Here’s some fresh information to help you while you travel in Houston so that you can get around in the city, get your party on and get you geared up to have a funky good time in the nation’s 4th largest city.
Houston seems to grow by leaps and bounds in just a few years. It wasn’t that long ago when I returned home to Houston from college after having been away for over a year and was unable to get to my house without help. The city had changed drastically, familiar streets were replaced with new sections of an expressways.
When traveling, everyone likes to get a sense of the lifestyle, find some leisure activities and let their hair down. For this city that means trips to downtown, the museum district and local attractions. These are some of the key places we will help you how to find and throw in a few tips on some of the other fun things to do around them.
Houston Museum District
Located between downtown Houston and the world famous Texas Medical Center, the Museum District is home to over 17 museums. Each year they get together an hold whats called Museum Day. They throw open the doors at all of the museums to give visitors a chance to see some of the latest exhibits, improvements and installations.
The normal admission charged at most of them is reasonably priced and on Thursdays The Museum of Fine Arts and Children’s museum are free. Here's a few that are always free.
* Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
* Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
* Holocaust Museum Houston
* Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
* Houston Center for Photography
* The Jung Center of Houston
* Lawndale Art Center
* The Menil Collection
* Rice University Art Gallery
* Rothko Chapel
Getting To The Museum District & Parking Info
If you plan a morning visit you can usually find a spot close to your museum of choice. Other options are to pay to park your car in a lot near downtown and hitch a ride on the Metrorail train.
When you are traveling in Houston's Museum District the best parking are the lots located on Hermann Dr, Cambridge and Hermann Loop which runs past the Houston Botanical Garden Center and Hermann Park, a limited number of spaces are available on the street.
It can take a couple of trips circling around and around the area before you find a suitable parking spot in the museum district later in the day.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
This unique Houston attraction is where the beautiful works of art are fused into skillfully created handicraft. The center's eclectic exhibits are curated from the works of 21st Century artisans whose skills run the gambit from modern to neo-classical crafts.
In addition to viewing the exhibits on display visitors can engage in dialogues with artists-in-residence, busy their own hands by attending workshops where they can create their own craft objects and purchase select objects from the quaint gift shop in Asher Gallery.
Their hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM; Sunday 12 - 5 PM
Anyone whose traveled to other cities will agree that Houston has some of the top notch attractions in the nation. Most of them are within walking distance of two or more museums. There are plenty of action-packed things to keep you entertained in the museum district. Their staff works hard to present new innovate ways for people to experience art and show them it can be a funtastic multi-sensory experience.
Make sure any trip you make to the city includes a visit to them in your schedule. It's one way to turn a boring day into one that’s the bomb. You will discover why they are always mentioned as some of the best places to visit in Houston.