Destination guide

The artsy area of Houston awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's theater scene, live music and festivals and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Houston. Travelers to this cosmopolitan city praise the sporting events, art and shopping. For a bit of culture, visit Johnson Space Center - NASA, Menil Collection or Children's Museum of Houston. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Houston

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Houston a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Houston Zoo (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Kemah Boardwalk (25.5 mi / 41 km)
  • Downtown Aquarium (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Cockrell Butterfly Center (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • River Oaks Country Club (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Gus Wortham Golf Course (3.9 mi / 6.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Houston

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Houston is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Discovery Green (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Memorial Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Tranquility Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Market Square Park (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Sam Houston Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Sesquicentennial Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Houston

Fly into Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby), the closest airport, located 9 mi (14.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Houston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental), which is 15.8 mi (25.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Houston Station. You can get around Houston by jumping on the metro at Main Street Square Station, Preston Station or Bell Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Houston?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,040 vacation rentals near Houston. From 834 Houses to 905 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Houston for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Houston:

  • Houston Heights: 669 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 988 vacation rentals
  • Montrose: 251 vacation rentals
  • Texas Medical Center: 198 vacation rentals
  • Central Business District: 323 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 Houston?

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

  • The Galleria: 1,414 vacation rentals
  • George R. Brown Convention Center: 1,671 vacation rentals
  • Minute Maid Park: 1,661 vacation rentals
  • Rienzi Mansion: 1,708 vacation rentals
  • NRG Stadium: 1,399 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Houston 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 Houses in Houston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 834 Houses in Houston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Houston include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 905 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 188 rentals available
  • Villas: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Houston?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 766 vacation rentals with pool available in Houston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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