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Houston Vacations

Houston

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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Houston Vacation Packages

Hotel only $109

1 The Westin Galleria Houston

4 stars
4.1 / 5 43 reviews

5060 West Alabama Map

Save 15% on your stay

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

Hotel only $109

2 Hotel Derek

4 stars
4.0 / 5 164 reviews

2525 West Loop South Map

Business Advantage - Arrival Day Cancel

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

Hotel only $81

3 Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

4 stars
3.6 / 5 40 reviews

2222 West Loop South Map

Save 25% on your stay

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

Hotel only $81

4 Sonesta Houston ES Suites Galleria

4 stars
3.9 / 5 16 reviews

5190 Hidalgo Street Map

Save 10% on your stay

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

Hotel only $129

5 Omni Houston Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 52 reviews

Four Riverway Map

Treat yourself to a plush experience with a stay at the Omni Hotel Houston. Lavishly equipped with beautiful furniture, rooms that boast views out across the neighborhood or the sparkling swimming pool, and attentive staff members, guests can easily see why this hotel has... More

Hotel only $84

6 Omni Houston Hotel Westside

4 stars
4.2 / 5 79 reviews

13210 Katy Freeway Map

Luxury and comfort in an exotic paradiseThe Omni Hotel Houston Westside offers comfort and convenience to all guests traveling for business or leisure. The picturesque setting of the hotel provides a serene atmosphere and stunning views. The elegant furnishings and... More

Hotel only $159

7 JW Marriott Houston

4 stars
4.1 / 5 49 reviews

5150 Westheimer Road Map

Rate includes breakfast

The JW Marriott Hotel Houston's modern design features bold color choices throughout the building, emphasizing the hotel's distinctive architectural details. Meet and mingle with fellow guests in the vibrant lobby area or pick up a Chai tea or espresso in the on-site... More

Hotel only $118

8 Embassy Suites Houston - Near the Galleria

4 stars
3.6 / 5 15 reviews

2911 Sage Road Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

Traveling is about the destination, but it's also about where you stay, and the Embassy Suites Hotel Houston truly embodies the Hilton brand, providing guests with an inspiring venue. Set in the crux of a sophisticated Texan hub, it sets itself apart with sharp contrasts... More

Hotel only $109

9 The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria

4 stars
3.9 / 5 28 reviews

5011 Westheimer at Post Oak Map

Save 15% on your stay

Luxury Houston hotel adjacent to Galleria Mall, other shopping areas For the guest who is coming to Houston to go shopping, the Westin Oaks Houston is the perfect lodging choice. Conveniently attached to The Galleria Shopping Center, the fourth-largest mall in the United... More

Hotel only $109

10 Hilton Houston Post Oak

4 stars
3.6 / 5 42 reviews

2001 Post Oak Blvd. Map

Rate includes Breakfast

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

Houston highlights

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  • 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.

  • Theater District

    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.

  • Houston Zoo

    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.

  • Houston Galleria

    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.

  • Hermann Park

    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.