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Houston Holidays

Holidays in Houston take you right to the heart of Texas. It’s been named the most diverse city in the USA for the second year, beating New York and Los Angeles by miles. Discover an abundance of parks, educational sites and mouthwatering southern food.

You’ll find cuisine from every corner of the globe being passionately cooked up in Houston, along with typical Houstonian famous barbecue joints. Foodies definitely won’t be left hungry here.

When visiting Houston, a visit to the famous Space Center Houston is a must. It’s the leading science and space learning centre and the home of all astronaut training in the USA. Science enthusiasts have tons of educational events and exhibits to discover, showcasing the history of space exploration.

In the warmer months from March to November, the Miller Outdoor Theatre is a wonderful welcome into the lively Houstonian energy. Live jazz, musical theatre and ballet productions come to the stage and give dazzling performances to eager crowds. You’ll find locals cosied up with blankets and wine into the night.

Houston holidays: where local artists come together

Art lovers are in one of America’s major destinations for galleries and museums. Modern art sweeps the town in Houston - you’ll only have to decide where to begin. For local art, don’t miss The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, where some of the best regional and national art is displayed. Families should head to The Children’s Museum for exciting and interactive bilingual displays. History fans should visit the Holocaust Museum, where personal stories and relics of Houstonian survivors are commemorated.

Being so close to the Gulf Coast of Texas, Houston is just a stone’s throw away from the magical Galveston Island. This fun coastal resort city is perfect for families. Home to Moody Gardens, this entertainment and educational hub is complete with a science museum, iMax cinema, aquarium, amusement park and golf resort. Meet sharks and penguins at Aquarium Pyramid; explore rainforest adventures and free roaming monkeys, sloths and macaws, and watch the interactive science displays. Then, relax and sit back on Palm Beach, Galveston’s quiet white sand beach. You can also arrange for animal encounter experiences and get up close to seals and giant sea otters.

Holidays in Houston are a lively mix of delicious food, science discoveries and bursting creativity.

Destination Highlights
  • Explore the astronaut training ground at world famous Space Center Houston
  • Admire regional art and historical museums in the heart of Houston
  • Get lost in the aquariums and rainforests of Galveston Island
  • Unwind on the glorious sands of famous Palm Beach

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite Houston hotels offer the very best of Texas’ famous Southern hospitality and charm.

Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

Houston

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Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

St. Regis Houston

Houston

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St. Regis Houston

The Westin Oaks Houston At The Galleria

Houston

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The Westin Oaks Houston At The Galleria

Time Zone

GMT -5 hours

Flight Time

Approx 10 hours; direct flights available from the UK

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

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