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.
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2400 West Loop South Map
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Contemporary all-suite hotel near major Houston shopping area Located in the heart of Houston's Galleria shopping area, Sheraton Suites Houston at the Galleria is an all-suite hotel dedicated to making guests feel welcomed and pampered. Guests can recharge in the hotel's... More
Urban sophistication abounds in this elegant Houston luxury hotel With distinctive furnishings and sumptuous decor, Hotel Derek exudes an air of urban sophistication. The hotel pairs stunning design elements with impeccable guest service. Dark wood accents, leather... 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
Stylish, luxurious hotel in the heart of downtown Houston Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Hilton Americas Houston offers spacious, luxurious accommodations in an ideal location. The hotel's dramatic, stylish lobby welcomes guests and sets the tone for a stay... More
Restored, landmark hotel in the middle of downtown HoustonClub Quarters Houston is a beautifully restored, landmark hotel that showcases the best of the area's history while offering a range of modern amenities. Dark wood accents, lush fabrics and elegant details make the... More
2828 Southwest Freeway Map
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Recently renovated hotel close to Houston shopping and diningFresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, Four Points by Sheraton Houston Southwest offers luxurious comfort and a great location. The hotel is situated between downtown Houston and upscale The Galleria... More
Experience the comforts of home in the Houston Galleria at the Hampton Inn Houston Galleria Hotel located in the posh Uptown Park district surrounded by upscale shopping and dining. Treat clients or your significant other to an exceptional Houston Galleria Area hotel stay... More
Luxury oasis a short walk from the Galleria shopping mall Visitors to Houston will discover a luxurious oasis at Omni Houston Hotel, located near the famed Houston Galleria shopping mall. Sitting on impeccably manicured grounds, the Omni Houston Hotel features top... 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
5150 Westheimer Road Map
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Luxury and comfort steps away from one of Houston's major shopping districtsThis AAA Four Diamond hotel offers easy access to The Galleria, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Houston. The JW Marriott Hotel Houston features facilities for those on business or... 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.