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From top left: the Mission Control Center in the Johnson Space Center, the Houston Ship Channel, Skyline of Downtown Houston, Rice University, and Minute Maid Park

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Location in Harris County, Texas
Houston is located in the USA
Houston
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 29°45′46″N 95°22′59″W / 29.76278°N 95.38306°W / 29.76278; -95.38306Coordinates: 29°45′46″N 95°22′59″W / 29.76278°N 95.38306°W / 29.76278; -95.38306
Country United States of America
State Texas
Counties Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery
Incorporated June 5, 1837
Government
 - Type Mayor–council
 - Mayor Annise Parker
Area
 - City 601.7 sq mi (1,558 km2)
 - Land 579.4 sq mi (1,501 km2)
 - Water 22.3 sq mi (57.7 km2)
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
Population (2008)[1][2]
 - City 2,242,193 (4th U.S.)
 Density 3,828/sq mi (1,471/km2)
 Urban 3,822,509
 Metro 5,728,143 (6th U.S.)
 - Demonym Houstonian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 713, 281, 832
FIPS code 48-35000[3]
GNIS feature ID 1380948[4]
Website houstontx.gov
.Houston (pronounced /ˈhjuːstən/) is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas.^ Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas.
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As of the 2008 U.S. Census estimate, the city had a population of 2.2 million within an area of 600 square miles (1,600 km2).[1] .Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area—the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population over 5.7 million.^ Houston Medical Center is an upscale property located at the heart of the Texas Medical Center Complex, the largest Medical Center in the world, boasting more that 61 different ...
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Houston was founded on August 30, 1836, by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou.[5] .The city was incorporated on June 5, 1837, and named after then-President of the Republic of Texas—former General Sam Houston—who had commanded at the Battle of San Jacinto, which took place 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established.^ N Sam Houston Pkwy East .
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The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city's population. .In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.^ Houston Medical Center is an upscale property located at the heart of the Texas Medical Center Complex, the largest Medical Center in the world, boasting more that 61 different ...
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.Rated as a beta world city, Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in the energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, transportation, and health care sectors and is a leading center for building oilfield equipment; only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters in the city limits.^ Houston Medical Center is an upscale property located at the heart of the Texas Medical Center Complex, the largest Medical Center in the world, boasting more that 61 different ...
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[6] [7] The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled.[8] The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. .It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits—attracting more than 7 million visitors a year to the Houston Museum District.^ Conveniently located in the Galleria area, this Houston luxury hotel is near more than 200 exclusive stores ...
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Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and is one of few U.S. cities that offer year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.[9]

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History

In August 1836, John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen, two real estate entrepreneurs from New York City, purchased 6,642 acres (26.88 km2) of land along Buffalo Bayou with the intent of founding a city.[10] The Allen brothers decided to name the city after Sam Houston, the popular general at the Battle of San Jacinto,[10] who was elected President of Texas in September 1836.
Houston was granted incorporation on June 5, 1837, with James S. Holman becoming its first mayor.[11] In the same year, Houston became the county seat of Harrisburg County (now Harris County) and the temporary capital of the Republic of Texas.[12] In 1840, the community established a chamber of commerce in part to promote shipping and waterborne business at the newly created port on Buffalo Bayou.[13]
By 1860, Houston had emerged as a commercial and railroad hub for the export of cotton.[12] Railroad spurs from the Texas inland converged in Houston, where they met rail lines to the ports of Galveston and Beaumont. During the American Civil War, Houston served as a headquarters for General John Bankhead Magruder, who used the city as an organization point for the Battle of Galveston.[14] After the Civil War, Houston businessmen initiated efforts to widen the city's extensive system of bayous so the city could accept more commerce between downtown and the nearby port of Galveston. By 1890 Houston was the railroad center of Texas.
Houston, circa 1873
In 1900, after Galveston was struck by a devastating hurricane, efforts to make Houston into a viable deepwater port were accelerated.[15] The following year, oil discovered at the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont prompted the development of the Texas petroleum industry.[16] In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt approved a $1 million improvement project for the Houston Ship Channel. By 1910 the city's population had reached 78,800, almost doubling from a decade before. An integral part of the city were African Americans, who numbered 23,929 or nearly one-third of the residents.[17] They were developing a strong professional class based then in the Fourth Ward.
President Woodrow Wilson opened the deepwater Port of Houston in 1914, seven years after digging began. By 1930, Houston had become Texas's most populous city and Harris the most populous county.[18]
When World War II started, tonnage levels at the port decreased and shipping activities were suspended; however, the war did provide economic benefits for the city. Petrochemical refineries and manufacturing plants were constructed along the ship channel because of the demand for petroleum and synthetic rubber products during the war.[19] Ellington Field, initially built during World War I, was revitalized as an advanced training center for bombardiers and navigators.[20] The M. D. Anderson Foundation formed the Texas Medical Center in 1945. After the war, Houston's economy reverted to being primarily port-driven. In 1948, several unincorporated areas were annexed into the city limits, which more than doubled the city's size, and Houston proper began to spread across the region.[11][21]
In 1950, the availability of air conditioning provided impetus for many companies to relocate to Houston resulting in an economic boom and producing a key shift in the city's economy toward the energy sector.[22][23]
The space shuttle, atop its Boeing 747 SCA, flying over Johnson Space Center
The increased production of the local shipbuilding industry during World War II spurred Houston's growth,[24] as did the establishment in 1961 of NASA's "Manned Spacecraft Center" (renamed the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in 1973), which created the city's aerospace industry. The Astrodome, nicknamed the "Eighth Wonder of the World,"[25] opened in 1965 as the world's first indoor domed sports stadium.
During the late 1970s, Houston experienced a population boom as people from Rust Belt states moved to Texas in large numbers.[26] The new residents came for the numerous employment opportunities in the petroleum industry, created as a result of the Arab Oil Embargo.
The population boom ended abruptly in the mid-1980s, as oil prices fell precipitously. The space industry also suffered in 1986 after the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after launch. The late 1980s saw a recession adversely affecting the city's economy.
Since the 1990s, as a result of the recession, Houston has made efforts to diversify its economy by focusing on aerospace and health care/biotechnology and by reducing its dependence on the petroleum industry. In 1997, Houstonians elected Lee P. Brown as the city's first African American mayor.[27]
In June 2001, Tropical Storm Allison dumped up to 37 inches (940 mm) of rain on parts of Houston, causing the worst flooding in the city's history; the storm cost billions of dollars in damage and killed 20 people in Texas.[28] By December of that same year, Houston-based energy company Enron collapsed into the second-largest ever U.S. bankruptcy during an investigation surrounding fabricated partnerships that were allegedly used to hide debt and inflate profits.
In August 2005, Houston became a shelter to more than 150,000 people from New Orleans who evacuated from Hurricane Katrina.[29] One month later, approximately 2.5 million Houston area residents evacuated when Hurricane Rita approached the Gulf Coast, leaving little damage to the Houston area. This was the largest urban evacuation in the history of the United States.[30][31]

Geography

A simulated-color image of Houston
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 601.7 square miles (1,558 km2); this comprises 579.4 square miles (1,501 km2) of land and 22.3 square miles (58 km2) of water.[32] Most of Houston is located on the gulf coastal plain, and its vegetation is classified as temperate grassland and forest. Much of the city was built on forested land, marshes, swamp, or prairie, which are all still visible in surrounding areas. Flatness of the local terrain, when combined with urban sprawl, has made flooding a recurring problem for the city.[33] Downtown stands about 50 feet (15 m) above sea level,[34] and the highest point in far northwest Houston is about 125 feet (38 m) in elevation.[35][36] The city once relied on groundwater for its needs, but land subsidence forced the city to turn to ground-level water sources such as Lake Houston and Lake Conroe.[11][37]
Houston has four major bayous passing through the city. Buffalo Bayou runs through downtown and the Houston Ship Channel, and has three tributaries: White Oak Bayou, which runs through the Heights neighborhood north of downtown and then towards downtown; Braes Bayou, which runs along the Texas Medical Center; and Sims Bayou, which runs through the south of Houston and downtown Houston. The ship channel continues past Galveston and then into the Gulf of Mexico.

Geology

Underpinning Houston's land surface are unconsolidated clays, clay shales, and poorly cemented sands up to several miles deep. The region's geology developed from river deposits formed from the erosion of the Rocky Mountains. These sediments consist of a series of sands and clays deposited on decaying organic matter, that over time, transformed into oil and natural gas. Beneath the layers of sediment is a water-deposited layer of halite, a rock salt. The porous layers were compressed over time and forced upward. As it pushed upward, the salt dragged surrounding sediments into salt dome formations, often trapping oil and gas that seeped from the surrounding porous sands. The thick, rich, sometimes black, surface soil is suitable for rice farming in suburban outskirts where the city continues to grow.[38][39]
The Houston area has over 150 active faults (estimated to be 300 active faults)[40] with an aggregate length of up to 310 miles (500 km),[41][42] including the Long Point-Eureka Heights Fault System which runs through the center of the city. There have been no significant historically recorded earthquakes in Houston, but researchers do not discount the possibility of such quakes occurring in the deeper past, nor in the future. Land in some communities southeast of Houston is sinking because water has been pumped out from the ground for many years. It may be associated with slip along faults; however, the slippage is slow and not considered an earthquake, where stationary faults must slip suddenly enough to create seismic waves.[43] These faults also tend to move at a smooth rate in what is termed "fault creep,"[37] which further reduces the risk of an earthquake.

Climate

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average max. and min. temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: Weather.com / NWS[44]
Houston's climate is classified as humid subtropical (Cfa in Köppen climate classification system). Spring supercell thunderstorms sometimes bring tornados to the area. Prevailing winds are from the south and southeast during most of the year, bringing heat across the continent from the deserts of Mexico and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.[45]
During the summer months, it is common for the temperature to reach over 90 °F (32 °C), with an average of 99 days per year above 90 °F (32 °C).[46][47] However, the humidity results in a heat index higher than the actual temperature. Summer mornings average over 90 percent relative humidity and approximately 60 percent in the afternoon.[48][48] Winds are often light in the summer and offer little relief, except near the immediate coast.[49] To cope with the heat, people use air conditioning in nearly every vehicle and building in the city; in 1980 Houston was described as the "most air-conditioned place on earth".[50] Scattered afternoon thunderstorms are common in the summer. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Houston was 109 °F (43 °C) on September 4, 2000.[51]
Winters in Houston are fairly temperate. The average high in January, the coldest month, is 63 °F (17 °C), while the average low is 41 °F (5 °C). Snowfall is generally rare. Recent snow events in Houston include a storm on December 24, 2004 when one inch (2.5 cm) fell and more recent snowfalls on December 10, 2008. However, more recently on December 4, 2009 an inch of snow fell in the city. This was the earliest snowfall ever recorded in Houston. In addition, it set another milestone marking the first time in recorded history that snowfall has occurred on two consecutive years, and marks the third accumulating snowfall occurring in the decade of 2000-2010. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Houston was 5 °F (−15 °C) on January 23, 1940.[52] Houston receives a high amount of rainfall annually, averaging about 54 inches a year. These rains tend to cause floods over portions of the city.
Houston has excessive ozone levels and is ranked among the most ozone-polluted cities in the United States.[53] Ground-level ozone, or smog, is Houston’s predominant air pollution problem, with the American Lung Association rating the metropolitan area's ozone level as the 6th worst in the United States in 2006.[54] The industries located along the ship channel are a major cause of the city's air pollution.[55]

Cityscape

Houston was incorporated in 1837 under the ward system of representation. The ward designation is the progenitor of the nine current-day Houston City Council districts. Locations in Houston are generally classified as either being inside or outside the Interstate 610 Loop. The inside encompasses the central business district and many residential neighborhoods that predate World War II. More recently, high-density residential areas have been developed within the loop. The city's outlying areas, suburbs and enclaves are located outside of the loop. Beltway 8 encircles the city another 5 miles (8.0 km) farther out.
Uptown (foreground) and Downtown (background)
Though Houston is the largest city in the United States without formal zoning regulations, it has developed similarly to other Sun Belt cities because the city's land use regulations and legal covenants have played a similar role.[56][57] Regulations include mandatory lot size for single-family houses and requirements that parking be available to tenants and customers. Such restrictions have had mixed results. Though some[57] have blamed the city's low density, urban sprawl, and lack of pedestrian-friendliness on these policies, the city's land use has also been credited with a bounty of affordable housing, sparing Houston the worst effects of the 2008 real estate crisis.[58] The city issued 42,697 building permits in 2008 and was ranked first in the list of healthiest housing markets for 2009, according to Builder magazine.[59]
Voters rejected efforts to have separate residential and commercial land-use districts in 1948, 1962, and 1993. Consequently, rather than a single central business district as the center of the city's employment, multiple districts have grown throughout the city in addition to downtown which include Uptown, Texas Medical Center, Midtown, Greenway Plaza, Energy Corridor, Westchase, and Greenspoint.

Government and politics

The city of Houston has a strong mayoral form of municipal government.[60] Houston is a home rule city and all municipal elections in the state of Texas are nonpartisan.[60][61] The City's elected officials are the mayor, city controller and 14 members of the city council.[62] The mayor of Houston is Annise Parker—a Democrat elected on a nonpartisan ballot who is serving her first term as of January 2010.[63] Houston's mayor serves as the city's chief administrator, executive officer, and official representative, and is responsible for the general management of the city and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced.[63] As the result of a 1991 referendum in Houston, a mayor is elected for a two-year term, and can be elected to as many as three consecutive terms.
The city council line-up of nine district based and five at-large positions was based on a U.S. Justice Department mandate which took effect in 1979.[64] At-large council members represent the entire city.[62] Under the current city charter, if the population in the city limits goes past 2.1 million residents, the current nine-member city council districts will be expanded with the addition of two city council districts.[65]
The city controller is elected independently of the mayor and council. The controller's duties are to certify available funds prior to committing such funds and processing disbursements. The city's fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. Ronald Green is the city controller, serving his first term as of January 2010.
Houston is considered to be a politically divided city whose balance of power often sways between Republicans and Democrats. Much of the city's wealthier and more white areas vote Republican, while the city's impoverished, middle class, and minority areas vote Democrat. According to the 2005 Houston Area Survey, 68 percent of non-Hispanic whites in Harris County are declared or favor Republicans while 89 percent of non-Hispanic blacks in the area are declared or favor Democrats. About 62 percent Hispanics (of any race) in the area are declared or favor Democrats.[66] The city has often been known to be the most politically diverse city in Texas, a state known for being unanimously conservative.[67] As a result the city is often a contested area in state elections.[68]

