Of all the places in America to visit, Texas is one of those wonderful destinations that never fails to surprise visitors. With such a varied landscape on offer and countless attractions to appease both children and adults, it warrants at least one holiday in your lifetime. Bring your children, bring friends, family members or even come alone to interact with the friendly locals. Whatever you do, make sure these locations are on your list of places to visit when you’re in Texas or if you’re touring different states.
If it’s military history you love, then you owe it to yourself to visit the USS Lexington. It’s an old but enormous aircraft carrier that has been transformed into a stunning naval aviation museum. With countless educational lectures and activities to take part in, you’d be surprised at just how much you can learn from a single trip to this majestic aircraft carrier. The prices are fairly low and you’ll get access to an incredible amount of activities including overnight campouts (perfect for the kids) and a virtual gaming session. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to see the USS Lexington up close and personal!
If it’s marine life that you love, then you’ll want to come visit Lake Jackson to see their incredible Sea Center. It showcases just how diverse the marine life in Texas really is and it houses the world’s largest redfish hatchery. There are plenty of attractions and exhibits to indulge yourself in and it’s also completely free to enter. For accommodation, look for local places such as Comfort Suites Lake Jackson to make it easy to travel to and from Sea Center. This will make it easier for you to spend more time at the Sea Center so you don’t need to feel rushed with last-minute plans.
Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science currently has 16 permanent exhibitions that are all spectacular. Whether you want to discover ancient Texan wildlife and see it up-close or let yourself loose in ancient Egyptian halls, there’s something for everyone. If you love science and discovering new things, then you owe it to yourself to visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science at least once when you’re in Texas. Look at their website for a list of all their exhibitions and event upcoming ones to help you plan your visit. You’ll want to make the most of your tours here, so come when there are exhibits that interest you to keep things fun and fresh.
A visit to Texas isn’t complete unless you take a trip to the Houston Space Center. It’s the perfect place for the kids to roam free and discover all there is to learn about space, and they’ll even be given the chance to dress up as an astronaut and take pictures. If you’re feeling adventurous, then there’s also a simulator that you and your group can experience. There are exhibits, tours and souvenirs to make this the complete package for anyone interested in space.