Your Visit to Houston TX

Hi friend,

I wanted to share a few suggestions with you incase you are visiting soon and are not sure where to start. I included some of my favorite restaurants, attractions, model homes to visit and even open houses! I hope you find this list helpful during your stay, especially if it is your first visit.

If you are interested in what we recommend in other nearby cities, check out our First Visit category

Places To Experience in Houston

Space Center Houston - This is a huge complex, where you can walk through the replica of Independence and the enormous carrier aircraft it's mounted on. The visitor center includes replicas of America's first space station and moon rock. Astronauts can be met at noon Fridays in a separate building from the main complex. A tram tour of Johnson Space Center takes you to Rocket Park to see actual rockets on display.

Houston's Museum District - The Museum District is one of Houston's greatest cultural attractions, with 19 museums in the area. Eleven of these are free to the public. Highlights include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Also in this area is lovely Hermann Park, with its Houston Zoo and Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Museum of Natural Science - The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the most popular museums in town. Fun for all ages, it covers a wide range of topics and is sure to please everyone in your group. Be sure to swing by the Hall of Paleontology during your visit to see several complete dinosaur skeletons. For something that's still alive, tour the Cockrell Butterfly Conservatory, where nearly 1,500 butterflies flutter around in humid air.

Houston Zoo - The Houston Zoo sits on 55 acres in Hermann Park and is home to more than 6,000 animals. The zoo has an education center and children's zoo. Some of the highlights include feeding the giraffes, seeing marine life up close in the aquarium, and watching sea lions and otters frolicking about.

Museum of Fine Arts -  The museum, boast more than 63,000 pieces in its collection, is housed in two structures: the Audrey Jones Beck building and the Caroline Wiess Law Building, both connected by the unique Wilson Tunnel. The museum's focus is French and Italian impressionist paintings, fine sculptures, and European and American decorative arts.

Houston Children's Museum - The Houston Children's Museum is one of the amazing places to visit in Houston for people with young kid. Inside the colorful, noisy museum, kids can run wild and have a fun time getting busy with all the hands-on and interactive displays.

Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park - The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is a lovely Houston park that features an impressive sculptural fountain, with sheets of water cascading down concrete walls and sculptures. The structure's semi-circular shape towers 64 feet above you, with a large arch and 46,500 square feet of water. This 2.77-acre park, covered with dozens of live oaks, is located in Uptown Houston.

Art Car Museum - The Art Car Museum, which opened in 1998, has attracted Houston residents since it first opened. The cars and exhibits change regularly, so you'll never quite know what you will see.

Galveston - The beautiful beaches of Galveston are less than an hour away from Houston. If you're looking for a quick break from the city, head out to Galveston to enjoy the beach and a seaside restaurant. Miles of endless beach and shallow, turquoise water stretch along the ocean front.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - I If you're new to an event of this kind, you'll be pleasantly surprised by all there is to do. On the grounds are carnival rides, games, and food stands, and tons of entertainment to keep you busy all day long. At night, some of today's biggest names in music will be performing on stage!

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir - The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Houston is a sight to behold. It's the largest temple in Texas and so eye-catching you'll want to take a little visit.

Parks to Visit in Houston

Buffalo Bayou Park - This is a 160-acre green space running through the city. The park has extensive walking and biking trails, as well as a dog park, sculptures and plenty of shady areas for relaxation.

Hermann Park - Hoston’s Hermann Park offers lots of opportunities for recreation—from the gorgeous Japanese Garden, Miller Outdoor Theatre and the totally cute Hermann Park Railroad.

San Jacinto Park -  There are a lot of great things to do at San Jacinto Park. You can take a stroll through the grounds and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Not only that, but there’s history in this park too! The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site is right here, which has a museum and monument to visit.

Evelyn’s Park - This 5-acre park hosts food trucks and farmers markets, plus yoga classes, concerts, and other fun events.

Buffalo Bend Nature Park - Built in 2016 from the remains of a tall, grassy hill, this 10-acre park features reconstructed wetlands that mimic the original landscape of the area, pre-industry. It offers visitors a totally different view of Buffalo Bayou.

Sam Houston Park - This park is the first in the city and is located just steps away from City Hall. The 19.7 acres contain 10 historic buildings that have been restored.

Tranquility Park - This Park, located at Walker and Rusk Streets, is a great place to get away from the noise of downtown. It offers walkways, pools, and cylindrical water fountains.

Market Square Park - The park originally served as the city’s original town center, but now it provides entertainment and relaxation, plus a dog park and a food and beverage kiosk.

