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Flights to Houston
Houston has three airports. The William P. Hobby and Ellington airports are smaller, handling charter and private jet Houston flights. The George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) is one of the busiest airports in the world, located 23 miles north of downtown Houston. Most flights to Houston access George Bush Intercontinental, with over 40 million passengers served in 2011. Flights to Houston spread across five terminals with a 1.5 mile distance from Terminal A to Terminal D. Terminal E is the newest and serves Houston flights for the United Airline's entire international and some domestic operations; the airport is United Airline's largest hub. Ground transportation is excellent for all Houston flights with METRO bus service, courtesy vans, shuttle services, and taxis at the traveler's disposable. The Marriott hotel is located between Terminals B and C for the traveler's convenience.
After your flights to Houston land, you'll find it has a humid, subtropical climate with occasional severe flooding and tropical cyclones during the hurricane season (June through November). July is the warmest month with temperatures in the nineties and high humidity. March through April is a pleasant time to visit with temperatures in the seventies and relatively low precipitation. Daytime temperatures drop from high eighties to low seventies during September through November. There are many attractions to fill your days from the NASA Johnson Space Center to the Museum of Fine Arts. The city offers an enthusiastically cosmopolitan experience.
Houston When to Go
During the winter months, Houston stays relatively balmy. With average highs in the mid-60s and typically only a couple of weeks’ worth of freezing temperatures, it’s a great time to visit.
This far south, spring arrives early. For three weeks every February and March, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo dominates local calendars with big-name concerts, carnival rides, and much more. Spring also brings the start of baseball season with the Astros, and as of 2012, the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer will have their own new, state-of-the-art stadium. The popular Art Car Parade, featuring automobiles decorated by self-proclaimed artists, takes place in May.
Only hard-core budget travelers willing to brave the heat and mosquitoes will want to visit during July and August. Even most Houstonians try to escape at some point during the summer. On the upside, world-class museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Menil Collection are air conditioned, and the beach is just 30 miles away.
As hurricane season dissipates through October, cooler temperatures prevail, making outdoor activities palatable. That may be why the activity calendar tends to be a bit spotty in the fall. Still, there is plenty to experience, including the recently opened African Forest exhibit at the Houston Zoo, downtown’s Discovery Green (which hosts events from free concerts to farmers’ markets), and alternative arts spaces such as the Center for Contemporary Craft and the Orange Show. Of course, fall is also when the Houston Texans kick off their NFL season at Reliant Stadium. Other annual events include Houston’s long-running Greek Festival in October and the Cinema Arts Festival in November.
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