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Sat in the southeastern corner of Texas, a little north of Houston and only a few hours from the Louisiana border, Cleveland is a paradise for nature lovers. It’s a tiny city with a population of just 8,000 or so, and a popular retreat for Texas’s big city dwellers, who love its small-town charms and prime location just south of the Sam Houston National Forest.
It’s a good idea to rent a hire car in Cleveland. This is a rural area, and if you want to get anywhere it’s crucial to have your own transport. There’s plenty to see around here, too: the cities of Conroe and Huntsville are all within an hour’s drive, or you could head to The Woodlands, a planned community within a forest that boasts thousands of acres of green space. Find it about 40 minutes west of Cleveland.
Planning a trip to Cleveland? Your best bet is George Bush International Airport. It sits to the north of Houston, and about an hour’s drive from Cleveland. Or, you could fly to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which is about three hours east on the US-290.
Book a rental car in Cleveland and you’ll be able to pick from a range of trusted and reliable providers. Popular picks include Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar and Budget, all of which have a pick-up point at nearby George Bush International Airport.
Most visitors to Cleveland are drawn by the easy access to the beautiful Texas countryside. This area is much greener than you might imagine, and nowhere more so than the Sam Houston National Forest. This 163,000-acre stretch of woodland is one of Texas’s four preserved forest areas, and one of the most beautiful.
The forest holds plenty of great camping and hiking opportunities, including the Lone Star Trail, a 128-mile long route that spans Texas and takes in large sections of the woodland. It’s divided into shorter sections, some of which are manageable in a single day.
You can’t visit southeastern Texas and not go to Houston. The state’s biggest city is a must-see, thanks to its internationally recognised cultural and culinary scene and laid-back southern culture. There are plenty of great museums here, and the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences is among the best. As well as fascinating permanent exhibits on Egyptian history, dinosaurs and the environment, it attracts the very best travelling collections from around the world. Check online to see what will be on during your visit.
Cleveland follows the same rules of the road as the rest of the US. Keep to the right, allow priority to traffic joining from the right and watch out for cars passing on both sides on a multi-lane highway. You’re required to keep your licence, ID and insurance documents in the car with you at all times.
Feeling inspired to see Cleveland and the rest of the US for yourself? Start with this Houston city guide, and use the Expedia search tool to discover the best deals on flights and hotels. You can also use it to research attractions and activities in the area.
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