Houston is the biggest city in Texas as well as an up-and-coming destination for both leisure and business travelers. The city is a center for industry and recreation in the huge state of Texas, and as a result has a lot to offer its guests. Houston is also one of the biggest, most sprawling cities in the U.S., though.

Tourists planning a trip to the city should have a good idea of the different neighborhoods and what each section of the city offers. This way you can book Houston hotels in the area you are most interested in exploring. The good thing about Houston is that no matter what neighborhood you end up choosing, there are always plenty of things to do. You can find cheap hotels in Houston almost anywhere.

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Downtown Houston

Houston’s downtown area is one of the city’s busiest neighborhoods, as well as the city’s central business district. Fortunately, downtown Houston recently underwent a huge redevelopment that expanded the area’s dining and nightlife scene. Entertainment options in the area are endless, from the green space and public art shows of Market Square Park to the shows at Green Street and the live music at Discovery Green. If you really want to experience it all, downtown Houston is the place to be.

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Galleria/Uptown

For the shopping-obsessed travelers, book one of the hotels in the uptown neighborhood near Galleria. In this chic area you will find Houston’s busiest road, Westheimer Road, as well as the largest shopping mall in Texas, known as the Galleria. This gigantic shoppers’ paradise even has an ice rink. Overall, the uptown area boasts over 700 shops within a two-mile area, which makes it a top destination for fashionistas.

Montrose

The alternative tourist crowd will find a great home in Montrose. The neighborhood prides itself on being unique and features everything from cozy little coffee shops and art galleries to tattoo parlors. If you want to get a taste of Houston’s eccentric side, this is your neighborhood.

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Houston Heights

In Houston Heights, travelers will enjoy long, quiet walks through the neighborhood while taking in Houston’s history and some of the city’s most beautiful architecture. This area has been around since the late 1800s, and a lot of its beautiful original architecture still remains. If an afternoon spent exploring antique shops and quaint mom and pop stores sounds like paradise, stay in Houston Heights.

Midtown

The urban neighborhood of Midtown provides a nice balance between the arts and a trendy restaurant and nightlife scene. Midtown is full of galleries and theaters for cultured travelers, and it’s just a few minutes away from Houston’s Museum District. Midtown is also one of the hottest nightlife centers in Houston, and after-hours options range from dive bars and karaoke to posh dance clubs.

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With so many options in this big city, you’re sure to have a great time no matter which Houston neighborhood you choose.