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Houston: Something for Everyone
Welcome to Houston NCAA Attendees
Are you up for a little adventure, a little inspiration, a little history? Houston is full of amazing experiences, no matter who you are and what your interests may be.
Between the March Madness Music Festival, Final Four Fan Fest, or other events, there is plenty of time to see all that Houston has to offer!
FOOD is the way to your heart?
Feast at one of Houston’s amazing restaurants! Our culinary scene has become world-renown and eating your way through H-town is one of the best ways to experience the diversity of our city. Whether you’re looking for a meal from a James Beard award-winning chef or the best little café with locally roasted coffee, find your spot at visithouston.com. Or, take a guided walking food tour hosted by local experts by making a reservation today!
DRINKS that quench your thirst?
Houston has a local brew scene that is sure to satisfy. Take a tour of one of our famous local breweries and discover the unique flavors that have their roots right here. Those famous names include St. Arnold’s Brewing Company, 8th Wonder Brewery and Karbach Brewing Company – all of whom have tours and tastes daily.
The NIGHTLIFE is what you’re looking to find?
Make sure to join local Houstonians at one of our favorite spots downtown – the Market Square Historic District. The after-game scene can be found here, with the bars and restaurants that surround the square open into the wee hours of the morning. Click here for more NIGHTLIFE in Houston.
You’re a fan of ALL SPORTS?
Houston is home to great sports teams with world-class facilities. Tour Minute Maid baseball stadium this weekend and go behind the scenes of one our hometown favorites. See historic Union Station, the broadcasting booth, press box and take a field lap to the dugout, bullpen and manual scoreboard. More on SPORTS in Houston.
Love the great OUTDOORS?
Newsflash – Houston is an outdoor city! Explore the streets and history of downtown on a walking tour, on a Houston City Tour on a double decker bus or via a Segway Tour. Find your way to Buffalo Bayou Park on the edge of downtown – which offers 160 acres of beautiful scenery and skyline views, artwork, a nature play area, and hike and bike trails.
Born to SHOP?
More than 30 million visitors each year visit The Galleria, Texas’ largest shopping center and fourth largest domain nationally. It is 2.4 million square feet of shopping space, housing 400 stores and restaurants. Beyond the famous Galleria landmark, you’ll want to explore some of our other shopping attractions at Highland Village, Rice Village or the River Oaks District. Learn more about SHOPPING in Houston.
Consider yourself an ARTSHOUND?
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has a myriad of exhibitions that celebrate African American and Latin American Art as well as the Art Deco cars of the 1930s. Other museums, all accessed easily by METRO Rail, include the Museum of Natural Science (that houses the famous live Cockrell Butterfly exhibit), the Children’s Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art. If you’re looking for off-the-wall art, take a Street Art Tour with our locally famous graffiti artist, Gonzo247 and explore our downtown murals! Interested in learning more about the ARTS in Houston?
Looking for an OUT OF THIS WORLD experience?
Houston is famous for being the home of Mission Control and NASA and tours of Space Center Houston at Johnson Space Center are available daily. Plan ahead for the drive south of the city to see rockets and the original Mission Control during the Apollo Missions tours.
Interested in more tours? Click here to download a comprehensive PDF.
Special Flat Taxi Rates during Final Four
|Central Business District||Within||$6.00|
|Central Business District||NRG Park||$22.00|
|Central Business District||Galleria||$22.00|
|Galleria||Central Business District||$22.00|