Economy

Data from city-data.com[69]
Houston is recognized worldwide for its energy industry—particularly for oil and natural gas—as well as for biomedical research and aeronautics. Renewable energy sources—wind and solar—are also becoming popular economic bases in Houston.[70][71] The ship channel is also a large part of Houston's economic base. Because of these strengths, Houston is designated as a beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network.[7]
Considered to be the energy capital of the world, five of the six supermajor energy companies maintain a large base of operations in Houston (international headquarters of ConocoPhillips; US operational headquarters of Exxon-Mobil; US headquarters for international companies Shell Oil (US subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell located in The Hague, Netherlands), and BP whose international headquarters are in London, England).[72] Specifically, the headquarters of Shell Oil Company, the US affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell, is located at One Shell Plaza. While ExxonMobil maintains its small, global headquarters in Irving, Texas, its upstream and chemical divisions as well as most operational divisions, are located in Houston. Chevron has offices in Houston, having acquired a 40 story building intended to be the headquarters of Enron.[73] The company's Chevron Pipe Line Company subsidiary is headquartered in Houston, and more divisions are being consolidated and moved to Houston each year.[74] Houston is headquarters for the Marathon Oil Corporation, Apache Corporation, and Citgo and alternative energy companies such as Horizon Wind Energy.[75]
Greater Houston is a leading center for building oilfield equipment.[76] Much of Houston's success as a petrochemical complex is due to its busy man-made ship channel, the Port of Houston.[77] The port ranks first in the United States in international commerce, and is the tenth-largest port in the world.[8][78] Unlike most places, where high oil and gasoline prices are seen as harmful to the economy, they are generally seen as beneficial for Houston as many are employed in the energy industry.[79]
The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown MSA's Gross Area Product (GAP) in 2008 was $440.4 billion,[80] slightly larger than Belgium’s, Malaysia’s, Venezuela’s or Sweden’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). When comparing Houston's economy to a national economy, only 21 countries other than the United States have a gross domestic product exceeding Houston's regional gross area product.[80] Houston's MSA Gross Area Product for 2007 is estimated to be 416.6 billion, up 13.8 percent from 2006. Mining, which in Houston is almost entirely exploration and production of oil and gas, accounts for 26.3% of Houston's GAP, up sharply in response to high energy prices and a decreased worldwide surplus of oil production capacity; followed by engineering services, health services, and manufacturing.[81]
The Houston area added 42,400 private-sector jobs between November 2007 and November 2008 and registered the nation’s largest gain in private-sector employment among the nation's cities, according to employment statistics of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.[82] The unemployment rate in the city was 3.8% in April 2008, the lowest level in eight years while the job growth rate was 2.8%.[83]
In 2006, the Houston metropolitan area ranked first in Texas and third in the U.S. within the Category of "Best Places for Business and Careers" by Forbes magazine.[84] Foreign governments have established 89 consular offices in metropolitan Houston. Forty foreign governments maintain trade and commercial offices here and 23 active foreign chambers of commerce and trade associations.[85] Twenty-five foreign banks representing 13 nations operate in Houston, providing financial assistance to the international community.[86]
In 2008, Houston received top ranking on Kiplinger's Personal Finance Best Cities of 2008 list which ranks cities on their local economy, employment opportunities, reasonable living costs and quality of life.[87] The city ranked fourth for highest increase in the local technological innovation over the preceding 15 years, according to Forbes magazine.[88] In the same year, the city ranked second on the annual Fortune 500 list of company headquarters,[6] ranked first for Forbes Best Cities for College Graduates,[89] and ranked first on Forbes list of Best Cities to Buy a Home.[90]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 2,396
1860 4,845 102.2%
1870 9,332 92.6%
1880 16,513 77.0%
1890 27,557 66.9%
1900 44,633 62.0%
1910 78,800 76.6%
1920 138,276 75.5%
1930 292,352 111.4%
1940 384,514 31.5%
1950 596,163 55.0%
1960 938,219 57.4%
1970 1,232,802 31.4%
1980 1,595,138 29.4%
1990 1,630,553 2.2%
2000 1,953,631 19.8%
Est. 2008 2,242,193 14.8%
The annual Houston International Festival spotlights a different culture each year
Houston is a multicultural city, in part because of its many academic institutions and strong industries. Over 90 languages are spoken in the city.[91] Houston has among the youngest populations in the nation,[92][93][94] partly due to an influx of immigrants into Texas.[95] The city has the third-largest Hispanic and third-largest Mexican-American population in the United States. .It also has more Hispanic Americans than any other city in Texas.^ Texas Very Small Towns and Villages (fewer than 1000 residents) - Real Estate, Housing, Schools, Residents, Crime, Pollution, Demographics and More .
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[96] An estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants reside in the Greater Houston area.[97] Houston has some of the largest communities of Indian and Pakistani descent in the United States.[98] The Nigerian-American community of Houston, estimated to be over 2.0% of the city's population, is the largest in the United States.[99][100]
As of the 2005-2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, White Americans made up 54.1% of Houston's population; of which 28.0% were non-Hispanic whites. Blacks or African Americans made up 24.3% of Houston's population; of which 24.0% were non-Hispanic blacks. American Indians made up 0.3% of Houston's population; of which 0.2% were non-Hispanic. Asian Americans made up 5.3% of Houston's population while Pacific Islander Americans made up 0.1%. Individuals from some other race made up 14.7% of the city's population; of which 0.2% were non-Hispanic. Individuals from two or more races made up 1.1% of the city's population; of which 0.6% were non-Hispanic. Hispanics or Latinos made up 41.7% of Houston's population.[101][102]
As of the 2000 Census, there were 1,953,631 people and the population density was 3,371.7 people per square mile (1,301.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 49.3% White, 25.3% African American, 5.3% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 16.5% from some other race, and 3.1% from two or more races. In addition, Hispanics and Latinos made up 37.4% of Houston's population while non-Hispanic whites made up 30.8%.[103]
There were 717,945 households out of which 33.1 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2 percent were married couples living together, 15.3 percent had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3 percent were non-families. Twenty-nine percent of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2 percent had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.39. The median house price was $115,961 in 2009.[104]
In the city, the population was spread out with 27.5 percent under the age of 18, 11.2 percent from 18 to 24, 33.8 percent from 25 to 44, 19.1 percent from 45 to 64, and 8.4 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,616, and the median income for a family was $40,443. Males had a median income of $32,084 versus $27,371 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,101. Nineteen percent of the population and 16 percent of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.1 percent of those under the age of 18 and 14.3 percent of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
Houston has a large number of immigrants from Asia, including the largest Vietnamese American population in Texas and third-largest in the United States, with 30,000 people in 2007. Some parts of the city with high populations of Vietnamese and Chinese residents have Chinese and Vietnamese street signs, in addition to English ones. Houston has two Chinatowns: the original located in Downtown, and the more recent one north of Bellaire Boulevard in the southwest area of the city.[105][106] The city has a Little Saigon in Midtown and Vietnamese businesses located in the southwest area of Houston's Chinatown.[107] A "Little India" community referred to as the "Harwin District" exists along Hillcroft.[108]
Houston has a large gay community concentrated primarily in and around Neartown and Houston Heights. It is estimated that the Houston metropolitan area has the twelfth-largest number of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals in the United States.[109] Houston's Mayor, Annise Parker, is the first openly gay elected mayor of a major U.S. city.

Culture

Houston is a diverse city with a large and growing international community.[110] The metropolitan area is home to an estimated 1.1 million (21.4 percent) residents who were born outside the United States, with nearly two-thirds of the area's foreign-born population from south of the United States–Mexico border.[111] Additionally, more than one in five foreign-born residents are from Asia.[111] The city is home to the nation’s third largest concentration of consular offices, representing 86 countries.[112]
Many annual events celebrate the diverse cultures of Houston. The largest and longest running is the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, held over 20 days from late February to early March, which happens to be the largest annual Livestock Show and Rodeo anywhere in the world.[113] Another large celebration is the annual night-time Houston Pride Parade, held at the end of June.[114] Other annual events include the Houston Greek Festival,[115] Art Car Parade, the Houston Auto Show, the Houston International Festival, the Westheimer Block Party[116] and the Bayou City Art Festival, which is considered to be one of the top five art festivals in the United States.[117][118]
Houston received the official nickname of "Space City" in 1967 because it is the location of NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Other nicknames often used by locals include "Bayou City," "Magnolia City," "Clutch City," and "H-Town."

Arts and theatre

Wortham Center in the Theater District of Downtown
Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene. The Theater District is located downtown and is home to nine major performing arts organizations and six performance halls. It is the second-largest concentration of theater seats in a downtown area in the United States.[119][120][121] Houston is one of few United States cities with permanent, professional, resident companies in all major performing arts disciplines: opera (Houston Grand Opera), ballet (Houston Ballet), music (Houston Symphony Orchestra), and theater (The Alley Theatre).[9][122] Houston is also home to many local folk artists, art groups and various smaller progressive arts organizations.[123] Houston attracts many touring Broadway acts, concerts, shows, and exhibitions for a variety of interests.[124]
The Museum District has many popular cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year.[125][126] Notable facilities located in the district include The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Holocaust Museum Houston, and the Houston Zoo.[127][128][129] Located outside, but within proximity of the Museum District are The Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum.
Bayou Bend is a 14-acre (5.7 ha) facility of the Museum of Fine Arts that houses one of America's best collections of decorative art, paintings and furniture. Bayou Bend is the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg.[130]
Many venues scattered across Houston regularly host local and touring rock, blues, country, hip hop and Tejano musical acts. There has never been a widely renowned music scene in Houston. Artists seem to relocate to other parts of the United States once attaining some level of success.[131] A notable exception to the rule is Houston hip-hop, which celebrates the unique southern flavor and attitude of its roots. This has given rise to a strong, independent hip-hop music scene, influencing and influenced by the larger Southern hip hop and gangsta rap communities.[132] Many Houstonian hip-hop artists have attained commercial success. Houston is the home of chopped and screwed music.
Other prominent artists that have come from Houston include the pop and R&B girl group Destiny's Child, progressive rock band King's X, hard Southern rock band ZZ Top, sixties psychedelic rock band Red Krayola, folk-country singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett, pop singer and actress Hilary Duff, the actor Patrick Swayze, and indie-piano rock band Blue October. Houston also once had fledgling blues and folk scenes in the sixties and seventies with blues performers such as Lightnin' Hopkins, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, "Texas" Johnny Brown, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, and Joe "Guitar" Hughes many of whom recorded with the hometown music label Peacock Records. Folk artists in the city in the sixties and seventies such as Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle and Guy Clark also called Houston home for many years playing at long standing venues like Anderson Fair and the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe.[133] The eighties and nineties produced punk and alternative rock such as Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Verbal Abuse, Really Red, Culturcide, the Pain Teens and the outside musician Jandek. The new millennium has seen a continuance of Houston Noise Bands with contemporary performers such as Jana Hunter and Indian Jewelry.

Tourism and recreation

Reflection pool in Hermann Park
The Theater District is a 17-block area in the center of downtown Houston that is home to the Bayou Place entertainment complex, restaurants, movies, plazas, and parks. Bayou Place is a large multilevel building containing full-service restaurants, bars, live music, billiards, and art house films. The Houston Verizon Wireless Theater stages live concerts, stage plays, and stand-up comedy; and the Angelika Film Center presents art, foreign and independent films.[134]
Houston is home to 337 parks including Hermann Park, which houses the Houston Zoo and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Terry Hershey Park, Lake Houston Park, Memorial Park, Tranquility Park, Sesquicentennial Park, Discovery Green and Sam Houston Park (which contains restored and reconstructed homes which were originally built between 1823 and 1905).[135] Of the 10 most populous U.S. cities, Houston has the most total area of parks and green space: 56,405 acres (228 km2).[136] The city also has over 200 additional green spaces—totaling over 19,600 acres (79 km2) that are managed by the city—including the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. The Williams Waterwall serves as a popular tourist attraction and sits in Uptown Houston. The Houston Civic Center was replaced by the George R. Brown Convention Center—one of the nation's largest—and the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, home of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Society for the Performing Arts. The Sam Houston Coliseum and Music Hall have been replaced by the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
Space Center Houston is the official visitors’ center of NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Here one will find many interactive exhibits including moon rocks, a shuttle simulator, and presentations about the history of NASA's manned space flight program.
Other tourist attractions include the Galleria (Texas's largest shopping mall located in the Uptown District), Old Market Square, the Downtown Aquarium, and Sam Houston Race Park.

Sports

Revelers at "The Main Event" held Downtown during Super Bowl XXXVIII
Houston has teams for nearly every major professional sport (only the NHL is not represented). The Houston Astros (MLB), Houston Texans (NFL), Houston Rockets (NBA), Houston Dynamo (MLS), Houston Aeros (AHL), Houston Wranglers (WTT), Houston Takers (ABA), Houston Energy (IWFL), Houston Leones (PDL), H-Town Texas Cyclones (also IWFL), Houston Power (WFA), and the Houston Lightning (SIFL) all call Houston home.
Minute Maid Park (home of the Astros) and Toyota Center (home of the Rockets, and Aeros) are located in a revived area of downtown. The city has the Reliant Astrodome, the first domed stadium in the world; it also holds the NFL's first retractable-roof stadium, Reliant Stadium. Other sports facilities in Houston include Hofheinz Pavilion, Reliant Arena (former home of the WNBA's Houston Comets, now home to the Lightning), and Robertson Stadium (both used for University of Houston collegiate sports, the latter also for the Houston Dynamo), and Rice Stadium (home of the Rice University Owls football team). The infrequently used Reliant Astrodome hosted World Wrestling Entertainment's WrestleMania X-Seven on April 1, 2001, where an attendance record of 67,925 was set.[137] The city also hosted WrestleMania XXV at Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009.[138]
Houston has hosted major recent sporting events, including the 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game,[139] the 2000 IHL All-Star Game, the 2005 Big 12 Conference football championship game, the 2006 NBA All-Star Game, the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships from 2001–2006, and the Tennis Masters Cup in 2003 and 2004, as well as the annual Shell Houston Open golf tournament. Starting in 2009, Houston will host the final official event in the LPGA golf season, the LPGA Tour Championship. The city hosts the annual NCAA College Baseball Minute Maid Classic every February and NCAA football's Texas Bowl in December. Houston has hosted the Super Bowl championship game twice. Super Bowl VIII was played at Rice Stadium in 1974 and Super Bowl XXXVIII was played at Reliant Stadium in 2004. From 1998 to 2001, the CART auto racing series held a yearly race, the Grand Prix of Houston, on downtown streets. After a five-year hiatus, CART's successor series, Champ Car, revived the race for 2006 and 2007 on the streets surrounding the Reliant Park complex. However, Champ Car merged with the rival Indy Racing League (IRL) in 2008, discontinuing the Houston race in the process. Houston Raceway Park is located outside Houston near Baytown, and hosts the NHRA and other forms of auto racing.

Media

LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting at the University of Houston
Houston is served by the Houston Chronicle, its only major daily newspaper with wide distribution. The Hearst Corporation, which owns and operates the Houston Chronicle, bought the assets of the Houston Post—its long-time rival and main competition—when Houston Post ceased operations in 1995. The Houston Post was owned by the family of former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby of Houston. The only other major publication to serve the city is the Houston Press—a free alternative weekly with a weekly readership of more than 300,000.[140]
The Houston area is served by a public television station, KUHT, and public radio station, KUHF. Both stations are licensed to and operated by the University of Houston. KUHT (Channel 8) is a PBS member station and the first public television station in the United States, and KUHF (88.7 FM) is an NPR member station. Both stations broadcast from the LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting at the University of Houston.
One of the leading media personalities in Houston is Dave Ward who is the longest running anchor at any station in all of Houston. Ward has led KTRK-TV for more than 40 years. Ron Stone led Channel 2 News for 20 years, 1972 to 1992. Ray Miller, host of The Eyes of Texas, a cultural anthology series broadcast for nearly three decades over KPRC-TV, the NBC affiliate, is also well known, as was Marvin Zindler. In the late 1960s, Miller hired Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Galveston native as the first newswoman in Texas. She later served in the Texas House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

Architecture

Houston has the third-tallest skyline in North America and one of the top 10 in the world.[141][142] The city has a seven-mile (11 km) system of tunnels and skywalks linking buildings in downtown which contain shops, restaurants, and convenience stores. This system enables pedestrians to avoid the summer heat and rain showers while walking from one building to another.
In the 1960s, Downtown Houston consisted of a modest collection of mid-rise office structures, but has since grown into one of the largest skylines in the United States. Downtown was on the threshold of a boom in 1970 with huge projects being launched by real estate developers with the energy industry boom. A succession of skyscrapers were built throughout the 1970s—many by real estate developer Gerald D. Hines—culminating with Houston's tallest skyscraper, the 75-floor, 1,002-foot (305 m)-tall JPMorgan Chase Tower (formerly the Texas Commerce Tower), which was completed in 1982. It is the tallest structure in Texas, 10th-tallest building in the United States and the 30th-tallest skyscraper in the world based on height to roof. In 1983, the 71-floor, 992-foot (302 m)-tall Wells Fargo Plaza (formerly Allied Bank Plaza) was completed, which became the second-tallest building in Houston and Texas. Based on height to roof, it is the 13th-tallest in the United States and the 36th-tallest in the world. As of 2007, downtown Houston had over 43 million square feet (4,000,000 m²) of office space.[143]
Centered on Post Oak Boulevard and Westheimer Road, the Uptown District boomed during the 1970s and early 1980s when a collection of mid-rise office buildings, hotels, and retail developments appeared along Interstate 610 west. Uptown became one of the most impressive instances of an edge city. The highest achievement of Uptown was the construction of the 64-floor, 901-foot (275 m)-tall, Philip Johnson and John Burgee designed landmark Williams Tower (known as the Transco Tower until 1999). At the time, it was believed to the be the world's tallest skyscraper outside of a central business district. The Uptown District is also home to other buildings designed by noted architects such as I. M. Pei, César Pelli, and Philip Johnson. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, there was a mini-boom of mid-rise and high-rise residential tower construction, with several over 30 stories tall.[144][145][146] In 2002, Uptown had more than 23 million square feet (2,100,000 m²) of office space with 16 million square feet (1,500,000 m²) of Class A office space.[147]

Crime

Police services are provided by the Houston Police Department. Houston's murder rate ranked 46th of U.S. cities with a population over 250,000 in 2005 (per capita rate of 16.3 murders per 100,000 population).[148] The city's murder rate, however, ranked 3rd among U.S. cities with a population of 1,000,000 or more. Even those statistics were believed to be higher after local TV news investigator Mark Greenblatt found the Houston Police Department under-counted 2005 homicides. Officially counting just two more of the city's murders would have bumped up the city's murder rate to second place.[149] While nonviolent crime in the city dropped by 2 percent in 2005 compared to 2004, the number of homicides rose by 23.5 percent.[150] Since 2005, Houston has been experiencing a spike in crime, which is due in part to an influx of people from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.[151] After Katrina, Houston's murder rate increased 70 percent in November and December 2005 compared to levels in 2004. The city recorded 336 murders in 2005,[150] compared to 272 in 2004.[152] Houston's homicide rate per 100,000 residents increased from 16.33 in 2005 to 17.24 in 2006.[153] The number of murders in the city increased to 379 in 2006.[150] Among other cities, Houston is a major hub for drug traffickers, who supply cocaine, marijuana, heroin, MDMA, and methamphetamine to distributors in other American markets.[154]
In 2007, Houston ranked first for auto-theft in the state of Texas when more than 31,000 motor vehicles were stolen in the Houston metropolitan area. [155] In 2010 WalletPop.com, a personal finance blog, partnered with NeighborhoodScout.com to determine the safest neighborhoods in the fifty largest cities in the United States; in the partnership determined that, in Houston, the area with the least amounts of crime incidents was at the intersection of Westheimer Road and Texas State Highway 6.[156]

