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Explore Houston


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Houston offers visitors an incredible all-American experience unlike any other—its rich cultural and culinary venues will be sure to impress. We’ve put together a few suggestions to acquaint you with H-Town, and encourage you to explore the vibrant heart of Texas during your stay.



Varies by lot, maximum daily rate of $24 for Convention Center parking.


I-45 SOUTH Coming from Dallas, Conroe, The Woodlands, Bush Intercontinental Airport: Take I-45 South > to I-10 East > to US-59 South (exit #770A) > exit Downtown Destinations - Hamilton Street > right on Capitol Street > left on Avenida de las Americas

I-45 NORTH Coming from Galveston, NASA, Clear Lake, Houston Hobby Airport: Take I-45 North > exit Downtown Destinations (exit #45) > exit Pease Street > right on Chartres Street > left on Capitol > left on Avenida de las Americas

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010


1777 Walker Street
Houston, Texas 77010


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The City

With a diverse population as America’s fourth-largest city, Houston boasts a number of communities and neighborhood vibes sure to make you feel right at home. The city prides itself on being America’s Space City, housing NASA’s Johnson Space Center. This state-of-the-art facility is mission command for the entire space program. Its visitor center is open to the public and is a leader in STEM education and engagement.

Don’t miss the city’s robust downtown, where you’ll find some of the finest restaurants, event spaces, and shopping venues in the country. Houston is also home of the 2017 Major League Baseball champions, the Houston Astros, as well as the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets and the National Football League’s Houston Texans. Whatever your game, Houston has you covered.

Be sure to also check out Houston’s other cultural landmarks like Chinatown, the vibrant Houston Zoo, or catch a show in the city’s growing arts scene.

For more information about local attractions, restaurants, nightlife, and more, check out


Houston is world renowned for its dynamic and rich culinary scene. Hundreds of unique restaurants await for you to explore, serving everything from authentic Latin cuisine to downhome Texan barbeque and everything in between.

Critics across the country agree that Houston’s up-and-coming food culture is one of the absolute best in America. Join us and find out why GQ magazine named Houston the “Next Global Food Mecca.”

Getting Around Houston


METRORail offers convenient and accessible service within the heart of the city between downtown Houston and NRG Park, including the Museum District and Texas Medical Center. Two additional lines connect the Theater District with BBVA Compass Stadium and destinations east of downtown.


METRO offers several types of bus service in Houston.

Local service runs mostly on city streets, stopping at every other corner along its route. One-way fare is $1.25.

Park & Ride service is for long-distance commuting. METRO’s 28 Park & Ride lots provide bus service to key destinations in the service area. One-way fare ranges from $2 to $4.50, depending on distance. 


$6 cab fare anywhere downtown

The City of Houston has authorized a flat taxi fare of $6 for all trips in the downtown area. This $6 fare will apply anywhere within the Central Business District, bounded by Interstate 45, Interstate 10, and U.S. 59.

Approximate cab fares from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Downtown: $45  

Approximate cab fares from William P. Hobby Airport to Downtown: $22

Taxi Associations in Houston:
Fiesta Cab: 713-225-2666
Liberty Cab: 713-695-6700
Lone Star Cab: 713-444-4444
Yellow Cab Houston: 713-236-1111

Other Important Information

Time Zone
Central Time Zone

Currency Exchange
There is an international currency exchange located at 1401 McKinney Street, two blocks from the George R. Brown Convention Center. There are also a number of currency exchanges located throughout the metro Houston area. In addition, you can find ATMs located throughout Houston. Traveler’s checks are also a safe option for taking money abroad. For current currency exchange rates, please visit a currency exchange website such as

Electricity and Adapters
If your small electrical appliances use 220-240 volts, you will need a 110-volt transformer and a plug adapter with two flat parallel pins to operate them in the United States. Please note, downward converters that change 220-240 volts to 110-120 volts are difficult to find in the U.S.

Visa Information
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