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Things to Do in Houston

The Museum District

Experience fun things to do in Houston with our guide to the downtown area. Houston’s Hotel ZaZa offers easy access to the Houston Museum District, NRG Stadium, the Houston Zoo, and much more. For an unforgettable vacation experience, stay ZaZa! If you want to have fun without leaving the hotel, don’t stress — ZaZa has you covered. From premier dining to spa services and lively lounge access, our hotel offers an array of entertainment on-property.

Museums

The Houston Museum District is comprised of 19 museums located within a 1.5 mile radius of the Mecom Fountain in Hermann Park. A destination where families and out-of-town visitors can discover an enriching, cultural experience, the Houston Museum District showcases a range of museums that provide exciting exhibits, collections, workshops, and live performances. Visit acclaimed museums including the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. 

NRG Stadium

One of the top things to do in Houston is visiting NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium). Made up of four massive concourse levels, the stadium is North America’s largest and most versatile complex, able to host large exhibitions, concerts, sporting events, and intimate gatherings.

Attractions

Explore Houston’s most notable attractions on your next stay at Hotel ZaZa. From family-friendly attractions to local favorite destinations, experience the best of the city with ease. Some of Houston’s can’t-miss attractions include the Houston Zoo, Houston Aquarium, and the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

Parks

Get out and enjoy the fresh Houston air at one of the many local parks found in the city. One of Houston’s most popular and historically significant green spaces is Hermann Park, spanning 445 acres. Another popular outdoor space, Discovery Green was conceived not only as a public park, but as a landmark to act as an anchor for Downtown development. You’ll also want to pay a visit to Memorial Park and Buffalo Bayou Park during your visit.

George R. Brown Convention Center

The George R. Brown Convention Center offers premier event facilities on the east side of Downtown Houston. The center was named for the prominent Houstonian George R. Brown, an entrepreneur, civic leader, and philanthropist. The center is owned and operated by the City of Houston, Convention & Entertainment Facilities Department.

Shopping

When it comes to shopping in Houston, find everything from high-end retailers to bustling shopping districts and unique boutiques. Since 1957, Highland Village has been a fashionable shopping area, offering a variety of specialty stores and restaurants. Highland Village stores include Anthropologie, Kiehl's, Pottery Barn, and lululemon. There’s also Uptown Park, a luxury shopping mall featuring more than 50 celebrated places to shop and dine. Iconic to Houston, The Galleria is one of the world's greatest shopping centers. With more than 300 luxury stores and boutiques, The Galleria offers shoppers the best in fashion and dining.