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Flights to Houston

Cheap Flights to Houston

There's a popular saying that everything is bigger in Texas.  That is certainly true of Houston, a sprawling city that dwarfs London and New York City, and that is home to one of the largest airports in the nation and the tallest observation tower in the state.  If you're still not convinced, try sitting down for an enormous plate of Texas barbecue served with a heaping side of southern hospitality.  Join the nearly twenty million travelers who explore Houston each year by using Skyscanner to book a cheap flight to either of Houston's international airports. 

Best Time to Book a Flight to Houston

The ideal time to visit Texas is in the spring or autumn, before the mercury rises and the humidity really sinks in.  March sees the city host a three-week Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, while April brings the annual Barbecue Festival.  In the fall, Wings Over Houston Airshow attracts flying fanatic from across the country.  It's possible to enjoy a summer trip to Houston if you stick to indoor, air-conditioned attractions, and winter is fine for travelers who weren't hoping to hit the nearby Gulf Coast beaches.  If your travel dates to Houston are flexible, try using Skyscanner's month search tool to find the cheapest flights to Houston during any thirty-day period.    

Airports in Houston

Houston has two international airports.  George Bush International Airport (IAH) is the city's most important airport, with five terminals that serve more than forty million travelers each year.  Upon arrival at George Bush International Airport, travelers will find a full range of services including free wireless internet, currency exchange offices, ATMs, car rental services and a comfortable airport hotel.  Travelers can move between the terminals using the airside Skyway service or the landside underground tram.  From George Bush International Airport, local buses travel to the city center in ninety minutes, while taxis and hotel shuttles make the same trip in approximately thirty minutes.  Houston also has a smaller, older airport called William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).  From there, local buses travel to the city center in sixty minutes, or taxis travel the same route in twenty-five minutes.    

What to See and Do in Houston

Houston's best selection of hotels for every budget can be found in the downtown core.  If you stay here, you'll be within easy walking distance of attractions like Minute Maid Park (home to the Houston Astros), Market Square Park and the Chase Tower Observatory.  Modern art fans will want to check out the Neartown districts, which are home to the Menil Collection of celebrated contemporary works and the Rothko Chapel, a peaceful, non-denominational sanctuary inspired by the artist who shares its name.  Throughout the city you'll find countless restaurants serving up Tex-Mex favorites such as chili con carne, nachos and chimichangas.  Make sure you've got a glass of water on hand as these dishes can get pretty spicy!

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