Houston is the fourth largest and most populous city in the United States of Texas is full of energy and rich diversity. It is the sixth most populous city in North America which is alive, dynamic mix of imagination, filled with world-class dining options, shopping and nightlife. It is truly a cosmopolitan destination full of energy and vivaciousness that makes it truly a popular international destination. Vibrant economy, beautiful surroundings, historic buildings, award-winning restaurants, friendly people full of optimism and spirit surely charm you with their southern hospitality. So pack your bags and fly to Houston, the heart of Texas, the high-cultured, high-heeled metropolis, the energy capital of the USA with highest standards of living that allure its every visitor with its magnetic charm and unending entertainment.
For an exciting holiday trip to Houston don’t miss some of its fabulous attractions which are:-
Space Centre Houston:-Perhaps this is the must-see attraction of all Houston attractions which happens to be NASA’s official visitor centre. Spreading across 1,620 acres of land offers its visitors simulation of a zero-gravity environment along with virtual rocket launch, touching a rock from the moon like never before experiences. Here they also learn about upcoming future projects of NASA as well.
Houston Zoo:- It is truly a star attraction in the city that attracts thousands of visitors annually. Home to more than 600 exotic species it also contains education and information centre that is quite a learning experience for the visitors.
Museum District:-Don’t miss a visit to the city’s greatest cultural attraction where 19 museums are beautifully residing in the downtown area. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Children’s Museum of Houston and Contemporary Arts Museum etc are few among many which are at a walkable distance from each other.
Buffalo Bayou Park:- If you want to feel relaxed in the hustle and bustle of the city then do visit Buffalo Bayou Park. Spreading across 160-acres this urban park has extensive walking and biking trails, sculptures and lots of shady areas for its visitors.
Preston Street:-While often overlooked Houston’s street art or which is also known as graffiti is truly outstanding. Do visit Preston Street where you will find some top names in street art throughout the country and around the world that surely stunned you.
Major Airports in Houston
Houston is served by two major international airports
- William P. Hobby Airport which was previously known as Houston International Airport
- George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas the main international airport
Major Airlines flying to Houston
Some major airlines flying to Houston include:
- Delta Airlines
- American Airlines
- Air China
- Air France
- Turkish Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Air Canada
- EVA Air
- Singapore Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- British Airways
- Jet Airways
When to book flights for Houston
If you are planning a holiday trip to Houston and looking for cheap flights then start planning one to four months in advance so that you can get the best rates. Most visitors prefer to avoid hot and humid summers from June to September which is the off season. During this time you surely get cheap air tickets as well as hotel bookings for Houston. The spring and fall is the peak season and if you don’t have any budget constraints then it is an ideal time to visit Houston. Saturday is the most economical day to take a flight to Houston whereas Monday is the most expensive one.
Best time to visit
Due to proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston has warm weather throughout the year and thus one can easily find inexpensive hotel room rates. During summers most of people head elsewhere. So the best time to visit Houston is between February and April and during the fall months of September and November. The weather is pleasant during this time and there are many festivals for visitors to enjoy a great holiday trip. The winters in Houston are quite chilly but there is rarely any snowfall so one can enjoy winters over here as well in December and January.
Useful Travel Tips
- There are lots of public transport options to explore the city like METRORail, Taxis, buses, Zipcar and Houston B-cycle etc that you can avail to enjoy on a trip to the city.
- The Greenlink is a free bus service which is safe and clean transportation to locals and visitors in the downtown area.
- The traffic rules in the city are very strict and drivers are strongly recommended to obey them. Be sure to take care of fuel while driving as in some areas the gas stations are rare.
- If you are in the city you need not worry about accommodation as there is a huge selection of hotels and you will easily find the hotel for every taste and budget.