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 OutdoorTheatre – Bing Map It
TIP: Grab your free tickets at the theatre box office from 10:30am – 1:00pm on the day of theconcert
Show: Saturday July 6th at 8:30 pm
Galleria Mall –Bing 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
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
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