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Old 07-11-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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Default What is there to do in Houston?

In mid August I will be crossing the country from Florida to Phoenix, AZ (moving to Phoenix for grad school) along Interstate 10. Of course Houston is the largest metropolis along the way. I was planning to do the trip in four days, however am thinking of doing the trip in five days with one day devoted to Houston. My question is, if I had one day to see Houston as an area, what are the must see sites and things to do as a tourist? Was planning on staying somewhere in the CBD. Any posts would be helpful. Thankyou!
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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Art Museum is one of the largest in the world
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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Drive through Houston and spend the extra time in San Antonio.
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:57 PM
 
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It depends on what you like to do. You can easily spend the afternoon in the Museum District going to the various museums which is connected to downtown by light rail. There's good eats and places to drink all around.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:00 PM
 
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Yeah, San Antonio would be a stop on my four day plan (Day two would be New Orleans to San Antonio). But I am a city lover, and thought there would be more to do in the larger of the two, Houston.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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Was also thinking about seeing the Galleria, which I heard is one of the nicest malls in the nation. But honestly, I do not know if it would be worth stopping for a mall...LOL.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:08 PM
 
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Yeah, San Antonio would be a stop on my four day plan (Day two would be New Orleans to San Antonio). But I am a city lover, and thought there would be more to do in the larger of the two, Houston.
San Antonio is the more tourist oriented of the two however.

That said, there are lots of older buildings downtown if you like architecture. It's baseball season, if that interests you, and the Astros play downtown. If you stayed somewhere downtown you can ride the light rail to the Museum District. More restaurants than could even begin to be named.

It all comes down to what you want to do. There's plenty to see and do, but some of it is really spread out around the city and metro area and isn't really set up in such a way that somebody can come in on limited time and experience it all.

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Old 07-11-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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I love Houston, but I don't recommed it as a tourist destination. Unless you really love museums, then we don't have much to offer really. It is a big town, but as the saying goes, "Houston is a great place to live but I wouldn't want to visit."
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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I love Houston, but I don't recommed it as a tourist destination. Unless you really love museums, then we don't have much to offer really. It is a big town, but as the saying goes, "Houston is a great place to live but I wouldn't want to visit."
What part of town do you live in? Do you ever go into Houston proper or stay in your isolated suburbia?
Houston has tons to offer...theater,ballet,concerts,live music,baseball,discovery green,shopping,museums,zoo,water parks,water wall,rice village,NASA,beaches,world renowned exhibits,local hot spots not to mention the best dining in the world of every type.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I love Houston, but I don't recommed it as a tourist destination. Unless you really love museums, then we don't have much to offer really. It is a big town, but as the saying goes, "Houston is a great place to live but I wouldn't want to visit."
I agree; Houston isn't a city I would reccommend visiting unless you have family or friends here.
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