Top Things to Do in Houston in a Weekend
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and Houston is no exception.
From sports, to museums, to the best rodeos in the world, Houston is sure to entertain anyone for a weekend.
Here’s how to have the best weekend trip to Houston.
Where to Stay
Hang your hat and lay your head to rest at the Moran Hotel.
This luxury hotel in the heart of Houston offers lavish accommodations as well as live-music cocktail bars, fitness centers, infinity pools and spa, and award-winning restaurants all within the same walls!
You don’t even have to leave your hotel!
Book your stay at the Hotel Icon, where significance is written into the name.
This iconic landmark of Houston is one of the most unique hotels in the country, offering guests notable amenities such as 360 degree rain showers!
Where to Eat
Start your morning strong with breakfast tacos at Liberty Taco, one of Houston’s most popular breakfast joints.
Spicy, salty, or sweet, Liberty Taco has the taco for you!
Superica has all the authentic Tex-Mex cuisine you could ever imagine.
This quirky restaurant harbors both a fun-loving environment, and an incredible blend of everyone’s favorite Texas-Mexican comfort food!
For a fine dining experience, head to Taste of Texas for a true Texan dinner.
Here, you’ll engorge yourself in Angus prime steak and pecan pie with vanilla ice cream!
Bonus, this renowned restaurant has a mini museum, within its walls: a collection of rare historical Texan documents and artifacts!
Things to Do
The city of Houston is over 600 square miles, but its size doesn’t mean activities are far and wide.
At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, walk amongst butterflies and discover dinosaurs.
There’s always something new to learn about, currently on exhibition is Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life.
One of Houston’s most visited attractions is the Galleria, a world-class shopping mall.
Each year, more than 30 million tourists visit the Galleria to shop high-end brands including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Valentino.
Plan to spend a couple hours shopping at this 400-store mall, and take a couple minutes to skate its full-sized, year round ice skating rink!
For a truly unique experience, take a tour of the Johnson Space Center, the hub of NASA’s human space-flight!
It’s the only place where visitors can play with moon rocks and look inside a real space shuttle.
The home of Mission Control’s tickets and tours are booked well in advance, so plan accordingly.
Written By: Abby Ebb (Travel Secrets VIPs Official Intern)