Houston is the fourth largest city in the country and the largest city in Texas, and it is filled with incredible experiences for you to enjoy during your stay. From exploring the history of the area to learning more about modern culture in the Deep South, there is much to see and do. Your Houston vacation home is the perfect place to kick back and relax when you are not out exploring the big city attractions. Each vacation home may provide homelike features that inspire comfort and relaxation, such as inviting furnishings, private bedrooms and bathrooms and more.
If you are looking for fun things to do close to your Galveston vacation home, you will not be disappointed with the wide selection of options available. The Houston Zoo is a favorite for families with kids of all ages, and the Space Center Houston gives you an in-depth look at the space program and its history. The Galleria is one of the top shopping destinations in the city, and it has bungee jumping as well as numerous top notch restaurants for you to enjoy while you are shopping.
As one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, Houston is a cultural hub for the region. Close to your Sargent area home, you will find great museums that give you an in-depth look at history, science and more. Some of the top museums that you can explore while in the Houston area are the Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Children's Museum of Houston, the Holocaust Museum, the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Jung Center and numerous others.
A trip to the Houston area can be a culinary delight, and this is because the area has many fine dining establishments. However, true to southern heritage, there are also some fabulous down home cooking and casual dining restaurants that you can enjoy as well. When you are looking for a place to dine in the Houston area, consider making a reservation at some top picks, such as Brennan's of Houston, Mark's American Cuisine, Hugo's, Taste of Texas, Backstreet Cafe, Peli Peli, Ruggles Green, Rainbow Lodge, Huynh Restaurant and others.
Houston is located in a unique area that gives it a humid subtropical climate from the Gulf Coast, and it is also just outside of the perimeter of “Tornado Alley.” This means that it often gets large super cell thunderstorms that emerge from the north and west as well storms from the Gulf Coast. Humidity reigns in Houston, but many enjoy the mild winter temperatures and the limited number of days when temperatures reach the freezing mark. Summers can be very warm, with average highs in the mid to upper 90s. Winter average high temperatures are in the 60s and 70s. The area receives approximately 50 inches of rain per year.
From buses and taxis to air travel and taking your own car, there are many options available for arriving in Houston. Those who plan to fly will often arrive at the Houston International Airport, located in the heart of the city just a few miles from the downtown area. Because of how large the city is, it makes sense to rent a car so that you can tour the area at your leisure. If you are planning to drive into the area, Interstate 10, Highway 290 and Interstate 45 are the main thoroughfares that lead in and out of the city that you can travel along as you make your way into Houston.