Transportation

Interstate 10 and Interstate 45 near Downtown
The predominant form of transportation in Houston is the automobile with 71.7% of residents driving alone to work[157] This is facilitated through Houston's freeway system, comprising 739.3 miles (1,189.8 km) of freeways and expressways in a ten-county metropolitan area.[158] Its highway system uses a hub-and-spoke freeway structure serviced by multiple loops. The innermost loop is Interstate 610, which encircles downtown, the medical center, and many core neighborhoods with around a 10-mile (16 km) diameter. Beltway 8 and its freeway core, the Sam Houston Tollway, form the middle loop at a diameter of roughly 25 miles (40 km). A proposed highway project, State Highway 99 (The Grand Parkway), would form a third loop outside of Houston. Currently, only two out of eleven segments of State Highway 99 have been completed. Houston is located along the route of the proposed Interstate 69 NAFTA superhighway that would link Canada, the U.S. industrial Midwest, Texas, and Mexico. Other spoke freeways either planned or under construction include the Fort Bend Parkway, Hardy Toll Road, Crosby Freeway, and the future Alvin Freeway.
Houston's freeway system is monitored by Houston TranStar—a partnership of four government agencies that are responsible for providing transportation and emergency management services to the region. Houston TranStar was the first center in the nation to combine transportation and emergency management centers, and the first to bring four agencies (Texas Department of Transportation, Harris County, Texas, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas and the City of Houston) together to share their resources.[159]
METRO light rail along the Main Street Corridor in Downtown
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas, or METRO, provides public transportation in the form of buses, light rail, and lift vans. METRO's various forms of public transportation still do not connect many of the suburbs to the greater city. METRO began light rail service on January 1, 2004 with the inaugural track ("Red Line") running about 8 miles (13 km) from the University of Houston–Downtown (UHD), which traverses through the Texas Medical Center and terminates at Reliant Park. METRO is currently in the design phase of a 10-year expansion plan that will add five more lines to the existing system.[160]
Amtrak, the national rail passenger system, provides service to Houston via the Sunset Limited (Los Angeles–New Orleans), which stops at a train station on the north side of the downtown area. The station saw 14,891 boardings and alightings in fiscal year 2008.[161]
Houston is served by three airports, two of which are commercial that served 52 million passengers in 2007 and managed by the Houston Airport System.[162] The Federal Aviation Administration and the state of Texas selected the "Houston Airport System as Airport of the Year" for 2005,[163] largely because of its multi-year, $3.1 billion airport improvement program for both major airports in Houston. The primary city airport is George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), the eighth-busiest in the United States for total passengers, and sixteenth-busiest worldwide.[164] Bush Intercontinental currently ranks third in the United States for non-stop domestic and international service with 182 destinations.[165] In 2006, the United States Department of Transportation named George Bush Intercontinental Airport the fastest-growing of the top ten airports in the United States.[166] Houston is the headquarters of Continental Airlines and Bush Intercontinental is Continental Airlines' largest hub. The airline offers more than 700 daily departures from Houston.[167] In early 2007, Bush Intercontinental Airport was named a model "port of entry" for international travelers by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.[168] The Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center stands on the George Bush Intercontinental Airport grounds. The second-largest commercial airport is William P. Hobby Airport (named Houston International Airport until 1967) which operates primarily small to medium-haul domestic flights. Houston's aviation history is showcased in the 1940 Air Terminal Museum located in the old terminal building on the west side of the airport. Hobby Airport has been recognized with two awards for being one of the top five performing airports in the world and for customer service by Airports Council International.[169] Houston's third municipal airport is Ellington Airport (a former U.S. Air Force base) used by military, government, NASA, and general aviation sectors.[170]

Healthcare and medicine

Houston is the seat of the internationally renowned Texas Medical Center, which contains the world's largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions.[171] All 47 member institutions of the Texas Medical Center are non-profit organizations. They provide patient and preventive care, research, education, and local, national, and international community well-being. Employing more than 73,600 people, institutions at the medical center include 13 hospitals and two specialty institutions, two medical schools, four nursing schools, and schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy, and virtually all health-related careers. It is where one of the first—and still the largest—air emergency service, Life Flight, was created, and a very successful inter-institutional transplant program was developed. More heart surgeries are performed at the Texas Medical Center than anywhere else in the world.[172]
Some of the academic and research health institutions in the center include Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, The Methodist Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The Baylor College of Medicine has annually been considered within the top ten medical schools in the nation, and it is currently considering a merger with Rice University, a top-tier undergraduate university; likewise, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has consistently ranked as one of the top two U.S. hospitals specializing in cancer care by U.S. News & World Report since 1990.[173][174] The Menninger Clinic, a renowned psychiatric treatment center, is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital System.[175]

Education

There are 17 school districts serving the city. The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the seventh-largest in the United States.[176] HISD has 112 campuses that serve as magnet or vanguard schools—specializing in such disciplines as health professions, visual and performing arts, and the sciences. There are also many charter schools that are run separately from school districts. In addition, some public school districts also have their own charter schools.
The Houston area is home to more than 300 private schools,[177][178][179] many of which are accredited by Texas Private School Accreditation Commission recognized agencies. The Houston Area Independent Schools offer education from a variety of different religious as well as secular viewpoints.[180] The Houston area Catholic schools are operated by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Colleges and universities

Houston has more than sixty colleges, universities and other degree-granting institutions with a total enrollment of approximately 360,000 students.[181] There are four public universities engaged in research and development in Houston. The University of Houston (UH) is Texas's third-largest public research university with 37,000 students from 130 countries. With over 300 degree programs and 40 research centers and institutes, UH is the flagship institution of the University of Houston System (UHS) and is one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country.[182][183] Its law school—University of Houston Law Center—ranked No. 55 (Tier 1) of the "Top 100 Law Schools" in 2008 by U.S. News & World Report.[184] UH has the only optometry school and one of six pharmacy programs in Texas. The University of Houston–Clear Lake (UHCL) is an upper-level university with 89 degree programs and an enrollment of 7,700 located adjacent to NASA's Johnson Space Center. The University of Houston–Downtown (UHD) is an open admissions four-year university with an enrollment of 12,300 offering 46 degree programs. Texas Southern University (TSU) is a historically black four-year university with a pharmacy program and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Houston is home to many private institutions of higher learning—ranging from liberal arts colleges to a nationally recognized Tier One research university. Rice University is one of the leading teaching and research universities of the United States and ranked the nation's 17th-best overall university by U.S. News & World Report.[185] Two private liberal arts colleges are Houston Baptist University (HBU) and University of St. Thomas (UST). Founded in 1923, South Texas College of Law is a private and oldest law school in Houston located in Downtown.[186]
There are three community college districts with campuses in Houston. The Houston Community College System serves most of Houston and is the fourth-largest community college system in the United States.[187] The northwestern through northeastern parts of the city are served by various campuses of the Lone Star College System while the southeastern portion of Houston is served by San Jacinto College.

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.Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States.^ Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas.
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It is huge, both in population and in land area. ."Urban sprawl" is a term tailor-made for this city, due to Houston being the largest unzoned city in the country.^ Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas.
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.Houston is a multicultural city home to some of the nation's largest Asian, Arab and Latin American populations.^ Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas.
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But its culture is not limited to diverse population — it also boasts a world class symphony and theater district that includes a full-time ballet company and opera.

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.Houston is the largest city in the United States without any appreciable zoning.^ Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas.
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^ I provide bankruptcy solutions for consumers and business primarily in the greater Houston area but also in other parts of Texas and the rest of the United States.
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^ We have offices in five cities: Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York City, and have licensed attorneys available to represent clients in those cities and across the United States.
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.While there is some small measure of zoning in the form of ordinances and land use regulations, real estate development in Houston is only constrained by the will and the pocketbook of real estate developers.^ Houston, Texas (TX) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news, sex offenders .
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^ June 11th Community meeting: Proposed Airport Compatible Land Use Regulation .
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^ Notice of Public hearing: Proposed changes to Houston's land development ordinance (Chapter 42) .
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.Traditionally, Houston politics and law are strongly influenced by real estate developers; at times, the majority of city council seats have been held by developers.^ Texas Smaller Cities, Towns, and Villages (between 1000 and 6000 residents) - Real Estate, Housing, Schools, Residents, Crime, Pollution, Demographics and More .
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^ Bob practices in the areas of family law, divorce, complex assets division, estate planning, business law and real estate.
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^ I was born born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa and moved to Houston in 1972, where I worked my way through college and law school.
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.What this means to visitors is that Houston covers a larger land area with less population than might otherwise be expected.^ Exit FM 1960/Humble/Addicts/ Visitors to the Houston Texas area can enj ...
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^ Conveniently located in the Galleria area, this Houston luxury hotel is near more than 200 exclusive stores ...
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^ The Baymont Inn and Suites Houston Hobby Airport is less than two miles from the airport with easy access to many attractions - NASA Space C ...
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The city is primarily built on the energy industry and nearly everyone owns a car and drives everywhere they go. However, the city is becoming more dense and walkable, particularly in the Midtown/Montrose areas. .With a few exceptions, almost everything to see or do is in Houston's urban core inside the 610 Loop and more specifically in between downtown, the Galleria, and the Texas Medical Center.^ The property is centrally located in the Greenway Plaza business district between downtown Houston/Texas Medical Center and the Galleria.
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^ La Quinta Inn AND Suites Houston Galleria Area 1625 West Loop South Houston, TX 77027 Nightly Rates: ($89.00 - $109.00) 3 Star Located just west of Downtown Houston in the upscale Galleria area, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Galleria is close to Texas Medical Center, Greenway Plaza and all three Pro Sports Stadiums.
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^ Houston Medical Center is an upscale property located at the heart of the Texas Medical Center Complex, the largest Medical Center in the world, boasting more that 61 different ...
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Districts

The city has a number of districts. .Historically, these districts were called "wards" and they tended to have distinct populations.^ City of Houston Planning and Development Department Wins Award for Old Sixth Ward Historic District Preservation Effort .
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Redevelopment has rendered most of those distinctions meaningless, but the modern version of Houston still has districts.
.Houston has three areas that look like a typical downtown in a big city with high-rise buildings and, at street level, concessions to pedestrians that include shops and eating establishments.^ Close to area attractions, business centers, Port of Houston, Medical Center and downtown.
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^ Staybridge Suites HOUSTON GALLERIA AREA 5190 Hidalgo Street Houston, TX 77056 Nightly Rates: ($181.00 - $220.00) 2 Star Welcome to Houston, Texas!
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^ Sleep Inn & Suites Houston 2475 North I-45 Freeway Houston, TX 77007 Nightly Rates: ($89.99 - $109.99) 2 Star The Sleep Inn and Suites is located near downtown Houston, and close to the area's restaurants, businesses, attractions and shops.
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  • Downtown - Center of the city, still the home of high finance and big business.^ Downtown Houston with its museums and business, the George R Brown Convention Center, Reliant Stadium, Minute Maid Park, and Toyota Center are easily drivable.
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    ^ Close to area attractions, business centers, Port of Houston, Medical Center and downtown.
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    ^ More > > While in Houston, also known as the Space City, be sure to visit Space Center Houston , home of astronaut training and Mission Control.
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    .Houston is second only to New York City in corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 companies.^ Latest news from Houston, TX collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations .
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    ^ We have offices in five cities: Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York City, and have licensed attorneys available to represent clients in those cities and across the United States.
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    .Many of them are located downtown including some of the world's largest energy companies.^ Houston Medical Center is an upscale property located at the heart of the Texas Medical Center Complex, the largest Medical Center in the world, boasting more that 61 different ...
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    ^ Home to some of the most powerful energy companies worldwide, the Houston West Energy Corridor is a v ...
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    .Downtown Houston also boasts the second largest theatre district in the United States and the city has world class permanent organizations such as the Houston Symphony and Houston Ballet.^ Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas.
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    ^ View more photos (we have 112 pictures of Houston, TX available)   Submit your own pictures of this city and show them to the World .
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    ^ Houston Medical Center is an upscale property located at the heart of the Texas Medical Center Complex, the largest Medical Center in the world, boasting more that 61 different ...
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    The Houston Pavillions entertainment district opened in October 2008 between Main St. and the Toyota Center.
  • Med Center and Rice - To the south and east of downtown lie Rice University, the many attractions of Hermann Park, and the Texas Medical Center (or just "the med center"), including some of the world's best hospitals. .The Rice Village is a highly concentrated area of restaurants, bars, and shopping.
  • Uptown or The Galleria Area is west of the city center and is known for its namesake, a huge high-end shopping mall complex.^ Close to Rice University, downtown, Convention Center, shopping and restaurants.
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    ^ The Red Carpet Inn Houston Galleria location is also close to a variety of restaurants, the sports arena, shopping, convention ...
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    ^ Just minutes from the world famous Galleria Shopping Mall and a diverse variety of elegant cuisines, travelers appreciate how our cor ...
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    .It also has the tallest building in the United States outside of a main downtown area, the Williams tower.^ I provide bankruptcy solutions for consumers and business primarily in the greater Houston area but also in other parts of Texas and the rest of the United States.
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    This area has many great restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and infamous traffic jams during peak hours.
Situated elsewhere in town, between these three pillars of development and surrounding them, are a dozen or more distinct districts that define the more-accessible heart of the people and the city.
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  • Warehouse District - Formerly an industrial zone, the Warehouse District is now full of loft conversions and trendy residents, some good eats and nightlife.
  • Montrose - Ideally bordered by Midtown, Heights, River Oaks, and the Medical Center, Montrose is both a street name and a neighborhood.^ Candlewood Suites HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER 10025 MAIN STREET Houston, TX 77025 2 Star Candlewood Suites Houston Medical Center , located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center , is just minutes from some of the world's top medical institutions such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX Ch ...
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    ^ Courtyard Houston Medical Houston Medical Center, 7702 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 3 Star Whether traveling for business or fun,Courtyard by Marriott?
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    ^ Residence Inn Houston Medical Center/Reliant Park 7710 South Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Nightly Rates: ($159.00 - $229.00) 2 Star ' This hotel is a smoke-free facility' .
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    .Montrose is Houston's longtime home of its gay and lesbian population, as well as host to the city's museums.^ City of Houston Bikeway Program and TSU Host Columbia Tap Rails to Trails Ribbon Cutting .
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    ^ Home > Texas > Houston Metro Area Browse By Practice Areas Counties Cities Find Houston, Texas Lawyer, Legal Aid & Services Profiles by Practice Area .
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    Lower Westheimer (Westheimer in between Montrose Blvd. and Shepherd) offers an array of resale fashion shops, eclectic shopping as well as antique stores. The gay nightlife is centered around Pacific St. and surrounding streets. Many Montrose neighborhood pubs attract an eclectic and diverse crowd.
  • River Oaks - Houston's most exclusive and affluent neighborhood, home to eye-popping mansions and the River Oaks Shopping Center, one of America's first suburban shopping districts and a great display of Art Deco architecture.
  • Midtown - The area between Downtown and the medical center. .This area experienced serious redevelopment in the 1990's and is now home to many of Houston's young professionals, newer restaurants and bars/clubs.^ She attended law school in Houston, and is proud to call the Houston area home.
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    ^ Home > Texas > Houston Metro Area Browse By Practice Areas Counties Cities Find Houston, Texas Lawyer, Legal Aid & Services Profiles by Practice Area .
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    .The nightlife here is hip and very vibrant.
  • The Heights - A large district of gingerbread Victorian homes as well as early 20th Century bungalows.^ La Colombe d'Or Hotel 3410 MONTROSE BLVD Houston, TX 77006 Nightly Rates: ($275.00 - $650.00) 3 Star La Colombe d'Or Hotel occupies a fabulous, early 20th century mansion located in Houston's vibrant Museum District?
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    Like its sister neighborhood Montrose, The Heights is home to a diverse population from artists and musicians to wealthy professionals. .Parts of the Heights are still dry, fostering a large number of BYOB restaurants ideal for those who enjoy their own selected wine.
  • Southwest Houston - Despite a plethora of rundown apartment complexes and a reputation for crime, it is also home to some of the city's most desirable neighborhoods, including Meyerland and the charming City of Bellaire.^ Residence Inn Houston Westchase on Westheimer 9965 Westheimer at Elmside Houston, TX 77042 Nightly Rates: ($189.00 - $189.00) 2 Star Let the Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Westchase on Westheimer Hotel welcome you to one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Bayou City.
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    ^ City of Houston Capital Improvement Plan meeting in your neighborhood (District F) .
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    ^ City of Houston Capital Improvement Plan meeting in your neighborhood (District C) .
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    .This area is almost completely outside of the 610 Loop, although the City of Bellaire is partially inside the 610.
  • New Chinatown or Asiatown- Located southwest of the center, it would be the largest Chinatown in the world area-wise, but the term Chinatown is misleading due to the fact that the majority of the shops and restaurants cater to Houston's large Vietnamese population.^ Houston Medical Center is an upscale property located at the heart of the Texas Medical Center Complex, the largest Medical Center in the world, boasting more that 61 different ...
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    ^ Courtyard Houston by The Galleria 2900 Sage Road Houston, TX 77056 Nightly Rates: ($89.95 - $209.95) 2 Star At the Courtyard Houston Galleria, you can walk to the fourth largest shopping center in America.
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    ^ The Red Carpet Inn Houston Galleria location is also close to a variety of restaurants, the sports arena, shopping, convention ...
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    This area is outside the 610 Loop and near the Beltway, Houston's outer freeway loop.
George Bush Intercontinental airport
George Bush Intercontinental airport
.Houston is served by two major commercial airports and two smaller regional airports.^ The Baymont Inn and Suites Houston Hobby Airport is less than two miles from the airport with easy access to many attractions - NASA Space C ...
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The large airports are:
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  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport , (IATA: IAH) [1].^ Sleep Inn Bush Intercontinental Airport 15675 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
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    ^ Crowne Plaza Hotel HOUSTON NORTH - GREENSPOINT 425 NORTH SAM HOUSTON PKWY E Houston, TX 77060 Nightly Rates: ($81.75 - $109.00) 3 Star Crowne Plaza North Houston - Greenspoint hotel (IAH) is 7 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and located off Sam Houston Parkway and Beltway 8 in the heart of the North Houston business d ...
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    ^ Clarion Inn Bush Intercontinental Airport 15615 John F Kennedy Blvd Houston, TX 77032 Nightly Rates: ($134.99 - $134.99) 2 Star Located just outside Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and Greenspoint Business District.
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    .The larger of the two airports and is located 23 miles north of downtown near Beltway 8, between IH-45 North and US-59 North.^ Easy Access to US-59 and I-45.
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    ^ This Houston airport hotel is located in a preserved tranquil setting just 1.5 miles from the Houston Interconti ...
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    ^ Crowne Plaza Hotel HOUSTON NORTH - GREENSPOINT 425 NORTH SAM HOUSTON PKWY E Houston, TX 77060 Nightly Rates: ($81.75 - $109.00) 3 Star Crowne Plaza North Houston - Greenspoint hotel (IAH) is 7 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and located off Sam Houston Parkway and Beltway 8 in the heart of the North Houston business d ...
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    It is a hub for Continental Airlines and serves 24 domestic and international airlines.
  • William P. Hobby Airport, (IATA: HOU) [2]. .Located 7 miles south of downtown and is located off of I-45 South.^ Houston, TX 77061 Nightly Rates: ($40.49 - $49.99) 2 Star The Scottish Inns Hobby Airport is conveniently located off Interstate 45, less than one mile from Houston's William P. Hobby Airport.
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    ^ Located off the Katy Freeway the Hampton Inn hotel is within 2 miles of the Ho ...
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    ^ We are conveniently located in North Houston off of Interstate 45 and only 13 miles away from George Bush Intercontinental Ai ...
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    It is convenient if you're travelling downtown or south of the city, such as to Galveston. Its main carrier is Southwest Airlines, and it also served by Delta Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue, and AirTran.
The smaller airports are:
  • Sugar Land Regional Airport, (IATA: SGR) [3]. .Located 25 miles southwest of downtown on TX 6, just north of U.S. 59. It is a popular choice among the well-heeled corporate aircraft set.
  • Ellington Field, (IATA: EFD) [4].^ This Houston airport hotel is located in a preserved tranquil setting just 1.5 miles from the Houston Interconti ...
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    ^ Econo Lodge Inn & Suites North 7447 I-45 N. Freeway Houston, TX 77076 Nightly Rates: ($64.99 - $89.99) 2 Star Located between downtown and Greenspoint.
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    ^ Ramada Inn North Houston 16510 I-45 North Houston, TX 77090 Nightly Rates: ($46.75 - $99.00) 2 Star Ramada - Houston North is a full service hotel and conference center conveniently located on I-45 at the Richey Road Exit, just 9.5 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and in the heart of t ...
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    .Located 19 miles southeast of downtown, just off I-45. Formerly an air force base, now used for general aviation, non-passenger commercial traffic, and government aviation (NASA, Texas Air National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard).
  • Amtrak, 902 Washington Ave, [5].^ We are located just off of Belt ...
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    ^ This Houston airport hotel is located in a preserved tranquil setting just 1.5 miles from the Houston Interconti ...
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    ^ Houston, TX 77061 Nightly Rates: ($40.49 - $49.99) 2 Star The Scottish Inns Hobby Airport is conveniently located off Interstate 45, less than one mile from Houston's William P. Hobby Airport.
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    Amtrak's Sunset Limited line is the only passenger train route with a stop in Houston.

