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What are the best places to stay in Houston?
If you’re interested in checking out the fancier side to Texas, look at accommodation in River Oaks when you book airfare to Houston. This neighbourhood is referred to as the “Beverly Hills” of Houston thanks to its gorgeous mansions and high-end shops. There is more to River Oaks than expensive houses and shopping, however. The neighbourhood has a laid-back feel compared to that of Downtown, and it’s home to Buffalo Bayou and Houston Arboretum. River Oaks is the perfect neighbourhood for families holidaying on flights to Houston.
When you book tickets to Houston, browse accommodation options in Montrose to experience the city’s eclectic side. It’s home to diverse cultures and is known for its LGBT acceptance in an otherwise traditionally conservative state. As well as its culture and food, there are so many things to discover around Montrose. Get in touch with your artistic side at the Menil Collection art gallery and Houston Center for Photography. Then grab something to eat in whichever cuisine you fancy – Thai, Mexican, Greek... you name it, Montrose has got it! – before hitting the neighbourhood’s bar scene. Montrose is the perfect neighbourhood to stay in between return flights to Houston if you want to experience an exciting and diverse area teeming with activity.
Downtown is Houston’s central business district where you’ll find the city’s shiny skyscrapers. It’s super central and the place to be if you want easy access to the city’s various neighbourhoods and attractions. If you choose to stay Downtown while holidaying on cheap flights to Houston, you’ll find yourself within walking distance of Discovery Green, Market Square, and Minute Maid Park where the Houston Astros play. Downtown is more than meets the eye – literally. After exploring the street level, head underground to the six mile (9.7 kilometre) labyrinth of underground walkways lined by shops and restaurants.
What are Houston’s most famous landmarks and monuments?
Space Center Houston
If you’re fascinated by space exploration, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Space Center in between your return flights to Houston. It’s one of NASA’s main education centres and was famously used as Mission Control during some of NASA’s most important space explorations, including Gemini and Apollo. Visitors holidaying on flights to Houston can dive into the world of outer space through shows and exhibits that showcase more than 400 artefacts from space. Step inside a replica space shuttle, see the command module from Apollo 17, and learn about NASA’s missions on Mars.
San Jacinto Monument and Museum
In 1836, the Battle of San Jacinto broke out between Texan and Mexican troops. Although it only lasted 18 minutes, it was one of the most pivotal battles in the Texas Revolution. Shortly after the battle, Texas became independent from Mexico, and the American West was born. While visiting on flights to Houston, head to San Jacinto Monument and Museum to learn more about this important event in American history. The monument, which is the world’s tallest memorial column, pays respect to soldiers who lost their lives. Inside the museum, visitors holidaying on cheap flights to Houston can explore exhibits detailing the Texas Revolution and see artefacts from this period in the state’s history.
Buffalo Bayou Park
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in between your return flights to Houston, and spend some time relaxing at Buffalo Bayou Park. The park is located just west of Downtown on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou river. Although it’s a stone’s throw away from the city centre, it feels a world away. While holidaying on flights to Houston, head to Buffalo Bayou Park to see gorgeous gardens, bike trails and a view of the city skyline.
What is the best way to get around Houston?
When you book airfare to Houston, you’ll have no trouble exploring thanks to the city’s vast public transport network. METRORail is a light rail train that travels to 44 stations across three lines. From Downtown Houston, you can catch the METRORail heading north, south, or east. If you’re staying in one of Houston’s western neighbourhoods, you can take advantage of Houston’s extensive bus network. Tickets to Houston’s METRORail and buses each cost $1.25 USD ($1.90 NZD).
Taxis, Uber, and Lyft all operate across the Houston area as well. While holidaying on cheap flights to Houston, you can use taxis as an affordable option in the CBD. No matter where you’re going within Downtown, taxis charge a flat rate of $6 USD ($9.15 NZD).
If you want to venture outside the city, consider renting a car. Reserve a rental car through Webjet to pick up once you arrive into William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) or George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).