Cullen Park - This is a 9,300-acre park with a ball field complex, multiple picnic areas, hike and bike trails, an archery range and a water playground.

Memorial Park - This 1,400 acre urban park offers walking and running trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball and tennis courts as well as multiple ball fields and a major golf course.

Lake Houston Wilderness Park - The park has 4,786 acres of wooded land and 30 miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as kayaking on tree-lined creeks and horseback riding on equestrian trails.

Keith-Wiess Park - This 500-acre park offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities, including baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, and picnic shelters in a wooded setting with detention ponds to prevent flooding.

Restaurants in Houston

Flora - This is an attractive, casual restaurant that has a variety of Mexican flavors with a Houston flair. Here, you'll find delicious tacos, charred octopus and chorizo, a sirenly yellowtail ceviche negro made with squid ink, and their version of tender fajitas, plus the best margarita in the city.

Squable - The atmosphere is casual and cozy at Squable, a popular neighborhood restaurant that serves casual European fare with American influences. Dishes range from small plates to large; consider the bolognese lasagna with pickled collards, or the restaurant's famed French cheeseburger, which is smothered in raclette cheese.

Feges BBQ - They offer a wide variety menu which includes boudin, brisket, and pulled pork. What sets them apart from other barbecue restaurants is that they offer dishes beyond the usual barbecue staples.

Truth BBQ - There’s nothing quite like Truth BBQ, which has been billed as one of the top barbecue spots in the state and has a pitmaster from Brenham who smokes meat with a backyard flair. The restaurant also serves up an array of side dishes, including trays full of meat and bread.

Xin Chao - This is a restaurant that combines Texas and Gulf Coast cuisines with Asian influences. The menu includes smoked beef rib flat rice noodles and lemongrass-buttermilk fried chicken served over pandan rice, pickled cucumber and hot satay honey.

Bludorn Restaurant - At this restaurant they serve dishes that are influenced by the freshest seasonal ingredients and flavors from around the world. For starters, order the charred octopus or a Tarte flambee. They also have a flavorful seafood tower that is to-die-for!

The Original Ninfa's on Navigation - This popular Tex-Mex restaurant has earned fame for inventing fajitas. Make a meal of its signature dish, plus queso flameado and mango-habanero margaritas to get an authentic Houston taste.

Aiko - Try some of the restaurant's tasty bites, like the trumpet mushroom, foie gras, engawa, or smoked sawara (Spanish mackerel) nigiri.

Uchiko - They offer tasty dishes such as Hama chili, crispy karaage (Japanese fried chicken), high-quality sushi, and refreshing sunomono. Their gyutoro maki is made with wagyu short rib that's been cooked for 72 hours.

Check out this blog post - Things To Do | Link.

Neighborhoods to Check Out in the Houston Suburbs

Benders Landing Estates, Spring, Texas

  • Price Range: $800,000 – $2,000,000
  • Large Lots, Walking Trails, Parks, Large Lakes with Fishing and Canoe/Paddle boat access, Pool, Splash pad, Playground, Baseball Field, Soccer Field, Basketball Court, and a Banquet Room.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Falls at Imperial Oaks, Spring, Texas

  • Price Range: $350,000 – $650,000
  • Recreation Center with Beach Entry Pool, Splash Pads, Outdoor Patio, Pavilion, Grilling Areas, Fitness Center, Park with Trails, Sports Fields, and a Dog Park.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Imperial Oaks, Spring, Texas

  • Price Range: $264,000 – $570,000
  • Clubroom, Pool, Splash Pads, Tennis Courts, Covered Patio, Pavilion, Sports Fields, Playgrounds and Parks.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Jordan Ranch, Fulshear, Texas

  • Price Range: $350,000 – $900,000
  • Walking Trails, Playgrounds, Resort-Style Pool, Fitness Center, Tennis Courts, Lazy River, Sunset Farm, & Sport Fields
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Grand Central Park, Conroe, Texas

  • Price Range: $386,000 – $700,000
  • Resort-Style Pool, Dog Park, Lakes & Fishing, Trails & Pathways, Parks & Playgrounds, Fitness Center, Event Lawn, & a Huge Covered Pavilion.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Graystone Hills, Conroe, Texas

  • Price Range: $300,000 – $800,000
  • Resort-Style Pool, Greenbelt Trails, Community Parks, Recreation Center, & a Nature Preserve.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Coles Crossing, Cypress, Texas

  • Price Range: $300,000 – $950,000
  • Resort Style Pool, Picnic Area, Parks, Trails, Playgrounds, Tennis Court, Volleyball Court, Fitness Center, & Sports Practice Field.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Cypress Creek Lakes, Cypress, Texas

