ADD TO LISTIf you're planning a trip to the United States, you should really consider making your way to Houston as it is one of the United States's top travel destinations. Houston offers some world-class shopping, parks, and museums, and some must-see attractions including the Nasa, Houston Zoo, and Museum of Natural Science. Take some time to explore this Houston travel guide and check out all the interesting stuff to see and do there.
Travel Tips from people who've been to Houston
What can I say about my hometown? Hmm, well to start off, Houston is probably 1 of the worst travel spots one could possibly imagine. Sure, NASA is nearby but to be honest, it is a waste of time and will only hurt your feet. There is not much to do in Houston besides eat. This factors into why we're one of the fattest cities in the whole entire galaxy. Yep, nothing here but humidity, heat, endless chains of restaurants, and streets littered with ugly ugly people and their children who are products of a public school system that tragically fails at producing intellectuals. And naturally, this is where my family decided to settle. I'm not bias, these opinions have been reiterated to me by friends and family that have come to visit only to never come visit again. We literally have nothing to do here. Don't even bother with going to the nearby beach in Galveston. God bless you if you have the guts to swim in the waves of waste known as The Gulf of Mexico. Seaweed and dead jellyfish line the beaches while a wind of sewage smell blows in spontaneously from all directions. Houston is definitely more of a working town than a tourist spot. The houses here are cheap and the weather is unpredictable. Our winters are hot and are summers are completely spent inside. Some pros about living in Houston are cheap housing and that our hordes of mosquitoes are malaria-less (although there was an uprising of the West Nile virus a couple years back). If you want to have that genuine "Texas" feel, don't go to Houston. Most of our population consists of wannabe entrepreneurs that couldn't make it in a legitimate big city and settled for "the bayou city." Oh yeah, I also find it funny that we boast the nickname, "the bayou city," as if it sounded any better than "city of the sewers." Anyways, I think you readers get the point. My advice about traveling to Houston is to travel to Dallas instead.
When I first traveled through Houston, first place I visited was a park called Six Flags. I thoroughly enjoyed the rides with almost no waiting between each, however at the time of the 20 or so rides, several were out of commission, bummer. I would rate it average for that, but don't fret, that's only half the park. The other half is actually a waterpark, if it weren't for not taking along some towels/swim trunks, I would've taken to that side after the first!
Bring lots of CHANGE. If you've never driven in Houston, and aren't used to driving in cities with a population greater than a million...find out where you need to go BEFORE you start driving. If you have OnStar, you're set, but you'll still need a pocket full of quarters to get through all the tollways. You'll probably go through 5 tolls jus to go 10 miles. Ouch.
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