|Located in Downtown Houston, Bayou Place is an entertainment complex that is the largest of its kind in Texas. The Ariel Theater, the Angelika Film Center and several restaurants, including the Hard Rock Cafe are located under one roof.|
502 Texas Avenue
|Note:|| ||Good place to walk around, see a movie and get some food.|
|Galveston Mardi Gras|
|Mardi Gras! Galveston 2003: Rainforests of the World will be celebrated Feb. 21 through "Fat Tuesday," March 4, 2003. For more information contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau at 888-GAL-ISLE (888-425-4753). The Galveston Island Visitor Information Center, operated by the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, is located at 2428 Seawall Blvd.
|Link: || ||http://www.mardigras|
|This site provides a comprehensive list of the best golf courses in the city.|
|Link: || ||http://www.houston-g|
|Note:|| ||The closest golf courses to the Marriott Airport Hotel are Augusta Pines Golf Course, Cypresswood Golf Club and the Tournament Players Course at The Woodlands Executive Conference Center and Resort (site of the Shell Houston Open)|
|Gulf Greyhound Park|
|Gulf Greyhound Park is a greyhound racing operation.
Live world-class greyhound racing and pari-mutuel wagering are offered at Gulf Greyhound Park, year round, rain or shine. Evening performances are held Tuesday through Saturday. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and races begin at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday evening races are held at 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:00 p.m. and races begin at 1:30 p.m
|Link: || ||http://gulfgreyhound|
I-45 South, Exit 15
La Marque TX
|Note:|| ||Texas' largest restaurant, the Horizon Clubhouse, offers full-service dining, with a view of the track for more than 1,900 race fans. The menu offers a variety of entrees including steak, fried Gulf shrimp, barbecue chicken, gourmet hamburgers and much more, in addition to a variety of salads, desserts and beverages.
|Hermann Park is located minutes from downtown Houston, is a cultural and recreational hub surrounded by the Texas Medical Center, Rice University and the Museum District.
|Link: || ||http://www.hermannpa|
6001 Fannin St
|Note:|| ||Things to see within the park include the Kipp Aquarium, Houston Zoological Gardens, Miller Outdoor Theater, Houston Garden Center, Japanese Garden, a public golf course, the equestrian statue of General Sam Houston, and the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors' Plaza.|
|Houston Museum District|
|Link: || ||http://www.houstonmu|
|Link: || ||www.houstonzoo.org|
1513 North MacGregor
|Phone:|| ||713- 533-6500|
|Note:|| ||Open every day of the year 10am-6pm.
$5 per adult ages 13-64.
$2 per child ages 3-12.
$3 for Seniors over 65.
|Kemah lies just a few miles from NASA. The Kemah Waterfront on Galveston Bay is a huge tourist complex with great restaurants, hotels, a midway, carnival and miniature railroad.|
|Link: || ||http://www.kemahwate|
Bradford and 2nd Street
|Galveston is known for its beaches, but Moody Gardens
is a cool attraction which offers the Aquarium Pyramid, the Rainforest Pyramid, an IMAX Theater and the Palm Beach Water Park.|
|Link: || ||http://www.galveston|
One Hope Blvd
|Note:|| ||Like most of Houston, it's a long trip in the car to get to Galveston. From the Marriott at the Airport, it'll be close to an hour-ride in the car. A day pass good for admission to all attractions costs $29.95. Single-attraction tickets are also available.|
|NASA’S Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston|
|One of the biggest tourist attractions for the city. You'll actually see a real spacecraft, like Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules; you can watch astronauts train for upcoming shuttle missions; touch a moon rock; or walk in space through state-of-the-art simulators.|
|Link: || ||http://www.spacecent|
1601 Nasa Rd
Houston TX 77058
|Note:|| ||Space Center Houston is located about 25 miles south of Downtown Houston in the NASA/Clear Lake area. Open daily. Admission is $15.95; $11.95 ages 4-11.
|Great area that has a little bit of everything. In addition to restaurants, The Rice Village has everything from The Gap to Main Street Theater, to The Gingerbread all located within a few blocks of each other.|
2400 University Dr.
|Note:|| ||It's not as crowded as the Galleria-area, which is definitely a positive.|
|The strip offers a number of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
City Streets is a very popular hangout. Inside this nightclub, you'll find seven different clubs, including a 70s Pop Disco, a piano bar, and a huge Country & Western dance hall.|
|River Oaks Boulevard and Kirby Drive are filled with beautiful large estates. Home of the Azalea Trail and the River Oaks Country Club, River Oaks is located between the Galleria and Downtown. Homes were built here back to the 1920's but there are new homes available also. Prices range from $800,000 to multi-millions.
|Note:|| ||If you want to drive around to check out huge mansions, this is the place to go!|
|The Rockets play the Mavericks on Friday, Feb. 21.|
|Link: || ||http://www.nba.com/r|
|The Galleria is a huge shopping center with 4 floors. On the ground level is an ice-skating rink. Situated around the rink is the main food "court" that has everything. There are over 300 stores in the Galleria, and 43 restaurants are located in the building, including the Cheesecake Factory.|
5015 Westheimer Road
Houston TX 77056
|Note:|| ||The Galleria area is one of the most crowded/traffic-filled sections of town. Beware the crowd getting in and getting out. Mon-Sat 10am-9pm
|The Theater District|
|The Theater District, a 17-block area in the heart of downtown Houston, is home to Houston's eight world-class performing arts organizations, the 130,000 square-foot Bayou Place entertainment complex, restaurants, movies, plazas and parks. Houston is one of only five cities in the United States with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines - opera, ballet, music and theater.
|Link: || ||http://www.houstonth|