By car

Houston's major freeways include:
  • IH-45 North ("North Freeway"): To Dallas
  • IH-45 South ("Gulf Freeway"): To Galveston
  • IH-10 West ("Katy Freeway"): To San Antonio
  • IH-10 East: ("Baytown/East Freeway", not to be confused with "Eastex freeway") to Beaumont
  • IH-610 ("The Loop"): Loop around downtown
  • US-59 South ("Southwest Freeway"): to Victoria
  • US-59 North ("Eastex Freeway"): to Lufkin
  • US-290 West ("Northwest Freeway"): to Austin
  • SH-288 South ("South Freeway"): to Freeport
  • SH-225 East ("Pasadena Freeway"): to La Porte
  • BW-8 ("The Beltway/Sam Houston Tollway"): Loop about twice as far out as IH-610.
Approximate mileage to nearby cities (in miles):
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  • Greyhound Lines, [6].^ San Antonio St Austin, TX 78701 .
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    .
    • Downtown station, 2121 Main St.
    • Crosstimbers Station, 4001 North Freeway.
    • Northwest, 1500 West Loop North.
    • Southeast, 7000 Harrisburg Blvd.
    • Southwest, 5690 Southwest Freeway.
  • El Expreso, [7].^ Super 8 Houston/Brookhollow/NW 5655 West 34th St. Houston, TX 77092 Nightly Rates: ($45.01 - $59.01) 1 Star Welcome to the Super 8 Brookhollow Northwest.
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    Mexican trans-border bus line, also serves destinations throughout southeastern United States.
    • Downtown station, 2201 Main St.
    • Harrisburg, 7701 Harrisburg
    • Southwest, Bissonett at Southwest Freeway (US 59)
You can get to Houston easily from Mexico (from as far as Mexico City and Michoacan) on a bus. .In the bus stations of many major cities in Mexico you will see buses advertised to go to Houston.^ Visit today and see for yourself all that Houston has to offer, and let Choice Hotels provide you with just the right hotel Houston hotel.
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There are many private bus companies in Houston that exclusively serve Mexico.

Get around

By car

.Houston has a number of major highways that make getting around Houston fairly easy.^ Conveniently located on NW corner of 610 Loop for an easy access to and from all major area highways.
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(See list of freeways under the "Get in" section.) .A number of obstacles, however, can make driving in Houston a less than pleasant experience.^ The Baymont Inn and Suites Houston Hobby Airport is less than two miles from the airport with easy access to many attractions - NASA Space C ...
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One is construction, which seems to be ever-present, and the other is traffic. Evening rush hour in Houston begins as early as 4PM and can last more than 2 hours. Morning rush hour is between 7 and 9. During rush hour, traffic on the highways can come to a halt. .The strip of the West Loop near the Galleria, between US-59 and IH-10, is an area you should definitely avoid during rush hour if possible.^ Spend your nights and days with us at the Crowne Plaza Houston Hotel I-10 West conveniently situated a ...
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^ Conveniently located in the Galleria area, this Houston luxury hotel is near more than 200 exclusive stores ...
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^ The Westin Galleria Houston 5060 West Alabama Houston, TX 77056 Nightly Rates: ($224.00 - $224.00) 4 Star Expect a warm welcome when you arrive at The Westin Galleria Houston.
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  • Houston Traffic Map [8]
  • The outstanding freeways system [9]
.Some of the freeways have an H.O.V. (High-Occupancy Vehicle) lane, which are limited-access lanes located in the median strip of the highway.^ Conveniently located on NW corner of 610 Loop for an easy access to and from all major area highways.
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.The HOV lanes are operational Monday - Friday in the morning hours (5AM - 11AM) in the inbound direction and in the outbound direction in the afternoon and evening (from 2PM - 8PM).^ Front desk hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM, ...
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.The HOV lanes are restricted to cars with 2 or more passengers, however some HOV lanes require 3 or more passengers during peak travel periods (6:45-8:00AM and 5-6PM, for the IH-10 west; 6:45-8AM only for US-290).^ Spend your nights and days with us at the Crowne Plaza Houston Hotel I-10 West conveniently situated a ...
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The HOV lanes are marked with signs bearing a white diamond on a black background. .Highways with HOV lanes are: IH-45 North, IH-45 South, US-59 North, US-59 South, IH-10 West (Katy Freeway), and US-290. In addition to its usual Monday through Friday hours, the Katy Freeway HOV lane also runs on Saturday in the outbound direction and on Sunday in the inbound direction.^ Easy Access to US-59 and I-45.
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^ Mile Away Date Recurring Time Recurring Rate $8/Hour - $11/Hour children 1 child I have a 16 month old baby boy I need a nanny for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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^ Value Place West Chase 5959 W. Sam Houston S Pkwy Houston, TX 77072 Nightly Rates: ($259.00 - $309.00) 2 Star SE quadrant of W Sam Houston Pkwy & Westpark Tollway with easy access from I-10, US Hwy 59 and I-45.
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  • HOV lane map & schedule [10]

By public transportation

.Currently, public transportation in Houston is limited to METRO [11], which operates bus lines as well as the new and very popular light rail line called METRORail [12].^ Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities has a New "Citizens Line" Number to call .
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.METRORail is a seven and a half mile light rail line that runs between downtown, midtown, the museum district, the Medical Center, Reliant Park, and the Fannin South Park & Ride (which is a handy place to park and is located near the 610 loop).^ Located near the Medical Center, and adjacent to Reliant Park - Home of the NFL's Houston Texans.
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^ We are seven miles from the Museum District.
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^ Metro light rail stop at 1400 Old Spanish Trail, Houston TX on Route 90 near I-610 .
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It costs $1.25 for a one-way ticket. (Also see the stay safe section.)
  • Outside of Downtown, don't expect to catch a taxi on the streets, but there are various cab stands located at various parts of downtown proper. Taxis in Houston are generally dispatched by various companies the largest being Yellow Cab, 713-236-1111 or from their web page [13].

By bicycle

Houston is so enourmous, spread out, and (most of the time) humid and hot that bicycles are only good for exercise or to get to somewhere that is closeby. .It wouldn't be good to ride a bike to somewhere important as, by the time you're likely to get there, you will be sweaty and tired.^ Would you like to receive periodic e-mails on important City issues of interest to you and your neighborhood?
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Most city buses have easy to use racks in the front that can get traveler and bicycle near to a final destination. .The city of Houston has 290 miles of marked bike routes, plus another 80 miles of hike and bike trails in city parks, with concrete plans for even more expansion.^ City of Houston Capital Improvement Plan meeting in your neighborhood (District F) .
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^ City of Houston Capital Improvement Plan meeting in your neighborhood (District C) .
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^ City of Houston Capital Improvement Plan meeting in your neighborhood (District E) .
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.For more information on the Houston Bikeway program, including a complete map of all marked bike paths, visit the City of Houston Bikeway Program website [14].^ City partners with Houston Community College's job training program .
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^ City of Houston Bikeway Program and TSU Host Columbia Tap Rails to Trails Ribbon Cutting .
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^ Houston Texas Browse All Photos WunderMap View WunderMap Website Spotlight Weather Maps Solar Calculator Forecast Flyer Community Chat Education Astronomy Print This Page WU News Blog .
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.On the other hand, if you have a little bit of stamina and perseverence, Downtown, midtown, rice, uptown and the medical center/hermann park/museum district area are within a 30 minute ride.^ SpringHill Suites Houston Medical Center/Reliant Park 1400 Old Spanish Trail Houston, TX 77054 Nightly Rates: ($109.00 - $149.00) 2 Star Among Houston Medical Center/Reliant Park hotels, Springhill Suites Houston Medical Center/Reliant Park hotel offers the refreshing services you deserve.
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^ Hampton Inn HoustonDeer Park Ship Area 1450 Center Street Houston, TX 77536 Nightly Rates: ($119.00 - $199.00) 2 Star The Hampton Inn Houston/Deer Park Ship Area hotel is located 15 minutes from downtown Houston between Pasadena and LaPorte Texas off of State Highway 225 and Center Street.
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^ We are conveniently located at the heart of the renowned Texas Medical Center, within a short drive to do ...
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Talk

