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Car hire in Houston

Car hire in Houston

Houston is one of the largest cities in the USA and has plenty to offer visitors. The Texas city is home to NASA's Johnson Space Center and the famous Mission Control Center, as well as more than 335 parks. One of the highlights is the museum district, which attracts around seven million people each year.

What I need to know

There are plenty of options for car hire in Houston, with many rental firms based in the US city. Be sure to use our site to find the best car rental deals in Houston by comparing all the options available. Holidays Auto makes it straightforward to hire a car plus you will get free cancellation and 24/7 customer support.

Where to pick up my car

It is easy to pick-up your hire car once you arrive in Houston. Rental vehicles can be collected at the main airport in the city - Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). On arrival, it is easy to take a shuttle bus to the two-level car rental facility which is around five minutes from the terminals.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

After collecting your vehicle, there is plenty to explore in and around the Texas city of Houston. The USA location manages to combine Southern charm with urban chic and offers a unique experience, especially for those visiting the region for the first time. As well as art galleries, famous buildings, there is also a seafront and numerous top-class restaurants to discover.

Nearby Houston

Around a 25 minute from the centre of Houston is the attractive Galverston Bay, made up of Clear Lake Bay, Kemah and Seabrook. This Bay area is offered referred to as the Boating Capital of Texas and there are numerous seafood restaurants as well as the chance to try out sailing and other water activities. For a more traditional seaside experience then Kemah Boardwalk is perfect - complete with amusement rides.

Longer drives

If you fancy exploring the state of Texas and do not mind a longer drive, then there are plenty of options. Around three hours away is the city of San Antonio with lots to see for those who appreciate American history. With a strong Mexico feel, tourist attractions include the Alamo and the San José Mission Church. For those who prefer exercise, then the River Walk is a must and provides a unique view of the city. Dallas is another option if you want a road trip.

Eating and drinking

It is estimated there are more than 10,000 restaurants in the city of Houston serving a whole collection of national and international dishes. There is also a thriving food truck culture, with vans found close to many of the city’s top attractions - a great way to get some food on the go. If you want to taste classic Southern cuisine, then make sure to try some chicken and waffles.

Things to do

Houston will have something to please everyone ranging from outdoor activities to indoor attractions. The Theater District consists of a 17-block area in downtown Houston and is home to an entertainment complex, restaurants, cinemas and parks.


If you fancy getting back to nature during your stay in Houston, then head to the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. Covering around 155 acres, this non-profit attraction is open every day and is a perfect way to spend a summer day. The arboretum has nature trails, forests, ponds, wetlands and meadow habitats. It is also home to a whole array for wildlife, including hummingbirds and butterflies.