Explore Houston with Funway Holidays

Houston is everything – and more – that you'd expect of the largest city in Texas and 4th-largest one in the USA. The city is a captivating mix of Texan charm and urban innovation that can only be experienced here. Houston's attractions are a blend of iconic sites and hidden gems; unforgettable sights such as Space Center Houston and the 20-museum district blend with Texan history in the form of George Ranch Historical Park, entertaining visitors of all ages. Choose your experience in Houston, whether it is enjoying the booming cultural and performing arts, a shopping and dining outing or an unforgettable family holiday, and discover why Houston is the best option for your next visit to the United States.

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Top Experiences
  • More than 400 things to see and do await at Space Center Houston, Houston’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitors Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. For the ultimate, behind-the-scenes VIP experience, book a Level 9 tour at Space Center Houston which highlights both the historic and ISS Mission control centre. 
  • Shopaholics rejoice in The Galleria’s 400 stores, restaurants and grand ice rink, flanked by iconic Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Macy's. 
  • During downtime, locals and visitors can often be found in the Museum District, exploring the area’s 19 art and-culture-filled institutions. More than half of the museums are always free to enter, while the rest offer free admission on selected days. 
  • Part restaurant, part exhibit, the Downtown Aquarium features tanks filled with stingrays, sharks and other exotic marine life. 
  • The Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the most visited museums in the U.S., features the Wortham IMAX Theatre, Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, permanent exhibit halls and traveling exhibitions. 
  • Enjoy a diverse mix of cuisine during your stay. From authentic Tex-Mex and Houston’s famous barbecue to award-winning International restaurants serving distinctive dishes, you can sample it all in Houston.

Sightseeing & Tours
  • The Houston CityPASS provides discounted access to some of Houston's must-see sights including the iconic Space Center Houston.  
  • Discover more than 100 years of Texas history at the George Ranch Historical Park. Just 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston, the Park is located on a 20,000-acre working ranch featuring historic homes, cowboys and cowgirls, and Texan longhorn cattle. 

Our Recommended Hotels


4.5* Hotel Zaza Houston Museum District

Situated in the heart of the vibrant Museum District, Hotel Zaza Houston is centrally located, steps from Houston Museum District and within a 5-minute drive of Houston Natural Science Museum. This boutique hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Houston Zoo and 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Rice University.​

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4* The Westin Galleria Houston

​Ideally located within The Galleria shopping complex, this uptown Houston hotel delivers modern amenities and classic elegance ideal for leisure and business travel. Here, plush guestrooms offer a haven of comforts with Westin’s signature decor, updated technology, flat-screen televisions and the Westin Heavenly Bed® and the Heavenly Bath®. With over 350 shops and restaurants at the Galleria Shopping Center and just minutes from the museum district, the Westin Galleria puts you in the centre of Houston's chic uptown district.

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4* The Sam Houston Curio Collection by Hilton

Opened first in 1924 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Sam Houston Hotel underwent an extensive locally-inspired renovation in 2013 making it a gem among venues and hotels in downtown Houston. At The Sam Houston Curio Collection by Hilton guests can enjoy authentic hospitality personalised service and contemporary amenities all within a historic setting.

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3.5* Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown

With a stay at Embassy Suites Houston Downtown, you’ll be centrally located in Houston, overlooking Discovery Green Park and within a 5-minute drive of Toyota Center and House of Blues Houston. This family-friendly aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Minute Maid Park and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from George R. Brown Convention Center.

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3* Holiday Inn Houston Downtown

The Holiday Inn Houston Downtown is ideally located between the heart of downtown and the excitement of Midtown, within a 5-minute drive of Houston Museum District and Toyota Center. This hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Downtown Aquarium and 2 mi (3.2 km) from George R. Brown Convention Center.

To find out more about the Holiday Inn Houston Downtown click here >> 


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9 DAYS IN HOUSTON & SOUTHERN TEXAS

Houston & Southern Texas Fly Drive Holiday - 9 days from £1499pp​


Houston – Austin – Fredericksburg – Bandera – San Antonio 
Our fabulous Southern Texas tour starts in Houston where your customers will have a wonderful time in one of the most diverse cities in the USA, famed for its dynamic downtown area and its fascinating collection of museums including the world-famous Houston Space Center. They’ll then head out into Southern Texas where a slower pace, friendly locals, and the Texan outdoors await. Here they will follow an itinerary showcasing the best of this charming and authentic State with opportunities for fun and adventure at every stop along the way including seeing cowboys (and cowgirls), Texan longhorn cattle, and colourful local towns where your customers will be sure of a warm welcome.

