Holidays to Houston
Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and is a multicultural and diverse city to visit. It makes a brilliant holiday destination with something on offer for everyone. You can explore its eclectic collection of museums and art galleries, shop till you drop in its great department stores and enjoy delicious meals in its world-class restaurants.
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If you want start your holiday off with a bit of retail therapy, Houston has some great places for you to shop at. One of the most popular shopping destinations in Houston is the Houston Galleria. The centre is the largest mall in Texas and has a great selection of high-end stores including top-end brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren. The galleria is not only great for shopping, it’s also home to an ice skating rink, so after you’ve finished shopping you can get your skates on.
If you want to try a more unique experience you can head to Houston’s China Town. Located on Bellaire Boulevard there’s a Chinese mall, which sells a weird and wonderful selection of Chinese goods.
Museums and galleries
Houston has a distinctive collection of museums and galleries on offer. One of the most interesting museums to visit is the Health Museum. Located on Hermann Drive, the museum has a great selection of interactive exhibits like Planet You and the Amazing Body Pavilion.
After you’ve explored the Health Museum you should head to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Located on Montrose Boulevard, the museum has a great rotating collection and has exhibited work from artists such as Richard Long, Tony Oursler and Robert Rauschenberg.
One place not to miss is the Space Center Houston, which is the Official Visitors Center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Here you can view the Galileo shuttlecraft and other space artifacts. Take the tram tour around the facility and see mission control, where flight controllers monitor the International Space Station from.
A wonderful way to spend an evening out in Houston is by visiting one of its top restaurants. A favourite with locals is Brennan’s of Houston which was founded in 1967. It has a wonderful selection of dishes on offer including many Creole specialities like seafood gumbo and turtle soup. Another great restaurant to try is Underbelly which serves tasty food made with fresh local ingredients in a Southern style.