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|Destination Airport||William P. Hobby|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||HOU|
|Destination City Name||Houston|
A cross between a high-powered and high-flying oil city and a laid back cultural centre, Houston is a city that is constantly reinventing itself. The largest city in Texas is known for its urban sprawl but an eclectic arts and museum scene also give it broad appeal.
The best times to visit Houston are between February and April and then again between September and November. Visit then and you avoid the extreme heat of the summer, when even some of the locals flee the city for more pleasant temperatures. As well as more comfortable weather, spring and autumn are also when you’ll find most of major festival events. Whenever you are flying, book early to get the biggest choice of cheap flights to Houston at these times.
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There are regular departures to Houston from a choice of UK airports.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport serves the greater metropolitan area of Houston, located around 23 miles to the north of the downtown area. It handles around 40 million passengers a year, making it one of the top 50 busiest in the world. Ground transportation options include interstates 69 and 45, a Metro bus service and shuttle services to various points around the city.
A choice of airlines run regular cheap flights to Houston, including:
A large number of freeways make getting around Houston by car very easy, although parking in the downtown area does come with its own set of problems. Rent a car at the airport for convenient travel but be aware that traffic can get busy around rush hour. The Metro public transport network operates local, express and light rail services around the city but you will need to pay all fares with exact change.
A Houston CityPASS grants access to six of the top attractions in the city within nine days of its first use, including the Space Center, Downtown Aquarium and Houston Museum of Natural Science.
For some open space, visit the vast Hermann Park, home of the Houston Zoo, and more than 450 acres to explore. Access is via the light rail system from the downtown area. Some of the city’s biggest festivals include the Livestock Show and Rodeo in February and the Shakespeare Festival in the summer.
UK visitors to the US do not need a visa for stays of less than 90 days. The currency in Houston is the US dollar and they run on Central Time, usually five hours behind GMT.