|Re: HHC 2012 location|
Message #19 Posted by Eric Rechlin on 14 Feb 2012, 2:04 p.m.,
in response to message #18 by John B. Smitherman
The San Jacinto monument is nothing special, but the battleship Texas parked right next to it is well worth visiting.
Saint Arnold is always fun to visit; I'm going there again this Saturday. Bring your own food and arrive early so you can get a picnic bench to comfortably spend your day with friends.
Houston has many, many museums, too. The Museum of Natural Science has an interesting permanent exhibit on oil extraction. The Museum of Fine Arts, though not as nice as what you might find in, say, New York City, is still quite extensive (and they are about to start a large expansion project, adding perhaps 50% to the exhibit space). We have a holocaust museum too, and some more unusual museums, such as the Art Car Museum, the Museum of Printing History, and the Beer Can House.
But in some ways, the biggest thing Houston has to offer is restaurants. Sure, Michelin doesn't bother visiting Houston to "star" them, but I personally think it's the best place to eat out in the world, due to the combination of affordable prices, a wide variety of different foods due to the mix of different cultures, and a huge selection (more restaurants per capita than anywhere but NYC).