Home to a smattering of cultural influences, Houston is a massive city with loads of personality. Whether you’re browsing the market in Chinatown, finding inner peace at the magnificent BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, or feeding your inner carnivore with piles of local barbecue and brisket, Houston’s diversity has something to please everyone. Even the most adventurous urban explorers can have a field day in this city, due to the mind-blowing tunnel system that links 95 full city blocks just 20 feet below the streets.

One of the biggest attractions of Houston is NASA’s Johnson Space Center, home to the famous Mission Control Center and loads of fascinating exhibits about America’s exploration of space. A short drive down I-45 will bring you to the city of Galveston, where you’ll find the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, packed with rides, carnival games, shops, seafood restaurants, and boardwalks offering great views of the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston is also home to Moody Gardens, known for its three giant glass pyramids containing fascinating wildlife exhibits (Aquarium, Rainforest, and Discovery).

Hangouts

49 have used hangouts this week

Photo of P
Paul wanted to 🍕🌯🍔🌮🥙🥗 about 2 hours ago
Photo of J
Jared wanted to ear about 21 hours ago
Photo of M
Maxwell wanted to explore the area 11 minutes ago

Events

  • Thu, Dec 23 at 10:00 AM CST
  • Kai Zhou's Photo

Join

  • Sat, Dec 25 at 2:00 PM CST
  • Shauntel Cooley's Photo

Join

Unlock favorites

Discover member-submitted recommendations on the best activities, dining, and nightlife in Houston and all over the world.

Verify My Account

Verified members get beta access

Discussions

Start a Conversation
There are no discussions about this area.

Advice Q&A

Ask Locals a Question