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Your Houston vacation
While Houston is famous for its heat and humidity, there's life beyond July and August. This Texas belle is home to world-class attractions like the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Space Center Houston.
Bring the family to the Houston Zoo, and experience one-stop-shopping in the Houston Galleria -- home to retailers, restaurants and hotels. If theatre is more your scene, hit the Theatre District for Broadway shows, the symphony and ballet.
From nature lovers to art connoisseurs, our Orbitz insiders will give you the scoop on the top 10 attractions for your Houston vacation.
Houston Vacation Packages
5190 Hidalgo Street Map
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Sonesta ES Suites Houston offers a convenient downtown location to nearby corporate business and area attractions. Our suites offer a fully equipped kitchen- over sized work area- complimentary high speed wireless internet access- separate living room with sofa bed-... More
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This all-suites hotel ensures that guests get top-notch amenities and services, while enjoying their time at the Sheraton Suites Houston at the Galleria. Refurbished rooms boast Sweet Sleeper beds for a good night's rest, while the complimentary Wi-Fi (fees may apply) and... More
Bright light filters through floor-to-ceiling windows inside the Parlor Suites at The Westin Galleria Houston, while Traditional Rooms are adorned with cherry wood tones, and the Luxury Suites include a lounge area with plush furniture for entertaining clients and... More
The Comfort Inn and Suites Houston is conveniently situated between Beltway 8-West and Interstate 610 West, just 10 miles from downtown Houston. The hotel's central location provides easy access to William P. Hobby Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport for easy... More
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Escape to your high-rise home in Houston GalleriaAdmire city views from our Homewood Suites by Hilton® Houston near the Galleria hotel. Our award-winning, high-rise hotel is across the street from the Galleria Mall in uptown Houston, Texas, and 25 miles from Houston... More
Bold contemporary designs with features like hardwood and black granite floors, exposed pipes, and artwork by Arthur Meyerson ensure that Hotel Derek in Houston has a unique ambience compared with more understated accommodations. Drenched in southern hospitality, the AAA... More
Classic details and sophisticated style give the Hilton Post Oak Hotel Houston its character. Emphasis on glass features comes from the imagination of renowned architect, I.M. Pei - archways draw in light and complement the 14-story atrium. Guests can find an oasis... More
Discover a spacious, elegant hotel on Westheimer Road when you check in to the Hilton Houston Westchase hotel. Set in the stylish Westchase district, this Houston hotel is located 30 minutes from both William P. Hobby (HOU) and George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) Airports.... More
The Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston a 4 diamond hotel offers 485 well-appointed guest rooms. 24-hour fitness center- roof top swimming pool- business center- restaurant- lounge and fifty thousand square feet of meeting space. The hotel is located in Uptown galleria Houston-... More
Conveniently located Houston hotel with access to convention centerCrowne Plaza Suites Houston Sugar Land isn't technically a new hotel, but it feels like one. Fresh from a $7 million dollar renovation, the hotel offers guests a great value for premium oversized luxury... More
Space Center Houston
Bring your wee astronauts to the Kid's Space Place, Blast Off Theatre and the NASA Tram Tour of the Johnson Space Center. Take a peek at the Mercury Atlas 9 "Faith 7" capsule, the Gemini V Spacecraft and a Lunar Roving Vehicle Trainer. And don't forget to buy some astronaut ice cream for your fellow earthlings.
The Menil Collection
This Renzo Piano designed museum showcases antiquities, Byzantine and Medieval collections, as well as modern masters. View the Africa, Pacific Islands and Pacific Northwest Coast collections for a primer on the roots of many modern works. Admission is free.
Theatre-buffs run the culture circuit here with nine major performing arts organizations in four venues: Jones Hall, Wortham Theater Center, Alley Theatre and Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy touring Broadway shows, local opera, symphony, ballet and more.
Minute Maid Park
Home of the MLB Houston Astros, Minute Maid Park scores points for its retractable roof (fends off heat and rain) and grass turf. In an ode Houston's old Union Station, a replica 19th century train runs along the west side of the ballpark.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Refine your artistic tastes at this Houston museum, home to over 63,000 works of art from across the globe. The sculpture garden, designed by Isamu Noguchi, has works by Matisse, Giacometti, Miro and more.
Explore the African Forest, the 55-acre Houston Zoo's newest exhibit. Meet a troupe of chimps, white rhinos and giraffes. But for an up-close encounter, check out the McGovern Children's Zoo, which covers various Texas ecosystems -- and has a cooling water playground.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Located in Hermann Park, this dynamic museum is a favorite of children and adults alike. Spend an afternoon of stargazing and watching butterflies. View natural history exhibits ranging from paleontology to Texas wildlife.
Texans like to shop, and if you've ever been to Houston in the summer, you'll understand the genius of air-conditioned indoor shopping malls. Ice skate year round, shop and dine in more than 375 stores and restaurants and even stay the night -- there are two Westin hotels on the property.
Wander through acres of green space dotted with trails, playgrounds and water features. There's also a golf course, railroad, Japanese garden and pedal boats.
Beer Can House
Retired upholsterer John Milkovisch keeps in real when it comes to exterior decorating. Started in 1968, he used thousands of marbles, rocks and metal pieces in concrete and redwood to landscape his yard. He redefined aluminum siding and eventually strung beer cans from the roof edges. It is estimated that more than 50,000 cans decorate the structure.
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