Houston HotelsHouston is the commercial and cultural heart of Texas, with an impressive skyline full of modern skyscrapers. Time outdoors is also important to locals, with plenty of green spaces and neat parkland downtown, and you’ll often see joggers puffing down the tracks, and local business people relaxing on their breaks. At night the city really comes to life, with buzzing nightclubs and world-class restaurants welcoming visitors. Things to seeThe Galleria Mall has department stores and popular brands all housed under a large atrium roof, giving it a spacious and light feel. There’s also an ice skating rink, dozens of restaurants, and a jogging track that takes you around the atrium. The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is an impressive art deco building which was the first commercial air terminal in Houston. It now serves as exhibition space for aviation artifacts, and well-restored airplanes that you can see up close. Downtown you’ll find Discovery Green with 12 acres of wide, open parkland spaces, a peaceful lake, bandstands, and dog runs, making it a calm oasis in the heart of the city. Reliant Stadium is a must-see for football fans, and as the home of NFL’s Houston Texans there are plenty of exciting games happening throughout the season. This impressive stadium also hosts agricultural shows, thrilling rodeos, wrestling, and epic rock concerts. If you want to keep the kids entertained for the day then Splashtown is a great place for them to run around while you cool down. Dozens of colorful and unique flumes take you through thrilling twist and turns, or you can lie back and relax on an inner tube that floats down the lazy river. Hotels in
HoustonThere are plenty of cheap Houston hotels around the airport and the suburban areas of the city. Even on a budget you’ll enjoy plenty of extra features such as complimentary WiFi, business centers, free breakfasts, laundry facilities, and safe deposit boxes. Air-conditioned guestrooms are clean and cozy and include amenities such as irons, hair dryers, televisions, microwaves, and refrigerators. In the city center you’ll also find lots of 4 and 5 star properties, and these high-rise buildings have extras such as restaurants, lounges, fitness centers, dry cleaning, conference rooms, and rooms with pillowtop mattresses, bathrobes, luxurious toiletries, and other upmarket amenities. Where to stayDowntown Houston is modern and stylish, with shimmering skyscrapers and stylish pavilions full of upmarket stores. Many of the major buildings are connected by a system of tunnels making it easy to walk around the area, and underground you’ll find coffee shops, clothing stores, and places to grab lunch. The area around Texas Medical Center is full of shops and houses, and the location is convenient for the south central area of the city. The Energy Corridor hosts the headquarters of many multi-national energy companies, as well as corporate offices for smaller, niche companies, and it’s also a thriving residential area with parks and schools. How to get to HoustonGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport is a 25 minute drive north of the city, with flights arriving from around the world. You can pick up a car rental or taxi from the terminal, or take a direct bus to downtown where you can pick up an onward connection. For example from the Downtown Transit Center Station you can take the Metro to Memorial Hermann Hospital - Houston Zoo Station in just 11 minutes. The Houston William Hobby Airport is in the southeast of the city, with flights arriving from major hubs around the USA. From here you can take a bus which connects to the Metro system, allowing you to get downtown in about 55 minutes.