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The fourth-largest city in America, Houston is one of Texas’ most exciting places, with tourist sites and attractions to satisfy every type of traveller. Holidays to Houston are ideal for families, as there are plenty of outdoor spaces and absorbing museums to visit during your stay.

When most people think of Houston, they’re taken back to Tom Hanks’ famous line in Apollo 13, “Houston, we have a problem”. The city’s world-renowned Space Center is a must-see attraction. It’s a fascinating insight into the role Houston’s NASA facility played in putting a man on the moon in 1969.

Houston is also known for its diverse selection of eateries. Regarded by some as the culinary capital of the South, the city has more than 10,000 restaurants. Between them, they produce cuisine from over 70 countries, so even the fussiest of eaters will be satisfied. If you’re a particular fan of cooking, why not book yourself onto a class during your Houston trip? Many restaurants run a range of courses for those who want to try their hand at something new.

Marked by a rich and varied culture, Houston has a collection of distinct districts. Visit the Downtown area to check out the city’s biggest sporting events and theatre performances. This is locally known as the Central Business District, and it’s usually buzzing with activity. If you want to shop ‘til you drop, add Uptown to your itinerary – this busy area is home to more than 700 stores.

Meanwhile, Houston Heights and Montrose give you a glimpse behind the city’s curtain. The former was first built up in the 1800s and features antiques shops and charming cafes. Montrose celebrates diversity, so you’ll be able to wander around art galleries and thrift stores during your visit. And be sure to take a trip to the Museum District if you’re a history fan. Speak to our team to find out more about our Houston holidays. 

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Parks

Festivals and events

Best time to go

Things to do in Houston

Houston’s Space Center is the region’s biggest tourist destination, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Museum of Natural Science should be on the agenda for anyone interested in wildlife. It features a planetarium, butterfly centre and cinema, alongside a number of other travelling exhibitions.

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If you need to keep your children entertained during your Houston holiday, a trip to Splashway Campground is a safe bet. This waterpark gives you the chance to try your hand at laser tag, kayaking, fishing and mini-golf – which should provide hours of fun. If sports are your passion, why not watch a game at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros baseball team?

Meanwhile, Texas’ biggest shopping centre, The Galleria, provides hours of retail therapy. There are 400 shops and restaurants and, if you need a break, you can take a trip to the nearby Water Wall and cool off under the spray.

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Houston’s parks

Despite its reputation as a bustling metropolis, Houston makes room for a number of peaceful parks. In fact, there are more than 650 green spaces across the city and 52,000 acres of parkland. So you’ll have plenty of opportunity to relax on your Houston holiday.

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Right in the heart of the city, you’ll find almost 1,500 acres of open space and, further out, Memorial Park offers you the chance to while away the hours with various sports activities. You can make the most of the golf course, tennis courts and swimming pool. In the Downtown district, Discovery Green Park runs a regular farmers market. There’s even Wi-Fi available in the park, and an ice-rink in the winter months.

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Festivals and events in Houston

No matter when you visit Houston, there’ll be plenty to keep you entertained, as the city has an extensive events calendar. It kicks off with the Martin Luther King Jr. Grande Parade on the 20th January, which attracts more than 300,000 Americans. February’s World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is one of the more intriguing events, involving cooking, dancing and, of course, eating.

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For many, a Houston holiday wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the Livestock Show and Rodeo in March, showcasing a tradition dating back to 1932. Later in the month, the Hermann Park Conservancy's Annual Kite Festival provides fun for all the family, as well as food trucks and face painting. Jazz lovers should visit in August for the international festival in the Downtown area.

Before the year is out, take in the beautiful Annual Moody Gardens Festival of Lights in November. You’ll be able to glimpse cheery festive scenes, go ice-skating and even get your picture taken with Santa.

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Best time to visit Houston

Holidays to Houston come with great weather all year round. In January the temperature can drop to single figures, but the climate otherwise remains mild – ideal for sightseeing and filling up at the city’s thriving food markets. Average temperatures in the high twenties are common during the summer months of June, July and August.

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We recommend planning your Houston getaway for spring or autumn. You’ll be able to beat the crowds and traverse the city to your heart’s content, without getting too hot. There’s enough to keep you entertained throughout the year, and the restaurants and theatres are always open. Whenever you choose to go to Houston, you’re likely to catch one of the local events, as there’s usually something in the calendar. From jazz festivals to barbecue contests, this city knows how to entertain its visitors.

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Things to do

Things to do in Houston

Houston’s Space Center is the region’s biggest tourist destination, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Museum of Natural Science should be on the agenda for anyone interested in wildlife. It features a planetarium, butterfly centre and cinema, alongside a number of other travelling exhibitions.

Show More
Show Less

If you need to keep your children entertained during your Houston holiday, a trip to Splashway Campground is a safe bet. This waterpark gives you the chance to try your hand at laser tag, kayaking, fishing and mini-golf – which should provide hours of fun. If sports are your passion, why not watch a game at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros baseball team?

Meanwhile, Texas’ biggest shopping centre, The Galleria, provides hours of retail therapy. There are 400 shops and restaurants and, if you need a break, you can take a trip to the nearby Water Wall and cool off under the spray.

Show More
Show Less

Parks

Houston’s parks

Despite its reputation as a bustling metropolis, Houston makes room for a number of peaceful parks. In fact, there are more than 650 green spaces across the city and 52,000 acres of parkland. So you’ll have plenty of opportunity to relax on your Houston holiday.

Show More
Show Less

Right in the heart of the city, you’ll find almost 1,500 acres of open space and, further out, Memorial Park offers you the chance to while away the hours with various sports activities. You can make the most of the golf course, tennis courts and swimming pool. In the Downtown district, Discovery Green Park runs a regular farmers market. There’s even Wi-Fi available in the park, and an ice-rink in the winter months.

Show More
Show Less

Festivals and events

Festivals and events in Houston

No matter when you visit Houston, there’ll be plenty to keep you entertained, as the city has an extensive events calendar. It kicks off with the Martin Luther King Jr. Grande Parade on the 20th January, which attracts more than 300,000 Americans. February’s World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is one of the more intriguing events, involving cooking, dancing and, of course, eating.

Show More
Show Less

For many, a Houston holiday wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the Livestock Show and Rodeo in March, showcasing a tradition dating back to 1932. Later in the month, the Hermann Park Conservancy's Annual Kite Festival provides fun for all the family, as well as food trucks and face painting. Jazz lovers should visit in August for the international festival in the Downtown area.

Before the year is out, take in the beautiful Annual Moody Gardens Festival of Lights in November. You’ll be able to glimpse cheery festive scenes, go ice-skating and even get your picture taken with Santa.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Houston

Holidays to Houston come with great weather all year round. In January the temperature can drop to single figures, but the climate otherwise remains mild – ideal for sightseeing and filling up at the city’s thriving food markets. Average temperatures in the high twenties are common during the summer months of June, July and August.

Show More
Show Less

We recommend planning your Houston getaway for spring or autumn. You’ll be able to beat the crowds and traverse the city to your heart’s content, without getting too hot. There’s enough to keep you entertained throughout the year, and the restaurants and theatres are always open. Whenever you choose to go to Houston, you’re likely to catch one of the local events, as there’s usually something in the calendar. From jazz festivals to barbecue contests, this city knows how to entertain its visitors.

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