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Houston Staycation Activities


As Texas' largest city, Houston offers plenty to see and do for visitors and residents alike. In fact, with a growing number of people choosing to spend their vacation at home enjoying a 'staycation,' local attractions and activities are at a premium. Luckily for Houstonians, the Bayou City offers plenty to keep them busy during their staycation.

1. See Where Texas Got Its Start

If you're looking for something to do in the Houston area, you can't pass up an opportunity to visit the San Jacinto Monument and San Jacinto Battleground - the very place where Texas gained its independence by virtue of Santa Anna surrendering to Sam Houston.

2. Shoot for the Stars

After playing an important role in the Space Race of the 1960s, Space Center Houston has become a popular tourist attraction. Even today, when it remains crucial to the NASA Space Program, Space Center Houston is better known as an entertaining and educational attraction that draws thousands of visitors annually.

3. Visit a Museum

As the nation's fourth largest city, Houston has a lot to offer. Among its many ammenities, Houston has some of the best museums in the United States.

4. See a Sporting Event

Every major sport and several minor ones have teams based in Houston. In addition, the Space City is home to the annual Houston Marathon and a wide variety of other professional and amateur athletic events.

5. Take a Day Trip

Although Houston has plenty to see and do inside the city itself, sometimes it is nice to "take a drive" and visit some of the sites in the outlying area. Luckily for Houston area tourists and residents alike, there are a great many attractions within a short drive of the Bayou City.
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