Area Attractions

Houston’s Clear Lake and Galveston Bay serve as the playground for the metropolitan area. Located 4o miles southeast of downtown Houston, it is the home of the nation’s third largest collection of pleasure boats. Sailing, fishing, shelling on Galveston’s nearby beaches, as well as partying in the numerous restaurants and bars give the area a unique tourist atmosphere. In addition, The Kemah Boardwalk and Galveston Pleasure Pier provide fun and entertainment for people of all ages.

Space Center Houston and NASA’s Johnson Space Center anchor the north shore of Clear Lake. For over fifty years, our nation’s Manned Spaceflight program has been headquartered here. Numerous educational and technical exhibits entertained over 1.1MM visitors in 2016. Tours are available to view Mission Control, Rocket Park and a myriad of other exhibits which are “out of this world!”

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Kemah Boardwalk

The Kemah Boardwalk is open daily providing fun for everyone! Located just 20 miles from downtown Houston, the Kemah Boardwalk is home to fabulous waterfront restaurants, amusements, charming retail stores, festivals and seaside shows every day.

Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Avenue, Kemah, Texas 77565
877-AT-KEMAH ( 877-285-3624)
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Space Center Houston

The center features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program – all for one admission price. The experience is designed to engage adults and children alike.

Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, Texas, 77058
281-244-2100
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Houston attractions and nightlife

America's fourth-largest city is a cosmopolitan destination, filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife.

It's Island Time

Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country.

The Lone Star Flight Museum

The Lone Star Flight Museum is a 501(c)(3) aviation museum and STEM learning center with a mission to preserve, educate and inspire. The 130,000 square foot facility will house the Museum’s renowned flying collection of historic aircraft.

Battleship Texas

Commissioned in 1914 as the most powerful weapon in the world, the Battleship TEXAS is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation, and radar. She is the last surviving Dreadnought as well as the only battleship in existence today that fought in both World War I and World War II.

San Jacinto Battlefield

More than just a gateway to a great view, the Museum is your gateway to Texas culture! It was established not only to honor those who fought here in 1836, but also to re-visualize the history of Texas and the Spanish Southwest. It was created as a steward of history, and to promote friendship between Texas, Mexico, Spain, France and Latin America.