Houston Holiday Guide

Houston Travel Information

Situated in the American state of Texas, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States. This massive sprawling city covers an area of over 600 square miles, much of which is residential housing. Houston has a broad industrial base in manufacturing, technology, aeronautics and energy. Large deposits of oil found in the early 1900s helped fuel the city's growth, while also playing a major role in the country's railroad development.

Houston Tourist Attractions

Houston is famous for being home to the NASA 'Johnson Space Centre', which is the mission control centre for all United States space travel expeditions. Many people go there to visit the space museum, while a lucky few get to witness rocket and shuttle launches. The city also has a thriving theatre district with a world-class symphony orchestra and a full-time ballet company.

Houston has numerous districts throughout the city each with its own characteristics and atmosphere. The downtown district is filled with many tall buildings that are home to an array of fortune 500 company offices. The district is also where you will find the theatres and concert halls. The uptown district has an abundance of shopping mall complexes, stylish restaurants and trendy bars but is also notorious for traffic jams.

The city has a number of tourist attractions including the downtown aquarium, which also has carnival rides and games. The contemporary art museum is a great place for art buffs, with its fantastic collection of modern pieces from international artists.

Transport Around Houston

Travelling into Houston is easy thanks to the presence of two major airports, which are serviced by Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Air Tran and also Continental Airlines. Both airports are within 20 miles of the city centre. The national rail service has one passenger train line running through Houston and Greyhound buses offer routes from a host of American cities. Houston is well serviced by national highways and freeways connecting with the rest of the country.