With Houston CityPass, your weekend can be planned with ease knowing you’ll make all the right stops, with time and money saved and fun to be spent.

At an extensive 667 square miles, Houston is packed with attractions for everyone in the family. But sometimes, it can be overwhelming to figure out what is worth seeing when just given a weekend’s time. Enter CityPass. Let this handy planner be your personal travel assistant. It knows the must-see places and can get you in at a discount and without waiting in line. The CityPass bundles tickets of five of the city’s best adventures and sights and sells them at 48 percent less than getting individual tickets at each location. For a family of five, that savings can range from $265 to $295. The booklets are available ahead of time online or at any of the participating attractions and allow you to choose five of seven of Houston’s best attractions. Here is our itinerary for your 48 hours filled with adventure using the Houston CityPass.


Friday NOON| Houston Space Center

Houston, we have no problem with this attraction for the whole family. In addition to interactive STEM projects for younger visitors, the Space Center is home to the Apollo 11 command module and a replica of the Independence. Before you even begin entertaining the museum’s “thousand things to do,” upgrade your visit with the “Lunch with an Astronaut” program hosted every Friday. Buy tickets ahead of time to eat with a NASA astronaut and hear first-hand accounts of what it’s like to train for a visit to outer space.


Saturday 10 A.M. | Museum of Natural Science

The Museum of Natural Science is full of things to see and do, from discovering dinosaur bones to meeting ancient Egyptian mummies to watching the enormous Foucault pendulum, which demonstrates the rotation of the earth. Between the permanent displays and the butterfly center, giant screen theater, and the observatory, the HMNS could be a day in itself. When exploring the dinosaur exhibit, be sure to book a private tour with Rich to learn the odd details and interesting facts left out of the written explanations.


Saturday 3 P.M. | Downtown Aquarium

The Downtown Aquarium is home to over 400 different species. After exploring the shipwrecked seventeenth-century Spanish galleon, meeting the piranhas from the Amazon, and petting the slick sting rays, take a train through the shark tank tunnel to get an up-close encounter with an assortment of toothy-grinned sharks. To finish off the adventure, dine on fresh Gulf snapper with white Bengal tigers at the Dive Lounge on the second floor.


Saturday 6:30 P.M. | Kemah Boardwalk

After a day of educational fun, it’s time for some pure hedonism – isn’t that what vacation is about, after all? Just under 20 miles outside of downtown, sits the Kemah Boardwalk, home to restaurants, shops, live music, and most importantly, amusement park rides. Finish out the night with fried dough or cotton candy on the double-decker carousel or drop 92 feet on the boardwalk’s wooden roller coaster, the Bullet.


Sunday 9 A.M. | Houston Zoo

The best time to see the Houston Zoo is early in the morning before the crowds show up and before the heat makes the animals lazy. The zoo is home to animals large and small and from every continent, like the African pygmy falcon and the giant Malayan tiger. Upgrade your experience with an animal encounter: Sunday mornings are all about the big cats. Before the zoo is open to the public, the animal encounters program lets guests meet the lions and tigers and watch trainers work with them.


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