If you’re planning to move to Texas, you’re probably too busy thinking about logistics to wonder what it will be like when you finally arrive. From scouting out the best Houston real estate to telling everyone at work that you’re leaving, it’s no surprise that many people find moving home stressful. However, when you’ve finally locked in on your new home and have finished unpacking, you’ll want to get out and about.
This blog covers some of the top sights that you need to make it your mission to see so you can brag to all your family and friends.
The Museum District
If you love arts and culture, the Museum District is a must-see. It’s perfect at all times of year, rain or shine, and is suitable for all ages. You can pick and choose between different types of museums depending on your interests. For example, couples with kids may want to stop by the Children’s Museum of Houston while cultured painting enthusiasts might prefer the Museum of Fine Arts. Of course, Houston Zoo is a favorite amongst all groups of people while the Houston Center for Photography might be more of an acquired taste.
Catch the Game
There is no shortage of sporting events in Houston, so make sure you stop by a stadium shortly after you get settled. Whether you like soccer, basketball, baseball, or football, there will definitely be a game for you to sink your teeth into. If you’re looking to meet new people once you’ve moved in, sports could be a great way to do this, especially if you’re happy to head on to a bar once the match is over. See if there are any online communities where you can meet sports fans and head to a game together.
Houston Space Centre
Home to NASA’s official visitor center, the Houston Space Center is a must-see for all new residents in the city. You’ll be able to take in a replica of a space shuttle and even see inside. You can also see a replica of America’s very first space station and hold a rock that’s come from the moon in your hands. Sometimes the space center has meet and greets with astronauts, so make sure you check the schedule before you go. If you’d like to see ISS Mission Control and the Buoyancy Lab, book a special Level 9 tour and have yourself an unforgettable experience.
Gerald D. Hines Waterwall
This manmade waterfall is a sight to behold. While it might not sound like something you need to see, it really is very powerful and you may even catch some droplets if you stand too close. When the weather is very windy, it’s easy to get soaked under the spray.
Buffalo Bayou Park
For a little bit of peace and tranquillity, stop by Buffalo Bayou Park. This oasis of green offers a picnic area, a playground, and even a skateboarding park. During the summer months, you can even partake in paddle boarding or kayaking. If you like cycling, there’s a brilliant path that runs all around the park that’s perfect for taking out your bike.