No visit to the Galveston area would be complete without a Houston day trip. This thriving Texan city is less than an hour away and well worth the journey. There are so many Galveston Texas things to do and see that it can present quite a challenge, but if you only came for the beaches and want to do a little more exploration around the area, why not plan a Houston day trip. No matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Consider adding the following attractions and activities to your itinerary.
The Museum District
With 19 different museums spanning four walking zones, Houston’s Museum District is the city’s most notable area. Some of the more popular museums to explore include the Holocaust Museum Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Children’s Museum of Houston, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Health Museum. Each one houses remarkable exhibits on their dedicated topic and will give you a good taste of region’s diverse culture.
The Space Center is a Smithsonian affiliate and the designated visitor center for the NASA Johnson Space Center. It showcases over 400 artifacts related to space, many permanent and traveling exhibits, and theaters highlighting the past and future of the space program. Just a few of the stand out attractions include International Space Station, Living in Space, Stellar Science Show, Journey to Space, and Blast-Off! Theater.
If you’re an animal lover, you’ll want to be sure you plan a visit to the Houston Zoo. Aside from just walking through the 55-acre zoo, you can reserve a tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at the animal areas or get up close and personal in a unique animal experience.
Buffalo Bayou Park
The Buffalo Bayou Park is a peaceful oasis in the middle of a hustling and bustling city. It’s 160 acres of beautiful scenery where many outdoor activities are offered. There are hiking and biking trails, as well as the opportunity to rent kayaks and canoes. There is a nature play area for children, a sand volleyball court, and stunning gardens to stroll through.
San Jacinto Monument
The San Jacinto Monument is an important piece of Texas history, as it commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto. The monument is the world’s tallest masonry column and is recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Its base holds the San Jacinto Museum of History, and there are several attractions located around the battleground site.
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