Houston is a bustling city bursting at the seams with things to do. There is something for everyone, from families, to a couple just wanting a break away. A city break in Houston can be fun filled. So I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can get the most out of a weekend or short break in this fantastic city.
Do your research
Once you have decided that you are heading to Houston for a city break now is the time to do some research. Consider all the sights you want to see and the places you want to go. You can get some excellent insights online. Or you may want to checkout things like http://houstonhotelmagazine.com for more information. They can offer some great tips and advice and also may be able to unearth some secret hidden gems.
Make a plan
The next thing to do is make a plan. It may seem like you are trying to stick to a schedule but it is the only way to ensure you will get the most out of your short stay. A plan doesn’t have to be rigid or timed. But it will give you an idea on the times you have and will make sure you are not disappointed by not being able to see something. It’s always best if the person who most likes to be in control get’s involved with this. They will enjoy all the planning, and it will make the trip much more memorable.
Think about things logistically
You don't want to be too far away from restaurants and bars, and you also don’t want to have to travel too much to all the wonderful sights and museums. So it’s worth checking where your accommodation is logistical to everywhere. It’s worth considering booking a hotel or apartment that is centrally located to everything. This means you won’t have to spend too much time or money getting from one place to the next.
Consider a city pass to make the most of your stay
A city pass will allow you to see Houston's top five attractions with a saving of up to 48% off booking fees. This can be a great way to make sure you get the most out of the city without it costing you a fortune. Some of the places that are included on a Houston citypass is the space centre and the downtown aquarium. Also, there is the Houston Zoo and the many museums available to see.
Book ahead to avoid disappointment
Finally, the last tip would be to book things in advance. Especially if you are not planning on using a citypass. Most attractions offer a discount when booking online. It would also be worth doing this for any restaurants you want to visit during your stay. The last thing you want is one of the top restaurants not having any availability for your day.
I hope this has given you some useful tips to make the most out of your city break in Houston, Texas.