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Spend your next vacation experiencing the metropolitan life surrounding the vacation rentals in the city of Houston. Known to be the most populous city in the state of Texas, as well as the fourth most populous city in the United States, Houston has an estimated population of almost 2.5 million inhabitants. The city is located in the southeastern part of the state, situated close to Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Not only does Houston have a huge population, but it is also the ninth most expansive city in the United States, ensuring that you will have an endless amount of activities to discover outside the vacation rentals. Houston, which was built in 1836, took its name from General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and won Texas’s independence from Mexico. With such rich history, you will be able to learn much more about the state of Texas and the stunning city of Houston.Discover the vacation rentals
There are plenty of choices for vacation rentals to pick from while visiting Houston. Whether you are looking for a property in a central location to be able to spend time exploring the urban area or prefer a property in the outskirts of the city to enjoy the natural landscape, there are options for all travelers. Many of the properties come with parking to make it comfortable for travelers arriving by car, as well as other amenities such as pools, balconies and terraces.
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How to get to there and what to do
If you wish to visit Houston, you will find that the journey there will be easy and extremely accessible. The Houston Airport system is one of North America’s largest public airport systems. Within the city, you will be able to find two international Airports, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport which is located 23 miles north of Downton Houston, and the William P. Hobby Airport which is also located 7 miles north of Downtown. However, you may also choose to get there with other transportation methods. The Sunset Limited goes on the Amtrak’s Southern route which starts in New Orleans and ends in Los Angeles, making a stop in Houston along the way. Various bus lines also make intercontinental trips to the city from all over the nation, and you may also choose to simply make your journey by car. Once you arrive in Houston, you will be able to enjoy your time in a metropolitan city while being surrounded by natural landscapes on the outskirts.Enjoy the Texan cuisine
There are a plethora of dining options in Houston, whether you are looking for a local and traditional southern cuisine or maybe want to experience something more exotic, you will find that this city does not disappoint. Head over to One Fifth to try out chef Chris Shepherd’s famous restaurant. Influenced by the Italian cuisine, in this restaurant, you will be able to try out the rigatoni in vodka sauce, shrimp scampi with white beans and garlic, as well as tomato-braised osso buco. Another local favorite is Eugene’s Gulf Coast Cuisine. In this local joint, you can find the typical cuisine of the area, ranging from crab-stuffed redfish to blackened catfish enchiladas.
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Whether you want to discover stunning art pieces or find something to do on the colder days in Houston, do not miss out on these attractions. The Museum of Fine Arts is located in the Museum District of the city and the building will provide you with two galleries full of spectacular art, as well as a sculpture garden, a movie theater and two smaller museums. The museum, opened in 2000, was designed by Mies van der Rohe and Audrey Jones Beck. The art in this museum covers world cultures ranging from the Americas and Africa to Europe and Asia, as well as a vast collection of Renaissance paintings. The next stop on your art tour should be the Menil Collection. Known to be one of the most incredible collections of modern art and antiquities in the United States, here you will be able to walk through the Cy Twombly Gallery and admire Byzantine artifacts and paintings.Houston for families
If you are visiting Houston with your family, these are few activities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The Children’s Museum of Houston, which was founded in 1980, was created by a group of parents that wanted to improve child development in the community. In the museum, you will be able to find interactive exhibits, a play area and learning center, an outdoor area with water pipes and toy boats, and so much more. On the other hand, for an entertaining night out with the kids, head to the Express Children’s Theater and Main Street Theater. Both of these theaters will be able to provide you and your family with engaging performances for all ages.
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Visit this incredible science museum which holds a large collection of mineral specimens and dinosaur skeletons. You will also be able to see space-station models, check out their planetarium or catch an educational movie at their IMAX theater.2. Minute Maid Park
If you are a baseball fan or enjoy watching any type of live sports, this is a must go. The Minute Maid Park is Houston’s biggest stadium and also the Houston Astros playing field. If you are lucky, you might get to catch a ball on your next visit.3. Houston Zoo
This activity is ideal for a family outing. Visit the Houston Zoo for a unique and fun experience learning more about the natural world. The zoo has over 6000 permanent animals which you can learn about while seeing them in their habitat.4. Space Center Houston
The space center is one of Houston’s main attractions. This center features over 400 space artifacts and many permanent, as well as traveling, exhibits. You will be able to learn all about America’s space program and its history, as well as its future.5. The Galleria
Between all the learning and walking, maybe you are interested in indulging in some shopping. The Galleria is known to be Texas’ largest shopping center, and the fourth largest in the nation. With over 400 stores, you will surely find anything and everything you want.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Houston
What was the average price for a vacation rental in Houston in 2020, the first year impacted by the corona crisis?
Houston is one of the cheapest cities in the USA. An overnight stay there costs on average $282.23 per night.
Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?
According to our data from the previous year, the months that are the cheapest in Houston are October, December and February, with average prices of $253.41, $253.9, and $256.53, respectively.
In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Houston?
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Houston was May, with an average price of $304.61 per night. This was followed by April, with an average of $301.15, and March, with $297.92.
Is Houston a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It is better to plan ahead in Houston as only 36% of the accommodations remain available throughout the year, following the data observed in 2020.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, May (with an availability of 50.4%), April (50.25%), and January (49%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is October (only 25.6% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by July (29%), and November (29%).
How many vacation rentals are there in Houston?
We have grouped together the offers from 6 different partners in Houston, so we can provide you with around 1400 properties. You're going to have a hard time choosing your favorite!