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visit to Houston for NASA with 13yr old son

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visit to Houston for NASA with 13yr old son

Hi All,

planning a visit to Houston, mainly to fulfill the wish of my 13yr old son to visit NASA. will be there for 3 days, in May 2014. Please help with your experience on the following :

1. which is the best hotel closer to the NASA center.

2. How is the hotel Hilton placed ?

3. what else to do in Houston ?

your help on this trip will be highly appreciated.

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1. Re: visit to Houston for NASA with 13yr old son

He may also enjoy the Houston museum of natural sciences.

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2. Re: visit to Houston for NASA with 13yr old son

Badal--

The nearest hotels would be the Courtyard Houston NASA/Clear Lake (0.2 mis.), the Microtel Inn and Suites (0.3 mis.), and the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake (1.1 mis.). You can check Google maps to find others, but these are the closest (other than one extended-stay hotel).

Here is a list of all the museums in our Museum District: http://houstonmuseumdistrict.org/ The Houston Zoo is very nearby, and May can be a good time to visit. He may enjoy seeing the Galleria Mall and/or trying ice skating there, even in May. He may want to see our local soccer team (or "football", as you may know it) play--they are known as the Houston Dynamo. Our local baseball team, the Houston Astros, may or may not be in town whilst you are here, and tickets are easy to find for their games.

Check the "Top questions about Houston" at the upper right of this page, then click on "What parts of the city should I visit" to get further ideas.

Welcome to our city.

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3. Re: visit to Houston for NASA with 13yr old son

Thank you so much for your reply. Appreciate your effort.

need Suggestion......Is it worth staying at Clear lake or near galleria mall ? If we stay near Galleria, then, is the distance pretty long to drive to NASA ?

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4. Re: visit to Houston for NASA with 13yr old son

Badal--

The drive from The Galleria to NASA is just over 32 miles, and in non-rush hour traffic, should take about 35-40 minutes to drive. Hotels are considerably more expensive near Galleria, although you could stay somewhere near Reliant Stadium (I-610 and Kirby drive area) for less money. That area is about 15 minutes (non-rush hour) from Galleria and 20-25 from NASA. There's not quite as much to do at night, but you'd be close enough to areas that did offer lots of things to do.

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6. Re: visit to Houston for NASA with 13yr old son

Thank you so much. I have finally booked Hampton inn & Suites near Reliat park / Medical Center. Hope this is a good hotel and reasonably close to all the places of visit.

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7. Re: visit to Houston for NASA with 13yr old son

That should be a great choice. Just allow plenty of time to get to your destination.

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