourage awareness and protection of aquatic wildlife. Marine Biologist for a day is one, followed by Animal Meet and Greets next is Zoologist for the day. Not to forget the Wild Dreams in the Overnight, Sea Safari Camp and Working on the Wildside.

Products/Services:

Exhibits, Shark Voyage, Diving Bell Ferris Wheel, Lighthouse Dive, Aquatic Carousel, Frog Hopper, Aqua Wheel

LOCATION:

Address: 410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone:
(713) 223-3474
Website:
www.aquariumrestaurants.com

REVIEWS:

“It is a nice place to go and spend a morning. I expected them to have more variety of sea life, but they do have a fair amount that is well documented and explained.
I think they should post some signs orienting people to avoid knocking on the glasses because they are not doors. The white tiger is kinda misplaced in the aquarium context, but no doubt, it is a beautiful and majestic feline.
” –Betina Sodré

Memorial Park

Memorial Park has a size double of Central Park and is situated in the central part of Houston. These unique characteristics make it’s a distinct place to visit. In addition, it used to be a WWI training camp (camp Logan) for 70,000 soldiers. It remains to be the only unrenovated park in the country due to it being an archaeological protected area.

Jogging has been popular in the park courtesy of Seymour Lieberman. The jogging trail was named after him subsequently. Throughout the years the park has been maintained by the Memorial Park Conservancy.

Products/Services:

Adult group recreation, Cycling & Skating, Indoor Fitness & Swimming, Golf, Mountain Biking, Tennis, Picnic Area, Volleyball Courts, Trails & Hiking, Food Trucks

LOCATION:

Address: 6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Phone:
(713) 863-8403
Website:
www.memorialparkconservancy.org

REVIEWS:

“This place is always somewhere to go just to getaway. Whether you’re trying to take a walk or go to the park and swing a tennis racket there is always something for all who are interested. There’s always plenty of open free parking and is well lit at night. Great community park maintained by the city.” –Donald Thomas

Hermann Park

Hermann Park
Hermann Park. Source: Screenshot from www.hermannpark.org

Hermann Park is located close to the downtown area where the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and the Museum District can be seen. The 445-acre city park provides refuge to many Houstonians. Every year an estimated 6 million people visit the park. The Hermann Park Railroad, pedal boats, Pinewood Cafe, Japanese and McGovern Centennial Garden make up most of the park’s area.

It was recently called one of America’s great public spaces by the American Planning Association. Also, the Park’s McGovern Centennial Gardens was recently given an honorable citation by  Keep Houston Beautiful (Mayor’s Proud Partner Awards) and Landmark Award.

Products/Services:

Train & Pedal Boats, Pinewood Cafe, McGovern Centennial Gardens, Tours, Bayou Parkland, Bill Coats Bridge, Brays Bayou, Buddy Carruth Playground, Houston Zoo, Japanese garden, Lake Plaza, Outdoor Theatre, Urban Forest, Whistlestop Prairie

LOCATION:

Address: 6001 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030
Phone:
(832) 395-7100
Website:
www.hermannpark.org

REVIEWS:

“The park is beautiful, so much to do if you like to walk a lot and enjoy all the well kept gardens. The traffic is tough and all of us drivers could use a lesson in patience and courtesy to each other! Except for those big-city issues, it’s a must! You just gotta😇” –Amanda Valant