.English and Spanish are widely spoken in Houston.^ Mile Away CHRISTINE F. ( See full profile ) A tutor in Houston, TX 77027 English major Spanish minor Certified ELA teacher (4-8) .
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Especially in outlying areas (though much less so in the actual city), some locals speak with thick Texan accents, and may be difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. .Also, Houston has many ethnic neighborhoods, and although you probably will not find yourself in an area where nobody speaks English, knowing at least a few phrases of Spanish or another language will come in handy as a large portion of Houston's population is Hispanic.^ Visit today and see for yourself all that Houston has to offer, and let Choice Hotels provide you with just the right hotel Houston hotel.
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^ And when you stay at Marriott's hotels in Houston, TX, you'll find yourself just minutes from the city's top businesses and attractions.
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Discovery Green Park
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Discovery Green Park
  • Space Center Houston, in Clear Lake.^ Houston Medical Center/Reliant Park Hotel near Reliant Stadium/Astrodome and just 1 mile to M.D. Anderson Hospital, 3 miles to The Village Arcade Shopping.
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    ^ Residence Inn Houston Medical Center/Reliant Park .
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    ^ Houston Motor Speedway Sam Houston Race Park Science Centers - Nature Centers .
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    Indoor fun space museum with lots of hands-on space-science exhibits and artifacts from the full history of U.S. space exploration. .Highlights include the actual Apollo and Mercury launch vehicles, and a tour of astronaut training facilities.
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science, Montrose/Museum District [15].
  • Houston Zoo, Montrose/Museum District [16].
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Montrose/Museum District [17].
  • Children's Museum of Houston, Montrose/Museum District [18].
  • The Health Museum, Montrose/Museum District [19].
  • Houston Holocaust Museum, Montrose/Museum District.^ More > > While in Houston, also known as the Space City, be sure to visit Space Center Houston , home of astronaut training and Mission Control.
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    Phone: 713.942.8000. 5401 Caroline St. Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and millions of other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. .Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy to tens of thousands of people worldwide each year.
  • Contemporary Arts Museum, 713-284-8250, [20].^ Contemporary Arts Museum .
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    ^ Contemporary Arts Museum Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum Children's Museum of Houston Heritage Society Museum Houston Fire Museum Houston Holocaust Museum Houston Museum of Natural Science Astrodome Museum National Museum of Funeral History Sam Houston Park Parks - Monuments - Memorials .
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    10-5 Tu-We, 10-9 Th, 10-5 Fr-Sa, noon-5 Su, closed Mo. Free admission.  .'see', 'Houston');return false;" title="click to edit Contemporary Arts Museum">edit
  • Hermann Park - Approximately 455 acres in south of Downtown which encompasses the Miller Outdoor Theater, the Houston Zoo, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Hermann Park Golf Course.
  • Menil Collection, Montrose.^ Quality Inn & Suites Reliant Park/Medical Center 2364 South Loop West Houston, TX 77054 Nightly Rates: ($89.99 - $119.99) 2 Star The hotel is within walking distance of Reliant Park, located just two miles south of Texas Medical Center, Natural Museum of Science and Hermann Park.
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    ^ Contemporary Arts Museum .
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    ^ Close to Downtown Houston Shopping, Museum and Restaurants.
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    1515 Sul Ross. .Tel: 713-525-9400. The Menil Collection is a unique museum environment located in the Montrose-area Museum District housing the collection of John and Dominique de Menil.^ La Colombe d'Or Hotel 3410 MONTROSE BLVD Houston, TX 77006 Nightly Rates: ($275.00 - $650.00) 3 Star La Colombe d'Or Hotel occupies a fabulous, early 20th century mansion located in Houston's vibrant Museum District?
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    ^ The Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Westchase on Westheimer is located west of downtown Houston, with its Museum District and its vibrant Theatre District, with six performance halls.
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    ^ The hotel is conveniently located near Rice University the Museum District of Housto ...
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    .The museum building is the centerpiece of a neighborhood featuring satellite gallery spaces and related cultural institutions set in a parklike setting.
  • Discovery Green Park, Downtown.^ Space Center Houston Children's Museum of Houston Downtown Aquarium Sam Houston Race Park .
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    .Discovery Green opened April 13, 2008. The downtown Houston park is located across Avenida de las Americas from the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hilton Americas Hotel.^ The hotel provides easy access to downtown Houston George R. Brown Conventio ...
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    ^ Downtown Houston is minutes from this hotel.
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    ^ La Colombe d'Or Hotel 3410 MONTROSE BLVD Houston, TX 77006 Nightly Rates: ($275.00 - $650.00) 3 Star La Colombe d'Or Hotel occupies a fabulous, early 20th century mansion located in Houston's vibrant Museum District?
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    .Toyota Center, Houston Center and Minute Maid Park are only blocks away.
  • Downtown Tunnel System, Downtown.^ I-10 and is only 7 miles from downtown Houston.
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    ^ Downtown Houston is minutes from this hotel.
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    ^ Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, boasts the George R. Brown Convention Center, the world-class Theater District, Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, and exciting nightlife featuring everything from authentic Tex Mex and honky tonks to fine dining and a world-renowned symphony.
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    .The majority of Downtown Houston's buildings are connected by an intertwining, complex tunnel system.^ Located in the Heart of Downtown Houston, the Residence Inn by Marriott is housed within the Historic Humble Oil Building.
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    ^ Located in the Heart of Downtown Houston, the Courtyard by Marriott is housed within the Historic Humble Oil Building.
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    .Scores of lunch restaurants and easy access to building entrances from underground keep Houston's workforce primarily underground during the day.^ The Baymont Inn and Suites Houston Hobby Airport is less than two miles from the airport with easy access to many attractions - NASA Space C ...
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    ^ The hotel provides easy access to downtown Houston George R. Brown Conventio ...
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    ^ This Hampton Inn location offers easy access to locations such as downtown Houston LaPorte NASA/Clear ...
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    Only open during the weekdays, the tunnels are an interesting spectacle to observe, but try to avoid getting lost.
  • Chase Tower Observatory, Downtown. 600 Travis Street. The sky lobby on the 60th floor of the building is the observatory and free during business hours. .The Chase Tower is the tallest building in Texas and the tallest five-sided building in the world.
  • Forbidden Gardens, [22].^ At Forbidden Gardens the world's oldest civilization does daily battle with the blistering sun and hothouse humidity of south Texas.
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    ^ Katy, Texas: Forbidden Gardens .
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    Outdoor museum (expensive and sadly incomplete) replicating some of China's historic scenes  edit
  • Diverse Works, 1117 E. Freeway (N. Main at Naylor), 713-223-8346 (), [23]. noon-6 We-Sa. Alternative artwork center. Varies, some free..  edit
  • Williams Tower, in Uptown. .The largest skyscraper in the world outside of a downtown area.
  • Houston Ship Channel Boat Tour, [24].^ Houston Medical Center is an upscale property located at the heart of the Texas Medical Center Complex, the largest Medical Center in the world, boasting more that 61 different ...
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    ^ Close to area attractions, business centers, Port of Houston, Medical Center and downtown.
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    ^ Sam Houston Boat Tour Universities & Colleges .
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    10:30 and 2:30 Tu, We, Fr, Sa, 2:30 Th and Su.. See one of the busiest ports in the world. Advance reservations required. Free, reservations required..  .'see', 'Houston');return false;" title="click to edit Houston Ship Channel Boat Tour">edit
  • Downtown Aquarium, Downtown.^ Houston Museum of Natural Science Package Explore the Under Sea World at the Houston Downtown Aquarium!
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    Not an aquarium, but rather a restaurant with an aquarium inside it. Its high-profile location and neon lights make it hard to miss. It has a ferris wheel and other carnival-style rides.
  • Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross, (713) 524-9839, [25]. 10AM-6PM Daily. .The Rothko Chapel, founded by John and Dominique de Menil, was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief.^ Villa De Matel Convent Rothko Chapel Convention & Meeting Facilities - Civic Centers .
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    A modern meditative environment inspired by the mural canvasses of American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, the Chapel welcomes thousands of visitors each year, people of every faith and from all parts of the world.
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  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM), 1834 Southmore, Houston, TX 77004, 713.942.8920, [26].^ Contemporary Arts Museum Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum Children's Museum of Houston Heritage Society Museum Houston Fire Museum Houston Holocaust Museum Houston Museum of Natural Science Astrodome Museum National Museum of Funeral History Sam Houston Park Parks - Monuments - Memorials .
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    Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Closed on Sundays. .The BSNM is located in the Historic 3rd Ward, in the Museum District and is dedicated to the brave men and women of color who courageously served in every great American War and Military Campaign.^ The Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Westchase on Westheimer is located west of downtown Houston, with its Museum District and its vibrant Theatre District, with six performance halls.
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    ^ The hotel is conveniently located near Rice University the Museum District of Housto ...
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    ^ City of Houston Planning and Development Department Wins Award for Old Sixth Ward Historic District Preservation Effort .
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    The BSNM provides fun, interactive, multi-media exhibit for interest and education for its patrons. The BSNM also offers its patrons a complete look at African American military history from 1770 to 2000 (Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War). The BSNM seeks to reach as many people in its community through its educational activities and opportunities. Among its many outreach programs, the museum participates in parades, gives historical lectures, created a youth drill team and a summer high school ROTC internship program. The BSNM is an active participant in National Veteran projects, such as the Veterans' Registry Program. The BSNM actively seeks out collaborations within the arts and educational community in order to present multi-faceted events that present the untold story of African-Americans in the military.
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Bayou City Arts Festival
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Bayou City Arts Festival
  • ZaSpa, 5701 Main Street, 713-639-4566, [27].^ Hotel ZaZa - Houston 5701 Main Street Houston, TX 77005 3 Star Sensual, comfortable, vibrant and convenient are only a few words to describe the Hotel ZaZa experience.
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    ^ Houston Symphony Houston Children's Festival Bayou City Art Festival Historical Places .
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    .A secluded, luxury spa located on the private 2nd floor of Hotel ZaZa Houston offering a variety of spa treatments for both men and women.^ The hotel is also located just minutes from the Uptown/Galleria Area and also the I-10 Energy Corridor in West Houston.
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    ^ Luxurious Houston hotel accommodations in Greenway Plaza near the Galleria Mall, downtown entertainment district & Lakewood Church.
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    .Facilities include a pool and spa café.  edit
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo - Reliant Stadium and Reliant Park.^ This Houston hotel is minutes from Reliant Stadium, ...
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    ^ Conveniently located within walking distance of the Galleria Mall, and only minutes from downtown, Reliant Stadium, Minute Maid Park, the George R. Brown Convention Center, the Toyota Center, and the Houston Museum District.
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    ^ Residence Inn Houston Medical Center/Reliant Park 7710 South Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Nightly Rates: ($159.00 - $229.00) 2 Star ' This hotel is a smoke-free facility' .
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    March, yearly (March 3-22 for the 2009 season). The world's largest rodeo and includes rodeo events, calf scramble, and music concerts. It is known for its big-name music acts as much as it is for the rodeo. The livestock show attracts professional breeders who bring in their world-class livestock to be judged. There is also a carnival on the grounds. .[28]
  • FotoFest [29] Exhibitions and art installations, film and video programs, lectures and forums created by FotoFest for FOTOFEST2006 were held February 5th, 2009.
  • Bayou City Art Festival- [30] Built on an 8/10 mile asphalt loop surrounded by lush trees, foliage, and picnic areas, the annual fine art event boasts a stress-free outdoor gallery brimming with 300 artists working in 19 artistic media.^ Houston Symphony Houston Children's Festival Bayou City Art Festival Historical Places .
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    .March 27-29, 2009 10AM to 6PM.
  • Houston Children's Festival [31] is the largest celebration for children in the United States.^ Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas.
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    ^ RoadsideAmerica.com US Hotels Canada Hotels FAQ Car Rentals Contact Us Privacy My Reservations United States : Texas : Houston Houston, TX Hotels .
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    ^ Houston Symphony Houston Children's Festival Bayou City Art Festival Historical Places .
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    .The Houston Children's Festival offers over 350 events packed into a couple of hectic days.^ Houston Symphony Houston Children's Festival Bayou City Art Festival Historical Places .
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    April 4-5, 2009.
  • WorldFest-Houston Film Festival [32] (now its 41st year!) continues with its totally dedicated .Independent Film screening format for the upcoming April 17-26, 2009. All Screenings at the AMC Studio 30 on Dunvale, the HQ Hotel is The Renaissance Hotel, Greenway Plaza.^ April 30, 2009 .
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    ^ Luxurious Houston hotel accommodations in Greenway Plaza near the Galleria Mall, downtown entertainment district & Lakewood Church.
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    ^ The La Quinta Inn Houston Greenway Plaza is southwest of downtown with a clear shot to all local attractions ...
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    .55 New Intl Feature Films and 100 New Short Films all introduced by their directors with a Q&A after the screening.
  • The Houston International Festival (AKA iFest) [33] Annual international festival featuring juried arts, crafts, food, music, games and events for adults and children.^ Super 8 Houston 9025 North Freeway Houston, TX 77037 Nightly Rates: ($55.00 - $80.00) 1 Star Our Super 8 of Houston-North located right off I-45 at 9025 NORTH FREEWAY and just short drive from Bush International Airport.
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    ^ Houston Symphony Houston Children's Festival Bayou City Art Festival Historical Places .
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    April 29th, 2009.
  • Art Car Parade [34] is the worlds largest and oldest Art Car Parade. The event features over 250 Art Cars, 200,000 plus live spectators and media from all over the world, making Houston ground zero of an international phenomenon. .May 8-10, 2009.
  • Latino Book & Family Festival- [35] Hosts a world class array of panels, authors, celebrities and entertainment for your enjoyment and enlightenment.^ From world-class museums and sports parks to family-friendly destinations, you ...
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    Dec 13 - 14, 2009.
  • Greek Festival- [36] Includes children's activities, an Athenian playground, food and entertainment. .October 1 - 4, 2009.
  • The Texas Renaissance Festival [37] is one of the nation's largest, most acclaimed Renaissance theme parks where the sights, sounds, tastes and beauty of the 16th Century come alive every Saturday and Sunday for 8 weekends October through November, from 9AM to dusk.
  • Splashtown- Great water park located in the suburb of spring next to I-45. Six Flags has recently sold the park to developers that will keep the park open until further notice.^ Open every Saturday and Sunday, this 60-acre market offers an array of kids' rides, restaurants, games and snack stands.
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    ^ Econo Lodge Houston 6630 Hoover Street Houston, TX 77092 Nightly Rates: ($67.99 - $67.99) 1 Star The Econo Lodge hotel is conveniently located near many Houston attractions, including the Sam Houston Racetrack, the George R. Brown Convention Center, Six Flags SplashTown water park, the Downtown A ...
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    ^ Bayou Place Traders Village Six Flags SplashTown Minute Maid Park .
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    .[38]
  • The Orange Show 2402 Munger St (IH-45 South (Gulf Freeway) to SH-35 (Telephone Rd) exit), ☎ +1-713-926-6368 (oranges@orangeshow.org, fax: +1-713-926-1506), .^ Super 8 Houston Hobby Airport South 10130 Almeda Genoa Rd Houston, TX 77075 Nightly Rates: ($50.00 - $60.00) 1 Star Super 8 Houston Hobby Airport South is located right off I-45 at Exit 34 on Almeda Genoa.
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    10AM-5PM Sa-Su. One-of-a-kind attraction dedicated to the eccentric, artistic and scientific. Features the Beer Can House and annual Art Car Parade. $1.
  • .
  • Super Happy Fun Land [39] is Houston's venue for experimental electronic music, underground jazz, and outsider art!
  • Aurora Picture Show [40] is a non-profit microcinema housed in a former church building in Houston, Texas.
  • Great Day Houston- [41] Be part of the Great Day Houston LIVE studio audience.
  • The After Party- [42] Be part of the The After Party studio audience (for groups).
  • Shooting- If you visit a shooting range you'll need a US drivers license to get to rent a gun.
  • Spec's Liquor, Midtown.^ While in Texas, you might enjoy a visit to: .
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    ^ In the heart of downtown is Bayou Place , a large multi-level building that is home to outstanding restaurants, pubs, live music, theaters and art house films.
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    ^ Here, you'll find a variety of music, theater, dance and other performances every day of the week.
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    2410 Smith Street. Phone: 713-526-8787. Owned and operated by the same Houston family since 1962, Spec's is a true destination shopping experience. The Warehouse Store is the crown jewel of all Spec's locations. .With over 40,000 labels of wines, spirits, liqueurs, beers, and finer foods, Spec's indeed fills all 80,000 square feet of selling space.^ Our full-service hotel features the Cycle Lounge, the Wicker Works Restaurant, and over 10,000 square feet of meeting ...
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    The deli offers the finest in deli meats, pates, domestic and imported cheeses, fresh caviar, and a complete assortment of domestic and imported smoked fish and salmon make the selection limited only by your imagination.
  • Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Rd.. A giant outdoor flea market with all sorts of wares. Deals are to be sought here. Unlike in the rest of the US, you can actually try to bargain in flea markets like this. Should not be missed by those looking to shop.  edit
.Many of the shopping malls are concentrated to the west of downtown in Uptown.^ We are very conveniently located off of Interstate 10 in West Houston, near the famous Galleria Shopping District and close to many excellent dining and shopping ...
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  • Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd. .(at Post Oak Blvd.^ Hilton Houston Post Oak 2001 Post Oak Blvd.
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    )
    , 713-622-0663, [43]. 10-9 Mo-Sa, 11 - 7 Su. Free parking (if you find the right lots). A huge indoor shopping mall with 375 stores. Upscale shopping. Food court and fine restaurants. Indoor ice-skating rink.  edit
  • Baybrook Mall, 500 Baybrook Mall (IH-45 South at Bay Area Blvd.), Friendswood, 281-488-4620. 10-9 Mo-Sa, 11-7 Su.  .'buy', 'Houston');return false;" title="click to edit Baybrook Mall">edit
  • The Woodlands Mall, 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands (30 miles north on IH-45), 281-363-3363.^ We are conveniently located in North Houston off of Interstate 45 and only 13 miles away from George Bush Intercontinental Ai ...
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    ^ Centrally located on 610 North Loop West Fwy, near 290 and just 4 miles from Fwy 45.
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    ^ Comfort Suites North 150 Overland Trail Houston, TX 77090 Nightly Rates: ($109.99 - $119.99) 3 Star Near shopping malls.
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    10-9 Mo-Sa, 11-7 Su.  edit
In general, prices in Houston are lower than in other major US cities.
.Houston is a huge city, so all individual listings should be moved to the appropriate district articles, and this section should contain a brief overview.^ From amusement parks to out-of-this-world space exhibits, from wild animals to sea creatures, the city of Houston has it all.
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.Houston has outstanding dining options, and is widely considered the most restaurant-oriented city in the United States, with a wide variety of ethnic restaurants, superb Tex-Mex, a great number of steakhouses, fine dining, as well as chain restaurants.^ Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas.
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^ Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, boasts the George R. Brown Convention Center, the world-class Theater District, Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, and exciting nightlife featuring everything from authentic Tex Mex and honky tonks to fine dining and a world-renowned symphony.
