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Houston
Houston hums with an energy and independent spirit all its own. A leading cultural and culinary destination in the South, the city is home to over 11,000 restaurants featuring cuisine from more than 70 countries. The thriving arts scene includes resident opera, ballet, symphony and theater companies. The Museum District houses 19 museums, all within walking distance. Be sure to visit Space Center Houston, where you can visit NASA’s Historic Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center.

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Owner description: This outstanding science museum has a spectacular collection of mineral specimens, a dinosaur skeleton, space-station models, a planetarium, IMAX theater and a six-story butterfly... more Owner description: This outstanding science museum has a spectacular collection of mineral specimens, a dinosaur skeleton, space-station models, a planetarium, IMAX theater and a six-story butterfly center in which these beautiful creatures land delicately on outstretched arms. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; Science Museums
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Owner description: The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, and also includes Baroque and Renaissance art, African tribal art, a... more Owner description: The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, and also includes Baroque and Renaissance art, African tribal art, a sculpture garden and a teaching wing, where the works of students and top Texas artists are displayed. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Houston Zoo
Houston Zoo
Owner description: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Essentially a small city encompassing a... more Owner description: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Essentially a small city encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences, the Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts. We have over 6000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! In addition, we have over 1.84 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well being of our residents and guests. less
Attraction type: Zoos
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Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston
Owner description: Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s top attractions, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate and a... more Owner description: Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s top attractions, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awardee. The center features more than 400 space artifacts as well as numerous permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program – all for one admission price. The experience is designed to engage adults and children alike. Known around the world as the home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control and astronaut training, guests are taken behind the scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center. Space Center Houston is open every day except Christmas day. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Children's Museum of Houston
Children's Museum of Houston
Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and the arts.
Attraction type: Children's Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Ranked #1 of 8,075 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Ranked #2 of 8,075 Restaurants in Houston
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Ranked #3 of 8,075 Restaurants in Houston
Price: $26 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Phoenicia Specialty Foods
Phoenicia Specialty Foods
Ranked #4 of 8,075 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Healthy
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Taste of Texas Restaurant
Taste of Texas Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 8,075 Restaurants in Houston
Price: $22 - $60
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

WoodSpring Suites Houston Willowbrook
2.5 of 5
WoodSpring Suites Houston Willowbrook
$50 - $89
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HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel
2.0 of 5
HI-Houston: The Morty Rich Hostel
$31 - $64
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Super 8 Iah West/Greenspoint
2.5 of 5
Super 8 Iah West/Greenspoint
$54 - $84
Ranked #194 of 499 Hotels in Houston
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Red Roof Inn Houston - Westchase
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Houston - Westchase
$72 - $102
Ranked #5 of 499 Hotels in Houston
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston - Energy Corridor
3.5 of 5
Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston - Energy Corridor
$122 - $289
Ranked #9 of 499 Hotels in Houston
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SpringHill Suites Houston Intercontinental Airport
3.0 of 5
SpringHill Suites Houston Intercontinental Airport
$103 - $214
Ranked #12 of 499 Hotels in Houston
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Lancaster
4.0 of 5
The Lancaster
$171 - $508
Ranked #1 of 499 Hotels in Houston
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Hotel Granduca Houston
5.0 of 5
Hotel Granduca Houston
$228 - $445
Ranked #2 of 499 Hotels in Houston
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The Whitehall Houston
4.0 of 5
The Whitehall Houston
$142 - $270
Ranked #3 of 499 Hotels in Houston
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