Amalgamating a unique blend of cultures, Houston stands to offer a unique experience for its visitors. From its events, attractions, food, boutique hotels, and diverse culture, a trip to Houston can prove to be the getaway you’ve been looking for. Here are a few expert tips for those who are planning to make a budgeted trip to Houston.
Your hotel can make or break your trip. It is your home away from home and the Heights House Hotel in Houston is where you need to be, to kickstart your tour of Houston. With modern and luxurious amenities, comfortable accommodation, premium hospitality, and friendly staff, the Heights House Hotel stands as one of the best boutique hotels in downtown Houston. Our compelling and budget-friendly package deals will help you plan out the perfect budgeted trip to Houston.
The food that Houston has to offer speaks volumes about its rich cultural diversity. A little bit of research can get you the best gastronomic adventure you have experienced. From delicious burgers, premium bbq to spicy tacos and fresh Guacamole, Houston’s local food will find a special place in your heart. The Space Cowboy, at the Heights House Hotel, serves all of Houston’s favorites.
Functional all 7 days, with bar hours extending till 12 am on weekends, get ready to party your heart out or chill out with an assortment of cocktails. Our proficient and friendly staff can help you chalk out your gastronomical tours around the city. Be sure to try Champ Burger. Standing as one of Houston’s oldest family-owned joints, experience delicious burgers for less than $5. Irma’s Original is another one of the restaurants in Downtown Houston you have to try out. Their fresh guacamole and strawberry lemonade will make you want to plan your next trip to Houston sooner than you think.
The Houston space center attracts a lot of tourists. It is due to its existence that Houston is referred to as the ‘ Space City’. However, if you want to experience the various sights and experiences that Houston has to offer, here is a list of tourist attractions that you can enjoy on a budget.
Everyone enjoys a trip to the Zoo regardless of their age. The perfect place to visit with your family, the Houston zoo makes your visit extra special by adding attractions like free Tuesdays, which happen once a month. Certain new attractions at the zoo are allowed to be witnessed by guests for free on specific Tuesdays. For those planning a trip on a budget, a trip to the Houston zoo fits the roster perfectly. Tickets are priced at around $23 for adults and $18 for children and seniors.
Another amazing and exotic place for tourists, the Houston aquarium allows you to get close and personal with exotic animals of the deep. Experience, a 500-gallon aquatic wonderland, where you can have the rare and unique experience of touching and feeding a stingray. You can enjoy an entire day with your family, for under $25. The aquarium offers special deals on certain Saturdays like a buy one get one on tickets.
Packed with exhibits and galleries all around, the museum district is worth visiting time and time again. However, if you’re in the mood for the local flavor then Houston Heights and its immediate surrounding area are where you want to be with its smaller niche Museums. With its rich and diverse cultural heritage, Houston is widely known for its annual Art Car Parade, among many other art exhibits that happen throughout the year. Take a walk down Sawyer Street while appreciating the art from local artists. With spaces located on Silver Street, Spring Street, Summer Street, and Winter Street, you have the luxury to walk in and roam the corridors to see and even buy pieces of art on display.
Located two miles north of downtown Houston, and 2 miles south of Heights House Hotel, the WOMH is a multi-venue music complex that hosts over 400 live music events throughout the year. With sweeping views of downtown and the bayou, the outdoor stage is another popular place to catch a show while in Houston.
Primarily a huge park space. The Montie Beach Park is a well-maintained neighborhood park with a water playground and plenty of multi-use green space that features a tennis court, sports field, and connectivity to hike and bike trails. All the parks maintained by the Houston Heights association, like the Moody Parks and Woodlands, to mention two, are great places to spend a day with your family and loved ones. It’s places like the GreenSpace Galore that make planning a budget trip to Houston as simple as a walk in the park.
Lined with tons of boutiques, artsy stores, restaurants, and thrift shops, you can find almost everything on 19th street. From flipping through vintage records at the Vinal Edge to catching a movie at the historic Heights Theater, you can get a taste of authentic Houston culture here. Don’t forget to try some Chinese food at The Rice Box, or celebrate the successes of the local vocal group, The Ink Spots. Also be sure to look out for special events from White Linen Night and Third Thursdays Sip & Socials.
When traveling on a limited budget to Houston, be sure to check in to Heights House Hotel just North of downtown. We can help you plan out the perfect trip, which will allow you to get a personalized experience of Houston. Please visit our website for more information!