A Complete Guide Travel To Houston Texas

We are in southeastern The climate is subtropical, with long, hot, and humid summers that alternate with mild winters. Tornadoes and heavy rains are possible. Texas has had several capitals, and from 1837 to 1839, this role was played by Houston. The city owes its name to Sam Houston, who was president of Texas after his independence from Mexico.

A system of tunnels and covered walkways connects several buildings in the city center to avoid the rain and summer heat. A very clever idea is exploited elsewhere as well.

Texas, in its most populous city and the fourth largest in the United States. It is nicknamed the “Energy Capital of the World” for its many energy-related businesses.

Houston was built near Allen’s Landing (between Main and Fannin streets), a downtown area near the Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou rivers. Nearby is the park of the same name (1005 Commerce St.).

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Shopping in Houston

Galleria: (5085 Westheimer Rd.- Uptown). It is the largest shopping center in Texas, with more than 400 businesses, including stores, restaurants, beauty salons, swimming pools, two hotels, tailoring workshops, and a skating rink.

 If you like shopping malls in the city, others are Willowbrook Mall, Memorial City Mall, Highland Village, The Shops at Houston Center, and Premium Outlets.

The Heights: it is a city neighborhood with shops, restaurants, green spaces, historical and modern buildings. The best streets for shopping are Calle 19 and Calle 20.

Eating in Houston

In Texas, in addition to Tex-Mex cuisine, which combines Mexican flavors with Texan dishes, you can also eat excellent meat, so I recommend that you eat it on a grill.

Events in Houston

In Texas, you could not miss a Rodeo, the regular competition of many states of the American East, very popular here. Whatever your destination, I highly recommend you check out this show consisting of exciting lasso races, barrel gymkhana, cow riding, and bull riding, not to mention all the surrounding stalls selling mainly western-style items, soft drinks, auctions of cattle, and musical performances.

The Livestock Show and Rodeo (3 NRG Pkwy.-NGR Stadium) usually takes place between February and March and is one of the main events in Houston. Of course, you can also attend Rodeo at other times of the year.

Sports in Houston

Here’s where to watch the local teams play.

  • The basketball Rockets play at the Toyota Center (1510 Polk St.)
  • The baseball Astros play at Minute Maid Park (501 Crawford St.)
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  • American football Texans play at NRG Stadium (2 NGR Park)
  • Rugby SaberCats play at Aveva Stadium (2055 Mowery Rd.)
  • The men’s soccer Dynamo and women’s soccer Dash play at BBVA Compass Stadium (2200 Texas St.).
  • Excursions from Houston

An hour from Houston, on the Gulf of Mexico, is Galveston. In this city, you can admire beautiful Victorian houses, especially in the historic district of the East End (11th, 16th, 19th, Broadway, and Market streets), where they are best preserved. The Strand (20th St., Ave A, Ave B, and Railroad Depot) is a downtown area where you can stroll past shops, restaurants, art galleries, and museums, many of which are housed in Victorian buildings.

 The city’s best-known attraction is Moody Gardens (1 Hope Blvd.), recognizable for its three tall pyramids that house an aquarium, rainforest, and science area. There is also a golf course, a water park, a zip line, and a hotel in the complex.

Travel To Houston Texas

Also, in the “Gardens” during the Christmas period, the Festival of Lights is celebrated, consisting of a long path with thousands of lights, music, entertainment, and an ice rink to have fun and get into the Christmas spirit.

The pier, located on the waterfront, is home to an amusement park (check the Internet for opening days and hours) and a Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant, inspired by the character in the movie Forrest Gump of the same name. Do not miss the good prawns for which it is famous.

 I want to point out two events in the city that are worth a visit. Between February and March, the Mardi Gras Festival, the largest Mardi Gras celebration in Texas, is celebrated with parades, exhibitions, and events; a moment of joy for all.

From Friday to Sunday in late November and early December, don’t miss Dickens on the Strand downtown, celebrating Christmas and the writer Charles Dickens in a beautiful Victorian setting.

Parades, shows, jugglers, carol singers, and costumed vendors display Christmas items and period crafts. A truly remarkable event.

Transportation in Houston

Getting around Houston

Houston has two airports, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, home to Continental Airlines, and the William P. Hobby Airport, which mainly receives flights from the low-cost airline Southwest Airlines and domestic flights. The city also offers bus and train services to get around the city center and beyond. As for commuter train service, it is minimal and managed by Amtrack.

Trains and buses in Houston

Public transportation is run by the Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO), but it is not always the best option for getting around the city. The metro lines have few stops, considering the size of the city. The buses certainly cover a good area, but given many lines, it is a bit difficult to plan the route, so it is often necessary to use Google Maps.

Trains in Houston

The METRORail service consists of 3 lines that converge at the Central Station, in the heart of the city:

  • Red Line: it is the longest and crosses the city from north to south. It also stops at the Museum District and NRG Park.
  • Purple Line: runs through the southeastern part of the city and can conveniently get around downtown.
  • GreenLine: runs along the eastern edge of the city, from the Theater District to Magnolia Park.

Buses in Houston

The city offers a dense network of bus lines. There are many, and you can find them here.

Buses in Houston

The city offers a dense network of bus lines. There are many, and you can find them here.

Car in Houston

Without a doubt, the best way to visit Houston is to rent a car. It is possible both at airports and in the city, and the costs are never too high. It almost seems that the city has been designed entirely based on the “ease of use of the car.” Its streets run in all directions and are well managed. In Houston, many parking lots and parking lots make car use even more accessible.

Taxis in Houston

In Houston, the taxi service is provided by Yellow Cabs. Taxis run around the clock and can be an excellent solution to get to the city center from the airport. The service is very efficient, and costs can be calculated in advance with the App. Uber is also available, which is much cheaper.

Bicycle in Houston

An excellent way to visit downtown Houston is to rent a bike. Getting around the city on two wheels is a smart way, especially for residents, for whom shared bicycles can be used with a pass. The city has numerous bike lanes (over 160 miles) and rental shops.

In case if you want to travel by your car and want to ship from/to Houston then you can contact RCC Auto Transport

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