During your stay in the multicultural world-class city of Houston, you'll find it a great place to attend exciting events, visit cultural venues, indulge in culinary delights and enjoy the local hot spots. Click on the following categories to find current activities and events for you and the entire family.
Memorial at Bagby
Features a public aquarium boasting 500,000+ gallons of underwater tanks with over 200 species of marine life, a restaurant and lounge, a ballroom, a plaza with dancing fountains, Ferris wheel, carousel, train, and the White Tigers of the Maharaja's temple.
SPLASHTOWN WATER PARK
21300 I-45 N. in Spring
Amazing 40 acres of water, rides, slides, and water park.
GALVESTON ISLAND VISITORS CENTER
2027 61ST Street or 2215 Strand, Galveston
Visit Galveston's website or stop by one of the visitor centers for information on the many things to see and do in Galveston including Moody Gardens hotel, rain forest, IMAX 3D Theatre, 4D Special FX Theatre and Ridefilm Theatre, white sand beach, playground, aquarium, discovery museum, and even a paddlewheeler. Moody Mansion, Ashton Villa, Bishops Palace, and the Michel B. Mernard Home are just a few of the historical homes to view.
The Strand Historic District is now famous for its shopping and cuisine. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park is the world first convertible water park with an indoor /outdoor section for year round fun, and Pier 21 offers Galveston Harbor Tours, The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum, Pier 21 Theatre, The Texas Seaport Museum and more. Many major cruise lines now depart from the Galveston Pier. Galveston Island Ferry riders can park and ride or drive their vehicle aboard the ferry to visit the Bolivar Peninsula. The website offers links to these and many more Galveston attraction.
2nd & Bradford & Waterfront
Known for its exceptional restaurants, a 40-acre family-oriented entertainment complex. Amusements include a carousel, Ferris wheel, rock climbing wall, gas-powered train, dancing fountains, games and rides.
MARINA BROKERAGE & CHARTER SERVICES
There are a number of independently owned and operated businesses including At the Helm Charters and Sailing School, Gateway Charters/Southwest Sailing Ventures, Houston Yacht Sales, Captain Kidd Charters, and Lighthouse Charters.
ART CAR MUSEUM
Exhibition forum for artists with emphasis on art cars and other forms of contemporary art.
BAYOU BEND COLLECTION AND GARDENS
Restored mansion of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg is a decorative arts wind of MFAH and contains one of the finest collections of American furniture, paintings, glass and textiles from 1620 to 1870.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Entrance 16 Off Cullen
Art museum of the University of Houston. Presents art that is intellectually stimulating and relevant to the University and the community.
BYZANTINE FRESCO CHAPEL MUSEUM
Repository in the U.S. for the only intact Byzantine frescoes in the entire western hemisphere. Master works from the 13th century- a dome and an apse.
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON
More than 25,000 square-feet featuring everything from a one-ton “Telephone Man” to an adventurous outdoor courtyard and a rich variety of interactive exhibits.
CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM
5216 Montrose at Bissonnet
A non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting the finest regional, nation and international art of the last 40 years in a dynamic exhibition schedule for local, regional, national and international audiences.
FARISH GALLERY (Libbie Rice Farish Gallery)
Rice Univ. Sch. of Architecture
Named in recognition of a gift from the W.S. Farish Fund. Farish was a co-founder of the Humble Oil & Refining Company and Chairman of the Board and President of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. Libbie Rice Farish, his wife, was a great-niece of the University's founder, William Rice