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^ The Red Carpet Inn Houston Galleria location is also close to a variety of restaurants, the sports arena, shopping, convention ...
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For some of the best surprises, stop by any nondescript taqueria and order nearly anything at random.
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  • Brooklyn Pizzeria, 9467 FM 1960 Bypass Rd.^ Holiday Inn Express HOUSTON-FM1960/CHAMPION AREA 3555 FM 1960 Rd.
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    West (Suite 300)
    , 281-446-5500. 11:00-10:00. 100% Authentic New York style pizza.  edit
  • Goode Company Barbeque, 5109 Kirby Dr. One of the city's most reputed barbeque restaurants. $5-10.  edit
  • 100% Taquito, 3245 IH-59 (Southwest Fwy. at Buffalo Spwy.), 713-665-2900. Trendy, authentic Mexico City-type taco joint.  edit
  • Tokyo Bowl, 2402 Bay Area Blvd, 281-480-5311. Japanese fast food. $10.  edit
  • Mai's, 3403 Milam, 713-520-7648 (fax: 713-523-9043), [44]. 10-3AM Su-Th, 10-4AM Fr-Sa. Vietnamese food, popular with the late night crowd. $10.  .'eat', 'Houston');return false;" title="click to edit Mai's">edit
  • Pappas Bar-B-Q, 1217 Pierce St, [45].^ Super 8 Houston/Brookhollow/NW 5655 West 34th St. Houston, TX 77092 Nightly Rates: ($45.01 - $59.01) 1 Star Welcome to the Super 8 Brookhollow Northwest.
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    Texas barbeque by the Pappas brothers.  edit
  • Taqueria Del Sol, 8114 Park Place Blvd. Authentic Mexican food.  edit
  • Mission Burritos, 2245 West Alabama. A few (two?) locations, but 2245 West Alabama has more charm. .Biggest, best burritos in town; they always have a 'Burrito of the Month' that is a sure bet.  edit
  • Amy's Ice Cream, 3816 Farnham (Off Shepherd, just north of US-59), 713-526-2697, [46].^ Located US 59N, just 7 miles north of Houston's George Bush Interco ...
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    ^ This Quality Inn and Suites is conveniently located off I-45, just minutes north of downtown Houston.
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    11:30-midnight Su-Th, 11:30-1AM Fr-Sa. Texas' own super premium, all natural ice cream. $5.  edit
  • Nee Hao, 5797 N. Belt East, 281-442-3402. Mon-Sat, 11:00-8:00. Serving Chinese cuisine.  edit
  • Aloha Joe's Grill, 8550 FM 1960 Bypass Rd W, 281-540-0110. Authentic Hawaiian & Chamorro style food  edit
  • Benjy's, 2424 Dunstan Rd, (713) 522-7602‎, Modern American dining. This is a favorite of many locals.
  • Kanomwan, 736 1/2 Telephone Rd, 713-923-4236. Wonderful Thai restaurant in historic 3rd Ward; home of the "Thai Nazi" (a la "Seinfeld").  edit
  • Taste of Texas, 10505 Katy Freeway (IH-10 between BW-8 and Gessner), [47]. The finest steaks and prime rib (only certified Angus Beef) money can buy. Award-winning wine list, lobster, freshly baked breads, etc. Menu is translated into 12 different languages.  edit
  • Nit-Noi, 2426 Bolsover, 713-524-8114, [48]. Thai cuisine that has franchises in several locations.  edit
  • Chuy's, 2706 Westheimer Rd, [49]. Tex-mex with flair.  edit
  • Chabuca's, 316 NASA-1, Webster, 281-554-8000 (, fax: 281-332-5029), [50]. South American style food and buffet served in a great atmosphere.  edit
  • Kim Son, 2001 Jefferson St, 713-222-2461 (), [51]. 11-midnight Fr-Sa, 11-11 Su-Th. .Houston's biggest Vietnamese restaurant that has several other locations in town.  edit
  • McGonigal's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk (Near Shepherd and US-59), 713-528-5999 (), [52].^ The Red Carpet Inn Houston Galleria location is also close to a variety of restaurants, the sports arena, shopping, convention ...
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    ^ Comfort Suites Houston 7111 Rancho Mission Drive Houston, TX 77083 2 Star The Comfort Suites is located near all of Houstons attractions, businesses, shops and restaurants.
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    ^ Comfort Suites Houston 17550 NW Freeway Houston, TX 77065 Nightly Rates: ($99.99 - $99.99) 3 Star Located near Beltway 8 on US 290 in northwest Houston.
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    Pub atmosphere and great food. $10-15.  edit
  • Ruggles Grill, 903 Westheimer Rd, 713-524-3839, [53]. .An American bistro with several different locations.  edit
  • Mystery Cafe, 2400 West Loop South (Sheraton, IH-610 at Westheimer), 713-944-2583, [54].^ NW 7887 West Tidwell Road Houston, TX 77040 Nightly Rates: ($99.99 - $109.99) 2 Star Our newly renovated hotel is conveniently located off the NW loop of I-610.
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    ^ Hotel Derek 2525 West Loop South Houston, TX 77027 Nightly Rates: ($143.59 - $143.59) 4 Star Hotel Derek is in the details.
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    ^ Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria 2400 West Loop South Houston, TX 77027 Nightly Rates: ($185.32 - $249.00) 3 Star Surrounded by the glamour of uptown Houston, Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria is ready to greet you with a pleasant and comfortable stay.
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    "Where MURDER is always on the menu!" $52.95/person.  edit
  • Niko Niko's, 2520 Montrose, 713-528-4976, [55]. 10-10 Mo-Th, 10-11PM Fr-Sa, 11-9 Su. Authentic and tasty Greek food.  edit
  • Vargo's Restaurant, 2401 Fondren, 713-782-3888. Beautiful 9-acre garden and delicious steaks in a historic 40-year-old restaurant. Reservations recommended.  edit
  • Mark's American Cuisine, 1658 Westheimer Rd, 713-523-3800, [56]. Lunch: 11-2 Mo-Fr, Dinner: 6:00PM-11:00PM Mo-Th, 5:30PM-midnight Fr, 5:00PM-midnight Sa, 5:00PM-10:00PM Su. Award-winning four-star restaurant by owner and chef Mark Cox. Housed in an old church for a unique atmosphere. Reservations are required.  edit
  • Tony's, 3755 Richmond Ave, 713-622-6778, [57]. Houston's ultimate dining experience. Tony Vallone has set the tone for fine dining in Houston for decades. Parisian chef Olivier Ciesielski interprets contemporary cuisine with classic French care. Reservations required.  edit
  • Da Marco, 1520 Westheimer Rd, 713-807-8857, [58]. One of Houston's best restaurants--known for great wine and Italian fare. .Reservations required.  edit
  • Cafe Annie, 1728 Post Oak Blvd, 713-840-1111, [59].^ Hilton Houston Post Oak 2001 Post Oak Blvd.
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    Insanely expensive prices, but very good American cuisine. .Reservations required.  edit
  • Monarch Restaurant & Lounge, 5701 Main Street, 713-527-1800, [60].^ Hotel ZaZa - Houston 5701 Main Street Houston, TX 77005 3 Star Sensual, comfortable, vibrant and convenient are only a few words to describe the Hotel ZaZa experience.
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    .A fine dining option at Hotel ZaZa Houston serving seafood and steak entrees with Mediterranean flair.^ Hotel ZaZa - Houston 5701 Main Street Houston, TX 77005 3 Star Sensual, comfortable, vibrant and convenient are only a few words to describe the Hotel ZaZa experience.
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    The Lounge is available for dancing and Monarch Terrace overlooks Main Street & Mecom Fountains.
     edit
  • Catalan Food and Wine, 5555 Washington, 713-426-4260, [61]. Catalan offers a Spanish-influenced menu and an extensive wine list. Reknowned restaurateurs Grant Cooper and Charles Clark have been wowing Houstonians and food critics alike at Catalan. Reservations required.  edit
  • Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella Blvd, 713-861-8666, [62]. Raindow Lodge serves wild game dishes and seafood selections in a 100 year old log cabin perfect for the dining experience. Reservations required.  edit
  • VOICE Restaurant & Lounge, 220 Main Street, 832-667-4470, [63]. Breakfast: M-F 7AM-10:30AM, Sat. 7AM-11AM, Sun. 7AM-12PM; Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM; Dinner: M-Thurs. 5:3-pm-10PM, F-Sat. 5:30PM-11PM; Lounge Menu: M-Thurs. 11:30AM-10PM, F-Sat. 11:30AM-11PM, Sun 12PM-10PM. .Hotel Icon’s new restaurant, VOICE, offers a fine dining experience and contemporary American cuisine with private rooms for events and special occasions, in room dining and a luxury wine vault.  edit
  • America's Restaurant, 1800 Post Oak Blvd, [64].^ Alden - Houston 1117 Prairie Street Houston, TX 77002 Nightly Rates: ($134.00 - $1000.00) 4 Star Alden - Houston is a contemporary, luxurious hotel featuring sleek and comfortable guest rooms featuring an innovative lighting installation in the lobby.
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    ^ Our beautiful new facility is designed to meet the needs of both the corporate and leisure traveler with each room offering standard ...
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    ^ Hilton Houston Post Oak 2001 Post Oak Blvd.
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    The menu draws from the foods and cooking techniques of North, Central and South America, to make one New World Cuisine; as you pass under its Mayan-inspired door, you quickly realize that nothing about this place is ordinary.  edit
.Houston is a huge city, so all individual listings should be moved to the appropriate district articles, and this section should contain a brief overview.^ From amusement parks to out-of-this-world space exhibits, from wild animals to sea creatures, the city of Houston has it all.
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  • West Alabama Icehouse, 1919 West Alabama. .Open since 1928, the Icehouse is a bar that provides outdoor seating and free hot dogs.^ We provide FREE Continental Breakfast, FREE local calls, and outdoor pool.
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    Because of the outdoor seating, people are allowed to bring their dogs, play horseshoes, and basketball. There is usually live country music on Friday nights.
     edit
  • Gingerman, 5607 Morningside Dr, 713-526-2770, [65]. The original of a small chain, has a loyal community following. Serves lots of local and specialty beer, including hard-to-find and cask ales. $4/pt.  .'drink', 'Houston');return false;" title="click to edit Gingerman">edit
  • McGonigal's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk (Near Shepherd and US-59), 713-528-5999 (), [66].^ Comfort Suites Houston 17550 NW Freeway Houston, TX 77065 Nightly Rates: ($99.99 - $99.99) 3 Star Located near Beltway 8 on US 290 in northwest Houston.
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    ^ Comfort Inn Houston 11230 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77031 Nightly Rates: ($111.49 - $111.49) 2 Star The Comfort Inn is convenient to US 59 located near Houston's attractions, businesses, restaurants and shops.
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    Local bar, probably the best bet to find a variety of special and cask ales. $4/pt.  edit
  • The Outpost Tavern, 18113 Egret Bay Blvd. (At NASA-1), 281-333-1235 (), [67]. .Dingy local bar with a colorful crowd, (inaccurately) portrayed as an astronaut hangout in movies like Space Cowboys and Rocketman (but no less worth the visit).  edit
  • BJ's Restaurant and Brewery, 515 W. Bay Area Blvd., Webster, 281-316-3037 (fax: 281-316-4213), [68].^ Hampton Inn Suites Houston Clear LakeNASA 506 West Bay Area Blvd Houston, TX 77598 Nightly Rates: ($109.00 - $119.00) 2 Star The Hampton Inn and Suites Houston Clear Lake-NASA hotel is located on West Bay Area Boulevard in the heart of Webster and within walking distance of restaurant row.
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    11AM - 12AM MO-TH, 11AM - 1AM FR. A brewpub with several house brews and a variety of microbrews available. $4/pt.  edit
  • Tipsy Clover, 2416 Brazos, 7135240782. .A nice Irish style pub full of attractive, affluent, young professionals.  edit
  • The Ginger Man [69], located in Rice Village, near Rice University, is the oldest pub in the Ginger Man family.^ The hotel is conveniently located near Rice University the Museum District of Housto ...
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    ^ We are conveniently located to many popular attractions such as Galleria Mall, Sam Houston Race Park, Rice University, Minut ...
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    .Since 1985, The Ginger Man pub has been serving up great beer with great themed events, such as: Oktoberfest, Holiday beer tastings and live entertainment.
  • The Saint Arnold Brewery [70], located in Houston, is billed as Texas' oldest microbrewery.^ Houston Medical Center is an upscale property located at the heart of the Texas Medical Center Complex, the largest Medical Center in the world, boasting more that 61 different ...
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    ^ Candlewood Suites HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER 10025 MAIN STREET Houston, TX 77025 2 Star Candlewood Suites Houston Medical Center , located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center , is just minutes from some of the world's top medical institutions such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX Ch ...
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    ^ Make The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Convention Center your first choice for your next trip to Houston, Texas.
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    Their brews are often sold in local bars. Very popular beers are the Texas Wheat, Oktoberfest (August through October), and Christmas Ale (November through December). Brewery tour every Saturday at 1:00. Details on the website.
  • BJ's Restaurant and Brewery [71] has a location in Webster. .Until recently, all their beer was brewed on site, but it is now subcontracted to the Saint Arnold Brewery.^ Market Square Historic District Beer Can House Bayou Place Tunnel Walks Water Wall Saint Arnold Brewing Company Tours .
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    The Jeremiah Red, Tatonka Stout, and Berry Burst Cider are loved by locals. .There are other locations in Houston including Bay Area Blvd.^ Conveniently located in the Galleria area, this Houston luxury hotel is near more than 200 exclusive stores ...
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    ^ Hampton Inn Suites Houston Clear LakeNASA 506 West Bay Area Blvd Houston, TX 77598 Nightly Rates: ($109.00 - $119.00) 2 Star The Hampton Inn and Suites Houston Clear Lake-NASA hotel is located on West Bay Area Boulevard in the heart of Webster and within walking distance of restaurant row.
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    ^ We*re located in the heart of the thriving Houston TX Uptown/Galleria area famous for wor ...
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    in Clear Lake.
.Houston is a huge city, so all individual listings should be moved to the appropriate district articles, and this section should contain a brief overview.^ From amusement parks to out-of-this-world space exhibits, from wild animals to sea creatures, the city of Houston has it all.
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  • Houston International Hostel, 5302 Crawford Street, +1 713 523-1009 (), [72]. .More of a large family house than a hostel, with bedrooms containing bunk beds for travelers.^ Texas Very Small Towns and Villages (fewer than 1000 residents) - Real Estate, Housing, Schools, Residents, Crime, Pollution, Demographics and More .
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    .The house is in the downtown museum district so there is a lot to do within walking distance (Thursday is free museum day!^ The hotel is within walking distance to the Willowbrook Mall ...
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    ^ We are located just 1.2 miles from the famous Galleria Shopping Complex, and within walking distance of the Richmond Strip ...
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    ^ Near Bush IAH. Greenspoint Mall is within walking distance.
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    ) but it's in a residential area, so shops and restaurants are not immediately nearby. The bathrooms are shared and the facilities are clean. Hostel customs are observed at the hostel.
    $15.  .'sleep', 'Houston');return false;" title="click to edit Houston International Hostel">edit
  • AmeriSuites Houston Intercontinental Airport/Greenspoint, 300 Ronan Park Place, (281) 820-6060, [73].^ Sleep Inn Bush Intercontinental Airport 15675 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
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    ^ Clarion Inn Bush Intercontinental Airport 15615 John F Kennedy Blvd Houston, TX 77032 Nightly Rates: ($134.99 - $134.99) 2 Star Located just outside Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and Greenspoint Business District.
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    ^ Only 10 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport, 20 minutes from Houston Hobby Airport, and 20 minutes from the Houston Astrodome Down ...
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    .Located just eight miles from Houston Intercontinental Airport and 10 miles from downtown.
  • Courtyard by Marriott - Katy Freeway and Dairy Ashford, 12401 Katy Freeway/I-10, TX 77079, 281-496-9090, [74].^ This Houston airport hotel is located in a preserved tranquil setting just 1.5 miles from the Houston Interconti ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I-10 and is only 7 miles from downtown Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Omni Houston Hotel Westside 13210 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77079 Nightly Rates: ($230.00 - $370.00) 3 Star The Omni Houston hotel at Westside is a Four Diamond gem set in a tropical paradise of water gardens, cascading waterfalls and lush exotic foliage.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .In the 'Energy Corridor' to the West of Houston and low rise, this is a business person's hotel.^ Spend your nights and days with us at the Crowne Plaza Houston Hotel I-10 West conveniently situated a ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Holiday Inn Express HOUSTON WEST ENERGY CORRIDOR 12323 KATY FREEWAY Houston, TX 77079 Nightly Rates: ($104.51 - $110.00) 2 Star Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Houston West hotel located just off Katy Freeway at Dairy Ashford, in the Energy Corridor and only 15 miles from downtown Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Alden Houston Hotel 1117 Prairie Street Houston, TX 77002 4 Star The Alden Houston hotel offers personalized service, contemporary design and modern elegance.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    Breakfast is modest and modestly priced. Parking is almost motel style but room keys are used to secure the entry to corridors as well as rooms. Reception staff are obliging. Rooms are spacious and clean with a good selection of pillows. .Internet is free for light users, heavier users can upgrade to a premium package.
  • Crowne Plaza Houston West, 14703 Park Row, Houston, 281 558-5580, [75].^ The art of blending modern luxury and impeccable service in a central Houston location has been perfected welcome to the Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks , ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Spend your nights and days with us at the Crowne Plaza Houston Hotel I-10 West conveniently situated a ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ High speed wireless internet free, Continental Breakfast free, Premium movie channels, Guest laundry facilities.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Located near downtown, Houston Galleria, and the George R. Brown Convention Center.  edit
  • Crowne Plaza North Houston Greenspoint, 425 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, TX 77060, 281-445-9000, [76].^ The Galleria Mall is 6 miles away and the George Brown Convention Center is 12 miles away.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Houston Marriott North at Greenspoint 255 North Sam Houston Parkway East Houston, TX 77060 Nightly Rates: ($99.00 - $189.00) 3 Star Welcome to the Marriott Houston North!
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Great location, within 4 miles of Downtown, Galleria, Convention Ctr.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    checkin: 3:00; checkout: 12:00. .Modern Services and comfort at the Crowne Plaza North Houston Greenspoint, a newly remodeled hotel in Houston near IAH with complimentary airport shuttle service.^ Crowne Plaza Hotel HOUSTON NORTH - GREENSPOINT 425 NORTH SAM HOUSTON PKWY E Houston, TX 77060 Nightly Rates: ($81.75 - $109.00) 3 Star Crowne Plaza North Houston - Greenspoint hotel (IAH) is 7 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and located off Sam Houston Parkway and Beltway 8 in the heart of the North Houston business d ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites HOUSTON WEST-INTERCONTINENTAL 1330 North Beltway 8 Houston, TX 77032 Nightly Rates: ($112.00 - $159.99) 3 Star Beautiful, newly renovated airport hotel located in the Greenspoint area, just 3 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and a short drive to downtown Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Doubletree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport 15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd Houston, TX 77032 Nightly Rates: ($209.00 - $750.00) 3 Star Our newly renovated Doubletree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport near George Bush Intercontinental Airport /IAH/ offers complimentary airport shuttle service and is only one mile away from IAH. O ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Whether you are planning a business trip, a Texas vacation, a romantic retreat or girlfriend getaway, we offer the best in amenities and services to ensure you have a comfortable and relaxing stay.  edit
  • Days Inn Intercontinental - Greenspoint, 12500 North Freeway/I-45, [77].^ Ideally located on Interstate 45 North, the Best Western Greenspoint Inn & Suites ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Best Western Northwest Inn & Suites 11611 Northwest Freeway Houston, TX 77092 Nightly Rates: ($88.99 - $137.99) 2 Star Select this hotel in the northwest corridor of Houston, Texas offering guests great amenities and service.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Comfort Inn Greenspoint 12701 North Freeway Houston, TX 77060 Nightly Rates: ($109.99 - $109.99) 2 Star Welcome to the Comfort Inn Greenspoint positioned in the Greenspoint Commercial/Business District.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Located 15 minutes away from the airport, with convenient free shuttle service provided by the hotel.^ This Houston hotel is centrally located 15 minutes from the Spa ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hampton Inn Houston Hobby Airport 8620 Airport Blvd Houston, TX 77061 Nightly Rates: ($129.00 - $129.00) 2 Star The Hampton Inn Houston-Hobby Airport hotel is located less than one mile away from Hobby Airport.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ramada Inn North Houston 16510 I-45 North Houston, TX 77090 Nightly Rates: ($46.75 - $99.00) 2 Star Ramada - Houston North is a full service hotel and conference center conveniently located on I-45 at the Richey Road Exit, just 9.5 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and in the heart of t ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Just across the street from Greenspoint Mall, also providing transportation to it.
