Traveler’s Tips for Houston

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So you’ve just touched down in Houston, Texas, snagged the cheapest parking with On Air Parking, and are now wondering, what do I do? Great news. We’ve got your back with some hits in Houston.

Attractions

Houston is chock-full of attractions, but here are just a few. This list is by no means exhaustive, but these are some good options for families, partners, or solo adventurers alike.

Battleship Texas

This is home to one of the last battleships to participate in both World War I and World War II, and became the first battleship memorial in 1948. This ship in particular was the most powerful weapon in the world. In 1916, it became the first battleship in the United States to mount anti-aircraft guns and the first to control gunfire with both directors and range-keepers, which are the analog forefathers of today’s computers. You can see if they are available for tours by visiting their website.

Bayou Wildlife Zoo

There are three ways to go through the Bayou Wildlife Zoo—on their guided tram ride, which lasts 30-40 minutes, and gives you the opportunity to see a variety of deer, antelopes, buffalo, camels, zebras, and other exotic animals. You’ll get an opportunity to feed the animals out of a bucket for an up-close adventure. You can also go to Addie Lou’s Barnyard, which allows you the opportunity to hang out with a wallaby, kangaroos, prairie dogs, foxes, sheep, llamas, pygmy goats, and even lemurs, along with your typical farm animals. Finally, you can visit the Big Red Barn, which lets you meet giraffes and bottle babies. Admission for children (2-11) is $15, adults (12-64) is $25, seniors (65+) is $22, and under-two is free. Military and first responders get a discount with valid ID or credentials for $22.

Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures

Big Rivers is an incredible water theme park, hosting attractions like their COLORado Racers, Sabine Scream, Pecos Plunge, Frio Falls, Rio GRAND River, Gator Splash, Storm Surge, Comal Crush, and more. It’s a great place for kids, adults, and solo travelers alike. Day tickets start at $39.99, and they sometimes host events so keep an eye out.

Parks & Museums

Not only does Houston have amazing attractions, they also have incredible parks.

Armand Bayou Nature Center

There are a variety of things to do at the Armand Bayou Nature Park, which is one of the largest urban wilderness preserves in the United States. It protects 2,500 acres of natural wetlands, forests, prairies, and marsh habitats. It’s home to more than 370 different species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, along with countless of native plants. Bookable adventures include kayak tours, rookery tours, bayou blacksmithing, firefly hikes, bat hikes, and even their kids EcoPrograms. Admission for three years and younger are free, while ages 4-12 enter for $5; ages 13-59 enter for $7; and ages 60+ enter for $5. College students, teachers, active-duty military members, and first responders enter for $5 with valid ID.

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

This national refuge is home to more than 320 species of birds, 95 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 130 different species of butterflies and dragonflies. It’s a gorgeous place to visit, and you can take an auto tour at Big Slough. There’s also the newly-opened Cannan Bend Recreation Area, which allows you to view wildlife on a freshwater lake along with being near a coastal forest. The best part is that admission is free.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Located on the campus of Texas A&M University, in College Station, the life and time of the nation’s 41st president is explored in depth at this museum. The primary exhibit traces the life of George H. W. Bush from the 1920’s through 1965, and concludes with a stunning presentation on Bush’s public life. Artifacts include items like a World War II Avenger Torpedo Bomber, as well as precise replicas of his Camp David and Air Force One offices. Admission is $9 for adults; $7 for seniors (62+); $7 for retired military with ID; $3 for college students; and $3 for youth (6-17).

Whether you’re exploring a past president, looking at breathtaking animals, or taking the plunge down a water park slide, On Air Parking has got you covered with the cheapest parking in Houston, starting at as low as $2.50/day. If you have questions or want to make a reservation, feel free to contact customer service via email at hello@noson.io, or reach us by phone Monday through Friday, 10am to 7pm ET, at 888-487-2754.