More Than a Layover

William P. Hobby Airport is located just seven miles southeast of Downtown, 13 miles east of the Texas Medical Center and 17.5 miles from NASA. On the west side of the airport, find the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, which showcases the history of Hobby Airport and aviation memorabilia.

Experience the outdoors at Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, with wetland trails, bird watching, gardens and ponds. Sims Bayou runs through the neighboring Glenbrook Park Golf Course – test your accuracy as you hit over the Bayou on six of the 18 holes.

Nearby, find Charlton Park, with nine acres of playgrounds, tennis, volleyball, basketball and a lighted sports field. It also provides the perfect scene for weddings and events.

Ranked amongst the top 100 restaurants in 2017 by the Houston Chronicle, the Original Kolache Shoppe has been a staple since 1965. At this Czech bakery, find unique pastries and a great cup of joe. Other must-visits include Pho Hinh Trailer, open since 1983, and Habanera and the Guero, a TexMex favorite among locals.