What to do in Houston... or in Texas

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  1. Cormier6083 macrumors regular

    Cormier6083

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    I was thinking about taking a vacation and one of my thoughts were to go to Houston. Thing is, I don't know what to do in Houston... or in Texas for that matter. For one, I would like to visit my very first Apple store. I just would like to do something in Texas. Any ideas?
     
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  3. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Houston is a huge piece of flat concrete with lots of traffic. With a good
    bankroll it can be fun if your a shopper.

    If not, go another 170 miles west to Austin. Hills, lakes, club scene, 2 Apple stores (go to new Domain store in North Austin-brand new and HUGE). Great running and cycling town. Lot different than Houston/Dallas.
     
  4. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know about Houston but in El Paso, Texas, there's nothing to do but eat, shoot, count cows....., that's it. I'm sure Houston has some kind of night life.

    Try this:

    www.houston.tx.us/stuff-to-do.html
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I lived in San Antonio for a while, so I'll share my knowladge.;)

    One word: festivals. There's usually some kind of celebration going on, in pretty much any city in the state. However, Houston isn't the best choice, it's not really a good place to visit. I reccomend Austin or San Antonio, maybe El Paso if you like...desert.
     
  6. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    Frankly, Houston sucks. The humidty will be nearly 100% and it will be DAMN hot.

    If you want to do Texas, San Antonio is a much more tourist friendly town, as is Austin.

    Dallas probably has the most variety, though....
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Houston has the Johnson Space Center...I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there a few months ago.

    I was actually visiting a friend in Austin on that trip, and that's a great town. Lots of outdoors stuff, great bars, etc. Has a lot of the benefits of a college town, but is big enough that it's not solely defined by that.

    We took a quick trip down to San Antonio, and I wasn't impressed. Didn't have much time to spend there though...pretty much just the Alamo/Riverwalk area. Much of the Riverwalk is a regular mall with a cesspool of water at ground level. The Alamo was pretty cool, but being surrounded by wax museums and Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not tourist traps takes a lot of the luster off of it.
     
  8. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Sit in an air conditioned location. Get in air conditioned car. Drive on massive highways to next air conditioned location. Repeat. ;)
     
  9. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I visit Houston about once or twice a year to go on a shopping binge. If you have the money to spend, The Galleria is a whole day of fun with more than just shopping. The Woodlands is also a nice area to visit.

    Other than that....we didn't do much else. Houston goes on forever and never seems to end as you drive away from it. It used to be a much more popular place to visit before Astro World closed down a few years ago.
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You forgot the soggy/sweat soaked dashes to go from one location to another.

    At least in Phoenix, the sweat tends to evaporate while you lie dying on the ground from the heat. ;)
     

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