32. Houston, Texas USA

Why Houston, Texas?

When you think of a U.S. city to visit, Houston, Texas is usually not the one that comes to mind. It should though as it has museums, NASA Space Center, a Zoo plus a number of Parks that are worth visiting. And these are only a few of the attractions.

Houston, TX USA – Downtown Houston

Houston, TX USA – Gerald, D. Hines Waterwall Park

Houston, TX USA - Art Car Parade

Houston, TX USA – Art Car Parade

Where

Houston is located in the state of Texas just 50 miles inland from Galveston and is the 4th largest city in the United States. Texas is in the southern United States and borders with Mexico in the south and Louisiana to the east. It is the largest city in the state of Texas.

How To Get Here

By Train

In the hey days, Houston was a big train stop. As a matter of fact, the current home of the Houston Astros baseball team, Minute Maid Park is the old Union Station. All that grandeur is now replaced by a small trailer-like building which houses the Amtrak stop in downtown Houston.

By Plane

There are two major international airports in the Houston area (George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby International).

Houston, TX USA - Houston-Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

Houston, TX USA – Houston-Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

The following airlines has service to George Bush Intercontinental (IAH); one of the hubs of United Airlines:

Aeromexico (AM), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air New Zealand (NZ), Alaska Airlines (AS), American Airlines (AA), ANA (NH), Avianca (AV), Air France (AF), British Airways (BA), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), EVA Airways (BR), Frontier Airlines (F9), interJet (4O), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Qatar Airways (QR), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Spirit Airlines (NK), Texas Sky (P1), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), VivaAerobus (VB), Volaris (Y4) and WestJet (WS).

The following airlines has service to William P. Hobby International (HOU):

American Airlines (AA), Delta Air Lines (DL), JetBlue (B6) and Southwest Airlines (WN).

By Bus

Houston is served by the following bus services:

  1. El Expreso Bus
  2. Greyhound
  3. Megabus
  4. Tornado
  5. Turimex
  6. Vonlane

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Houston, TX USA - Wortham Fountain Buffalo Bayou Park

Houston, TX USA – Wortham Fountain Buffalo Bayou Park

Where To Stay

There is no shortage of places to stay in Houston. The newest entrant is a Marriott Marquis in the heart of downtown.

Houston, TX USA - Marriott Marquis Downtown Houston

Houston, TX USA – Marriott Marquis Downtown Houston

Houston, TX USA – Hotel ZaZa Limousine

Check below for a place to stay.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

Houston boasts having the highest number of restaurants per capita. You can literally get any kind of food here.

What To Do

The city is choc-a-bloc with things to do and also some unique Texas experiences. They now have a Hop on/Hop Off bus that helps you to take advantage of the experiences. One other source is the Houston Pass which gives you access to a number of attractions for one low price. There are also a large number of museums in the Museum District, which is accessible by the Light Rail, as well as other parts of the city.

Houston, TX USA - Buffalo Soldier Museum

Houston, TX USA – Buffalo Soldier Museum

Houston, TX USA - Buffalo Soldier Museum

Houston, TX USA – Black Cemetery (College Memorial Park Cemetery)

Houston, TX USA - Historic Row Houses

Houston, TX USA – Historic Row Houses

Houston, TX USA - Bethel Park

Houston, TX USA – Bethel Park

Let’s take a look:

  1. Visit the American Statemanship Park “Mount Rush Hour”
  2. Visit the Aquarium in downtown Houston
  3. Visit Battleship Texas
  4. Visit Bethel Park
  5. Visit the College Memorial Park Cemetery; one of the oldest Black Cemeteries in the city
  6. Take a walk in Hermann Park
  7. Visit the Houston Zoo
  8. Visit the Museum District
  9. Visit NASA Space Center Houston
  10. Visit during the Quilt Festival
  11. Visit San Jacinto Monument
Houston, TX USA - American Statemanship Park" Mount Rush Hour"

Houston, TX USA – American Statemanship Park” Mount Rush Hour”

Houston, TX USA - The view from the San Jacinto Monument

Houston, TX USA – The view from the San Jacinto Monument

Houston, TX USA - Julia Ideson Building Houston Public Library

Houston, TX USA – Julia Ideson Building Houston Public Library

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

Additional Information

Language: English

Currency: USD

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