When I reintroduced my blog as an official travel blog, the plan was to work backwards; write about all the countries I’ve been to. Working backwards I have been to America Nigeria, America AGAIN , Italy, Morocco, Germany, Iceland the list goes on, but I feel that I need to jump around sometimes because talking about one country requires almost 4/5 posts.
I feel like I have been writing a lot about Nigeria, and have made some reference to Coachella and other travel hacks; and I have considered that I need to just write about my travelling in general. Have any of you been to Houston? I’ve been twice and it always surprises me how much there is to do.
I visited Houston a few days in Sept last year just after my birthday (I think I landed on my birthday actually). It was just after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and I wasn’t 100% sure that I was going to be able to fly out there. I was able to land in Houston, but due to people stealing from peoples houses during the flood, there was a curfew for 12am in the morning! Can you believe people where stealing from peoples houses during such a disaster! There was lots of road closures, which made the journeys 10x longer. So it was quite difficult to do anything. However, the curfew got lifted after a couple of days of being in Houston and I was able to do a few things. Please note everything on this list hasn’t all been done, but as my Dad lives in Texas I am sure I will find the time to do all the things on the list.
So to give you some inspiration and ideas of things to do for a trip or getaway in Houston here’s a quick list! I included a few things that are budget friendly and/or free too 😉
Top Things to Do in Houston
1. Go to the Houston Zoo
With over 6,000 animals including snakes, lions, monkeys, bears, elephants, flamingos & many more the Houston zoo is great for all ages! I would highly recommend getting their early to beat the the long lines….
2. Tour Houston’s Vibrant Wall Art
Colorful wall murals are all the craze right now & Houston has tons of them! Best of all, this is a free thing to do! In fact I noticed there’s lots of art in the centre of Houston.
3. Go Shopping or Ice Skate at Houston Galleria Mall
I’ve been here and it is lussssh, with over 2 million square feet (they weren’t lying when they said everything is bigger in Texas, huh) this mall has over 375 stores, 30 restaurants, 2 hotels, and a full size ice skating rink! Perfect way to spend the afternoon! There is also amazing shopping, I’m a Zara lover and this was just great!
4. Go to Eddies V’s Prime Seafood
This has to be the most amazing seafood I have ever tasted in my life. My sister took me for my birthday and the service we received was just the BEST.
5. Visit the Houston Downtown Aquarium
I came here the first time I went to Houston with my Dad, I felt like a little kid and I was 21 years old!! Here you can see over 200 species of aquatic life including fish, alligators, sharks, snakes, & jellyfish. You can also see white tigers & even pet & feed a sting ray! This is also included with your CityPASS!
6. Explore the NASA Houston Space Center
This was one of my favorite parts of the trip! I definitely recommend spending an entire day here. You get to go inside the multiple exhibit complex Independence Plaza, which features the original shuttle carrier aircraft, touch a real moon rock, see real space shuttles that were actually flown, & walk inside the training station where astronauts actually trained for life in space. This is also included with your CityPASS!
7. Houston Museum District
Image by Horacio Maria from flickr
Featuring 19 museums including the Houston Museum of African American Culture, Holocaust Museum, Museum of Natural Science and the Houston Children’s Museum, 11