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Houston Layover (William P. Hobby Airport)

| March 2, 2015

Stuck on a Houston layover at the William P. Hobby airport in Texas? The airport is located 7 miles from downtown Houston which makes it an accessible destination for those who are stuck on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Houston layover, click here for useful tips.

Stopover HoustonIf you’re stuck in the William P. Hobby airport, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do. The airport has WI-FI Internet Service, restaurants, shopping, an Interfaith Chapel, art displays, ATMS and banking, currency exchange, baggage wrap, massage chairs (two areas in the Central Concourse), shoe shine, mailbox, public access videophone and more.

If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, there are many hotels near the William P. Hobby airport. And for a comprehensive list of Houston hotels at varying price points, click here.

If you’re stuck on an overnight Houston layover and looking for things to do, click here!

If you have the time to venture out into Houston during your layover, there’s a lot of transportation options. There are taxis, car rental, SuperShuttle shared ride services, and public bus service. Click here for more information on William P. Hobby airport transportation.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Houston Layover:

Houston Tours
If you have a limited time to check out the sights, might want to take a tour of the city that will pack them all in a short time frame. There are many to choose from including day tours, bus tours, pub tours, NASA space center tours, and more.

Menil Collection
The Menil collection is a museum that is home to the art collection of philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil. Admission is free and you can find work from prehistoric to modern day.

Space Center Houston
Located 25 miles south of downtown Houston in the NASA/Clear Lake Area, the Space Center Houston is a fun destination where visitors can experience space. With exhibits and attactions including watching astronauts train for missions, touch a moon rock, and take a behind-the-scenes tour, it’s a great way to spend time when stuck on a long layover.

San Jacinto Battleground
Located 20 miles east of downtown Houston, the San Jacinto Battleground Historic Park contains the area of the battle. Great for history and war buffs, visitors can also elect to ride to the Monument’s observation floor 489 feet for views of the city and the Houston Ship Channel.

Observation Deck of JP Morgan Chase Tower
To get a good view of Houston, visit the Sky Lobby on the 60th Floor of the JPMorgan Chase Tower. The Sky Lobby is open to the public during the working hours of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For the full Layover Guide to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, CLICK HERE!

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