Houston Is Texas' Overlooked Travel Destination
Sometimes it seems like Austin, Dallas and San Antonio get all the love. Meanwhile, travelers continue to ignore Houston for the awesome destination it is. We get it; the city is, well, a city and its charm isn't as obvious to first-time visitors. But if you like discovering cool places that aren't overrun by tourists, you'll love this Texan powerhouse.
So, what makes Houston special? Let's start with its most compelling offer: the Space Center Houston. If you love science and the mysteries of the universe fascinate you, you absolutely have to visit and enjoy interactive exhibits and amazing experiences like meeting NASA astronauts.
If your appetite for knowledge is still unsatisfied, head over to the city's Museum District, where you'll find a total of 19 museums, which include the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Your real appetite will also be satisfied, as the city is an epicenter of immigration and offers mouthwatering fusion foods like Tex-Mex and Viet-Cajun. Oh, and of course, tons and tons of BBQ. Walk off your food baby at one of Houston's many urban green spaces, like Buffalo Bayou Park or Hermann Park.
And if you still need convincing to book your flights to Houston, consider that the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are only about an hour away.
Good Alternative to Houston: Cape Canaveral
Can't make it to Houston? You can still live out the magic of space travel by visiting Florida's Space Coast. Cape Canaveral attracts those looking to see rocket launches or go on a tour of the Kennedy Space Center, which is one of the state's most underrated (and seriously amazing) attractions.
Besides space, Cape Canaveral boasts gorgeous Florida beaches and proximity to Canaveral National Seashore, where sea turtles come to nest. The best part? You'll only be about an hour from Orlando and its theme parks.
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