Celebrate the 4th of July 2011 in Houston! There will be plenty of fun and entertainment for families. Visitors can take in the renowned Houston nightlife, enjoy dining out at one of the many fine restaurants and watch the spectacular fireworks displays planned during the holiday. Whether you live here or are in town on vacation, Houston is an exciting place to visit on the 4th of July or any time of year. Tour the museums, relax in the spacious Hermann Park, or watch a sporting event. There are many cultural attractions and famous landmarks in and around the Downtown Houston area, and visitors can watch the activity on the Houston Ship Channel for hours on end. During the Independence Day celebrations there will be parades, live music and lots of fun and games at the city parks. Take a short drive to visit the Johnson Space Center and explore the world of space travel, including a tour through Mission Control. A popular spot for families on vacation is the San Jacinto battlefield site, the 570 ft. San Jacinto Monument and the restored Battleship Texas. During the 2011 4th of July there will be special event hours at these landmarks, so be sure to plan ahead. The 2011 4th of July in Houston starts with fun in the morning and continues long past the nighttime pyrotechnics. Houston is famous for its wide choice of nightlife entertainment, with excellent clubs featuring live music and dancing. There are plenty of fine bars, taverns and other adult entertainment for residents and visitors alike. Houston restaurants are known for their international and Tex-Mex cuisine, so bring your appetite when exploring the city at night. When in town for the 4th of July 2011 holiday, by all means bring the kids. Houston is full of excellent children's museums, and the Houston Zoo is a must see. On Independence Day there will be street performances and family-oriented entertainment in most of the public parks and open areas. Houston on the 4th of July is one happy place for young and old alike.