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Houston holidays - Fun, artsy and entertaining

Houston of course is most known for NASA's Johnson Space Center - with a variety of exhibits and space memorabilia that will excite the whole family. Once you've finished exploring there, don't forget to check out the thrilling theatre district and innovative eateries.

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Houston, TX has a huge array of attractions to suit families, couples and visitors of all ages. Building on its heritage as a command centre for NASA’s space programme, holidays in Houston benefit from a range of attractions celebrating the city’s global importance.

Aside from its aeronautical heritage, Houston has a thriving theatre and fine arts scene, sporting culture and excellent family-focused tourist attractions.

Things to do in Houston

Space Centre Houston is the official visitors centre for Nasa’s Johnson Space Center and features an array of exhibits and memorabilia from the history of the US space programme. On-site tours include ‘Blast Off’, a multimedia sensory experience that simulates a shuttle launch, to the Nasa Tram Tour, which offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic mission control centre. Take a stroll through the historic Heights district, spend the day exploring the museums or visit the designer outlets on Washington Avenue.

When to go to Houston

In August, Houston enjoys summer high temperatures of 34.7°C, while in winter temperatures can fall to 6.2°C in January.  The city also hosts a huge number of popular festivals throughout the year.

• Martin Luther King Jr Grande Parade, 14 January
• Mardi Gras! Galveston, 10 February
• The Houston International Festival draws large crowds each April
• The Bayou City Art Festival 23 March
• World Fest: Houston International Film Festival, 13 April
• Texas Crawfish & Music Festival, 20 April
• Houston Dragon Boat Festival, 5 May
• Free Press Summer Fest, 2 June

Holiday highlights

• Space Center Houston, part of Nasa’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
• Downtown Aquarium
• Museum of Fine Arts
• Houston Zoo
• Museum of Natural Science
• Bayou Place
• Six Flags SplashTown water park
• The Sam Houston Race Park
• Houston Museum of Natural Science
• Kemah Boardwalk

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