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Holidays in Houston take you right to the heart of Texas. It’s been named the most diverse city in the USA for the second year, beating New York and Los Angeles by miles. Discover an abundance of parks, educational sites and mouthwatering southern food.

You’ll find cuisine from every corner of the globe being passionately cooked up in Houston, along with typical Houstonian famous barbecue joints. Foodies definitely won’t be left hungry here.

When visiting Houston, a visit to the famous Space Center Houston is a must. It’s the leading science and space learning centre and the home of all astronaut training in the USA. Science enthusiasts have tons of educational events and exhibits to discover, showcasing the history of space exploration.

In the warmer months from March to November, the Miller Outdoor Theatre is a wonderful welcome into the lively Houstonian energy. Live jazz, musical theatre and ballet productions come to the stage and give dazzling performances to eager crowds. You’ll find locals cosied up with blankets and wine into the night.

Houston holidays: where local artists come together

Art lovers are in one of America’s major destinations for galleries and museums. Modern art sweeps the town in Houston - you’ll only have to decide where to begin. For local art, don’t miss The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, where some of the best regional and national art is displayed. Families should head to The Children’s Museum for exciting and interactive bilingual displays. History fans should visit the Holocaust Museum, where personal stories and relics of Houstonian survivors are commemorated.

Being so close to the Gulf Coast of Texas, Houston is just a stone’s throw away from the magical Galveston Island. This fun coastal resort city is perfect for families. Home to Moody Gardens, this entertainment and educational hub is complete with a science museum, iMax cinema, aquarium, amusement park and golf resort. Meet sharks and penguins at Aquarium Pyramid; explore rainforest adventures and free roaming monkeys, sloths and macaws, and watch the interactive science displays. Then, relax and sit back on Palm Beach, Galveston’s quiet white sand beach. You can also arrange for animal encounter experiences and get up close to seals and giant sea otters.

Holidays in Houston are a lively mix of delicious food, science discoveries and bursting creativity.

Destination Highlights

  • Explore the astronaut training ground at world famous Space Center Houston
  • Admire regional art and historical museums in the heart of Houston
  • Get lost in the aquariums and rainforests of Galveston Island
  • Unwind on the glorious sands of famous Palm Beach

Great sample itineraries

Browse our Houston tour itineraries below for inspiration, before booking your perfectly tailored trip with one of our experts.

Houston Mural

San Antonio and Houston Multi Centre

  • 7 Days
  • Guide Price £2,029 PP
Combine a stay in historic San Antonio with a few nights in vibrant Houston for a truly Texan holiday experience....
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Multi centre holidays
The Bullock Texas State History Museum

Dallas To Albuquerque Road Trip

  • 14 Days
On this 14 day adventure you will venture across the Lone Star State of Texas and into New Mexico. Texas...
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Cultural holidays
Eaglerider road trip along Route 66

Route 66 Guided Motorcycle Tour

  • 15 Days
  • Guide Price £5,299 PP
The EagleRider Route 66 Guided Motorcycle Tour is a journey to the American interior on the world’s most famous road...
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Escorted tours holidays
Route 66

Route 66 Road Trip Holiday

  • 16 Days
  • Guide Price £2,399 PP
Our Historic Route 66 Self Drive is a journey you’ll never forget, beginning in Chicago and ending at the Santa...
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USA road trips

Our favorite hotels

Our favourite Houston hotels offer the very best of Texas’ famous Southern hospitality and charm.


Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

This elegant hotel has recently undergone a stylish renovation and offers an upmarket stay in the Galleria area of Houston....
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Guide Price £979
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St. Regis Houston

Enjoy a warm Southern welcome at the St. Regis Houston. Conveniently nestled between the exclusive residential area of River Oaks...
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Guide Price £1,819
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The Westin Oaks Houston At The Galleria

This AAA Four-Diamond hotel offers trademark luxury in Houston, Texas. Situated minutes from the impressive Galleria shopping centre, guests are...
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Guide Price £799
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Time Zone

GMT -5 hours

Flight Time

Approx 10 hours; direct flights available from the UK


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Charlotte, Destination Specialist

“The food in Houston is so diverse and delicious. Be sure to sample at least one of the food trucks that the city has to offer”


Destination Specialist
Jessica, Destination Manager

“Even if you aren’t science mad, the Space Center is a once in a lifetime experience, and a must for any Houston holiday.”


Destination Manager

Fiesta San Antonio

The ten day festival is held in April every year, to honour the heroes of the San Jacinto battle. Locals and visitors head to the streets for one of the country’s biggest festivals. Live music, delicious street food and dressed up horses take to the street for ten days to commemorate those who lost their lives in the battles.

Texas kolache

Locals love the Texas kolache, a round pastry filled with fruit and sweet cheeses originating from Czech settlers in Houston. You can also get the meat-filled one (called a klobasniky), stuffed with sausages, eggs and cheese instead. You’ll find this snack on almost every corner of Houston but The Original Kolache Shoppe is a local favourite.


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