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Travel Tips and Attractions in Houston
Howdy and welcome to the Lone Star State. Houston is a booming city full of exciting entertainment options for travelers of all ages and interests. Pick up an IAH car rental or Hobby Airport car rental, take advantage of the Avis Best Rate Guarantee, and let your dream vacation begin. As you plan your trip, take advantage of these travel tips to enhance your stay.
Houston Sports and Recreation
Houston offers plenty of local sports and recreation opportunities for visitors. Whether you want to see your favorite team or simply want to enjoy a day at the park, an Avis Houston rental car can get you to your destination.
The Houston Texans call NRG stadium home. Fans of the team can buy tickets online if you visit during football season, or they can check out upcoming events at the stadium to enjoy entertainment and see where the Texans play.
Houston hosted Super Bowl LI in 2017 when the New England Patriots took on the Atlanta Falcons. The exciting game ended with a score of 34-28 and a Patriots victory.
NRG Stadium also hosted Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 when the Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 32-29. Back then, the stadium was known as Reliant Stadium.
Hermann Park is a spot of serenity merely minutes away from Downtown Houston. It features several gardens, walking trails, the 8-acre McGovern Lake, and more. The Miller Outdoor Theatre within the park hosts many multicultural events throughout the year ranging from concerts to the ballet to Shakespeare to a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Visitors can enjoy fishing and paddle boating on McGovern Lake, or even visit the Houston Zoo, which borders the park.
Houston Day Trip Ideas
The right day trips for you will depend on your interests. Here are a few options you might enjoy.
If you want a day infused with culture and learning in a fun, interactive way, map out a day exploring Houston’s museum district.
If you don’t think you’re a museum person, you might not have seen all of Houston’s options. The city’s museum district has 19 museums located in 4 walkable zones you can easily travel between with your car rental in Houston. Some of the favorites include:
Houston Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Fine Arts
Children’s Museum of Houston
The Health Museum
Holocaust Museum Houston
Houston Museum of African American Culture
There are many more to explore. Pick a few favorites and make a day of it.
Take a day and run down to see the Texan side of the Gulf of Mexico at Galveston. Central Houston is about an hour away from Galveston depending on the traffic. The island offers beaches, exciting dining options, entertainment, amusement parks, cozy bed and breakfasts, and more. It’s also a popular cruise port.
Luxury Car Rental
Cruise through Houston in one of our many luxury car rentals. You can also collect Avis rewards as you take advantage of hotel and car rental deals with our hotel partners.