Everything is bigger in Texas, and Houston is the giant Southern state's largest city. Dust off your cowboy boots, and get ready for shopping, dining, and Texas experiences of mega proportions. Houston offers the impressive mix of a highly developed downtown rich in museums and culture with a Texas heritage steeped in sweet tea and rodeos. Get the full experience by browsing Houston vacation packages packed with both cowboy culture and cosmopolitan offerings.
Out and About
Although the METRO offers public transportation, renting a car is your best bet for getting around Houston and making sure you see everything. When booking hotels in Houston, location is key. If you plan to shop until you drop in the Galleria or other famed shopping locales, staying in the Uptown district is ideal. For football fans ready to cheer on the Texans at the high-tech NRG Stadium, look for Houston hotel deals near the South Loop.
No matter where you choose to rest your head, you will want to venture out to see all that Houston has to offer. You should definitely not miss the Johnson Space Center, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Opt to visit in February or March, when the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the largest of its kind in the world, holds court at NRG Stadium with barbecue, live music, and rodeo events. Dress in Western wear to blend in with the locals.
Eating and Drinking
The Houston food scene is as diverse as the city itself, influenced by a blend of cultures. Get ready to seek out bubble tea, barbecue, Tex-Mex, and fine dining when you visit Space City.
Texas-sized steaks are on offer at Vic & Anthony's or Pappas Brothers, two local favorites for a swanky night out. For authentic Texas barbecue, check out Goode Company BBQ, which gets rave reviews for its mesquite flavor and live music.
With your appetite prepped for Texas adventure and Houston hot spots, book one of the cheap hotels in Houston on Travelocity today.