Built in the 1920s as a planned community, River Oaks remains an exclusive neighborhood. Drive through manicured streets among grand mansions for the annual Azalea Trail Home & Garden Tour, showcasing Houston's explosion of colorful azalea blossoms in early spring. Attend an indie film at the ornate art deco River Oaks Theatre, the oldest working theater in Houston, and get retail therapy at River Oaks Shopping Center.
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 River Oaks