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Top 10 Places to Visit When You’ve Just Moved to Houston

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So, you’ve finally settled into your new home in Houston. What now? It’s time to check out all that Houston, Texas has to offer!

From the fusion of Mexican and Texan cuisine to the thrill of a live rodeo show, there are some things in Houston that you can’t experience anywhere else.

Luckily, we’ve compiled the top places to visit when you’ve just moved to Houston:

  1. Any Tex-Mex restaurant

Everywhere you turn, you’ll have your pick of Tex-Mex restaurants in Houston. Some are better than others, but we’d like to leave it up to you to decide what your favorite is. And when your family and friends come to visit, you’ll be able to recommend only the best!

  1. Galleria Mall

Now that you’re going to be a local, you need to know where the best shopping is. All your favorite stores can be found at the Galleria Houston. This retail center will give you an upscale shopping experience every time you’re looking to treat yourself. 

  1. Space Center Houston

The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, home of the NASA astronaut corps, is located in Southeast Houston. If you love space or just looking for a place to take visitors, check out this center that spans 1,620 acres and consists of roughly 100 facilities.

  1. Downtown Aquarium

Spend a day at the Downtown Aquarium and get acquainted with the marine life that resides in your new hometown. There are over 400 species of marine life to look at, with a 2-story tank made up of 150,000 gallons of water!

  1. Museum District

If you really want to immerse yourself in the culture, consider taking a stroll along the Houston Museum District. Located within a 1.5-mile radius of Hermann Park, there is a whole collection of museums, galleries, and cultural centers to feed your mind.

  1. Houston Zoo

Another addition to Hermann Park is the Houston Zoo. Both locals and visitors alike enjoy being one with the 6,000 exotic and indigenous animals that call this zoo their home.  Get to feed some giraffes or watch the otters splash in the water at this popular Houston attraction. 

  1. Buffalo Bayou Park

Want to take in the Houston air? At the center of the city is Buffalo Bayou Park. You can walk, bike or paddle as you please, while you soak the sun of your new home. This urban park is a great place to go when you’re feeling particularly active.

  1. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

You can’t say you live in Houston until you’ve experienced your first live rodeo! The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of Houston’s biggest annual events that is sure to win you over. There is plenty to do, from rides, games and watching cowboys show off their skills!

  1. Minute Maid Park

Are you a baseball fan? Well, you better start getting used to cheering for the Houston Astros, because this city takes their sports very seriously. You can catch an Astros’ game at Minute Maid Park while enjoying all the classic baseball concessions!

  1. Galveston

Technically, Galveston isn’t a part of Houston, but it’s less than an hour away and a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Now that you live in Houston, you need that home away from home. Galveston is made up of endless beaches and a historic downtown. Everyone needs a break from the city every once in a while, and Galveston is the way to do it.

Once you’ve visited these places, you can truly call yourself a Houston local! Better yet, you’ll now be prepared when people come to visit and you know exactly where to take them for their tour of the city. Whether you’ve just moved into Houston or just looking for something to do, these places are sure to be a good time!

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