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Accommodations at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston are located in the heart of the Galleria area, meaning easy access to endless shopping. A stay at the city’s only AAA Five Diamond Award-winning hotel is sure to include a visit to the spa or salon, or an afternoon relaxing poolside.
Though it’s the fourth-largest city in the U.S., Houston offers an enticing mix of cosmopolitan amenities and hometown charm. Its culinary scene reflects the city’s melting pot cultural heritage—choose from sauce-smothered barbecue, freshly caught seafood, or spicy Tex-Mex throughout your visit. Spend the day perusing shops at the Galleria or exploring three miles of trails at Buffalo Bayou, a waterfront park boasting glittering skyline views. If you only have time to visit one of the city’s museums, make it NASA’s Space Center Houston (of the “Houston, we have a problem” infamy), home to a lunar simulator, multiple flown spacecraft, mission control, and more.
Located a 30-minute drive outside the city, The Space Center Houston is the official visiting center of NASA Johnson Space Center. It’s home to more than 400 space artifacts, including three flown aircraft and a collection of moon rocks. A tram ride is available through historic areas of NASA Johnson as well.
Known as one of America’s greatest food cities, Houston boasts 11,000 restaurants serving cuisine from over 70 countries. Sample Houston’s signature Tex-Mex style or indulge in old-fashioned barbecue in one of countless local haunts.
Abbreviated as HLSR, this is the largest livestock and rodeo show in the world. The annual event takes place in March, and features a championship rodeo, livestock auctions, a carnival, a barbecue, and a huge concert series.
Encompassing four distinct zones with 19 different museums, Houston’s Museum District is the heart of arts and culture within the city. Museum topics range from somber history to abstract masterpieces.
A Houston tradition since 1988, this annual April extravaganza features over 250 rolling works of art. Spectators can feast their eyes on customized cars, motorcycles, go-carts, and more all decorated within certain themes by artists from around the world.
The largest mall in Texas, the Houston Galleria, houses over 400 stores and takes up 2.4 million square feet. This upscale mall also contains two hotels and an ice rink. With so many options, there is truly something for every shopper.
Like much of the South, Houston’s wet season is from April to October, and its dry season from November to March. Humidity rises in the summer, often making average temperatures in the 80s and 90s feel hotter than they are. Spring and fall are peak times to visit, due to more pleasant temperatures and lower humidity.