Johnson Space CenterHouston, Texas, is probably most famous for its featured role in space travel movies as NASA’s Mission Control Center is based here inside the Johnson Space Center. However, there are hundreds more reasons to book your airfare to Houston, the 4th largest city in the United States. Come get a taste of southern rodeo, Americaís gulf coast, some Spanish history, and one of the most medically and technologically advanced cities in the country.

Science and Technology

One of the most visited places in Houston is Clear Lake, the site of NASAís Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Space Center Houston is open to tourists, offering educational exhibits and hands-on displays highlighting Mission Control’s long history of success and tragedy. Do not miss out on the tram tour through the actual Johnson Space Center facility. Clear Lake is also a popular recreation retreat for the city, positioned on a bay just off the coast of the Gulf, offering a variety of outdoor activities.

Houston is a Hotbed of Style, Sophistication and Soul

Houston is one of the most international cities in the United States, attracting tours of Broadway productions, major art exhibits, and consistently a stop on each major musicianís tours. Houstonís Theater District offers more theater space per capita than most major cities and even has permanent professional opera and ballet companies (only five other cities in the United States can make such a claim). The Museum District provides a centralized neighborhood for all of Houstonís major museums, including the Houston Zoo and the Museum of Health & Medical Science.

Houston is also a vibrant center for alternative art and culture. The streets of the city are filled with incredible motorized creations resembling spaceships, fantasy creatures and other extraordinary structures once a year during the Art Car Parade. Also, travel to Houston during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to catch the largest and longest running event of its kind. Major artists perform in concert and there are many arts and crafts vendors and activities for the entire family.

The major shipping Port of Houston adds incredible diversity to the massive metropolis as the sixth-largest port in the world. Experience the down south flavor of a Texas town against the backdrop of the major multiculturalism of a bustling urban center.

Geraldine Jensen

Publisher and Editor of Families Online Magazine. Our experts provide warm, loving, and generous advice for you, your family and children, no matter their age -- infants, school age, 'tweens, and teenagers. Features include:Parenting, Ages and Stages of Child Development, Child Support, Cooking, Health, Children's Books, Nutrition, Christian Parenting, Relationships, Green-living, Education and School

Ms. Jensen is a leading advocate for families and children and was the founder and president of ACES, The Association for Children for Enforcement of Support.
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