Northwest of downtown lies the original suburb of Houston: Houston Heights, dating back to the late 1800's. Today the area draws singles and families with a village feel in the heart of the city, including mom-and-pop joints, local hardware stores and nurseries, and welcoming coffee shops. Hip art galleries, boutiques and thrift and antique stores line 19th Street. Houston Heights Boulevard is a wide street with a green path for joggers and strollers admiring the area's restored historic architecture.
Getting Around Houston
The best way to get around Houston is by car. The city has a $6 flat-rate cab fare anywhere within the Central Business District and also offers The Wave, a Jitney shuttle service that's customizable. The Wave's hours are from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. on Thursday and Sunday; 6 p.m.-3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Fares: $5 single route; $8 cross route; $10 single route all-night access; $15 cross route all-night access.
Nearby Airports
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport-IAH
  • William F. Hobby Airport-HOU
Airport Taxis
  • $52-IAH to Downtown
  • $26-HOU to Downtown
Things to Do and See Near Houston Heights