Sprawling northward from Hermann Park, the Museum District includes 18 institutions in a tree-lined, walkable neighborhood. The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the nation's largest fine art museums, and the paleontology wing of the Houston Natural Science Museum is an adventurous romp through millions of years of natural history. For cross-cultural historical perspectives, visit the Asia Society Texas Center, the Holocaust Museum and the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. Take the kids to the award-winning Children's Museum and the splendidly landscaped Houston Zoo.
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 Museum District