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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Stylish, opulent downtown Houston hotel in historic building Located in downtown Houston, Hotel ICON offers opulence and style with exquisite accommodations and luxury service. The hotel is a $35 million renovation of the landmark United Nation Bank building and features... More
Luxury, comfort and convenience in a cultural settingThis AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel provides comfort and convenience. Situated in the downtown cultural area of Houston, the Hotel ZaZa Houston enables guests to easily mix business with pleasure. The location in the... More
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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
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
Innovation as standard This trendy hotel is located in the center of Houston's renowned Galleria district and it sits in an ideal location for exploring the cultural heart of the city. Facilities throughout the Indigo Houston at the Galleria will leave guests feeling... More
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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
Perfectly located near the Galleria Mall, Marq*E Entertainment Center, and Memorial City Mall - the Crowne Plaza® Houston Galleria Area offers guests a convenient central location at the I-10/610 interchange close to Reliant Park, George R. Brown Convention Center, Texas... More
Style abounds at this hotel close to Houston's popular attractionsHyatt Regency Houston offers stylish decor, abundant amenities and a convenient location. Situated in the heart of downtown Houston's thriving business and entertainment districts, the hotel recently... More
Stylish, luxurious hotel connected to a major Houston shopping center The Westin Galleria Houston offers an array of options for recreation, entertainment and shopping. The hotel is connected to The Galleria Shopping Center, a top Houston attraction and the fourth largest... More
Modern downtown Houston hotel with access to tunnel system Centrally located on the edge of downtown at the intersection of I-10 and I-45, in the heart of Houston's business and financial district, Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown is a contemporary, full-service hotel.... 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.