Houston has great food and shopping and is the gateway to Miami & Mexico. Make sure to hit up the Outlet malls and try not to get lost in #galleriahouston it is huge!
If you fly into Houston, take a short hop to Pensacola and visit the US Naval Aviation Museum. One of the best aviation museums in the USA - and its free. A must-see for aviation buffs!
See the Water Wall in Houston... Stand in the middle and look up... It's like you falling in the middle of the waterfall!
Experience college football in all its glory! Gig 'em!
See the St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary near Houston! Book ahead! You can see heaps of wolves in retirement and even pat one if you are lucky!
In downtown Houston there's a fun place called The Conservatory, a food collective. They have 4 different types of food including Texas BBQ and a craft beer outlet which has 50 beers on tap!
Visit the Rice University Campus in Houston at sunset for a wicked light show, James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. Totally unique experience.
Visit the NASA Space Center in Houston. So interesting for young and not so young! Exhibits, theatres, interactive games, souvenirs and more. Allow a few hours!
Eat at Papa's BBQ for a real taste of southern cuisine. Simply delish! Best smokehouse falavojra with an awesome range of delights!
Do the Level 9 VIP tour at the Johnson Space Center. It's a small tour group that goes truly "behind the scenes" at NASA. Make the most of your trip and book well in advance.
Have a swim at Hamilton's Pool. It's a giant collapsed dome, about 25 miles from Austin. Be sure to book a reservation as they only let a few people in at a time.
Try the pies at House of Pies. It is Pie heaven.
For an unexpected taste of Indian architecture in Houston, you need to visit the Baps Shri Swaminarayan - a traditional Hindu temple made of Italian marble and Turkish limestone.
Explore the underground labyrinth that is the Houston Cistern. It's an awe-inspiring space that used to house the city's water supply. It's also part of the Buffalo Bayou, Houston's most significant natural resource.
Dine at Luling City Market, Houston, for authentic Texan BBQ. Their slow cooked meat is like nothing you've tasted before. The line is out the door everyday at lunchtime!
Visit Houston's most arty park - Discovery Green. The 12-acre urban park is full of amazing ten-foot statues that become glowing beacons at night, live music stages, restaurants and art trails.
If you're keen on street art you gotta be there for the HUE Mural Festival, held in Houston every October. Hosting artists from around the world, the festival lasts for 8 days and is free to the public.
Go to Houston's Space Centre on a Friday and eat lunch with an astronaut. Head to their website to reserve the chance to enjoy a meal and amazing stories from a professional astronaut.
See Rockport Texas and the Gulf of Mexico from a yacht!
Visit the Water Wall in Houston. It circles around you and it's cool to stand near the water on a hot day and get cooled down.