  • Doubletree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport, 15747 JFK Boulevard, Houston, TX 77032, 281-848-4000, [78].^ Crowne Plaza Hotel HOUSTON NORTH - GREENSPOINT 425 NORTH SAM HOUSTON PKWY E Houston, TX 77060 Nightly Rates: ($81.75 - $109.00) 3 Star Crowne Plaza North Houston - Greenspoint hotel (IAH) is 7 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and located off Sam Houston Parkway and Beltway 8 in the heart of the North Houston business d ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ramada Inn North Houston 16510 I-45 North Houston, TX 77090 Nightly Rates: ($46.75 - $99.00) 2 Star Ramada - Houston North is a full service hotel and conference center conveniently located on I-45 at the Richey Road Exit, just 9.5 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and in the heart of t ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Clarion Inn Bush Intercontinental Airport 15615 John F Kennedy Blvd Houston, TX 77032 Nightly Rates: ($134.99 - $134.99) 2 Star Located just outside Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and Greenspoint Business District.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    checkin: 3:00; checkout: 12:00. .Offers a complimentary airport shuttle service and is only one mile away from the major Houston airport.^ I-10 and is only 7 miles from downtown Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hotel offers complimentary shuttle within a 5 mile radius.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Less than one mile from the JFK entrance to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle serv ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .This remodeled, 313-room Houston Hotel has easy access to all major freeways leading to the city.^ Easy access to I-10 freeway.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All rooms are suites at this hotel w ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Baymont Inn and Suites Houston Hobby AP 9902 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77001 Nightly Rates: ($49.00 - $89.00) 2 Star Now offering FREE High-Speed Internet Access in ALL rooms.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Ideal location close to Old Town Spring, Minute Maid Park, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, the museum district, the theater district, Prime Outlets, the PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open, and Sam Houston Race Park.   edit
  • Fairfield Inn - East, 10155 I-10 East, [79].^ Close to shopping, restaurants, and Sam Houston Race Track.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ La Colombe d'Or Hotel 3410 MONTROSE BLVD Houston, TX 77006 Nightly Rates: ($275.00 - $650.00) 3 Star La Colombe d'Or Hotel occupies a fabulous, early 20th century mansion located in Houston's vibrant Museum District?
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Quality Inn & Suites 10155 North Freeway Houston, TX 77037 Nightly Rates: ($118.56 - $148.56) 2 Star Welcome to the Quality Inn and Suites of Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Seven miles from Downtown Houston, the Fairfield Inn Houston Hotel and only 30 minutes from Houston's international airport, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
  • Hampton Inn - East, 828 Mercury Dr, 713-673-4200, [80].^ Only 30 minutes from both the George Bush Interc ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I-10 and is only 7 miles from downtown Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Amidst the hustle and bustle of the busy George Bush Intercontinental, this Houston ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Near Jacinto city, east of Houston, only seven miles from Downtown Houston, and all the most interesting and most popular Houston tourist attractions.^ I-10 and is only 7 miles from downtown Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Quirky Tourist Attractions in or near Texas .
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Comfort Suites Houston 7111 Rancho Mission Drive Houston, TX 77083 2 Star The Comfort Suites is located near all of Houstons attractions, businesses, shops and restaurants.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Only 30 minutes drive from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Houston Northwest, 7979 Willowschase Blvd, [81].^ Only 30 minutes from both the George Bush Interc ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Amidst the hustle and bustle of the busy George Bush Intercontinental, this Houston ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Only 10 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport, 20 minutes from Houston Hobby Airport, and 20 minutes from the Houston Astrodome Down ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    Opened in the Spring of 2002, the 171-room property is part of Chateau Court, a 13-acre, European-style, mixed-use development that includes retail space and an office village. .The rooms are equipped with a spacious work desk; two speakerphones with two lines, voicemail, dataport, and available high-speed Internet access.^ Baymont Inn and Suites Houston Hobby AP 9902 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77001 Nightly Rates: ($49.00 - $89.00) 2 Star Now offering FREE High-Speed Internet Access in ALL rooms.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Baymont Inn & Suites Houston I-45 North 17111 North Freeway Houston, TX 77090-5005 Nightly Rates: ($49.01 - $59.01) 2 Star Convenient highway access - Spacious rooms - Meeting facilities - Outdoor Pool - Complimentary Continental Breakfast - Pets welcome- Free High Speed Internet.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ La Quinta Inn Houston Reliant Medical Center 9911 Buffalo Speedway Houston, TX 77054 Nightly Rates: ($72.00 - $102.00) 3 Star The La Quinta Inn Houston Reliant - Medical Center features all new rooms with free high-speed Internet access and more!
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .A hospitality center in each room includes a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker.^ Rodeway Inn Houston 2531 FM 1960 Road East Houston, TX 77073 Nightly Rates: ($49.99 - $59.99) 1 Star All rooms feature free wireless internet access, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron & board, and hair dryer.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Newly renovated, satellite TV with 31 channels with HBO, hair dryer, coffee makers, high speed internet in all rooms.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Comfort Inn & Suites Houston 3555 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77068 Nightly Rates: ($119.99 - $124.99) 2 Star The Comfort Inn and Suites Houston has 57 guest rooms that include 21 suites with microwaves and refrigerators.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    Iron/ironing board and hairdryer are also in all rooms. The Great American Grill serves American staples or regional favorites. .The hotel is decorated in French Contemporary style with slate flooring, leather chairs, cherry wood and hand picked French artwork.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Sugar Land, 722 Bonaventure Way, [82].The Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Sugar Land Texas hotel is located just minutes from Sugar Land's Town Square offering exceptional shopping and dining.^ And just minutes from Houston's Galleria Mall!
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Downtown Houston is minutes from this hotel.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This Houston hotel is minutes from Reliant Stadium, ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Situated off Highway 6 on Bonaventure Way close to Sam Houston Tollway, Interstate 59 and Highway 90.
  • Holiday Inn - Airport, 15222 John F. Kennedy Blvd, 281-449-2311, [83].^ Holiday Inn HOUSTON-INTERCONTINENTAL ARPT 15222 John F. Kennedy Blvd Houston, TX 77032-2303 Nightly Rates: ($129.00 - $179.00) 2 Star Experience relaxation and renewal at the newly renovated Holiday Inn hotel in Houston, Texas.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Red Carpet Inn Houston Galleria location is also close to a variety of restaurants, the sports arena, shopping, convention ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hampton Inn Houston Hobby Airport 8620 Airport Blvd Houston, TX 77061 Nightly Rates: ($129.00 - $129.00) 2 Star The Hampton Inn Houston-Hobby Airport hotel is located less than one mile away from Hobby Airport.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .A midscale hotel right outside the main Houston Airport and half an hour's drive north of downtown Houston.^ Downtown Houston is minutes from this hotel.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites HOUSTON WEST-INTERCONTINENTAL 1330 North Beltway 8 Houston, TX 77032 Nightly Rates: ($112.00 - $159.99) 3 Star Beautiful, newly renovated airport hotel located in the Greenspoint area, just 3 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and a short drive to downtown Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This Houston airport hotel is located in a preserved tranquil setting just 1.5 miles from the Houston Interconti ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .The hotel runs a frequent shuttle to and from the airport, and guests staying at the hotel have the benefit of free on-site parking.
  • Holiday Inn - Greenway, 2712 Southwest Freeway, 713-523-8448, [84].^ The hotel offers guests free continental breakfast, and high-speed i ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Howard Johnson Inn Suites Hobby Airport 8600 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77017 Nightly Rates: ($69.34 - $90.68) 2 Star Enjoy exceptional accommodations close to downtown Houston and the Port of Houston while staying at this newly renovated Houston, Texas hotel.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Crowne Plaza Hotel HOUSTON RIVER OAKS 2712 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY Houston, TX 77098 Nightly Rates: ($104.00 - $169.00) 3 Star Come and discover the new hotel in Houston!
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .16 miles from Houston Hobby Airport, 27 miles from Houston Airport, and just 20 minutes from downtown.
  • Holiday Inn Select, 14703 Park Row, 281-558-5580, [85].^ And just minutes from Houston's Galleria Mall!
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We are just a 20 minute drive from IAH airport.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I-10 and is only 7 miles from downtown Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .A convenient location just 0.5 mile from "Energy Corridor" in Houston and only 16 miles from downtown, while both the main Houston airports are 33 miles away.
  • Hyatt Summerfield Suites, 3440 Sage Road, 713-629-9711, [86].^ This Houston airport hotel is located in a preserved tranquil setting just 1.5 miles from the Houston Interconti ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I-10 and is only 7 miles from downtown Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This Quality Inn and Suites is conveniently located off I-45, just minutes north of downtown Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .A convenient location that will also connect you to the main business districts, The Medical Center, Downtown, Greenway Plaza and of course, the Houston Galleria business area.
  • Marriott Houston North Greenspoint, 255 N Sam Houston Pkwy East 281-875-4000, [87].^ Our central location to the Houston Medical Center ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Connected to The Galleria Shopping Center (Houstons #1 attraction and the fourth largest shopping center in North America over ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Close to area attractions, business centers, Port of Houston, Medical Center and downtown.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Conveniently located off Beltway 8, adjacent to the Greenspoint Mall, and just 15 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, this full-service Marriott Houston hotel is within walking distance of area shopping, restaurants and corporations.^ And just minutes from Houston's Galleria Mall!
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This Houston airport hotel is located in a preserved tranquil setting just 1.5 miles from the Houston Interconti ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We are conveniently located in North Houston off of Interstate 45 and only 13 miles away from George Bush Intercontinental Ai ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Enjoy legendary Texas hospitality in our 390 newly renovated rooms and suites.^ Newly renovated rooms have iron/ironing board ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We know you will enjoy our newly renovated guest suites.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hilton Houston Nasa Clear Lake 3000 NASA Road One Houston, TX 77058 Nightly Rates: ($99.95 - $159.95) 3 Star The Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake hotel is a newly renovated suburban resort hotel where our service is second only to our true Texas Hospitality.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Indoor / outdoor pool, whirlpool, and sauna.
  • Marriott Houston Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway, 713-943-7979, [88].^ Houston Hobby Airport Marriott 9100 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77017 Nightly Rates: ($143.00 - $209.99) 3 Star 287 deluxe guest rooms, Concierge Level with private lounge.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Courtyard Houston Hobby Airport 9190 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77017 Nightly Rates: ($124.00 - $124.00) 2 Star Location, Location, Location are the top three reasons to love the Courtyard by Marriott Houston Hobby Airport Hotel.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Only 10 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport, 20 minutes from Houston Hobby Airport, and 20 minutes from the Houston Astrodome Down ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    Only minutes from the heart of downtown. .Perfect for meetings, conventions, or a weekend escape from the ordinary.
  • Marriott Houston North Greenspoint, 255 N Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston, Texas 77060, Phone: 281-875-4000 Fax: 281-875-6208 , [89].^ Houston Marriott North at Greenspoint 255 North Sam Houston Parkway East Houston, TX 77060 Nightly Rates: ($99.00 - $189.00) 3 Star Welcome to the Marriott Houston North!
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Residence Inn Houston Intercontinental Airport at Greenspoint 655 North Sam Houston Parkway East Houston, TX 77060 Nightly Rates: ($149.00 - $179.00) 2 Star The Award winning Residence Inn by Marriott is an all-suite hotel catering to extended stay travelers.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Crowne Plaza Hotel HOUSTON NORTH - GREENSPOINT 425 NORTH SAM HOUSTON PKWY E Houston, TX 77060 Nightly Rates: ($81.75 - $109.00) 3 Star Crowne Plaza North Houston - Greenspoint hotel (IAH) is 7 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and located off Sam Houston Parkway and Beltway 8 in the heart of the North Houston business d ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Conveniently located off Beltway 8, adjacent to the Greenspoint Mall, and just 15 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
  • Marriott Sugar Land Town Square, 16090 City Walk, (281) 275-8400, [90].^ And just minutes from Houston's Galleria Mall!
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We are located directly on Bush Intercontinental Airport grounds with complimentary shuttle.
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    ^ We are located just off of Belt ...
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    .Located in Sugar Land Town Square, hotel features 300 rooms & over 26,500 sf of flexible function space.
  • Quality Suites IAH Bush Airport Hotel , 15321 Vantage Parkway East, Houston, Texas 77032, Phone: 281-442-4444 Fax: 281-442-1231 , [91].^ All rooms are suites at this hotel w ...
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    ^ The Hampton Inn hotel in Houston Texas is located on Highway 290 ...
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    ^ This Houston Texas hotel is 25 mi ...
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    .Minutes from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) with a complimentary airport shuttle service.^ We are located directly on Bush Intercontinental Airport grounds with complimentary shuttle.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Super 8 IAH West/Greenspoint 1230 N. Sam Houston Parkway E. Houston, TX 77032 Nightly Rates: ($109.01 - $119.01) 2 Star The Brand NEW Super 8 of Houston off IAH West/Greenspoint is located minutes away from the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Greenspoint Business District and offers guests an airport s ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Less than one mile from the JFK entrance to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle serv ...
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    .Conveniently located minutes from four major highways into and around Houston.
  • Wyndham - Greenspoint, 12400 Greenspoint Dr, [92].^ We are conveniently located in Central Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We are conveniently located in North Houston off of Interstate 45 and only 13 miles away from George Bush Intercontinental Ai ...
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    ^ The Hampton Inn hotel in Houston Texas is located on Highway 290 ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Conveniently located just north of Houston in Greenspoint.^ We are conveniently located in Central Houston.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This Houston airport hotel is located in a preserved tranquil setting just 1.5 miles from the Houston Interconti ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Econo Lodge Inn & Suites North 7447 I-45 N. Freeway Houston, TX 77076 Nightly Rates: ($64.99 - $89.99) 2 Star Located between downtown and Greenspoint.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Across the street from Greenspoint Mall, the area's largest shopping center.^ Immediate area provides numerous restaraunts and Greenspoint Mall for shopping.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The immediate area provides numerous restaurants and Greenspoint Mall for convienient shopp ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Connected to The Galleria Shopping Center (Houstons #1 attraction and the fourth largest shopping center in North America over ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Minutes from Mercer Botanical Center and SplashTown Water Park.^ We are located few miles from Galleria & Memorial Park Downtown, George R.Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Park, Astros Baseball Field, Reliant Cente ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    Within a half-hour of the city's major sports venues and businesses. .Eight miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
  • Four Seasons Hotel Houston, 1300 Lamar Street, Tel.^ Sleep Inn Bush Intercontinental Airport 15675 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Houston, TX 77587 Nightly Rates: ($74.99 - $84.99) 2 Star * Centrally located 1 mile from Hobby Airport * 6 miles from Ellington Air Field * 8 miles from Downtown Houston and the George R. Brown Convention Center * 6 miles from the Astrodome, Astroworld, and ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This Houston airport hotel is located in a preserved tranquil setting just 1.5 miles from the Houston Interconti ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    (713) 650-1300, Fax (713) 652-6220 [93]. .In 2006, this luxury hotel was ranked as one of the "Top 100 Hotels in the World" according to Instutional Investor and offers great restaurants and amenities to guests.^ Best Western Northwest Inn & Suites 11611 Northwest Freeway Houston, TX 77092 Nightly Rates: ($88.99 - $137.99) 2 Star Select this hotel in the northwest corridor of Houston, Texas offering guests great amenities and service.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hotel ICON 220 Main Street Houston, TX 77002 Nightly Rates: ($279.49 - $387.18) 4 Star Named one of the Top 100 New Hotels in the World by Conde Nast Traveler Hotel ICON is a luxurious downtown Houston hotel located at the heart of the citys legal and business districts.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Less than one mile from the JFK entrance to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle serv ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .It is also within walking distance to the Houston Center Athletic Club - great for that morning workout before business.
  • Omni - Westside, 13210 Katy Freeway, (888) 444-6664, [94].^ Omni Houston Hotel Westside 13210 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77079 Nightly Rates: ($230.00 - $370.00) 3 Star The Omni Houston hotel at Westside is a Four Diamond gem set in a tropical paradise of water gardens, cascading waterfalls and lush exotic foliage.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Comfort Inn Downtown 5820 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77007 Nightly Rates: ($69.99 - $69.99) 2 Star Great location to all Houston Downtown Businesses.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Located off the Katy Freeway the Hampton Inn hotel is within 2 miles of the Ho ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .A luxury hotel featuring an atrium lobby complete with indoor lakes and waterfalls, tropical fish and glass elevators.^ Alden - Houston 1117 Prairie Street Houston, TX 77002 Nightly Rates: ($134.00 - $1000.00) 4 Star Alden - Houston is a contemporary, luxurious hotel featuring sleek and comfortable guest rooms featuring an innovative lighting installation in the lobby.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Located in the exclusive energy corridor just 30 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport.
  • Hotel Derek, 2525 W. Loop South, (713) 961-3000, [95].^ Only 30 minutes from both the George Bush Interc ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We are located directly on Bush Intercontinental Airport grounds with complimentary shuttle.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We are just 30 mi from George Bush Intl Airport (IAH) & only ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .One block from the world-renowned Houston Galleria shopping and dining.
  • Hotel ZaZa Houston, 5701 Main Street, Tel.^ The Red Carpet Inn Houston Galleria location is also close to a variety of restaurants, the sports arena, shopping, convention ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Candlewood Suites HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER 10025 MAIN STREET Houston, TX 77025 2 Star Candlewood Suites Houston Medical Center , located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center , is just minutes from some of the world's top medical institutions such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX Ch ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Houston, TX 77056-4401 Nightly Rates: ($129.00 - $159.00) 4 Star Welcome to the Hilton Houston Post Oak hotel located just one block from The Galleria Mall in the center of the Uptown Houston Texas business district.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    (713) 526-1991, Fax (713) 526-0359 [96]. .A luxury hotel featuring fine dining restaurants, spa & spa cafe in downtown Houston.^ Downtown Houston is minutes from this hotel.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Alden - Houston 1117 Prairie Street Houston, TX 77002 Nightly Rates: ($134.00 - $1000.00) 4 Star Alden - Houston is a contemporary, luxurious hotel featuring sleek and comfortable guest rooms featuring an innovative lighting installation in the lobby.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Conveniently located in the Galleria area, this Houston luxury hotel is near more than 200 exclusive stores ...
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .The hotel service is known for its sophistication and the accommodations are modern with an acute attention to detail.
  • Magnolia Hotel Houston, 1100 Texas Avenue, Tel.^ This Houston Texas hotel is 25 mi ...
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    ^ Make The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Convention Center your first choice for your next trip to Houston, Texas.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Best Western Northwest Inn & Suites 11611 Northwest Freeway Houston, TX 77092 Nightly Rates: ($88.99 - $137.99) 2 Star Select this hotel in the northwest corridor of Houston, Texas offering guests great amenities and service.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    713-221-0011, Fax 832-201-7598 [97]. .This boutique hotel in downtown Houston offers accommodations for leisure travel and extended stay guests, as well as space for meetings, wedding receptions, conferences, and special events.
  • The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, 111 North Post Oak Lane, Tel.^ Downtown Houston is minutes from this hotel.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Our hotel offers all the amenities the business traveler, as well as the leisure traveler, will appreciate.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Houstonian Hotel 111 North Post Oak Lane Houston, TX 77024 Nightly Rates: ($406.25 - $468.75) 4 Star This Houston landmark is nestled on 18 acres of beautiful wooded grounds yet in the heart of the Galleria area.
    • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    (713) 680-2626, [98]. Located on a wooded 18-acre site, the hotel includes a fitness club and full-service spa.

