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Title: Huston, TX
Post by: REAL WORLD EXPAT on May 20, 2015, 01:50:55 PM
Got a day and half to kill in Huston, any recommendations?
Title: Re: Huston, TX
Post by: ShoulderThingThatGoesUp on May 20, 2015, 02:15:03 PM
The Houston Ship Channel tour (http://www.portofhouston.com/community-outreach/sam-houston-boat-tour/) is free and awesome. But you have to make a reservation so if you are interested call ASAP.
Title: Re: Huston, TX
Post by: Platypuses on May 20, 2015, 02:34:44 PM
If you are off tomorrow (Thursday) there are a lot of free museums to go to. http://houstonmuseumdistrict.org/free-admission-times/
Other fun places to walk around are Rice University, Rice Village area (fun places to get a bite and a beer).
Title: Re: Huston, TX
Post by: REAL WORLD EXPAT on May 20, 2015, 02:41:58 PM
Sorry should have specified this will be a Saturday (arrive about 9am) through Sunday leave for the port (off on a cruise!) about 2pm on a weekend in November. Were planning on staying downtown right now but if there are other area's we should look at then we will and we don't want to hire a car so walking (ideally, do people do that in TX?) or we'll public transport it, or cab (Uber?) it.
Title: Re: Huston, TX
Post by: Noodle on May 20, 2015, 05:51:11 PM
If you stay somewhere downtown that is near the light rail, that will give you access to the Museum District (MFAH, Contemporary Craft Center, Asia Society, Holocaust Museum, Museum of Natural Sciences), Hermann Park, Rice University (which is nice to walk around) and the Zoo. Keep in mind it would still take some walking to get to all these places from the light rail stations but by November it would be nice enough weather to walk around assuming it's not raining. Downtown would also put you near the ballet, theaters, symphony, opera. Houston has excellent performing arts if that is your taste.

Houston is also getting to be quite a foodie area. There's some stuff downtown, but you would need to taxi to a lot of the better-known places, many of which are west of downtown along Westheimer and nearby streets...but then again with a cab you can have as many cocktails as you like (Houston is also a good drinking city.)

Houston isn't really a tourist city...the amenities are for the residents and for those who are visiting for other reasons (the medical center etc) and it is assumed most people will have cars. But you can work around it.