Johnson Space Center
Located on 1,620 acres, this attraction has great exhibits for space enthusiasts, including a zero-gravity simulator as well as a virtual rocket launch.
The Houston Zoo, which is home to 900 species, is regularly named as one of the top zoos in the country. Guided tours offer hands-on encounters with the animals.
This 130,000-square-foot entertainment complex is comprised of numerous bars, restaurants and theaters. Popular stops include the Hard Rock Café and Bayou Music Center.