Houston, Texas is America's fourth-largest city, and a cosmopolitan destination filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife. Take a stroll through the historic heights, spend the day exploring the Museum District, or head down to the Space Center. Later on, grab a bite in one of dozens of award-winning restaurants, or hang out with the cool kids on Washington Avenue. There's always something to do in this southern hospitality meets urban chic city.
Elite Airways flies in and out of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, located just miles from downtown Houston. Much of Houston's daily life happens outdoors, thanks to mild, year-round temperatures. Take time to explore the culture-filled neighborhoods, gallery spaces and restaurants, which offer diverse flavors that can only be found here.
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located at 2800 North Terminal Road in Houston, TX. The ticket counter is located in the main terminal between Frontier Airlines and the security checkpoint. Elite Airways flights board at Gate A3. Click here for airport website.
As the rest of the country discovers what locals have always known, Houston is finally enjoying the recognition it deserves. Last year, it landed on the Travel + Leisure roundup of America's Favorite Cities and the Hotwire.com index of most affordable U.S. vacation destinations. Click here for more information.
With the success and exposure from the 2011 NCAA Men's Final Four, the 2011 National Senior Games and the annual Shell Houston Open, where 156 of the world's best golfers compete in in pursuit of the $5 million purse, Houston has indeed repositioned itself as a sports destination. And the trend will continue. Add to this Houston's four stadiums all less than 15 years old and some of the newest expansion teams in the NFL and Major League Soccer. What more could a sports fan ask for?
The Toyota Center is home to the Houston Rockets, the National Basketball Association, and scores of annual concerts and special events. NRG Stadium will host Super Bowl LI in 2017. It will also host all 10 of the University Interscholastic League's Texas high school football championship games at the conclusion of the 2015 season.
Space Center Houston, the official visitors center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, is the only place on earth where guests can embark on an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures in space. Space Center Houston features a multitude of permanent exhibits, attractions and theaters. In addition, the venue presents an array of traveling exhibits and events created exclusively by its creative exhibit team.
Independence Plaza will be the world's first and only shuttle/carrier replica open to the public when it debuts January 23, 2016. The exhibit is the largest project Space Center Houston has taken on since it was founded in 1992. Along with original artifacts and history, the complex will offer educational workshops and problem-solving activities for those interested in science, mathematics, and engineering careers. At the final leg, guests will see a film covering the history of space shuttle program as well as a special tribute to the crew members of the Challenger and Columbia missions.
Countless cutting-edge chefs have made a home in Houston, where the locals eat out more than residents of any other city. Here, you'll find internationally renowned chefs serving up innovative cuisine that frequently catches the attention of foodies in some of the top food magazines such as Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and Saveur.
But the stylish dining scene is only a slice of Houston's epicurean offerings-a fact that the city's culinary masterminds intend to prove with the Houston Culinary Tours. Each of the intimate, 16-person, chef-led tours aim at showing the underbelly of the city's food scene. Through Chef-led tours, some of Houston's top chefs get to show you their favorite places to eat in the city! You'll explore interesting neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Long Point Road and learn about everything from soul food to seafood.