Contact

Phone

Houston has multiple telephone area codes and mandatory 10-digit dialing. For any number, even within your own area code, you need to dial areacode + number. For local calls, you do not dial a 1+ or a 0+ before the number. .Some calls within Houston are considered long distance, and for those you need to dial 1 + areacode + number.^ Candlewood Suites HOUSTON NW - WILLOWBROOK Intersection of FM 1960 Houston, TX 77070 2 Star We know what you need.
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Houston's area codes are: 713, 281, and 832.

Stay safe

Houston is a big city and, like any other big city, has crime. Texas, like all but two states, allows carry of concealed handguns after a thorough background check, training, and shooting testing. Crime committed by these people is almost nonexistent. But like in other cities, criminals do not follow the law, and travelers should still be careful as always. .Violent crime like in most cities is focused in certain areas, mostly within Loop 610 and in Southwest Houston.^ Conveniently located on NW corner of 610 Loop for an easy access to and from all major area highways.
  • Houston, Texas TX - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

^ Holiday Inn Select HOUSTON-GREENWAY PLAZA AREA 2712 Southwest Frwy.
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Natural disasters

Houston like much of the Gulf Coast is very vulnerable to Hurricanes in the summer and fall. If a hurricane is forecast to make landfall anywhere near Houston, listen to officials and heed mandatory evacuation orders if one is ordered. The last major Hurricane to hit Houston was Hurricane Ike on September 13, 2008.
Houston is very hot and humid in the summer, with temperatures up around 31°C-38°C (87°F-100°F), and summer climate in Houston is easily comparable to the average climates in tropical cities like Manila or Panama City during the summer. .However, in the winter, Houston can be mild with temperatures ranging from -1°C-18°C (30°F-64°F), and winter climate is usually comparable to winters in the rest of the Southern United States or Southern California.^ Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas.
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^ RoadsideAmerica.com US Hotels Canada Hotels FAQ Car Rentals Contact Us Privacy My Reservations United States : Texas : Houston Houston, TX Hotels .
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METRO Rail

.METRO Rail is the starter line an expanding system which starts at UofH Downtown, through downtown proper, into Midtown, the Museum district, Medical center and the Reliant Complex near the south side.^ Houston Medical Center is an upscale property located at the heart of the Texas Medical Center Complex, the largest Medical Center in the world, boasting more that 61 different ...
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^ Close to area attractions, business centers, Port of Houston, Medical Center and downtown.
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^ Residence Inn Houston Medical Center/Reliant Park 7710 South Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Nightly Rates: ($159.00 - $229.00) 2 Star ' This hotel is a smoke-free facility' .
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Houston Natives have a tendency to park along the rail line or the south side lot to go into downtown or medical center as it is easier to get in and out of those areas with the train without the hassle of parking and traffic.
Please, be careful when coming near the METRO Rail track, especially at intersections.
DO NOT IGNORE THE SIGNS, since the trains move very quickly and run at almost all hours of the day and night. It runs almost silently. At many streets, left turns are not permitted. Also watch the signs and signals, because some will change as trains approach. Do not drive on the tracks, there are large raised white domes that separate the roadway and the rail line. .In some areas signs may indicate driving (or walking) on the tracks is permitted (currently only in the Texas Medical Center) but make sure it is safe to do so.^ Houston Medical Center is an upscale property located at the heart of the Texas Medical Center Complex, the largest Medical Center in the world, boasting more that 61 different ...
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^ Candlewood Suites HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER 10025 MAIN STREET Houston, TX 77025 2 Star Candlewood Suites Houston Medical Center , located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center , is just minutes from some of the world's top medical institutions such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX Ch ...
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^ Make The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Convention Center your first choice for your next trip to Houston, Texas.
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Drive across the tracks only# when you are sure it is safe to do so especially at night. The train's whistle is quiet and is often not heard by a driver inside a car.
  • Meditation Classes for Beginners , [99]. .Relaxation meditations and meditation classes to increase inner peace.
  • Battleship Texas and San Jacinto Battleground Monument, , in San Jacinto State Park, Battleground Rd., LaPorte (From IH-610 east, take SH-225 east for 11 miles to Battleground Road (SH-134), continue north approximately 2 miles.^ Hampton Inn HoustonDeer Park Ship Area 1450 Center Street Houston, TX 77536 Nightly Rates: ($119.00 - $199.00) 2 Star The Hampton Inn Houston/Deer Park Ship Area hotel is located 15 minutes from downtown Houston between Pasadena and LaPorte Texas off of State Highway 225 and Center Street.
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    ^ La Quinta Inn Houston East 11999 East Freeway Houston, TX 77029-1932 Nightly Rates: ($59.00 - $79.00) 3 Star The La Quinta Inn Houston East is due east of downtown Houston, with convenient access to San Jacinto College and the San Jacinto Battleground.
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    Turn right on Park Road 1836 for the Monument or continue on SH-134 another mile to reach the Battleship.)
    , [100]. Open every day (closed for major holidays), 10-5 (battleship), 8-6 (monument). San Jacinto Monument is free. Tour a World World II battleship. The monument commemorates the battle at which Texas won its independence from Mexico. Adults $5, Children (6-18) $3, Children (5 and under) free. Senior discounts..  .'see', 'Houston');return false;" title="click to edit Battleship Texas and San Jacinto Battleground Monument"> edit
  • Galveston— Only about an hour's drive southeast from the city, Houstonians go to Galveston island for its beaches, the Strand, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston, and Moody Gardens.
  • Surfside— Another beach, less crowded than Galveston.^ Hilton Houston Hobby Airport 8181 Airport Boulevard Houston, TX 77061-4142 Nightly Rates: ($109.00 - $109.00) 3 Star The Hilton Houston Hobby Airport hotel is situated less than one half mile from William P. Hobby Airport in Houston Texas.
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    ^ The Baymont Inn and Suites Houston Hobby Airport is less than two miles from the airport with easy access to many attractions - NASA Space C ...
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    ^ La Quinta Inn Houston East 11999 East Freeway Houston, TX 77029-1932 Nightly Rates: ($59.00 - $79.00) 3 Star The La Quinta Inn Houston East is due east of downtown Houston, with convenient access to San Jacinto College and the San Jacinto Battleground.
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    .About an hour from Houston.
  • Schlitterbahn [101], in New Braunfels(about 174 miles west of Houston).^ This new Katy, Texas hotel is conveniently located off I-10 and is a half-hour from Houston, s ...
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    .Huge waterpark, rated #1 waterpark in America by the Travel Channel.
  • Kemah— Nice boardwalk with great restaurants and amusement rides that is south of Houston and on the way to Galveston Island.
  • Bluebell Creameries[102] See the Texas countryside in Brenham and tour the creamery.^ Americas Best Value Inn-Platinum 11011 North Freeway Houston, TX 77037 Nightly Rates: ($89.99 - $89.99) 2 Star The Americas Best Value Inn - Platinum is located in the Greenspoint area of Houston, Texas.
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    ^ Hotel Derek 2525 West Loop South Houston, TX 77027 Nightly Rates: ($143.59 - $143.59) 4 Star Hotel Derek is in the details.
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    ^ Ramada Limited-IAH Airport South 15350 JFK Blvd Houston, TX 77032 Nightly Rates: ($49.33 - $49.33) 1 Star Welcome to the Ramada Limited Houston Intercontinental Airport.
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    About one hour (75 mi) north west of Houston along US 290.
  • A Taste of Coastal Texas— An itinerary leading you through sights along the Texas Coast down to Corpus Christi.
Routes through Houston
San AntonioLuling  W noframe E  BeaumontLake Charles
DallasCorsicana  N noframe S  GalvestonEND
This is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please plunge forward and help it grow!

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

.HOUSTON, a city and the county-seat of Harris county, Texas, U.S.A., at the head of deep-sea navigation on Buffalo Bayou, a tributary of Galveston Bay, 50 m.^ The lively, cosmopolitan city of Houston is the soul of Harris County.
  • Houston Home Search, Find Houston Real Estate, Locate Your Dream Home in Houston, Texas 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC houstonfreehomesearch.com [Source type: General]

^ The city is the county seat of Harris County , the third most populous county in the country.
  • TexasFreeway.com > Houston 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.texasfreeway.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Houston, Missouri is located in Texas County .
  • Houston News - Topix 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

N.W. of Galveston, and about 325 m. W. of New Orleans. Pop. .(1880) 16,513; (1890) 2 7,557; (1900) 44, 6 33, of whom 4415 were foreign-born and 14,608 were negroes; (1910 census) 78,800. The land area in 1906 was 16.02 sq.^ Land area: 200 sq.
  • Houston County, Tennessee detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Land area: 1729 sq.
  • Harris County, Texas detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 17 September 2009 9:29 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolital statistical area (MSA) has a population of 5.2 million as of the 2004 U.S. Census estimate.
  • TexasFreeway.com > Houston 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.texasfreeway.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

m.; in 1908, about 20 sq. m. .It is served by the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio (Southern Pacific), the Galveston, Houston & Henderson, the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, the Houston & Texas Central (Southern Pacific), the Houston, East & West Texas, the International & Great Northern, the Missouri, Kansas & Texas, the San Antonio & Aransas Pass, the Trinity & Brazos Valley, the St Louis, Brownsville & Mexico, the Texas & New Orleans, and the Houston Belt & Terminal railways, several of which have their headquarters at Houston.^ In the reverse direction came cotton, corn, and hides through Houston to Galveston and on to New Orleans, New York, and Europe.
  • Handbook of Texas Online - HOUSTON, TX 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.tshaonline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Find trunk shows, bridal shows and special events in Houston, East, South Texas .
  • Houston, East, South Texas Weddings - Wedding Dresses, Locations, Photographers, Bands, Flowers in Houston, East, South Texas | Brides.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.brides.com [Source type: General]

^ Houston to New Orleans.

.The Federal government has greatly improved the natural channel from the city to the Gulf of Mexico, straightening, widening and deepening it to a depth of 25 ft.^ The first dock had been built in 1840, and widening and deepening of Buffalo Bayou (now part of the Houston Ship Channel) had begun in 1869.
  • Houston (Texas, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Houston Ship Channel opened in 1914 and has been since widened and deepened.
  • Handbook of Texas Online - HOUSTON, TX 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.tshaonline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ An inland port, it is linked by the Houston Ship Channel to the Gulf of Mexico and to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at Galveston .
  • Houston (Texas, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

for the entire distance from the Galveston jetties to the Houston turning basin - where the municipality has constructed free municipal wharves. The city occupies an unusually fine site on both sides of the Buffalo Bayou. .Among the principal buildings are a Carnegie library, the Houston Lyceum, the Federal building, the Masonic temple, the city high school, the city hall and market house, the Harris County Court House, the Cotton Exchange, and the First and Commercial National banks.^ Houston, Texas is located in Harris County .
  • Houston News - Topix 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
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^ Warner Robins Warner Robbins occupies the 9th position in the list of largest cities of Georgia, which is situated in Houston County, Peach, and Georgia County.
  • Houston Car Rental at VroomVroomVroom. Compare Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty for cheap car rental. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.vroomvroomvroom.com [Source type: News]

^ Supported in part by a grant from the City of Houston through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County .

.Houston is the seat of the Texas Dental College, of St Thomas College (1903), and of the Houston, Annunciation and St Agnes academies; and the will (1901) of William Marsh Rice provided an endowment (valued in 1908 at about $7,000,000) for the William M. Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art, of which Dr Edgar Odell Lovett, formerly professor of mathematics (1900-1905) and of astronomy (1905-1908) in Princeton University, was made president in 1908. The city is the most important railway and shipping centre of South Texas, and has a large trade in cotton (the receipts for the year ending Aug.^ Travel information about Houston, Texas .
  • Houston Bed and Breakfast Hotels, Houston, Texas Inns - Bed and Breakfasts Online 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.bbonline.com [Source type: General]

^ The University of St. Thomas began in 1945 and Houston Baptist University in 1963.
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^ With over 60 colleges and universities in the metro area and another 100 trade, vocational, and business schools, Houston residents have extraordinary possiblities for advanced education.
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.31, 1907 being 2,967,535 bales), cotton-seed oil, sugar, rice,' lumber and citrus fruits.^ They grow cotton, sugar cane and rice in the neighboring farmlands.
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^ Oil , discovered in the area in 1901, brought considerable industrial development, triggering the city’s expansion and prosperity from its 19th-century economic base of cotton and lumber.
  • Houston (Texas, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Houston is important also as a manufacturing centre, its factory product being valued at $13,564,019 in 1905, an increase of 81% over the factory product in 1900. There are extensive railway car-shops, cottonseed oil, petroleum and sugar refineries, cotton gins and compresses, steel rolling mills, car-wheel factories, boiler, pump and engine works, flour mills, rice mills and a rice elevator, breweries, planing and saw-mills, pencil factories, and brick and tile factories.^ The area is also important for rice, cotton, and cattle.
  • Houston (Texas, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They grow cotton, sugar cane and rice in the neighboring farmlands.
  • Travel USA Travel - Houston Travel Guide - USA Tourist 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.usatourist.com [Source type: General]

^ (HOUSTON) – November 19, 2009 – Twenty-five Senior Design Teams competed for prizes Thursday night at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering Elevator Pitch Contest.
  • Houston Technology Center - Assisting Houston Emerging Technology Entrepreneurs 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.houstontech.org [Source type: News]

Its proximity to the Texas oil fields gives the city a cheap factory fuel. The assessed valuation of taxable property in the city increased from $27,480,898 in 1900 to $51,513,615 in 1908. The No-Tsu Oh Carnival week each November is a distinctive feature of the city. .Houston, like Galveston, adopted in 1905 a very successful system of municipal government by commission, a commission of five (one of whom acts as mayor) being elected biennially and having both executive and legislative powers.^ If you would like to adopt one of TNGenWeb's orphaned counties, please read our host guidelines.

^ In late 1988, Houston scored a Top Five hit with the non-LP single "One Moment in Time," recorded for an Olympics-themed compilation album.
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^ In the greater Houston metropolitan area, one child out of every five lives at or below the poverty level.
  • CSM Urban Mission and Service Trips in Houston 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.csm.org [Source type: News]

.The waterworks are owned and operated by the municipality, which greatly improved them from the city's surplus under the first two years of government by commission.^ He served three years at the League City church, then twelve years at Houston’s First Church before retiring in 1991.
  • Home--All are Welcome-3800 Buffalo Speedway, Ste 300, Houston, TX 77098--(713)-339-1808 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC cslhouston.org [Source type: General]

^ The maneuver was later denounced, and the government stayed there only two years (1837–39).
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^ These two men were on the first-arriving chief's car at the Woodway Square apartment fire 30 years ago.
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In 1908 extensive improvements in paving, drainage and sewerage were undertaken by the city. The payment of an annual poll-tax of $2.50 is a prerequisite to voting. .Houston was settled and laid out in 1836, and was named in honour of General Sam Houston, whose home in Caroline Street was standing in 1908. In1837-1839and in1842-1845Houston was the capital of the Republic of Texas.^ The present city of Houston was incorporated in 1837 and named after Sam Houston; it was the Republic's first capital.
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^ General Sam Houston, the city’s heroic namesake, was the first president of the Republic of Texas.

^ Houston Vacation Homes in Texas by owner.

About 15 m. .E.S.E. of the city is the battleground of San Jacinto, which was bought by the state in 1906 for a public memorial park.^ Situated between downtown and the Uptown/Galleria area, Memorial Park is the state's largest urban park and spreads over 1,400 acres.
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^ A week later, outside the present city at the Battle of San Jacinto , Santa Anna was captured, and Texas was freed.
  • Houston (Texas, United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Among the city's many visitor attractions are the Museum of Fine Arts, Space Center Houston, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, George Ranch Historical Park, Reliant Park, and nearby San Jacinto Battlefield.
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Houston
  1. A city in Texas, USA

Translations

  • Greek: Χιούστον (Hiúston)
  • Japanese: ヒューストン (Hyūsuton)
  • Russian: Хьюстон (Hyúston) m.

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City of Houston
—  City  —
File:Flag of Houston,
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Nickname(s): Space City
Location in Harris County, Texas
Coordinates: 29°45′46″N 95°22′59″W / 29.76278°N 95.38306°W / 29.76278; -95.38306Coordinates: 29°45′46″N 95°22′59″W / 29.76278°N 95.38306°W / 29.76278; -95.38306
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Harris
Fort Bend
Montgomery
Incorporated June 5, 1837
Government
 - Mayor Annise Parker (D)
Area
 - City 601.7 sq mi (1,558 km2)
 - Land 579.4 sq mi (1,501 km2)
 - Water 22.3 sq mi (57.7 km2)
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
Population (2007)[1][2]
 - City 2,242,193
 Density 3,828/sq mi (1,471/km2)
 Urban 3,822,509
 Metro 5,728,143
 - Demonym Houstonian
  (4th U.S., 6th Metro U.S.)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 713, 281, 832
FIPS code 48-35000[3]
GNIS feature ID 1380948[4]
Website houstontx.gov

Houston is a large city in the United States. It is in the state of Texas. It is the fourth largest city in the U.S. The mayor of Houston is Annise Parker. Over two million people live in Houston. It is named after Sam Houston, who fought for Texas freedom in 1836. It is well known for containing the main headquarters of NASA.

The George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the main airport serving Houston.

Sports

Houston has many sports teams. The Astros play baseball. The Rockets play basketball. The Texans play American Football.

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