You’ll never have a shortage of things to do in Houston, even after you’ve made the trek to Texas for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) for the last 30 years. Following is a list of some of the top things to do in Houston while you enjoy the town’s unique hospitality.
You can’t visit Houston without paying some homage to the nation’s space program. At the Space Center, you can simulate living in space, see authentic program gear and even eat astronaut ice cream.
1601 NASA Pkwy • Houston, Texas 77058 • 281.244.2100
Didn’t get enough wild life at the conference? Drop by the Houston Zoo, one of the most prestigious in the nation. In addition to sharing the lives of more than 6,000 animal friends, the zoo practices wildlife conservation and preservation.
6200 Hermann Park Drive • Houston, Texas 77030 • 713.533.6500
This little–known gem of an art museum features world–renowned art in a serene setting. Visit the Salvador Dali works on display through June 19; stay for the Andy Warhol pieces on permanent display.
1533 Sul Ross St. • Houston, Texas 77006 • 713.525.9400
Check out the food of fossil fuels at the state–of–the–art Morian Hall of Paleontology. But that’s just the start of what HMNS has to offer OTCers. The Hall of Ancient Egypt, Lester & Sue Smith Gem Vault and Weiss Energy Hall await.
5555 Hermann Park Dr. • Houston, Texas 77030 • 713.639.4629
You’d be hard-pressed to visit Houston without a trip to the shopping mecca, The Galleria. From high–end retailing to an indoor skating rink, it’s a shopping experience without equal.
5085 Westheimer Rd. • Houston, Texas 77056 • 713.966.3500
Houston loves its artsy cars. If you’re lucky, you might even spot an elusive 1970s van with mannequin parts and bicycle parts attached to it as you make your way to NRG Park. If you don’t see them on the streets, there’s a museum where you can admire these quirky pieces of art.
140 Heights Blvd. • Houston, Texas 77007 • 713.861.5526
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