Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the most heavily attended museums in the U.S., features the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, permanent exhibit halls and traveling exhibitions
An international shopping destination that offers world-class shopping with more than 375 stores, 30 restaurants, two hotels, and a full-sized ice rink. The Galleria is home to a who’s who list of designers, including Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, and Ralph Lauren, among many others. Sitting alongside the upscale boutiques are anchor stores Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and two Macy’s department stores, adding up to more than 2 million square feet of shopping thrills.
Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
Who is Pete? Well, Pete is many things. Pete is the piano players. Pete is the door staff, wait staff, and bartenders. But most importantly, Pete is you. Yeah, you. At Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, you are the entertainment. It’s your singing and laughing and clapping and dancing that causes the infectious excitement inside every night.
Space Center Houston
Visit the Johnson Space Center, home to NASA’s Mission Control, and one of the most famous movie lines ever. Go on, say it. You know you want to. ‘Houston, we have a problem.’ Space Center Houston is the official visitor’s center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and it is the only place on earth where guests can embark on an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures in space. It features a multitude of permanent exhibits, attractions and theaters.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
If you’re in the mood for something a bit stouter than chocolate milk, head to the Saint Arnold Brewing Company for a factory tour (meaning free beer) on Saturdays and weekday afternoons. Saint Arnold Brewing Company, located just on the north side of downtown, is Texas’ Oldest Craft Brewery. They brew ten different beers. Five are made year round and five are seasonal.
Stroll the Houston Heights
This neighborhood is filled with cafes, cute little salons, vintage stores, and tons of interior design and fashion shops. If you’re a local, check out the White Linen Nights or Lights in the Heights to get to know your neighbors in the area—and if you’re not a local, crash the party anyway.