Houston

Travel Guide
Houston featuring a park
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, 77002
The price is ₹6,082 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec
₹6,082
per night
21 Dec - 22 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,441 reviews)
"It is a lovely & attractive hotel. The room was clean and comfortable. They had filtered water machines and water bottles throughout which I rally appreciated. The fitness center was well equipped and you could walk anywhere. Also, the on site restaurant, was excellent and the waitstaff was ..."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2022

Club Quarters Hotel Downtown, Houston
Blossom Hotel Houston
Blossom Hotel Houston
4 out of 5
7118 Bertner Ave, Houston, TX, 77030
The price is ₹13,157 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
₹13,157
per night
20 Dec - 21 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Popular attractions Toyota Center and Houston Zoo are located ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (455 reviews)
A hidden gem of a hotel
"Lovely hotel, very clean and so beautifully decorated. Staff was excellent very friendly and professional. The rooms are huge and the most impressive thing about the room was the lighting. Most hotels rooms have dismal lighting not the Blossom!! My only want would be a mug in the room instead of ..."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

Blossom Hotel Houston
The Grand Tuscany Hotel
The Grand Tuscany Hotel
4 out of 5
12801 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX, 77040
The price is ₹9,719 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
₹9,719
per night
1 Dec - 2 Dec
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,983 reviews)
"Very clean, very comfortable and very helpful. Great place to stay for a few nights"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

The Grand Tuscany Hotel
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, 77002
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,441 reviews)
"It is a lovely & attractive hotel. The room was clean and comfortable. They had filtered water machines and water bottles throughout which I rally appreciated. The fitness center was well equipped and you could walk anywhere. Also, the on site restaurant, was excellent and the waitstaff was ..."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2022

Club Quarters Hotel Downtown, Houston
The Grand Tuscany Hotel
The Grand Tuscany Hotel
4 out of 5
12801 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX, 77040
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,983 reviews)
"Very clean, very comfortable and very helpful. Great place to stay for a few nights"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

The Grand Tuscany Hotel
Holiday Inn Houston S - Nrg Area - Medical Center, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Houston S - Nrg Area - Medical Center, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
8111 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX, 77054
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Houston. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,154 reviews)
"Stayed 3 night and I really liked it."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2022

Holiday Inn Houston S - Nrg Area - Medical Center, an IHG Hotel
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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