This eclectic neighborhood offers five-star restaurants and local dives, ethnic eateries and gay bars, coffee shops and tattoo parlors. Enjoy the surrealist collection at The Menil, then cross the broad, breezy park to find serenity at the Rothko Chapel. Check out local art galleries, antique shops and offbeat boutiques along the Westheimer Curve. This sleepy historic area dating back to 1911 became Houston's gay culture hub and boomed with arty urban renewal in the 1990s. Along tree-lined streets, picturesque bungalows and modern townhouses are now interspersed with bed & breakfast establishments.
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 Montrose