  • Price Range: $250,000 – $850,000
  • Resort-Style Pool, Ponds, Trails for Walking and Biking, & Picnic Tables.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Fairfield, Cypress, Texas

  • Price Range: $42,000 – $245,000
  • Greenbelt Trails, Lakes, Parks, 5 different Pools, Athletic Club – Gymnasium, Competition Sized Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, & Soccer and Ball-Fields.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Towne Lake, Cypress, Texas

  • Price Range: $300,000 – $1,200,000
  • Boat Docks and Marina on The Lake, Fishing Holes, Fitness Center, Parks and Trails, Boardwalk & Waterpark.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

West Ranch, Friendswood, Texas

  • Price Range: $500,000 – $900,000
  • Recreation Center, Park Space, Pool, Fishing, and Trails.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Cross Creek Ranch, Fulshear, Texas

  • Price Range: $423,000 – $1,065,000
  • Water Parks and Pools, Fitness Center, Tennis Courts, Dog Park, Sports Fields, and Hiking and Biking Trails.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

The Groves, Humble, Texas

  • Price Range: $330,000 – $900,000
  • Fire Pit, Fitness Center, Playground, Yard Games, Splash Pad, Resort-Style Pool, Baseball and Soccer Fields, Picnic Benches, Trails, Observation Deck, and a Sprawling Lawn.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Cinco Ranch, Katy, Texas

  • Price Range: $260,000 – $1,525,000
  • Pools, Waterparks, Sandy Beach, Parks, Tennis Courts, Clubhouses, Trails and Lakes
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Elyson, Katy, Texas

  • Price Range: $330,000 – $900,000
  • Pool, Splash Pad, Playground, Tennis Courts, Fitness Center, Cafe, Event Lawn, Game Room, and Soccer Field
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Tamarron, Fulshear, Texas

  • Price Range: $290,000 – $650,000
  • Club House, Fitness Center, Park, Pool, Walking Trails, Resort-Style Pool, Lap Pool, Splash Pad, Playground, Soccer Fields, Lakes, and Lounge Areas.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Woodforest, Montgomery, Texas

  • Price Range: $350,000 – $2,950,000
  • Resort-Style Pools, Waterparks, Splash Pads, Tennis Court, Basketball Court, Soccer Fields, Golf Club, Parks, Playgrounds, Trails, Plaza and Picnic Area.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Aliana, Richmond, Texas

  • Price Range: $385,000 – $950,000
  • Covered Patio, Fitness Center, Outdoor Gaming Area, Park, Party Rooms, Swim Center, Tennis Courts, and Trails.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Memorial Northwest, Spring, Texas

  • Price Range: $265,000 – $900,000
  • Resort-Style Pool, Fitness Center, Tennis Courts, Playgrounds, and Walking Paths.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Windrose, Spring, Texas

  • Price Range: $290,000 – $900,000
  • Pool, Tennis Courts, Volleyball Courts, Soccer Fields, Playgrounds, Walking trails, Fishing Lake, and Parks.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Woodson’s Reserve, Spring, Texas

  • Price Range: $440,000 – $1,200,000
  • Clubhouse, Resort-Style Pool, Hiking and Biking Trails, Tennis Courts, Event Lawns, Lakes, Playgrounds, Dog Park, Fitness Center, and a Kids Nature Park.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

New Territory, Sugar Land, Texas

  • Price Range: $320,000 – $900,000
  • Gymnasium, Fitness Room, Locker Rooms, Meeting Roos, Pool with Cabana, Playground, Tennis Courts, Sports Fields, Dog Park, Playgrounds, Parks, and a Pavilion.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Riverstone, Sugar Land, Texas

  • Price Range: $280,000 – $897,000
  • Clubhouse, Parks and Trails, Resort-Style Pools with Waterpark, Fitness Center, Tennis Courts, Lakes with Fishing, and Playgrounds.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Alden Bridge, The Woodlands, Texas

  • Price Range: $300,000 +
  • Pavilion, Parks, Pool with Slides, Basketball Court, Soccer Field, Fishing, Tennis Court and Volleyball Court.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Cochrans Crossing, The Woodlands, Texas

  • Price Range: $300,000 +
  • Golf Course, Parks, Picnic Area, Playground, Basketball Court, Tennis Courts, Fishing Ponds, Jogging Track, Pool, Skatepark, and a Dog Park.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Creekside Park, The Woodlands, Texas

  • Price Range: $385,000 – $900,000
  • Playgrounds, Pool with Waterslides, Ponds, Fitness Center, and a Pavilion.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

