Things to do in Houston

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You could spend an entire vacation absorbing the world class art here—top cultural stops include the Menil Collection (Renzo Piano’s first U.S. build... Read More

You could spend an entire vacation absorbing the world class art here—top cultural stops include the Menil Collection (Renzo Piano’s first U.S. building is part of a sprawling compound in the heart of a residential neighborhood), the Museum of Fine Arts and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Beyond gallery walls, public art peppers parks like Discovery Green, and near Rice University at the awe-inspiring Skyspace, a free light installation by James Turrell.

Memorial Park and Hermann Park offer outdoor escapes in the heart of the city: boat rides, golf, kids’ attractions, tranquil gardens and al fresco dining. No matter what drew you to the city for your trip, rest assured you won’t run out of things to do in Houston while you’re here.

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  • CityCentre Mall in Houston Courtesy of CityCentre Houston
    CITYCENTRE

    Centered around a large green plaza where children run and couples stroll hand-in-hand, this is one of those multi-use outdoor retail districts that has... Read More

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    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

    CAMH is an innovative, world-class institution founded to document the role of art in modern life. Since 1972 its been housed in an ... Read More

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    Rothko Chapel

    Part of the Menil Collection, the seminal Rothko Chapel, a masterpiece of religious modern art, represents the culmination of collaboration between... Read More

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    The Galleria

    The fourth largest mall in the country, the label mecca covers 2.4 million square feet, boasting luxury brands including Prada, Neiman Marcus, Saks... Read More

  • The James Turrell Skyspace Museum in Houston Courtesy of Rice University Public Art
    The James Turrell Skyspace

    No, a UFO hasn't landed on Houston's Rice University campus—it's the latest Skyspace from artist James Turrell. Named the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial... Read More

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    The Menil Collection

    The internationally renowned Menil Collection is perhaps the city's ultimate hidden jewel, with a main building that's tucked away on a residential cul... Read More

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    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Built in 1958 and extended in 1974, Mies van der Rohe's glass-and-steel pavilion, a renowned example of the International Style pioneered by the... Read More

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