What to See and Do with 24 hours in Houston

If you are stuck with on a long layover in Houston, don’t stress. There is actually plenty of great things to see and do as well as plenty of great hotel options. With that in mind, here are our picks on what to see and do with 24 hours in Houston. 

In the morning – visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston may be “Space City,” however if you love to learn about dinosaurs, gemstones, ancient Egypt you should head to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This museum plays host to a wide range of exhibits and is well worth a visit. At the time of writing, adult tickets cost $25. This gets you to access to America’s largest dinosaur hall!

After Lunch – Stroll along the Buffalo Bayou

If you would like to walk off your lunch head to the Buffalo Bayou. You can take a boat tour or hire a bike and make your way around the Bayou. Formed 18,000 years ago, the Bayou is very picturesque so make sure you take your camera with you.

Mid-afternoon – See the Beer Can House

For something truly unique on your 24 hours in Houston, check out the Beer Can House. This folk-art piece is a must-visit if you’re a lover of beer or all-things random. The house is covered with flattened beer cans and decorated with marbles. Tours are available and it is located at 222 Malone St.

Late Afternoon – Visit the Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts is home to some wonderful impressionist art. It is one of the largest museums in North America and features more than 60,000 pieces from around the world. In all, the art spans over 6,000 years of history!

Evening – Enjoy a Stage Show

When thinking about seeing a show, New York or London comes to mind. Houston, not so much. Turns out, Houston has a vibrant theatre scene and offers a great activity for those spending 24 hours in Houston. The Stages Repertory Theater at 800 Rosine St often shows Broadway hits and other favourites. 

What if I have Less Than 24 Hours in Houston?

If you have less than 24 hours in Houston adjust accordingly! It’s still possible to see and do much on the things on this list thanks to the George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport’s location. It is just 22 minutes by car away from downtown!


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