Houston is a gateway metropolis into the USA on a direct flight from Auckland (through Air New Zealand) and London (through British Airways). Additionally they see direct flights from Paris, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Mexico and two from Germany.
IAH is a superb airport, in truth it would even be my favorite US airport for worldwide arrivals. It’s not as manic as LAX anyway!
However whenever you solely have one night time in Houston, and that night time is a Monday, what’s a lady to do in H-City on a Monday, you may ask? Properly learn on, since you could be pleasantly shocked.
Houston a enjoyable metropolis for a stopover when you have a couple of days to discover. I’ve written about among the greatest issues to do in Houston which incorporates issues like the place to seek out reside music, procuring, consuming, getting outside in gardens and bayous, visiting museums and NASA Johnson House Middle, as a result of each first-time customer to Houston has to see Mission Management, proper?
I additionally wrote a separate publish on all of the wonderful youngsters’s museums in Houston that may maintain your youngsters entertained.
However I’m going to be sincere, Monday is difficult. Plenty of locations are closed on a Monday, particularly since Covid when employees shortages are crucial and perhaps guests are down. However don’t you are worried, I’ve received some nice concepts for you on this publish.
The place to remain on a Monday in Houston
So this depends upon what you’re doing on Tuesday. You would keep on the JW Marriott at IAH Airport and simply stroll to it (through somewhat monorail thingy) then be again very first thing within the morning to renew your travels. Essentially the most handy choice for those who arrive late.
Or there are different cheaper resorts inside George Bush Airport’s perimeter to strive like Ramada, Vacation Inn, 4 Factors by Sheraton.
But when Tuesday sees you choosing up a rental automobile and heading off on a Texas street journey to Dallas or Fort Price (like we did on this publish), then you could know that choosing up your automobile from the terminal shall be about $200-$300 costlier than choosing it up from different metropolis places.
Nonetheless, as I’ve now discovered the exhausting means, these metropolis places shut at 5.30pm. That is notably inconvenient for those who’re touchdown at 4.30pm and intend to gather your baggage, velocity by means of customs, seize an Uber and skid by means of the door of the native Enterprise Automotive Rental earlier than they flip the answerphone on. Therefore, an airport lodge is a good suggestion for those who’re driving tomorrow.
However for those who’re not speeding by means of Houston, then you definitely may wish to have a look at a lodge close to the place you wish to eat or no matter you’re going to do tonight – like watch the Astros play at Minute Maid Stadium! (Extra under).
Downtown Houston is my decide for the most effective place to remain for first-timers to Houston, and people not bothered about procuring (see under). You’ll discover good eating places down right here and a few pretty resorts, however not so much occurring. I personally prefer it down right here among the many skyscrapers and the quietness.
The Galleria space is nice if it’s procuring you’re after, some nice locations to eat and upmarket resorts. That is extra vigorous and you possibly can keep up late right here!
The place to eat on a Monday in Houston
We truly managed to squeeze in two eating choices on our Monday, as a result of I used to be researching for this publish!
The primary was a go to to POST. POST is a brand new eating and soon-to-be leisure precinct within the outdated Publish Workplace, in Downtown Houston. On the rooftop they’ve unimaginable built-up gardens which lend themselves to dreamy sundown views.
I cowl it extra in my publish on issues to do in Houston, however an awesome spot for a fast dinner and an early night time. Or try among the leisure that could be taking place whenever you’re right here.
We had a cocktail and watched households and teams of buddies eating on an enormous collection of scrumptious meals. However a steak home was calling us, so we hopped in an Uber and loved probably the most wonderful meal at Georgia James.
Try the most effective steak eating places in Houston, however for those who don’t thoughts spending a bit of money, I can completely suggest Georgia James and Vic & Anthony’s. Mmmm.
I’m additionally a giant fan of Tex Mex, and the place higher to have it than in Tex! Try Houston Eater for his or her picks of the most effective Mexican eating places in Houston.
What to do on Monday in Houston
We love reside sport at any time when we go to the USA, and fortunately, in the course of the baseball season the Houston Astros play on a Monday. (Be certain it’s a house recreation whenever you’re taking a look at their schedule!)
Houston is house 5 skilled sports activities groups: Houston Astros (MLB), Houston Texans (NFL), Houston Rockets (NBA), Houston Dynamo FC (MLS), Houston Sprint (NWSL).
Bounce onto Ticketek to see what video games are on in your date vary. If you wish to keep inside strolling distance to Minute Maid Stadium, try Magnolia, Hyatt Place Houston, Westin Houston Downtown.
Store until you drop!
You’ve received one night time in Houston, so you possibly can head for The Galleria and lose your self of their 375 shops spending the remainder of your Monday right here till you drop. There are additionally a number of eating places and resorts round right here.
Or perhaps you wish to hightail it to the Houston Premium Shops, about 35 km from Bush Airport. This might work if you’ll be travelling north subsequent day as much as Dallas or Fort Price. Low-cost and cheerful resorts round right here embrace La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Tru by Hilton Cypress, Vacation Inn Categorical & Suites.
Go to Galleries & Museums
Tradition buffs will love that Houston has an unlimited assortment of galleries and museums. The truth is it has seven cultural districts and hosts 21,000 occasions a 12 months together with live shows, performs, exhibitions, and different arts packages.
I wrote this publish on the most effective youngsters’s museums in Houston over on my new day tripping weblog. However for everybody else, there may be a lot to maintain artwork lovers and the curious busy. Word that the majority are closed on Mondays, however two notable museums which can be open Mondays are Houston Museum of Pure Science and NASA Johnson House Middle (sure Mission Management!).
Houston Zoo can also be open seven days and has a brand new Galapagos Islands exhibit.
Many museums have free admission on Thursdays. Not useful in case you are right here Monday, however now .
For extra issues to do in Houston, try the Houston Market the place you’ll be able to decide up tickets for points of interest, excursions and experiences and get some good reductions too. Verify what’s on whenever you’re on the town.
For extra info VisitHoustonTexas and plan your journey!
So there you may have it, Mondays in Houston don’t have be Netflix and room service in your lodge room!
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