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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, flown spacecraft, mission control, and more.
Just 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.
Houston offers several high-caliber museums, including Houston Museum of Natural Science—home to a recreated rainforest—as well as the Czech Center Museum, the Health Museum, and Children’s Museum of Houston.
Beat the heat with a trip to the nearby beaches of Galveston, less than a hour’s drive from Houston. Stroll the 3-mile loop at Buffalo Bayou, enjoying sea breezes and skyline views in the distance.
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.