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 onsite 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.
- Something to sip: Enjoy craft cocktails at renowned Black Gold Bar.
- Unwind with a dip in the outdoor whirlpool or heated swimming pool; enjoy poolside served libations and small bites.
- Work up a sweat: Use the 24-hour fitness center’s cardio and weightlifting equipment, or have one of the hotel’s Omni Get Fit Kits delivered to your room.
Houston, Texas: Space History, Museums, and World-Class Dining 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 has 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 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.
For shopping, visit Uptown Park, an outdoor mall that brings to mind an Italian piazza through Romanesque columns, stone fountains, and open-air bistros with strings of twinkling lights. According to a Zagat survey, Houstonians dine out more than anyone else in the country, and this mall offers some of the city’s best eats, from sushi to Spanish tapas to creamy cupcakes.