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Howdy, partner! If your younger self ever dreamed of becoming a cowboy (or cowgirl…cowperson?), then we’ve got the place for you.
Houston, Texas, isn’t just the place where your secret Wild West fantasies come to life. It’s also home to a pretty spiffy space centre and enough museums and galleries to keep you busy for a lifetime. How do you reach them all? No, not on horseback (though you could try that, we guess). Pick up a car rental in Houston from Wotif and get on your way to adventure.
Houston is a driver’s city, so put on your 10-gallon hat, crank up the country music and get moving. Just 40km south of downtown is Space Center Houston, where you can reach for the stars while keeping your feet planted firmly on the ground. Check out the Mercury 9 and Gemini 5 capsules, or maybe get some astronaut training. We’re sure you’ve got it in you.
Once your feet are back on terra firma, take your Houston rental car downtown. Pack a picnic lunch and listen to live music at Discovery Green Park, or watch the Houston Ballet put on a heck of a show at the Wortham Theater Center.
You’ve got your loyal steed, so put some kilometres between yourself and civilisation. Just 90km north of the city is Sam Houston National Forest. You probably won’t be chasing outlaws like your cowboy forbears, but you will be stargazing, barbecuing and generally having a great time in the great outdoors.
Now, if you’re really ready for a road trip, have we got the place for you. Book your car hire in Houston, put the pedal to the metal and head east; 350km later, you’ll be in the “Big Easy”. Make life “easy” on yourself and book New Orleans accommodation through Wotif so you’ll have plenty of time to listen to jazz on Frenchmen Street.
Speaking of Wotif—have you planned your trip yet? Snag one of our great Houston packages and get used to the cowboy way of life. Don’t forget to pack your spurs.