Houston

Travel Guide
Houston
Through booms and busts in the oil industry, this Texas city has built and maintained great cultural attractions and diverse culinary experiences.

Houston’s beautiful Downtown District features walkable streets and towering high-rises. Several buildings have free observation decks. Bring kids to the Downtown Aquarium to meet fascinating marine animals. At Discovery Green have a quiet lunch break on the large lawn, ice skate in winter or attend an exciting special event. Find some of Houston’s 10,000 restaurants and clubs and bars around Market Square and throughout the city. Sample Texas Barbecue and ethnic foods from 70 countries.

For spectator sports, watch the Astros play baseball in Minute Maid Park and the Rockets play basketball at the Toyota Centre. Get some exercise starting at the Water Works and heading west along the meandering 52-mile (84-kilometre) Buffalo Bayou through Buffalo Bayou Park. 

Use the METRORail to travel south of Midtown to the Museum District. Spend several days in the widely varied attractions, including the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Children’s Museum of Houston, Museum of Fine Arts and Holocaust Museum Houston. The Contemporary Arts Museum, the Menil Collection and the Art Car Museum have interesting collections and free entry.

Nearby, walk around the campus of Rice University to see its historic brick buildings, beautiful tree-covered spaces, groomed quads and Rice Stadium, a great college football arena, where President John Kennedy made his speech urging Americans to send a man to the moon. In the large Hermann Park, visit the Houston Zoo and Cockrell Butterfly Centre, both with fascinating creatures.

Continue south to enjoy NFL and pre-game tailgating at NRG Stadium. For sports events you won’t typically find outside Texas, visit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in the same area.

Space Centre Houston is one of the area’s top attractions, about a 40-minute drive southeast of Downtown Houston. Step inside the Starship Gallery to see the Skylab Trainer Module, where astronauts trained for space missions. Travel another 40 minutes to the coastline at Galveston. Watch for dolphins leaping through the waves as you ride the free car ferry to Goat Island.

Where to stay in Houston

Club Quarters Hotel Downtown, Houston
Club Quarters Hotel Downtown, Houston
4 out of 5
720 Fannin Street, Houston, TX
The price is ₹8,601 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
₹8,601
per night
4 Jul - 5 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
8/10 Very Good! (2,829 reviews)
"Excellent crew, clean facilities, lot of restaurants near"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2023

Club Quarters Hotel Downtown, Houston
DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Brookhollow
DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Brookhollow
4 out of 5
12801 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX
The price is ₹9,383 per night from 11 Jun to 12 Jun
₹9,383
per night
11 Jun - 12 Jun
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (2,248 reviews)
"I loved the stay and I will be back"

Reviewed on 31 May 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Brookhollow
Blossom Hotel Houston
Blossom Hotel Houston
4 out of 5
7118 Bertner Ave, Houston, TX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ₹10,599 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
₹10,599
per night
3 Jul - 4 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Popular attractions NRG Stadium and Toyota Center are located ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (952 reviews)
"Great experience"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2023

Blossom Hotel Houston
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Club Quarters Hotel Downtown, Houston
Club Quarters Hotel Downtown, Houston
4 out of 5
720 Fannin Street, Houston, TX
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
8/10 Very Good! (2,829 reviews)
"Excellent crew, clean facilities, lot of restaurants near"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2023

Club Quarters Hotel Downtown, Houston
DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Brookhollow
DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Brookhollow
4 out of 5
12801 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (2,248 reviews)
"I loved the stay and I will be back"

Reviewed on 31 May 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Brookhollow
Hotel Zaza Houston Museum District
Hotel Zaza Houston Museum District
4.5 out of 5
5701 Main Street, Houston, TX
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (1,175 reviews)
"My wife and I found what we have always dreamed about! Artsy hotel with a party vibe! Poolside was a blast with DJ, food, bar and lots of like minded people hanging out! We can’t wait to return!"

Reviewed on 29 May 2023

Hotel Zaza Houston Museum District
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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