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Hotel at a Glance: Omni Houston Hotel at Westside
The AAA Four Diamond Award Winning Omni Houston Hotel at Westside is a peaceful retreat with easy access to City Centre, Katy, and also downtown Houston. Head to the on-site Café on the Lake restaurant to enjoy chef-inspired culinary delights in an airy atrium atmosphere, with meandering indoor koi lakes. Afterward, snuggle up in a comfy robe in your deluxe guest room, some of which offer views of the vast outdoor lakes and water features.
- Start the day right: Some of this Getaway’s options include daily breakfast for two.
- Unwind with a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool; enjoy poolside served refreshing cocktails and small bites.
- Work up a sweat: Have one of the hotel’s Omni Fit Kits delivered to your room.
Houston, Texas: 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 thriving cultural hubs. The city’s museum distict has 19 museums covering everything from history to art to science. For art lovers, the Menil Collection—which Frommer’s calls “one of the great private collections of the world”—is a must-see. Here, you’ll browse an array of 20th-century art from Jasper Johns, René Magritte, and Andy Warhol, as well as artifacts from Africa and the Pacific Islands.
You could also spend an entire day exploring Houston’s science institutions. When Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell famously stated, “Houston, we have a problem,” he was talking to mission control at Space Center Houston. Here, visitors can tour the historic mission-control room and get a behind-the-scenes look at astronauts training for the International Space Station. Along Houston’s Hermann Park, The Health Museum exhibits a large-scale human body that you can enter to learn about how your organs operate.