The Woodlands Hills, Conroe & Willis, Texas

  • Price Range: $345,000 – $900,000
  • 17 Acre Park, Playgrounds, Spraygrounds, Dog Park, Tennis Court, Event Space, Event Lawn, Fitness Center, and a Resort Style Pool.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Woodtrace, Pinehurst & Tomball, Texas

  • Price Range: $300,000 – $800,000
  • Pool, Clubhouse, Greenbelt Trails, Natural Creek, Lake with Canoe/Kayak Launch, and a Fishing Dock.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link
  • Learn more about this neighborhood – Link

Most Popular New Construction Neighborhoods in the Houston TX

  1. Houston Heights | Homes for sale.
  2. Bridges On Lake Houston | Homes for sale.
  3. Houston Heights Annex | Homes for sale.
  4. Sam Houston Forest Estates | Homes for sale.
  5. Houston Harbor | Homes for sale.
  6. South Houston | Homes for sale.
  7. Houston Views | Homes for sale.

Seven Best “Bang for your Buck” Neighborhoods in Houston TX

On the edge of Houston:

Huntwick Forest | Homes for sale.
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Champions East and Champions South | Homes for sale.
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Hearthstone | Homes for sale.
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Lakes on Eldridge North | Homes for sale.

Barkers Landing | Homes for sale.

Inner Houston:

Bay Oaks & Bay Forest | Homes for sale.

Briargrove Park | Homes for sale.

Fleetwood | Homes for sale.

Riverside Terrace | Homes for sale.

Westhaven Estates | Homes for sale.

Woodlake Forest | Homes for sale.

Meyerland | Homes for sale.

Cottages at Spring Branch | Homes for sale.

Model Homes To Visit in Houston TX

Somerset Green | Homes For Sale
Address: 725 Somerset Commons Ln, Houston, TX 77055

Bayou Oaks at West Orem | Homes For Sale
Address: 2024 Groveland Glen Dr, Houston, TX 77051

Avondale On Main Street | Homes For Sale
Address: 3418 Ovids Orchard Dr, Houston, TX 77025

Riverstone Ranch | Homes For Sale
Address: 1919 Creekside Park Dr, Houston, TX 77089

Retreat at Westview Terrace | Homes For Sale
Address: 1704 Lindsey Ridge Dr, Houston, TX 77055

Cambridge Heights | Homes For Sale
Address: 2023 Cambridge Heights Pl, Houston, TX 77045

Kirby Landing | Homes For Sale
Address: 2024 Groveland Glen Dr, Houston, TX 77051

City Gate | Homes For Sale
Address: 2830 Bethnal Garden, Houston, TX 77047

Forbes Crossing | Homes For Sale
Address: 7232 Hobby Wind Ridge Dr, Houston, TX 77075

South Meadow Place | Homes For Sale
Address: 13431 Hawick Terrace Ln, Houston, TX 77048

More Houston Links

Other Houston TX Related Blog Posts – Houston TX Category
The Museums of Houston TX – Link.
My Five Favorite Day Trips from Houston TX – Link.
Comparing the Neighborhoods of Houston TX – Link.
What are the Districts in Downtown Houston TX – Link.
Best Schools in the Houston TX Suburbs – Link.
Food trucks to track down in Houston TX – Link.

Extras

I hope you have found this blog post super helpful. If there is anything else we can do for you, including helping you sell (or buy) a home, I would be honored to assist. I hope you have a great day/evening. Cheers, Jo & Co.

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We are so happy you found our little corner of the interwebs. We look forward to y'all reaching out to us. We love to answer questions and welcome them. Recently we created some local maps, and you can download those by clicking the image/link above. Below, you will find an index of some very helpful information to assist you in learning more about the Houston suburbs. If you are relocating to our neck of the woods, we hope you reach out to us, because we would love to help you by being your local realtor and friend. Thoughtfully written for you. Hugs, Jo.

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If you are looking to relocate to the Houston Area, we would love to meet you, and hear your story. Below you will find all of my contact information, as well as some homes for sale in the area. We truly look forward to hearing from you! P.S. Don't forget to check out our YouTube Channel!

If you are overwhelmed..

Now if you are feeling overwhelmed on where you should plant your roots, I would love to talk to you. You can schedule a call with me by click this link: http://byjoandco.com/call or just send us an email: [email protected]. There are some amazing communities all over the Houston suburbs. In this post, https://search.byjoandco.com/blog/best-neighborhoods-in-houston/, I deep dive into all the different suburbs/neighborhoods that you might want to consider, and why. There are many resources here, so please reach out if you are curious what to look at next! Thank you for trusting us.

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