- Our list of the best things to do in Houston, Texas, features the top 237 nearby activities — including 79 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Houston, TX has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sports & Fitness, Entertainment & Shows, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 35 things to do within the city of Houston, TX , followed by 202 popular activities in nearby cities, including Sugar Land, Humble, Pasadena, Friendswood, Spring, Cypress, Missouri City, Pearland, La Porte, Baytown, League City, Katy, Alvin, Kingwood, Deer Park, Kemah and Tomball
Hermann Park is a park in downtown Houston. The park includes the Buddy Carruth Playground For All Children, Hermann Park Golf Course, Houston Zoo, Japanese Garden, Judson Robinson, Jr. Community Center, McGovern Lake, Miller Outdoor Theatre and the Museum of Natural Science.
The Houston Zoo contains over 6,000 animals on its 55 acres. The zoo is the tenth most visited zoo in the United States, and some of the animals viewable at the zoo include carnivores, elephants, sea lions, reptiles, and amphibians.
The Water Wall is a multi-story sculpture based fountain that is held within the Gerald D. Hines Water Wall Park. Standing close to the large scale waterfall near the Galleria offers a cool and refreshing spray during hot summer days.
Opening on November 16, 1970, is the largest mall in Texas, and the eighth largest mall in the United States. The mall has three attached office complexes, two hotels, and 400 stores and restaurants in its three million square feet.
At the Space Center Houston, visitors can see the Galileo spacecraft of Star Wars fame, have lunch with an astronaut, feel like their walking in space, attend science shows, and take a tram tour of the facility. The facility was instrumental in launching men to the moon and beyond.