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North Houston is known chiefly as the home of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, industrial parks, the busy office buildings of Greenspoint, and sleepy residential areas, but determined travelers will also find pleasant green spaces, cozy neighborhood eateries, and even a waterpark nestled among the towering pines of East Texas.

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  • 1 George Bush Intercontinental Airport, +1-281-230-3100. The airport is named after the 41st President of the USA, George H. W. Bush, the father of the 43rd President, George W Bush, despite the fact that the former only represented Texas for four years in the House of Representatives while the latter was a two-term governor of the state. The airport is located approximately 22 mi (35 km) north of downtown Houston. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Q744748) on Wikidata George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Wikipedia

I 45 North and Highway 59 (soon to be I 69) and the Hardy Toll Road are your main arteries in North Houston. Beware that I 45 (also called the North Freeway) Is a traffic nightmare. Traffic information is at Transtar. Hwy 59 (Eastex Freeway) is usually less congested but again check Transtar before making plans. The Toll road is your best bet for a price. It uses the "Easy Tag" to prepay.


  • 1 Humble Negro Cemetery. Humble Negro Cemetery (Q5940192) on Wikidata Humble Negro Cemetery on Wikipedia
  • 2 National Museum of Funerary History, 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, +1-281-876-3063, . M-F 10AM-4PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. A well-organized museum that contains informative displays and an extensive collection of items relating to historical funeral practices and customs including hearses through history, caskets and coffins, the history of embalming and cremation, items relating to funerals of Presidents, Popes and celebrities. $10 for adults, $9 for 55+ and veterans, $7 for children (6-11), and free for children 5 and under. National Museum of Funeral History (Q16895724) on Wikidata National_Museum_of_Funeral_History on Wikipedia
  • 3 Mercer Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, +1 713-274-4160. Daily 8AM-7PM. 300 acres of landscaped gardens with native plants, butterflies, and water features. free.


  • 1 Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, 21300 Interstate 45 North, +1 281 355-3300, . Seasonal. Great water park located in the suburb of Spring next to I-45. Weekday: $40.99, Weekend: $44.99, Parking: $10.
  • 2 The Texas Renaissance Festival, 21778 Farm to Market 1774, Todd Mission. One of the nation's largest, most acclaimed Renaissance theme parks where the sights, sounds, tastes and beauty of the 16th Century come alive every Saturday and Sunday for 8 weekends October through November, from 9AM to dusk.
  • 3 Sky Zone North Spring.


  • 1 Greenspoint Mall. A dismal, empty shell of a shopping mall that does its best business when an itinerant carnival sets up shop in its empty parking lot. Greenspoint Mall (Q5604559) on Wikidata Greenspoint Mall on Wikipedia
  • 2 Willowbrook Mall. A single-level mall that houses 160 retail stores and five anchors including Macy's, Dillards, JcPenny, Sears, and H&M.
  • 3 Old Town Spring (from I-45 get off at the Spring Cypress Road exit and head east on Spring Cypress Road.). Spring is an old town with over 150 shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Many of the original buildings, some over a hundred years old, now house places to buy antiques, collectibles, clothing, and gifts.
  • 4 Houston Premium Outlets, 29300 Hempstead Road (off of US 290 exit at the Fairfield Place Drive in Cypress). One of the largest outlet malls in the Houston area.


  • Brooklyn Pizzeria, 9467 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. West (Suite 300), +1 281-446-5500. 11AM-10PM. 100% Authentic New York style pizza.
  • Nee Hao, 5797 N. Belt East, +1 281-442-3402. M-Sa 11AM-8PM. Serving Chinese cuisine.
  • Parrillero Latin Cuisine, 21950 Meadowhill Dr, +1 281-719-8868. Venezuelan restaurant known for their arepas.


  • Hoot County Saloon, 15655 John F Kennedy Blvd (close to the airport), +1 281-987-9420. Relatively cheap drink prices, an outdoor patio area, and a juke box.


  • 1 Hilton Garden Inn Houston Northwest, 7979 Willowschase Blvd, +1 832-912-1000. This 171-room hotel is part of Chateau Court, a 13-acre mixed-use development that includes retail space and an office village. The rooms are equipped with work desks; speakerphones and high-speed Internet access. A hospitality center in each room includes a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Iron/ironing board and hairdryer are also in all rooms. The hotel is decorated with slate flooring, leather chairs, cherry wood and hand picked French artwork.
  • 2 Marriott Houston North Greenspoint, 255 N Sam Houston Pkwy East, +1 281-875-4000. 390 rooms and suites. Indoor/outdoor pool, whirlpool, and sauna.
  • 3 Houston Airport Marriott, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), 18700 John F Kennedy Blvd (connected by tram to George Bush Intercontinental Airport), +1 281-443-2310. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM-3PM.
  • 4 Hyatt Place Bush Intercontinental Airport, 300 Ronan Park Place, +1 281 820-6060, . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Comfortable hotel with large guestrooms, offering free, hot breakfast, pool, business center, and Wi-Fi. $119 and up.
  • 5 Holiday Inn Houston NE - Bush Airport Area, 18555 Kenswick Dr, Humble.


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