Some may be asking, why Houston? Simple, Houston is an incredible city with so much to offer! In fact, Forbes named Houston the “coolest city” in America in 2012, and the NY Times listed Houston as one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2013, so we compiled a list of amazing activities, attractions and things to see while you’re in Houston for WPC! The cities vast array of restaurants, nightlife, theatre, shopping, museums and parks leave its visitors endlessly entertained. See our list of a select few of Houston’s top attractions. Full the full list, go here (“Must see Houston” doc & Houston Top-10).

 

Food and Drink

Saint Arnold Brewery – Texas’ oldest craft brewery – Bing Map It  

Admission: $8.00 – includes souvenir glass

Tours: Mondays – Fridays 3:00pm, Saturdays 11:00am – 2:00pm

Beaver’s – Included on Food and Wine’s best steaks in the U.S.– Bing Map It  

Tip: Order a Beaver Mary to go with your steak- voted Houston’s favourite Bloody Mary 3 years straight

Theatre and Concerts

Wicked – The Musical at Sarofim Hall – Bing Map It  

Shows: Wednesday July 10th at 7:30pm, Thursday July 11th at 7:30pm, Friday July 12th at 8:00pm

 An Evening with WAR - Miller Outdoor
Theatre – Bing Map It  

TIP: Grab your free tickets at the theatre box office from 10:30am – 1:00pm on the day of the
concert

Show: Saturday July 6th at 8:30 pm

Shopping

Galleria MallBing Map It  

Tip: Make sure to check out the Polar Ice Rink inside the mall –open seven days a week

Trader’s Village– largest market on the Texas Gulf Coast - 34.4km from the downtown core –Bing Map It  

Tip: Saturday July 6th-

Texas Music and Food Festival – Free

Museums

Space Center Houston – 43.6km from downtown core – Bing Map It  

Tip: Purchase general admission tickets online for $11.45 (vs. 22.95 at the gate)

Or purchase Level 9 Tour tickets online for $89.95, only 12 visitors are admitted per day. Includes: lunch in the Astronaut Cafeteria, Space Vehicle Mock-Up facility, New Mission Control Center, Historic Mission Control Center, and Neutral Buoyancy Lab

Hours: Open Daily 9:00am to 7:00pm

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston– America’s 6th largest art museum – Bing Map It  

Tip: Admission is free on Thursdays

Don’t Miss the Special Exhibit: Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop – June 2nd to August 25th Gallery Talk/ Tour – Thursday July 11th at 6:00pm to 6:45pm                                

Parks

Hermann’s Park - Recently named the "Best Place to People Watch" by the Houston Press – Bing Map It  

Tip: Inside the park visitors can find the Hermann Park Golf course, the Miller Outdoor Theatre, the Houston Zoo, the Japanese Garden, McGovern Lake with its paddle boats and much more.

Memorial Park – The Park’s natural features, size, and location make it unique among urban parks and the 600-acre

Tip: Memorial Park Golf Course is one of the top rated golf courses in the country. The park originated as Camp Logan, a WWII training camp, and was later converted to a public park after it was purchased from the Hogg family in 1925. 

 

See you in Houston!

WPC Canada Team