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Popular amenities for Houston vacation rentals

Stay near Houston's top sights

The Galleria1,869 locals recommend
Minute Maid Park638 locals recommend
George Bush Intercontinental Airport197 locals recommend
Hermann Park586 locals recommend
Toyota Center606 locals recommend
Downtown Aquarium699 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Houston

  • Total rentals

    18K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    396K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    9K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    5.9K properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    6.1K properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    11K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Houston

Introduction

Southern culture weaves through America’s fourth-largest city, an enormous metropolis that people from around the world call home. From its location on the Gulf of Mexico, it embodies the stereotype of everything being bigger in Texas, while also taking everything slow, as befits its Southern nature. The city is home to Rice University, the University of Houston, and NASA and much of the American space industry, while an exciting culinary scene stems from the many immigrant entrepreneurs. Downtown Houston’s bustling urbanity hosts a variety of professional sports teams, theaters, and live music venues, while suburbs offer slower options, like the greenery of Pearland, or the small-town feel of Sugar Land and Cypress.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Houston

Houston’s spring tends to be pleasant, with average high temperatures in the 70s Fahrenheit and lows in the 50s and the least amount of rain of the year. Winter is a bit cooler, but similarly comfortable. Summer teeters toward extremely hot, with average highs hitting the mid-90s and the lows staying well above 70 degrees, accompanied by significant humidity. The hot weather comes in tandem with the rain — especially in June, which averages more than six inches. Summer also brings hurricane season in Houston, which can bring wild rains until fall — so you should always be aware of the current forecasts when visiting.


Top things to do in Houston

Space Center Houston

The public is invited to explore one of the country’s main training, research, and flight control centers. The giant center offers tram tours, galleries, interactive exhibits, and displays of artifacts that show off the history of human space flight. Moon rocks, simulated capsule rides, and shuttle replicas help you understand space and what’s involved in exploring it.

Buffalo Bayou Park

This 160-acre park is located along a 2.3-mile stretch of the Buffalo Bayou near downtown. You can hike, stroll, bike, or paddle here; boat and kayak rentals are available. Along with traditional park amenities, the space includes a decorative fountain and a bat colony with observation deck, while a dog park, nature play area for kids, and a skate park mean the park has something for everyone.

Houston Museum District

Just outside the city’s downtown core, the Museum District brings together many of Houston’s most important cultural institutions. The walkable neighborhood features 19 institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the biggest art museums in the country; a children’s museum; museums that focus on local African-American, Czech, and Asian culture; and a chapel.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Houston?

    Houston generally has a humid subtropical climate. It experiences mild winters and hot, humid summers, with temperatures often reaching 95°F (35°C). Spring and fall bring pleasant temperatures, often ranging between 70°F (21°C) and 85°F (29°C). Houston does have a hurricane season running from June to November.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Houston?

    Visitors to Houston often enjoy exploring the Museum District, visiting the Space Center, or experiencing a basketball game at the Toyota Center. Others might like to spend time in the Houston Zoo or relax in the beautiful Discovery Green Park.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Houston?

    Spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) are often the most popular times to visit Houston, thanks to pleasant weather. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in March is a large annual event that attracts many visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Houston?

    Downtown Houston is frequently suggested, known for its skyscrapers, shopping centers, and vibrant nightlife. The Museum District is also popular, being close to numerous museums and Hermann Park. Montrose, known for its eclectic vibe and vintage shops, is another area often recommended by guests.

  • What are the best places to visit in Houston?

    Many visitors explore the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Space Center Houston, or the Houston Zoo. Art lovers might appreciate a visit to The Menil Collection, while nature enthusiasts often enjoy the Houston Botanic Garden.

  • What are some hiking trails in Houston?

    Buffalo Bayou Park has scenic urban trails, while the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers more forested paths. Memorial Park, one of the largest urban parks in the U.S., also has a variety of trails for beginners to experienced hikers.

  • What are some family activities to do in Houston?

    Families often enjoy visiting the Houston Zoo, exploring the Children's Museum Houston, or having fun at the Space Center Houston. A picnic at the Buffalo Bayou Park or a visit to the interactive Houston Museum of Natural Science is also typically enjoyed by families.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Houston?

    You might consider a trip to the nearby Galveston Island for its historic architecture, beaches, and the Moody Gardens. For nature lovers, Brazos Bend State Park is frequently suggested and is less than 50 miles (80 km) away. Kemah Boardwalk, known for its fun rides and waterfront restaurants, is also a favorite amongst guests.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Houston's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Houston's top attractions. We offer over 1,070 vacation rentals near Johnson Space Center, over 15,300 vacation rentals near Zoo, over 15,310 vacation rentals near Houston Zoo Main Entrance, over 15,280 vacation rentals near Houston Zoo West Gate, and over 15,300 vacation rentals near Houston Zoo, and so much more! Experience the best of Houston right on your doorstep.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Houston?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10,770 vacation rentals in Houston featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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