The Texas Medical Center claims to be the largest medical facility in the world, home to over 50 institutions and thousands of physicians and research scientists. This powerhouse is Houston's largest employer and treats more than 5 million patients annually at facilities such as the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital System. Packing even more people into the area is Reliant Park, home of the Texans football team and multi-use venues for college sports, concerts and conventions.
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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 Reliant Park