Destination guide

Houston, we ain't got a problem

It's no secret that Texans like to do things BIG! And Downtown Houston, America's fourth largest city, is no different. An area dominated by dozens of dazzling skyscrapers, a Downtown Houston vacation rental makes a great base to reach of all of Houston's top attractions. Have an out-of-this-world experience at Space Center Houston, get deep and meaningful at Downtown Aquarium, and keep the kids busy at the interactive Children's Museum of Houston. After dark, venture out to Downtown's buzzy Theater District for a showstopping performance at the Houston Grand Opera.

Things to do

Downtown Houston - it's ground control to Major Fun

There's something to be said about being in the heart of a city. A Downtown Houston vacation rental makes a great base for exploring some major Houston attractions. A 20-minute drive south of Downtown is the Children's Museum of Houston, which has dozens of cool and interactive exhibits the whole family will enjoy. But for a real out-of-this-world experience, head a 45-minute drive south to Space Center Houston. Budding astronauts can explore the NASA Johnson Space Center on a tram tour, visit the Space Museum and touch a moon rock, or have lunch with an astronaut.

Activities

Downtown Houston is a magnet for sports stars and hipsters

The beating heart of Houston, Downtown is the city's Central Business District, where all those Texan bucks are made. It's also become a hub for the city's sports scene, and is home to the Astros baseball team and the Rockets basketball team. Hop on a sightseeing bus tour excursion, or take a self-guided walking tour around Downtown's many historic sights. Many Downtown Houston vacation rentals are moments from Market Square Park, where you'll find a host of cool bars and hip restaurants to chill out in after a busy day of sightseeing.

Weather

Houston simply sizzles on hot summer nights

Houston is a city of extremes. And that goes for the climate too. In the summer, between June to August, subtropical Houston gets hot and humid, with temperatures often breaking the 100-degree mark, so make sure to bring that SPF. Thanks to this famed Texan heat, most Downtown Houston vacation rentals come equipped with air conditioning that will keep you cool as a cucumber during the summer months. It starts to cool down a little in the fall, but this brings the odd shower, so pack a raincoat. Winters in the city are mild, with snow a rare occurrence.

Natural features

Meet the hummingbirds of Houston

An hour's drive north of the Texan Gulf Coast, Downtown Houston is a big ol' city in South Texas. The closest green space for walks and nature trails is the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, a 15-minute drive west of Downtown. It's home to a small sanctuary where you can get up close to hummingbirds and butterflies. There are over 5 miles of attractive nature trails, a wetlands area and lush meadows, which are home to a variety of wildlife, including turtles, bullfrogs and raccoons. There's also a visitors' center, which offers guided tours and parking.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Downtown Houston

Fly into Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby), the closest airport, located 9 mi (14.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Houston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental), which is 15.8 mi (25.4 km) away.

It's easy to get around Downtown Houston by jumping on the metro at Main Street Square Station, Preston Station or Bell Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Downtown?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 984 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 602 Condos/Apartments to 217 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Houston Heights: 636 vacation rentals
  • Lake Houston: 30 vacation rentals
  • Montrose: 234 vacation rentals
  • Texas Medical Center: 183 vacation rentals
  • Central Business District: 292 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Minute Maid Park: 1,601 vacation rentals
  • University of Houston - Downtown: 1,608 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Aquarium: 1,604 vacation rentals
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 1,618 vacation rentals
  • Tranquility Park: 1,623 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 602 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 217 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 111 rentals available
  • Studios: 548 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 363 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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