Take the time to visit Union Station. This beautifully restored historic building is a comfortable, friendly meeting place to eat, drink and people watch. In the mile-high-city, you’ll find internationally influenced, unpretentious restaurants and popular beer scene. Bring your coat or a sweater to an MLB or NFL game. It gets cool up there.
You'll find live music in the grocery store and in 250+ venues throughout Austin. A quieter activity includes a visit to the Texas Capitol, which provides a unique look a working government site and the state capital’s history. Bring your sandals and enjoy the warm summer evenings. In Austin’s humid subtropical climate, you can sit outside in the evening and enjoy some of the best Mexican food you’ll find outside Mexico.
Take your inner astronaut to the interactive exhibits at NASA’s Mission Control Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. On the ground, Houston offers what any big city boasts, only bigger (and they would say, better), from the annual Livestock Show and Rodeo, to Pride and Art Car parades and the Bayou City Art Festival – one of the top five art festivals in the U.S. Don your fineries for the opera, ballet, symphony or the theatre.There’s even an aquarium downtown. And you don't have to dress up.
If you have time off in Music City, visit the Grand Ole Opry, where legends and newcomers continue to pack the house. Spend some quality time at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Take in a Nashville Predators or Tennessee Titans game, depending on the season. Experience the best retail and restaurant area in the heart of Nashville by bus, on the Music City Circuit. It’s free and runs to 11 p.m. each day. And if you like it, you’ll find the finest fried chicken in the world. Dig in!