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Also known as Space City, it is not only keen astronomers who will find Houston the ideal destination for a vacation. With plenty on offer to entertain sports fans, wildlife lovers, and historians, you’ll be sure to find a hotel in Houston to cater for all your needs.
Summers in Houston are hot and humid, with temperatures regularly rising above 90 °F. By comparison, winters are relatively mild and dry, and snowfall is rare.

When to go to Houston

A trip to Houston in the Spring is recommended, with the climate and humidity more bearable than later into the year. With year-round festivals and exhibitions, Houston is perfect for a cultural getaway or a short city-break, no matter what time of year.

How to get to Houston

The main city airport is George Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport (AUS), while William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) operates domestic flights. Downtown Houston, and the city’s Midtown and Uptown districts, are easily accessible from the airports by shuttles, taxis, and bus services. Strong public transportation links in Houston include bus and light rail services and lift vans. Amtrak rail services call at the city as part of the Sunset Limited line that runs between New Orleans and Los Angeles.

What to see in Houston

The Space Center Houston and Houston Zoo are among the most famous Houston attractions. Hotels in downtown Houston are particularly convenient for tourists, with the Downtown Aquarium and Hermann Park, home to the city’s Museum District, close by. Greenway Plaza, around 5 miles from Downtown, is a large commercial complex, with restaurants, bars, and luxury hotels.

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When are the best times to travel to Houston?

If you’re looking for bargain Houston hotel deals, consider traveling in the scorching summer months – from May to August – when the high temperatures deter some tourists. Regardless of the sweltering sunshine, summer sees Houston sparkle with open-air festivities, from carnival and Pride to beer and food fairs. Travel in spring, February through April, for balmy temperatures, blue skies, and Houston’s explosive Livestock Show and Rodeo.

What are the top must-see attractions in Houston?

Culture vultures can’t miss the Museum of Fine Arts, a vast Neo-Classical building with modern, glass walled wings, surrounded by lush flower-studded gardens, showcasing 1000s of European and American paintings and sculptures. Science buffs should see the Museum of Natural Science, home to towering dinosaur skeletons, a blue-domed planetarium, and a tropical butterfly house. In the afternoon, take a stroll around the lush green Waterwall Park in Uptown, and see the Waterwall itself – a multistory manmade cascade flowing down a smooth curved sheer stone structure.

What are the best types of food and restaurants in Houston

Downtown Houston is flush with classic steakhouses, no-frills sit-down grill and burger joints, and urban-chic bistros with scroll length wine lists. There are also a number of Japanese sushi bars, as well as upscale European-style restaurants – many of the luxury hotels in Houston’s Downtown champion fine dining, too. The arty Montrose neighborhood, meanwhile, is speckled with hip pubs serving tempting Tex-Mex, while the Heights neighborhood hosts many laid-back BYOB restaurants.

What are the top things to do in Houston?

If you’re traveling with the kids, head over to Houston Zoo, based at the north end of the bright green Hermann Park. The Zoo is home to over 6,000 animals, including spotted leopards, silvery sharp-horned rhinoceroses, and majestic African Lions. If you’re interested in space and astronomy, visit the Space Center Houston, a 30-minute drive south of Downtown, and marvel at real life Lunar Modules and restored rocket ships. Sports fans, meanwhile, should catch a baseball game at Downtown’s Minute Maid Park.

What are some fun facts about Houston?

Home to NASA’s Mission Control Centre, the control hub for America’s space missions, Houston already has a solid claim to astronomical fame, earning it the nickname “Space City”. But did you also know that “Houston” was one of the first words uttered on the moon by astronaut Neil Armstrong? The city’s name has other roots in USA history – real estate entrepreneurs August and John Allen, who founded the city, chose the title “Houston” to honor Sam Houston, a general and politician famous for bringing Texas into the USA as a constituent state.

What kinds of public transport are there in Houston?

Houston is such a sprawling city and has so many different districts and neighborhoods that it’s handy to rent your own car – the freeways, tollways, and grid-system streets mean that the city’s a total breeze to drive in. However, Houston also boasts an extensive public transport network of buses and light rail, called METRORail, which covers the city and its surrounding suburbs – it’s particularly useful in the downtown areas. If you do use public transport, make sure you pick up a reusable Q-card.

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