Homey Comforts Minutes from the Airport
Business travel and leisurely escapes bring thousands of airline passengers through Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport every day. Seven miles from the terminal gates, you'll find a relaxing respite from air travel at Homewood Suites By Hilton Houston Intercontinental Airport, located in the greater Greenspoint corporate district. For business travelers, you’ll be near the offices of ExxonMobil, Shell, and other energy heavyweights, whereas vacationers will be within an hour of Space Center Houston, SplashTown Houston, and several world-class museums.
Part of a Hilton collective that specializes in re-creating the comforts of home, Homewood Suites starts your day by serving waffles, bacon, and eggs as part of a daily hot breakfast. Simply appointed suites come with a fully equipped kitchen, a full-size refrigerator, a mini electric cooktop, and a microwave, plus separate living and sleeping areas. To relax after a long day, take a dip in the outdoor pool or unwind in the spa.
Houston, TX: Space History and Museums in Nation’s Fourth-Largest City
As the nation’s fourth-largest city by population, Houston has established itself as one of the Gulf Coast’s most important cultural hubs. The city hosts 19 museums covering everything from history to art to science. For art lovers, the Menil Collection—which Frommer’s calls “one of the world’s great private collections”—is a must-see. Here, you’ll browse a wide array of 20th-century art from Jasper Johns, René Magritte, and Andy Warhol, as well as African and Pacific Islander artifacts.
You could also spend an entire day exploring Houston’s science institutions. When Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell said his famous “Houston, we have a problem” line, he was talking to mission control at Space Center Houston. There, visitors can tour the historic mission-control room, plus get a behind-the-scenes look at astronauts training for the International Space Station. Along Houston’s Hermann Park, the Health Museum allows families to enter a large-scale human body and learn about how our organs operate. Afterward, see how your features might change in 30 years at You: The Exhibit.
According to a Zagat survey, Houstonians dine out more than anyone else in the country. Whether you have a taste for downhome Tex-Mex, barbecue, seafood from the Gulf, or farm-to-table delicacies, Houston's chefs deliver.
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