Penny Mansion is dedicated to serving charitable causes through its home auction events. It plans to donate the money earned from its first auction in late September to some deserving local causes. Penny Mansion also believes in a well-rounded life of business and fun. To that end, it is happy to share its recommended list of things to do in Houston, Texas.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
The Clear Lake-Kemah area is located in Houston off of I-45. NASA tours in Clear Lake-Kemah made Penny Mansion’s recommended list of things to do in Houston. Located in the Clear Lake-Kemah area, the Space Center Houston offers visitor tours of the many NASA buildings. The authentic Mission Control room is one of the exhibits, and other NASA attractions make for an entire day of informative and enjoyable activities.
The Galveston Bay in the Clear Lake-Kemah coastal area is third in the nation for boating. Canoeing, fishing and bird watching are favorite pastimes. For nourishment before and afterwards, The Bay Brewery and The Aquarium are recommended. Both establishments serve delectable ocean fresh culinary treats.
San Jacinto San Jacinto State Historical Park
Those who enjoy learning about history will appreciate what San Jacinto State Historical Park has to offer. Most notable is the grasslands area where the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto took place. Sam Houston’s soldiers defeated General Santa Anna and his team of fighters there. Another exhibit that features a timeline of historical events is The Museum of Texas History. It’s situated at the foot of the 570-foot monument, a war memorial. The museum and monument are dedicated to all of the veterans that served in the war that resulted in Texas winning its independence from Mexico.
Self-guided tours are available on the historical Battleship Texas. It proudly sits on a division of the Houston Ship Channel. The Battleship Texas is a reminder to everyone that it was the only combat ship to have survived both World War I and World War II.
Visitors may use the ferry or toll bridge to cross the popular Houston Ship Channel and take in the sights on one of world’s busiest seaports. While crossing the channel by way of toll bridge, is possible, a ferry provides the best observation of the boats going in and out of the channel.