The Houston sightseeing map shows all tourist places and points of interest of Houston. This tourist attractions map of Houston will allow you to easily plan your visits of landmarks of Houston in Texas - USA. The Houston tourist map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
A record 22.3 million people visited Houston in 2018, up from 21.9 million the year before as its mentioned in Houston tourist map, according to new figures released by Houston First Corporation. The 22.3 million total includes both leisure and business travelers coming from elsewhere in the U.S. and from abroad. The tourism and hospitality industry employs roughly 88,000 workers in Houston and 140,000 across the metropolitan area, according to Houston First, the local government corporation that markets the region as a travel destination. A series of major upcoming events may help Houston get there. The city is hosting the World Petroleum Congress in December 2020, an international energy conference that will draw more than 10,000 delegates from at least 70 different nations and pump millions into the local economy.
Hospitality is the fifth largest industry in Houston and contributed approximately $513 million in tax revenue for the city in 2018 as you can see in Houston tourist map. “Tourism matters to the City of Houston,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “I believe our city can compete with any city around the world when it comes to business and leisure travel.” While the overall travel figure increased between 2017 and 2018, officials pointed out some traditionally strong visitor segments did not. Mexico, for example, has long been a strong feeder market for Houston leisure travel, but visitation from across the border dropped in 2018. Tourism leaders though say they are confident the city will reach its next big goal: 25 million visitors by 2020.
Fun in the Bayou City is easy to find. Houston downtown has been revitalized with numerous clubs, professional sports facilities and musical entertainment that has helped bring nightlife back to downtown. And that is in addition to the rest of the City attractions, shopping and restaurants to fit all budgets as its shown in Houston tourist map.
The Houston attractions map shows the main monuments, museums and parks of Houston. This tourist places map of Houston will allow you to easily plan your visits of tourist attractions of Houston in Texas - USA. The Houston attractions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Theater District is a 17-block area in the center of downtown Houston that is home to the Bayou Place entertainment complex, restaurants, movies, plazas, and parks. Bayou Place is a large multilevel building containing full-service restaurants, bars, live music, billiards and Sundance Cinema. The Houston Verizon Wireless Theater stages live concerts, stage plays, and stand-up comedy. Space Center Houston is the official visitors center of NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. The Space Center has many interactive exhibits including moon rocks, a shuttle simulator, and presentations about the history of NASA manned space flight program. Other tourist attractions include the Galleria (Texas largest shopping mall located in the Uptown District), Old Market Square, the Downtown Aquarium, and Sam Houston Race Park. SplashTown Waterpark Houston is a water park located north of Houston as you can see in Houston attractions map. Earth Quest Adventures is a theme park planned to open in 2013/2014.
Houston is home to 337 parks including Hermann Park, Terry Hershey Park, Lake Houston Park, Memorial Park, Tranquility Park, Sesquicentennial Park, Discovery Green, and Sam Houston Park. Within Hermann Park are the Houston Zoo and the Houston Museum of Natural Science as its shown in Houston attractions map. Sam Houston Park contains restored and reconstructed homes which were originally built between 1823 and 1905. There is a proposal to open the city first botanic garden at Herman Brown Park. Of the 10 most populous U.S. cities, Houston has the most total area of parks and green space, 56,405 acres (228 km2) The city also has over 200 additional green spaces—totaling over 19,600 acres (79 km2) that are managed by the city—including the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark is a public skatepark owned and operated by the city of Houston, and is one of the largest skateparks in Texas consisting of 30,000 (2,800 m2) square foot in-ground facility. The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park—located in the Uptown District of the city—serves as a popular tourist attraction, weddings, and various celebrations. A 2011 study by Walk Score ranked Houston the 23rd most walkable of the 50 largest cities in the United States.
If you are looking for culture, dining, shopping, unique attractions, and fun experiences, you will find no shortage of things to do in Houston. Houston is home to a wealth of activities and interesting sights. The city offers things to do for outdoors enthusiasts (Buffalo Bayou), families (the Houston zoo and children museum) and lovers of art (the unique Art Car Museum and superb Menil Collection). Shoppers will enjoy the massive Galleria, and there is even a very impressive and very sobering Holocaust Museum Houston as its mentioned in Houston attractions map. Visitors can learn about the origins of "Houston, we have had a problem" and NASA astronaut program at Space Center Houston or enjoy prehistoric exhibits and colorful butterflies at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. And we can not forget Tex-Mex: The city teems with superb Texas-Mexico fusion cuisine.
The Houston zoo map shows recommended tours of the Houston Zoological Park. This zoo map of Houston will allow you to easily find out where each animal is and where to picnic in the Zoological Park of Houston in Texas - USA. The Houston zoo map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Houston Zoo is a 55-acre (22 ha) zoological park located within Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, United States as you can see in Houston zoo map. Housing over 6,000 animals belonging to over 900 species, the zoo receives 1.6 million visitors each year and is the seventh most visited zoo in the nation. The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Houston Zoo mission statement is "The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world." On the edge of downtown in the early 1900s, Sam Houston Park was home to the city first zoo – a collection of rabbits, raccoons, Mexican eagles, black bear, a great horned owl, capuchin monkeys, prairie dogs, and an alligator pond. In 1920, the Federal government donated a bison to the City of Houston. The zoo is served by bus service provided by Metro and an offsite station on the Red Line of the METRORail light rail system.
Exhibits and facilities as its shown in Houston Zoo map are as follow: the John P. McGovern Children Zoo provides animal habitats designed to allow guests to get closer to the animals with a special focus on native Texas wildlife. Exhibits include a bat cave, a bald eagle roost, prairie dog tunnels, a coastal pool, and a glass-walled otter habitat where guests can see the otters swimming. The children zoo includes an area where children can touch and pet domestic animals such as goats and cows. The water play area of the Children Zoo was permanently closed in 2011. A new water play area will be constructed just inside the west entrance to the zoo. The Wildlife Carousel found just outside of the Children Zoo was opened May 1, 2004 and features hand carved wooden animals of exotic and native species many of which can be found at the zoo. It is the only carousel to feature the nine-banded armadillo as a carousel figure. The animals were carved by craftsmen from Carousel Works based in Mansfield, Ohio. The zoo houses 900 specimens of over 230 species of birds in multiple facilities, including the Fischer Bird Gardens, Duck Lake, Birds of the World, and the Tropical Bird House which includes an open-air, walk through aviary.
Houston zoo is an active partner in the AZA Species Survival Plan (SSP) Program, a population management and conservation program for selected species housed in North American zoos. The zoo supports forty SSP conservation projects that assist in the survival of threatened wildlife and habitats. Wildlife conservation projects include the Houston Toad, Wyoming Toad, golden frog, Attwater Prairie Chicken, chimney swift, Bornean orangutans and Asian elephants, Komodo dragon, Malayan tiger, Spectacled bear, Clouded leopard, red panda and numerous other endangered animals as its mentioned in Houston zoo map. Curators of the zoo are involved with the AZA Taxon Advisory Groups, animal experts responsible for making recommendations and evaluations for rearing of species at other zoo facilities.