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Explore the Best Things to do in Houston

Make the most of your stay at Holiday Inn Houston NRG/Medical Center Area. Our hotel is near top attractions, premier dining destinations and celebrated shopping centers in Texas’ largest city!

Founded in 1836, Houston has often been on the forefront of innovation in the Lone Star State. From its beginnings as the capital of the Republic of Texas to now, Houston has seen exciting advancements — including the formation of the Texas Medical Center, founded in 1943, and the opening of NASA’s space center in 1962.

Hop on our complimentary shuttle service, covering a 5-mile radius around the hotel which includes a Metro Light Rail station, and discover how easy it is to get around town. Start planning your Houston visit today!

Houston Hotspots

From state-of-the-art concert venues to world-class medical centers, Houston is home to premier destinations for all types of travelers.
  • NRG Park : Cheer on the NFL’s Houston Texans at NRG Stadium, attend a conference at a state-of-the-art events center or see popular performers!
  • Minute Maid Park: Take part in America’s favorite pastime during a Houston Astros baseball game.
  • BBVA Compass Stadium: See Major League Soccer up close at a Houston Dynamos match!
  • Toyota Center: Rock out to chart-topping artists and see the NBA’s Houston Rockets take the court. 
  • Texas Medical Center : Explore the largest medical center in the world.
  • George R. Brown Convention Center: Come and be a part of big things at this premier complex.
  • Downtown Theater District: Book tickets to a show today.
  • Hermann Park: Enjoy everything from a zoo to a golf course to a picnic area.
  • Space Center: Soar into unforgettable exhibits that will keep you coming back again and again.
  • Museum District: Discover the treasures throughout the city’s many museums.

Shopping Sweet Spots 

Dining Destinations

  • Marco’s Mexican Restaurant – across the street
  • Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet – across the street
  • DJ’s Old Timey Hamburgers – 2 blocks from hotel
  • Papa’s B-B-Q – 2 blocks from hotel
  • Olive Garden – 2 blocks from hotel
  • Panda Express – 2 blocks from hotel

Educational Institutions

  • University Of Houston
  • Rice University
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
  • University Of Texas-Health Science Center
  • University Of Texas-Medical School
  • University Of St Thomas
  • Houston Community College
  • Texas Southern University
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