Your Fun and Adventure Have 'lift Off' When on a Private Tour of Houston
Your fun and adventure have ‘Lift Off’ when you go on a private tour of Houston, Texas. Probably most famous for the Space Centre and NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex.
Houston has so much more; it is alive with energy and rich in diversity. With first class attractions, beautiful surrounding and a city full of optimism and spirit, it is easy to understand why Houston is a very popular destination to visit.
Buffalo Bayou Park is one of Houston's natural gems that runs through the city. This little piece of paradise is a great place to relax or do activities without leaving the city limits. Hang around until sunset and you get to see some 250,000 bats emerge from Waugh Drive Bridge.
Every February or March the biggest annual event to take place is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. For nineteen days the whole city gets involved with activities for all the family. Thrilling carnival rides and exciting rodeo events are the top attractions.
Top 10 Things to Do in Houston
Take an Awe-inspiring Guided Tour to the Houston Space Centre
After you have been on your awe-inspiring guided tour of the Houston Space Centre or visited the many museums and art galleries, you need a bit of rest and relaxation.
To some, that is shopping and there are excellent streets and malls full of great boutiques and stores. If you love anything vintage, then you have to go to 19th Street in The Heights where you will find plenty of varied vintage shops to browse around.
No matter what time of the day, Houston’s cuisine is one of its highlights. There are many cultural specialities that include traditional southern dishes, Latin American, Asian and Mexican.
Travel Tips for Houston
One of the best times to visit is February and March which has comfortable weather especially for going on sightseeing tours but also because the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are on. June to August is not a time you really want to be there, not just because the temperatures are averaging over 30 degrees Celsius but because of the violent thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds that can happen. October and November are good times too.
Houston is cheaper than most other city’s in Texas for most things and more expensive for others. To get a 3-course meal with wine in an excellent restaurant, it will cost around $75 for 2. To go to the movie it costs $11. Pub grub for two, any time of the day is around $40. Accommodation varies in price depending on the grade hotel, motel, B&B or hostel you want to stay in. To get around the city it costs a basic tariff of $18 for the first 8 km by taxi.
It is advisable to do research about the destination you are going to and check the weather forecast especially if you are travelling during June and October when it’s Hurricane season. Book any private tours or sightseeing tours before arriving, that way you will have a schedule to follow. Never walk alone at night in areas of the city that you do not know. Never carry more cash than is necessary on your person as there are pickpockets.
The climate in Houston has been classified as humid subtropical. The hottest month of the year is normally August with temperatures reaching over 30 degrees Celsius. January is usually the coldest month and has temperatures as low as 11 degrees Celsius. July tends to be the month with the most rain although it does rain a little at some stage every month and hurricane season is anytime from June to October.