Houston

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As the saying goes, everything’s bigger in Texas – and Houston is no exception!

A sprawling city of just over 2.1m people from every background and walk of life, Houston is Texas’ biggest settlement and home to some of the finest museums and entertainment in the United States – as well as the Space Centre. So, if you want big city fun with a Southern flavour, there’s no better place to hang your ten gallon hat!

Anyone who enjoys travel will have at one time wondered what it’d be like to take the ultimate journey of all into space. Well, we can’t guarantee that, but a visit to the Space Centre Houston at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Centre will help you understand what it might be like to go into space. Featuring a multitude of attractions such as a launch simulator and actual artefacts of space exploration like moon rocks and flight hardware, it truly is a place to inform and inspire in equal measure.

Outside of space flight, Houston has a huge reputation for museums and the performing arts. With dedicated districts devoted to each, over seven million people visit Houston each year to be astounded by the city’s cultural riches.

Located in Neartown, the Museum District incorporates 19 museums covering countless fascinating subjects. With all museums offering free opening hours and 12 being free all the time, the district is a fabulous way to educate and inspire whether you’re a solo traveller or a family.

Highlights are, of course, subjective but many visitors are particularly impressed by the huge Museum of Fine Arts, the eclectic Houston Museum of Natural Science and the highly interactive Children’s Museum of Houston. The district is also home to the sombre Holocaust Museum, Houston and the superb Houston Zoo.

The Theatre District in Downtown is home to Houston’s nine most prestigious performing arts institutions spread across five impressive venues. Houston’s standing in the arts world is evidenced by the fact that it is one of only a handful of American cities that is home to professional, resident companies in all four major disciplines – Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony Orchestra and the Alley Theatre Company.

If high culture isn’t for you, there’s plenty more to see and do in Houston. From endless premium-brand shopping at the huge uptown Galleria mall to wet and wild fun at the SplashTown Waterpark, Space City is a town built for fun.

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Where to stay in Houston

Club Quarters Hotel in Houston
Club Quarters Hotel in Houston
4 out of 5
720 Fannin Street, Houston, TX
The price is £89 per night from 20 Sep to 20 Sep
Located in Downtown Houston, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Christ Church Cathedral, Discovery Green and Minute Maid Park. House of Blues Houston and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,170 reviews)
"Likes: Good location, parking near by, hotel staff friendly and helpful, clean hotel and rooms, on site bistro, in-room safe, coffee maker, small fridge, complimentary bottle water. Dislikes: Rooms are small, beds are small and a little uncomfortable."

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2021

Club Quarters Hotel in Houston
Hotel Derek
Hotel Derek
4 out of 5
2525 West Loop S, Houston, TX
The price is £132 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Located in The Galleria, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Westheimer Rd and River Oaks District. Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park and Richmond ...
3.6/5Good! (1,907 reviews)
"The cleanliness"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2021

Hotel Derek
Hyatt Regency Houston
Hyatt Regency Houston
4 out of 5
1200 Louisiana St, Houston, TX
The price is £135 per night from 24 Sep to 24 Sep
Located in Downtown Houston, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Discovery Green, Downtown Aquarium and Toyota Center. George R. Brown Convention ...
4.4/5Excellent! (947 reviews)
"Was here on business. Didn’t get to enjoy the city. Hotel was great."

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2021

Hyatt Regency Houston
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Shenandoah The Woodlands
Home2 Suites by Hilton Shenandoah The Woodlands
3 out of 5
223 David Vetter Blvd, Shenandoah, TX
The price is £83 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Situated in Shenandoah, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Woodlands Town Center and Memorial Hermann. Woodlands Mall and Hughes Landing are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (218 reviews)
"The customer service was excellent"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Shenandoah The Woodlands
Sonesta ES Suites Houston Galleria
Sonesta ES Suites Houston Galleria
3 out of 5
5190 Hidalgo St, Houston, TX
The price is £101 per night from 20 Sep to 20 Sep
Located in The Galleria, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Richmond Avenue and Westheimer Rd. Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park and Williams Tower are ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,715 reviews)
"Room was small but sufficient, great area to be in."

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Houston Galleria
HYATT house Houston/Galleria
HYATT house Houston/Galleria
3 out of 5
3440 Sage Rd, Houston, TX
The price is £95 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, Memorial Park and Karbach Brewing. NRG Stadium and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,738 reviews)
"The only things they don't tell me that I have to pay for parking 😒 and that's disappointing me"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2021

HYATT house Houston/Galleria
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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