Tried and true things to do in the 4th largest city in the US
  1. The Theater District
    The Wortham Center (ballet and opera), Jones Center for the Performing Arts (concerts and the symphony), the Hobby Center (Broadway touring shows and Theatre Under The Stars), and the Alley Theater (plays).
  2. The Museum District
    The Houston Museum of Fine Art, The Menil Collection, The Rothko Chapel, and The Museum of Natural History
  3. Hermann Park
    The Miller Outdoor Theatre and Houston Zoo
  4. Shopping
    Rice Village, Highland Village, River Oaks, and the Galleria
  5. Cinemas
    Sundance Cinema (indie films), Edwards Greenway (new releases), River Oaks Theatre (vintage cinematic charm), and Studio Movie Grill or Alamo Drafthouse (eat-in movie watching).
  6. Johnson Space Center
    Just a short drive toward Galveston, it's a great day trip for kids and families.