If your friends’ spring break photos are making you a little jealous, why not take a quick trip to Houston? From museums to a lively nightlife, you are sure to find something for everyone. We sat down with FastPark & Relax manager Lorenzo Botello to talk about what he considers the gems in his city and what his family enjoys.

If we only have time for a quick trip to Houston, what are the highlights we must see?
Houston is a dynamic city! It is extremely diverse with a wide variety of sports, arts, and cultural experiences to explore.

Anyone intrigued by aeronautics has to visit the Space Center Houston. Adrenaline junkies will love iFly Houston, which provides an indoor skydiving experience. If you are looking for a breathtaking view, visit the JPMorgan Chase Tower’s 60th-floor observation deck. And finally, don’t miss the Wortham Center! It has a great selection of ballets, concerts and operas year round.

Where do our family travelers need to visit with their little ones?
Houston has many entertainment options created specifically for children. I love to take my kids to Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston, the Children’s Museum in the Houston Museum District, and the Houston Zoo. The Kemah Boardwalk is also a great place for the family with rides, restaurants and a view of the bay. The Houston Aquarium in downtown Houston is a favorite in our family as well. It has 500,000 gallons of water filled with exciting sea creatures!

How about our business travelers? If they have an afternoon free in Houston, what should they see?
Business travelers spend a lot of time on the go, so a visit to The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa can provide much-needed relaxation. If you like to play the back nine between meetings, the Golf Club of Houston is the perfect place for a round of golf. This is the same course the professionals use during the Shell Houston Open.

For those who would rather watch sports than participate in them, Houston has you covered. We have a team for every major sport including football (Houston Texans), basketball (Houston Rockets), baseball (Houston Astros) and soccer (Houston Dynamo).

What’s your favorite thing to do in Houston in the spring?
I love the outdoors. One weekend I may be on the Galveston Pier doing a little fishing, and the next weekend I may be at the Schlitterbahn Water Park with my children.

Critical Mass, a casual bike ride on the last Friday of the month, is lots of fun also. The ride starts in downtown Houston and can end anywhere. Hundreds of bike riders participate every month – and we love to see new comers. All in all, Houston is a fun addition to your travel bucket list.