DON'T MISS

  • ​​Enjoy a city break in Houston including a visit to the Houston Space Center
  • Feel the pulse of Austin's exciting live music scene
  • Experience the Germanic charm of rural Fredericksburg
  • Be a cowboy for a day at Bandera
  • Stroll around historic San Antonio

Remember, we can tailor-make your fly drive holiday to suit your customers’ needs, including car rental with our trusted car hire partner Alamo. You can contact our travel experts today on 0208 290 9754 / 0844 557 0626


Day 1: London – Houston 

Fly into Houston at the start of your Southern Texas adventure. In the evening, you’ll want to head straight out to explore this exciting city so why not try out Houston’s exciting range of dining venues showcasing cuisine from 71 countries including of course superb steakhouses and spicy Tex-Mex restaurants.

Stay 3 nights at the Westin Galleria Hotel (or similar). 


Day 2: Houston 

Start out by exploring Houston’s compact downtown area from Wells Fargo Plaza where a 7-mile network of underground shopping, food courts and designer boutiques wait to be explored no matter the weather outside. After re-emerging, take in pretty Hermann Square, the imposing towers of City Hall and lively Market Square Park. In the evening be sure try a locally brewed craft beer at one of the fun gastro pubs in the neighbourhood and take in a performance at the Downtown Theater District.  


Day 3: Houston’s Museums and NASA Space Center

Today explore some of Houston’s famous museums starting at the city’s Museum District where you’ll be spoiled for choice between the Museum of Natural Science, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Menil Collection. In the afternoon take the short drive south to the NASA Johnson Space Center where spaceflight training and flight control are conducted.  Here you’ll experience the thrills of IMAX films of space exploration, have a behind-the-scenes tour of human space travel in action, and clamber aboard a space shuttle replica mounted on a Boeing 747.


Day 4: Austin

Make an early start this morning to collect your hire car and drive westwards to the capital city of Austin, home to the handsome State Capitol Building. You’ll be able to tour the historic downtown area on foot or by carriage and after seeing the nightly ritual of bats emerging from Bat Bridge at sunset, experience the “Live Music Capital of the World” exploring some of the 250+ music venues that this lively city has to offer. 

Stay 1 night at the Hotel Indigo Downtown (or similar).

Day 5: Fredericksburg

Head out to Fredericksburg to explore the peaceful and scenic Southern Texas hill country. Be sure to stop at one of the local wineries for a tour and sampling before arriving in Fredericksburg, noted for its Germanic heritage, quaint boutique shops and local German-style fare.  

Stay 1 night at the Comfort Inn & Suites Fredericksburg (or similar). 


Day 6: Bandera

Travel to the Texas Cowboy Capital of Bandera where you can enjoy horseback riding, fishing, hiking and all the amenities at a Dude Ranch. All meals are included as well as trail rides and cookouts with Texan cowboys. In the evening, gather around the campfire for sing-a-longs, dancing and cowboy tales of life of the ranch.  

Stay 1 night at the Dixie Dude Ranch (or similar).


Day 7: San Antonio

Continuing to Texas’ heartland, today you'll travel to San Antonio, a city rich in history and bursting with cultural attractions, and where you'll be able to enjoy a pleasant evening stroll or boat ride along the city’s winding River Walk - an urban sanctuary lined with shops and al fresco restaurants. 

Stay 2 nights at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk (or similar).


Day 8: San Antonio 

Today you’ll see the inspirational site of The Alamo, the epicentre of Texan history, which you can tour along with other 18th century Spanish missions in the city’s UNESCO-recognized Missions National Historical Park. The walled compounds of the Missions encompassing historic churches and buildings are the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America. 


Day 9: Houston - London

Say goodbye to your discovery of Southern Texas as you drive back towards Houston to catch your overnight flight home from the airport. 


INCLUDED IN OUR FLY DRIVE HOLIDAY
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Economy flights from London
  • Airport taxes, fuel & duty
  • Car rental as stated
  • Any applicable offers

Not included: Airport transfers, one-way car-hire drop off fees, meals except at the Bandera ranch, sightseeing & personal expenses. Flights from regional UK airports available. Remember, we can tailor-make your holiday to suit your needs, contact our travel experts today, call us on 0208 290 9754 / 0844 557 0626​​

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