Destination guide

The artsy area of Houston awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's theater scene, live music and festivals and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Houston. Travelers to this cosmopolitan city praise the sporting events, art and shopping. For a bit of culture, visit Johnson Space Center - NASA, Menil Collection or Children's Museum of Houston. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Houston

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Houston a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Houston Zoo (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Kemah Boardwalk (25.5 mi / 41 km)
  • Downtown Aquarium (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Cockrell Butterfly Center (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • River Oaks Country Club (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Gus Wortham Golf Course (3.9 mi / 6.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Houston

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Houston is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Discovery Green (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Memorial Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Tranquility Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Market Square Park (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Sam Houston Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Sesquicentennial Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Houston

Fly into Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby), the closest airport, located 9 mi (14.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Houston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental), which is 15.8 mi (25.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Houston Station. You can get around Houston by jumping on the metro at Main Street Square Station, Preston Station or Bell Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Houston?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,882 house rentals around Houston. From 680 Houses to 898 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Houston is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Houston?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Houston:

  • George Bush Park/Eldridge: 36 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Houston: 450 vacation rentals
  • The Villages: 45 vacation rentals
  • Houston Heights: 623 vacation rentals
  • Museum District: 295 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Houston?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Houston. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lakewood Church Central Campus: 1,541 home rentals
  • The Galleria: 1,274 home rentals
  • Halliburton Headquarters: 1,536 home rentals
  • NRG Stadium: 1,259 home rentals
  • Cockrell Butterfly Center: 1,517 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Houston listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Houston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 680 Houses in Houston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Houston include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 898 lodging choices
  • Villas: 4 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 123 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Houston?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 823 vacation homes with pool available in Houston.

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