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Tourist Information

Houston is full of parks, art galleries, farmers markets and museums and offers world-class performing arts, shopping and other attractions.  Here are a few links to help you plan some fun into your visit.

my Houston

The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau is an official arm of the city of Houston and Harris County which provides visitors with a wealth of information about Houston and its highlights

See the Calendar of Events for festivals, sporting events, museum exhibits and more coinciding with your stay.  If you’re on a budget, investigate the “Two Dollars or Less” page. 

Houston City Pass

Houston CityPass is a carefully selected collection of Houston’s most popular, most famous attractions, priced at 40% less than the cost of tickets purchased separately.  Plan an action-packed weekend -- or take up to nine leisurely days -- to explore Houston’s shops, restaurants, and neighborhoods.

Houston Greeters

Houston Greeters are local volunteers who act as hosts for two- to four-hour visits to the destination or for the activity of your choice – for free! (*almost – if there is a cost associated with your visit – museum admission, ballpark admission, etc. – you will only pay that fee for yourself – not the Greeter.) Whether you want to learn more about the museums, attend an Astros game, experience nightlife or take a neighborhood stroll, we have a host for you.

Houston Museum District

The Houston Museum District boasts 18 museums within a 1.5 mile radius of the Mecom Fountain (which is just 1.5 miles from the Texas Medical Center). It is a destination for artistic, scientific and educational discovery.

Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is the official visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  It is a place where you can experience space -- from its dramatic history and exciting present to its compelling future.  Behind-the-scenes tours of Johnson Space Center feature a variety of facilities, such as the Historic Mission Control Center, the current Mission Control Center, the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility and the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.  You may even catch a glimpse of astronauts training for upcoming missions!