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Experience Houston

Attractions

The Space Center spacecenter.org
The center features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston visithoustontexas.com
Founded in 1900, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s collection numbers more than 56,000 works and embraces the art of antiquity to the present.

Houston Museum of Natural Science hmns.org
The Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the most heavily attended museums in the U.S., features the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, permanent exhibit halls and traveling exhibitions.

Hermann Park hermannpark.org
Hermann Park has a bountiful assortment of entertainment: a golf course, an outdoor theater, a jogging track, a beautiful rose garden, picnic spaces, a butterfly exhibit, and even a museum. Hermann Park, presented to the City of Houston by George Hermann in 1914, is Houston's most historically significant public green space. Over the years, the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theatre, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Japanese Garden, Rose Garden and Hermann Park Golf Course, one of the first desegregated public golf courses in the United States, all have added to the Park's importance as a recreational destination.

The Galleria simon.com
This national icon of shopping sophistication is the top shopping destination in Houston with over 30 million visitors a year. The Galleria is internationally respected for its architectural style and was modeled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan.

Dining

Tacos a Go Go tacosagogo.com
Good food and good prices define this casual, funky Midtown restaurant. Located right off the MetroRail and next to the Continental Club, Tacos a Go-Go is the perfect place to stop for some of the most authentic Tex-Mex food in Houston.

Original Ninfa’s on Navigation ninfas.com
Sure, there are plenty of great places to get fajitas in town, but only Ninfa's can take credit for inventing the original Tex-Mex favorite back in 1973. Go for the steak variety, paired with a frozen Ninfarita.

Killen’s Texas Barbecue killensbarbecue.com
Check out this award winning BBQ joint specializing in brisket & ribs served by the pound or in plate specials.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse pappasbros.com
The Pappas are local legends, and at the top of their bona fide empire is this quintessential Texas steakhouse. Its steaks can’t be rivaled, thanks to superior cuts of beef, in-house butchery, and an intense 28-day dry-aging process (also completed in-house). The result is finely marbled, nutty, and rich USDA prime steaks that you can slice like butter. The retro-posh décor, private booths, and pampering service feel old-school cool and romantic.

Crawfish & Noodles crawfishandnoodle.com
Crawfish & Noodles brings Cajun-Vietnamese fusion to Bellaire Ave with bowls of piping hot, garlic-butter-soaked crawfish alongside the likes of slow-simmered beef and pork meatball pho.

BB’s Cajun Café bbscafe.com
This Cajun eatery’s grub is a neighborhood staple, serving up Tex-Mex cuisine in a laid back atmosphere. The Midnight Masterpiece is a sloppy roast beef po-boy may be best eaten at midnight alongside the most colossal pile of Tex-Cajun fries smothered in queso and debris gravy, but it’s a true work of art at any hour.

Lankford Grocery lankfordgrocery.com
This Houston institution on Dennis St has been in business since 1939, selling groceries to locals alongside old-fashioned tuna melts and the ever-popular Grim Burger (loaded with mac and cheese, jalapeño, bacon, and egg).

Underbelly underbellyhouston.com
With a seriously diverse and ever-changing menu, this Montrose spot offers Asian and Southern cuisine, among many others, and all under the header of 'food'. That means there's no appetizers and entrees on the menu, which chef Chris Shepard has done to tell "the story of Houston food" through an ethnic mosaic of seasonal shared plates. Locally raised meats are butchered in-house and served family-style in the form prosciutto aged for 26 months, smoked beef shoulder, and Korean-braised goat & dumplings along with fresh catches, seasonal sides, and an admirable wine program.