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America's fourth-largest city, Houston is a cosmopolitan destination where Texas-style hospitality meets urban chic city. Add that to a blend of Cajun, Native American and Mexican culture and gain a ‘Lone-Star’ holiday experience different from any other. Houston flight bookings are accessible from Nigeria.

Requirements for Entry to the United States

A minimum period validity of 6 months is needed on the Nigerian passport at the time of travel.  Both citizens and residents must obtain a tourist visa prior to boarding a flight and this can be obtained from the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or the Consulate General in Lagos.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 37 kilometres from downtown Houston.  The public bus runs from the Terminal C building. Some hotels may provide courtesy vans.  A shared shuttle van can head to number of areas in Houston. Outside of each terminal are taxi stands. Depending on the final destination in Houston, taxis can be either based on a flat rate or the meter rate.

Hotels and Accommodation

Houston hotels, motels, self catering apartments and resorts are what dominate the choices for accommodations and are available to meet everyone’s budget.

Dining

Houston can get hot, and so does its local cuisine filled with jalapeño peppers and spices. There are many outstanding dining options with a thriving community of ethnic restaurants that include Tex-Mex, classic Texas steakhouses and Gulf Coast seafood. Of course, there is plenty of international fare as well.

Transportation

Houston is large and spread out.

There are taxi stands in the downtown area.  Hailing a taxi is permitted on streets marked with a sign on stating so. The city recently introduced an affordable fixed fare for anywhere in the downtown area.

A cost efficient way to travel about the city is via METRO public transportation system. Their frequent buses run mostly on city streets, and stop at every other corner along its route.  The option is the light rail line, METRORail that offers convenient accessible service within the heart of the city.

Visitors can get around without an auto in downtown Houston. If seeking to head to some points of interest outside that area, an auto offers easier convenience.   For easy movement around the city, hire a car with Travelstart. 

Attractions

Stroll through the historic centre and visit a number of museums such as the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Catch a play or concert at the Hobby Centre for Performing Arts or dance the ‘Cotton-Eye Joe’ in a local ‘honky-tonk’ pub. Feel what it is like in space at the Houston Space Centre or see a baseball game. Houston offers endless urban attractions that will please all age groups.

Things to Do

Houston Space Centre is a stand out to check out actual spacecraft such as Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, as well as the chance to take a trip through space, or at least in a space simulator.

San Jacinto Battleground is the tallest war monument, and it pays homage to the memory of General Sam Houston (for whom the city is named after) and his men. The museum details the history of early Texas with over 17,000 artefacts

Despite the name, the George Ranch Historical Park is a living museum and was founded 180 years ago. The guides are dressed up in historically accurate outfits and the structures available that includes a stock farm from 1830, an enormous Victorian style mansion and a 1930s era ranch house.

Some people consider puppetry as light entertainment or for kids only. However, the Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre introduces and incorporates theatre, magic and wonder for adults too. 

Get outdoors in Bay Area Park and spend a leisurely day of wildlife watching in a canoe.

Direct flights on numerous air carriers depart Lagos to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The Houston flight booking can be obtained through the online travel agency, Travelstart Nigeria who assure the best price possible.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit months of October to April as the summers tend to be sweltering with winters milder. There can be periodical showers all year-round and can be vulnerable to hurricanes in the summer.


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