The NBA All-Star Weekend celebrates professional basketball’s greatest players. While you’re here, check out Houston’s greatest sites:
The Beer Can House
John Milkovisch’s house gives new meaning to the phrase craft beer. The late Houstonian used more than 50,000 cans to cover his home. It is open noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
222 Malone, 713-926-6368
Texas’ largest shopping center welcomes more for than 26 million visitors each year. Among its more than 400 stores are Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Prada.
The “eighth wonder of the world” is just a shell of its glorious former self. But fans of air-conditioned sports stadiums can pay their respects at Reliant Park, which is on Kirby at Loop 610
There are nearly 20 museums, many with free admission, in the city’s Museum District, an area that is roughly north of Hermann Park. The largest are the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet; Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; and the Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross. After visiting the museum, head to the Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive.
Space Center Houston
In addition to the a galleries of spacecraft and spacesuits, this family-friendly attraction offers interactive presentations and films. A tram tour takes visitors through part of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
1601 NASA Parkway,
Nearly a dozen waterfront eateries, shopping and old-fashioned amusements and rides make this Clear Lake-area spot are great destination on a sunny day.
Once headquarters for pirate Jean Lafitte, this island is one of Texas’ tourism jewels. Three historical districts, dozens of attractions and a new Pleasure Pier provide plenty of reasons to make the 52-mile drive south.