With dozens of museums, gardens and parks, an expansive theater district, five professional sports teams and the famous NASA Space Center, there are hundreds of activities to keep students busy between English classes in Houston, Texas. Below are 10 of our favorites.
1. Museum District
The Museum District is one of the most culturally rich centers in the nation, with nearly 20 cultural institutions, including the Museum of Natural Science, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Health Museum. Better yet, the LCI English school in Houston is conveniently located in this neighborhood, making it easy to visit an array of attractions after your English classes in Houston.
2. Space Center Houston
Tour the visitor center of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, the human spaceflight center for NASA. Practice vocabulary from your English classes in Houston as you tour the facilities, watch historical films and view space artifacts and hardware.
3. Professional Sports Game
Catch a Houston Dynamos Major League Soccer match at the new state-of-the-art, open-air BBVA Compass Stadium downtown. Or check out any one of the city’s five major league sports teams—soccer (men and women’s), basketball, football and baseball—at a local venue after your English classes in Houston.
4. Houston Theater District
Nine performing arts venues occupy the 17-block theater district in downtown Houston, along with movie theaters, plazas, a variety of restaurants and more! The area has more theater seats than any other district besides New York City, and offers famous Broadway plays and musicals, concerts, operas and other entertainment.
5. Port of Houston Boat Tour
Take a free boat tour through one of the nation’s busiest ports. It’s a fun way to see the city, learn more about the industry and cool off after your English classes in Houston!
6. Memorial Park and Houston Arboretum
Houston is home to one of the largest urban parks in the US. Memorial Park offers a golf course, a swimming pool, a variety of sports facilities, and jogging and cycling trails on over 1,400 acres of parkland in the heart of the city. So get active after your English classes in Houston—or keep learning with a tour of the Arboretum and Nature Center.
7. Houston Zoo
Visit the over 6,000 animals that call the Houston Zoo home, including chimpanzees, rhinos and Komodo dragons in the six-acre African Forest exhibit and over 180 species in the Reptile & Amphibian House.
8. Kemah Boardwalk
Take a quick 20-mile trip from your English classes in Houston to the charming Kemah Boardwalk. Ride a roller coaster, play carnival games, eat at a waterfront restaurant, cruise on a yacht or just stroll the 60-acre attraction and take in the view of the Gulf of Mexico.
9. Galveston Island
Just an hour’s drive away, Galveston Island is a great place to spend a weekend relaxing after your English classes in Houston. Enjoy the beaches, swim in the Gulf and visit a variety of attractions, restaurants and shops.
10. Moody Gardens, Galveston
With offerings from aquarium and rainforest exhibits to 3D and 4D theaters, from a ropes course and zipline to a white sand beach and water slides, Moody Gardens in Galveston is more than a theme park: it’s a life experience.