British Airways' flights to Houston land at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, 20.5 miles north of Downtown Houston. Before your Houston flight lands, look out of your window to admire Houston's gleaming high-rises and waves crashing in from the Gulf of Mexico. After your Houston flight, stretch your legs with a stroll along Buffalo Bayo river or relax over a steak in a casual Houston restaurant.
After your flight to Houston, take the SuperShuttle shared van to your Houston hotel in 30-45 minutes. Or hop on Houston's Metro Bus to Downtown Houston. The bus is cheaper but slower than the shared van, taking an hour or more on weekdays to reach Houston's Downtown Transit Center. Pick up a taxi from Houston Ground Transportation or a hire car by catching the Rental Car Shuttle. With a car, you can be in Downtown Houston just 30 minutes after flights land in Houston.
Start where it all began with a visit to Houston's pointy star-topped San Jacinto Monument. This is where Texas won independence in 1836 and where Houston was founded. Be an astronaut for a day at the Space Center Houston or pick up turquoise jewellery from the boutiques in Houston's The Village mall. Then choose from the 18 museums in Houston's Museum District, ranging from The Museum of Fine Arts Houston to The John C Freeman Weather Museum. Before return flights from Houston, pack your suitcase with distinctive Texan outfits of cowboy hats, boots and belts.