Houston and Galveston Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Houston and Galveston - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Art Car Museum

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If you can't visit Houston during the annual Art Car Parade (though do try to if you can), the next best thing is a visit to this funky...

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

This estate houses the MFAH's decorative arts collections and lets you step back in time to witness the elegant lifestyle of the first...

Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum

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Frescoes from a 13th-century votive chapel have been preserved in this jewel in the Menil complex, located one block from the Rothko...

City Hall

  • Government Building

Northwest of Tranquility Park, this 1939 modernist structure of Texas limestone was designed by Joseph Finger, Houston's premier architect...

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

  • Museum/Gallery

Housed in an aluminum-sheathed trapezoid, this non-collecting institution hosts traveling avant-garde art shows. Once recent exhibition...

Discovery Green

  • Park/Playground

Houston's newest park opened in April 2008, across from the George R. Brown Convention Center. The 12-acre greenspace features Wi-Fi...

George R. Brown Convention Center

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This massive convention center on the east side of downtown, one of the 10 largest in the nation, is named for Houston entrepreneur,...

Hermann Park

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There's plenty to see and do on this 545-acre oak-shaded urban oasis. Kids love riding the miniature train (just $2.25 a pop) that winds...

Historic Downtown Strand District

  • Neighborhood/Street

This shopping area is defined by the architecture of its 19th- and early-20th-century buildings, many of which survived the storm of...

Holocaust Museum Houston

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This memorial and education center to those who died and survived the "Final Solution" is housed in a stark, cylindrical edifice. Devastating...

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