Originally called Southside, this area between downtown and the Museum District east of Montrose retains some of its original history and buildings, plus plenty of trees and green space. Beyond dicey areas underscored on its east and southeast boundaries is the trendy heart of Midtown, packed with hip restaurants, new multi-use living developments and over 20 art venues for gallery-hopping. Here you'll find live local music and clubs, including gay country dance-bar institution the BRB (Brazos River Bottom). For morning-after chicken and waffles, head to neighborhood soul food staple The Breakfast Klub.
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 Midtown