Where To Start Planning Your Houston Trip
If you don’t know where to start your tour around Houston, TX, the best advice anyone can give you is to start at the Houston Visitor Information Center. Armed with an arsenal of information related to the best shopping centers, diners, unique boutiques, souvenir shops, hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, historic centers, museums and kid-friendly attractions, it will give your trip to Houston a pretty steady start! Don’t forget to grab some booklets, brochures, maps, and bookmark their website so that you can access them later on your mobile phone on the charter bus. It also has a great gift shop on site for tourists to purchase souvenirs for family and friends back home which is a great time-saving idea!
Dallas Visitors Center
1302 Dallas Street Houston Texas
There’s really no place like cosmopolitan Houston if you’re interested in the great outdoors, history, arts, and culture. While the city boasts of a conglomeration of kid-friendly hotspots and national theme parks, what really takes the cake are the unique events. While parents earnestly impart their knowledge about Houston’s historic blooming cotton-growing and manufacturing sector to their kids or teachers to their students, authentic Dallas cuisines are waiting to be devoured.
Visitors will also sample award-winning foodie-centric functions, music festivals, rodeos, and sporting events. The city was included in lists of ‘top cities’ in several publications and online review websites the past several years, and deservingly so. HotWire.com named it one of the most affordable U.S. vacation destinations for families, sports, and food enthusiasts. With just a few days’ visit, you’ll see why the Southern charm and International grace that the city exudes rubs off on visitors easily.
Year-Round Houston Events Sees Increased Footfall
The Houston St. Patrick’s Day event sees more than 90 floats march along with its traditional parade on a 2-mile route, seeing the participation of more than 1,500 participants. Those intending to stay throughout the parade are advised to get either an Uber (if traveling alone or a small group) or have a Houston charter bus at the ready for their group trips. It WILL save the day when timelines start to blur into each other. Just get the charter bus driver to get you around to the following address if you’re keen to catch the action.
Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Experience A Musical Explosion
Packed with culture, art, self-expression, and entertainment, each event held at Warehouse Live is always awe-inspiring. All year round, it hosts performances from up-and-coming groups, rock bands, duos, and DJs from all around the country. Part of the appeal of Warehouse Live is the fact that it appears a little scrappy – an understatement on the outside while packing a punch on the inside. With its laid-back atmosphere, standing room, excellent surround sound system, it sets the stage just right for all types of events, be it jazz, blues, rock or R&B. And if you set it up right, a party bus tailgate party sounds just about right!
The Studio at Warehouse Live
813 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003
Ride it On At The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo!
This is a particularly big eye-opener for those who have never been up-close-and-personal with farm animals, horses, bulls, and activities related to cows, sheep and horses. The event showcases some of Houston’s best livestock and entertainment in the form of concerts, great local cuisine, a carnival, pig races, and adventure-filled contests like a BBQ cook-off! Proudly Texans at its very core, there’s also 1.4 million square feet of modern, fully-wired meeting space and exhibit area for corporate and commercial use while the stadium is home ground to the Houston Texans. Renowned throughout the world as a one-of-a-kind event (one of the last few remaining ones in the world), the carnival features activities for people of all ages, making it a popular family affair.
1 NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX 77054
When Knowledge Moves Mountains
The Houston Children’s Museum continues to be a popular tourist attraction for kids and has been ranked exceptionally by publications like Child Magazine and Parents Magazine. It wows patrons with diverse exhibits, attentive staff, creative approaches to education and raked in the number one ranking as a children’s museum in Nickelodeon Parents’ Picks and Forbes Magazine. One of the 190 children-centric museums in the country, the attraction found its footing after receiving roaring support from the community who aimed to elevate early childhood development of the locals.
As seen on its schedule, anytime is a good time to learn about the universe, dig into questions about force, friction, maths, gravity, and speed through its regular exhibits. The attraction also features exhibits like The Challenge Court (obstacle course), Cum Yah Gullah (practices and art of the Gullah people), Coding Hangout, Maker Annex (children’s inventions and creative works), Cyberchase (making maths fun and engage in critical thinking), FlowWorks (the power of water) and How Does it Work? (a place to find answers to some of the most common science questions).
The Houston Children’s Museum
1500 Binz, Houston, Texas 77004
Reliving History Through The Royal Arts of Jodhpur India Exhibit
You don’t need a plane ticket to traverse the vast expanse of the Indian landscape or explore its cultural dynastic roots – all you need is a Houston charter bus to bring you to the Houston Museum of Art.
Royal treasures from India’s repository of art and ancient relics illustrating the history and legacy of India’s age-old Rathore dynasty will be making its way to the museum for an exhibition and its called ‘Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India’. The dynasty was around for more than 700 years and boasts of large collections of lavish artwork spanning centuries. Visitors will be treated to exhibits like intricately-designed furniture, arms, armor, textile, carpets, ceremonial regalia, jewelry, court tents, an aircraft and much, much more.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
An Existential Exhibit of Music and the Human Body
The Health Museum in downtown Houston will be housing the ‘BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body’ exhibit which is the latest one to come into town. Through interactive installations, you’ll learn the many different ways that music moves us on an everyday basis. Although there’s a general admission fee for adults, children age 3 to 12 gets in for free. In fact, if you have time to spare on a Thursday, it’s family day!
The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004
Each of the event and exhibit mentioned above have something important to impart. As you put the pedal to the metal to your tour around vast and expansive Houston, the fun, eclectic, culture-filled and inspirational will find its way into your heart. You will, invariably, fall in love with what local Houstonians have to offer.