The most famous quote about wonderful, vibrant Space City may be “Houston, we have a problem”—but you certainly won’t be saying that after you experience it for yourself. Whatever you’re looking for, from museums and shopping to excellent dining and nightlife, you’ll find it here, along with a good dose of friendly smiles and directions given in that famous southern drawl. If you rent a car in Houston, those directions may be requested—but it’s so easy to get around, you probably won’t need them. This city is a crossroads for many major highways, which can take you just about anywhere you want to go. And with more than 600 square miles of metropolitan area to explore, booking one of the Houston rental car deals is always a good idea.
You'll have an easier time than an astronaut when you accept your mission to explore this world-class city. It isn’t just the road system that’s spectacular; it’s a breeze to get here, too. There are two airports to choose from: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) 20 miles to the north and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) 10 miles south. Whichever you choose, just pick up one of our available Houston car rentals and cruise over to the highway. Once you’ve settled in, you’ll find those same highways useful for reaching all the top attractions in this sprawling Texas metropolis.
South of the city center, the Houston Museum District has something for everyone, from natural history buffs to fine art aficionados; after all, seven million visitors a year can’t be wrong. Uptown (which is actually to the west) is home to the massive Galleria, with high-end shops and even ice skating. Downtown, some visitors park their Houston rental cars in favor of an outing spent on foot, enjoying dinner and a play in the Theater District. And of course, the legendary Space Center Houston is a must-visit item on any traveler’s list—a place with a name like “Rocket Park” certainly can’t be missed, and the tram that takes you around the attractions is downright “out of this world.”
The most important place that rental cars in Houston can take you after a busy day of sightseeing is back to home sweet home. But where will that be? If the Museum District caught your eye, a hotel like Wyndham Houston Medical Center Hotel and Suites is just a short drive away, so you’ll have plenty of time to befriend rare binturongs at the zoo. Downtown, a room at Hyatt Regency Houston or Magnolia Hotel will put you steps from a classy evening in the Theater District. And if it is sports you seek, Hilton Americas is located right in between Minute Maid Park, for baseball, and Toyota Center, for basketball.
As famed astronaut Neil Armstrong would say, “The eagle has landed”—and in this case, you’re the eagle, and you’ll be glad you chose Houston as your landing place. Thanks to cheap Houston car rentals, you’ll even have plenty of money left over to splurge on that first-class flight or fancy hotel, which you can also find right here on Travelocity.
Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Houston car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Houston, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.