THE GALLERIA 5075 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77056; (713) 621-1907. The Southwest's premier shopping center. Set beneath spectacular glass atriums, this collection of more than 470 shops and restaurants features the best names in American and European retailers. Plus an ice skating rink and two hotels.
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE One Hermann Circle Dr., Houston, TX 77030; (713) 639-4600; (713) 639-4603 (Spanish). The Houston Museum of Natural Science houses a museum, Burke Baker Planetarium, IMAX Theater, Challenger Center, Strake Hall of Malacology and butterfly tropical rainforest. A satellite facility houses an observatory and a second Challenger Center. Visit Website
HOUSTON ZOO 1513 N. MacGregor, Houston, TX 77030; (713) 523-5888. Spend a day in the urban jungle — a world of adventure in the heart of Houston. Follow shady paths leading to leopards, jaguars, tigers and lions. Listen to exotic birds in the newly renovated Tropical Bird House and watch the primates at play. Visit Website
KEMAH BOARDWALK 701 4th, Kemah, TX 77565 - (281) 334-9880 Home to great restaurants like Joe's Crab Shack, The Flying Dutchman, Cadillac Authentic Mexican Restaurant, and Landry's Seafood House, The Crab House, Willie G's Seafood & Steakhouse, and The Aquarium, as well as Boardwalk Inn. Enjoy specialty shops, midway games and rides. I-45 South, exit NASA Rd. Visit Website
MOODY GARDENS One Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX 77551; (409) 744-4673, (800) 582-4673. Gardens, IMAX 3-D Theater, IMAX Ridefilm Theater, Discovery Museum, Rainforest Pyramid, Palm Beach play area. Open daily. Visit Website
PORT OF HOUSTON 7300 Clinton Dr., Gate 8, Houston, TX; (713) 670-2600. Get ready for an unforgettable tour of one of the world's busiest ports in the world aboard the Port of Houston Authority's public tour boat! The M/V Sam Houston offers free cruises along the Houston Ship Channel. Advance reservations are required, (713) 670-2416. Visit Website
RELIANT ASTRODOME 8400 Kirby Dr., Loop 610 S., Houston, TX 77054; (713) 799-9595.
TRADERS VILLAGE 7979 N. Eldridge Rd., Houston, TX 77041; (281) 890-5500. One of the top marketplaces on the Texas Gulf Coast! 600 merchants open Sat. and Sun. Free admission. Parking $2. Kiddie rides. Special events. Stroller rentals. Variety of foods and drinks. Visit Website
Zoological Parks & Exhibits
Sports Arenas - Sports Stadium, Ball Field, Arena, Dome, and Sports Museums
Cultural Centers, Arts Centers & Civic Centers - Arts Center
Attractions - Amusements & Theme Parks
TEXAS AVIATION HALL OF FAME Home of the Lone Star Flight Museum - 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, TX, Visit Website
JOHN P. MCGOVERN MUSEUM OF HEALTH & MEDICAL SCIENCE 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX, Visit Website
LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM 2002 Terminal Drive, Galveston, TX, 77554 Visit Website