With $100 and 8 hours, how would you spend a day in Houston, TX? Follow Matt Fisher as he guides you around the "Space City", highlighting the must-see spots and eats to hit before an Astros game.
Start your day with an out of this world visit to Space Center Houston, home of the largest collection of space artifacts in the southwestern United States, a Skylab trainer and actual flown space craft. As you make your way through the Starship Gallery, be sure you don’t miss the Lunar Vault, where you can see all type so of moon rocks and touch a piece of the moon.
And don’t think Space Center is just about the history of space - interact with technologies from the Orion program, the program that plans to take human beings to Mars. And right across the street, Rocket Park, where you can get up close and personal with Saturn 5 Rocket - a full sized rocket.
From Space Center Houston, strap on your jet pack and head South to Galveston, to visit The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center.
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Once an active rig responsible for drilling about 200 wells in the Gulf of Mexico, the museum and education center was decommissioned and brought to Galveston, TX and opened as a museum. Learn about the technologies that allow us to drill almost 20,000 feet into the earth in a range of water depths, and spend time on interactive exhibits that demonstrate everything about the energy industry from geology, to the life of the rig crews.
From the outer reaches of space, to the depths of the ocean floor and beyond, it’s time to get some grub.
Head to one of four Prince’s Hamburgers Houston locations for a burger and homemade root beer.
This homegrown, Houston favorite started after Doug Prince, seeing a “hamburger” at the Texas State Fair, decided that was the business for him. In 1934, he purchased a small root beer stand, which eventually became first Prince’s Hamburgers drive-in. A major culinary innovator (he developed the round hamburger bun), Prince’s homemade root beer is still a cornerstone of this classic burger joint.
No time for a nap after that deliciousness. Time to get a little activity in before the game. Head on over to The Houston Galleria for some ice time.
The Galleria is the largest mall in Texas and is ranked by Forbes as one of the greatest malls in the world. With 400 fine stores and restaurants, two high-rise hotels, three office towers and a full-scale indoor ice rink! Lace up and take a twirl on the ice amid the luxury brand stores and restaurants.