Houston has a few well and little-known places to visit for great views of the city and our local parks. You don’t have to work at Chase Tower to find other places with a view around town, we’ve rounded up a list of the best Houston observation decks to view our city and surrounding green spaces.
Read more below for our run-down of the best indoor and outdoor observation decks in Houston with a view:
Enjoy a 360 degree view of the city at a remarkable and romantic restaurant with this unique Houston observation deck. The restaurant rotates once every 45 minutes and it’s open for reservations every Tuesday through Sunday from 6- 10 pm. You can find them at the Hyatt Regency, 1200 Louisiana St.
The Sky Bridge at Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza
The 30- story medical plaza boasts great views of Rice University, downtown Houston, Hermann Park, and more. It’s located next to UT General Pediatrics at 6909 Fannin St.
The Observation Deck at the San Jacinto Monument
Nearly 500 feet in the air, you can find views of the Ship Channel, wetlands, Burnet Bay, and Battleship Texas. The Observation Floor is open from 9 am- 5: 45 pm. While you’re there, be sure to visit the museum, the Battleship, the boardwalk, and more. Entrance to the monument is $6 and the observation deck is another $6.
Luby’s on the 13th floor at 1301 Fannin
Located on the 13th floor, this restaurant with a view may be a little more affordable for families. Find a smaller selection of their regular menu items plus stands from other restaurants, then sit next to the window for views of some of Houston’s best skyscrapers.
Wells Fargo Bank at 1000 Louisiana
For Wells Fargo Account Holders, stop by their Louisiana location for some of the best views with this Houston observation deck. Enter through the tunnel and you can take an elevator all the way to the top. Be aware that non-account holders will be quickly asked to leave but if you already do your banking here, why not stop by?
The 43rd Restaurant
Enjoy local cuisine and stunning views on the 43rd floor at 1415 Louisiana. They’re open Monday through Friday for lunch from 11 am to 2 pm.
The Observation Deck at Cullinan Park
Get your fix of nature at this stunning preserve near Sugar Land. The conservancy offers an observation deck where you can observe the wildlife after your hike.
The Mount at McGovern Centennial Gardens
Stroll through the beautiful Centennial Gardens in the Hermann Park Conservancy and get a hill-top view at The Mount. Located just off Fanin St., you won’t be able to see the skyscrapers but you’ll get a beautiful tree-line view of the gardens and nearby Museum District.
Did we leave something off the list? Let us know in the comments where else you can get a great view of Houston or our surrounding areas: