Houston, the largest city in Texas, is home to two different airports. It makes finding cheap flights to Houston a cinch, both for travelers from the United States and from other countries. George Bush Intercontinental Airport serves as Houston's primary airport. William P. Hobby Airport is the city's secondary airport, but a good choice for easier access to downtown.
Art lovers will find plenty to love in the five terminals that serve air travelers in the Bush Intercontinental Airport. Terminal A houses a multicolored glass sculpture suspended below a skylight in its north concourse. The corridor leading to Terminal B features a mosaic glass mural depicting Houston area wetlands and bayous.
Many carriers provide regular shuttle service from the airport to different city locales including Reliant Stadium, Downtown, Greenway Plaza and the Texas Medical Center. This service can be included in your airfare to Houston. If not, there are several additional transportation options.
Many Houston area hotels and motels will send courtesy vans to the Bush Intercontinental Airport to pick up travelers. You can use airport courtesy phones to call the hotels or motels offering this service. METRO buses run routes from the south side of Terminal C into downtown Houston. Taxis can also be hailed through the ground transportation employees working outside each terminal.
Flights to Houston introduce travelers to a city filled with sights and activities that appeal to virtually anyone. Sports fans can take in their choice of a basketball game at the Toyota Center, a football game at Reliant Stadium or a baseball game in Minute Maid Park.
Patrons of the arts will love spending time in the theater district, where they will find professional performing arts companies in all the major disciplines, including the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Ballet, and The Alley Theatre.
With a flight to Houston, visitors can explore the famous Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, headquarters for all NASA space flight activities.
Houston flights are not complete without taking advantage of incredible downtown shopping opportunities. The Galleria offers visitors the perfect mall experience. 375 stores can be found in the largest mall in Texas, including upscale favorites like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy's.
Dining in style is easy if you take a trip over to the Bayou Place, located in the heart of the theater district. The Bayou Place offers a wide selection of restaurants from Italian food at Minaglone's to Samba Grille, a Brazilan steakhouse. It also offers a good taste of Houston nightlife. One good option is ROCBAR, a rock-and-roll bar with a stage and 20 foot video screen for live events.