Local Info

Local Attractions

Museums and Culture

*free admission

+recommended for travel with children

City Pass

If you’re hoping to see most of the major museums and the Space Center or the Downtown Aquarium, City Pass is a way to bundle admission and save.

https://www.citypass.com/houston

Getting around Houston

Taxis and ridesharing services, Lyft and Uber, are available in Houston, including from both airports. Rental cars will not be needed by most attendees, but are available, including through a Hertz agency in the Galleria.

Restaurants

At the Galleria: There are more than 50 restaurants and food stands of all types in the Galleria. A few are listed below; for the full list and location information see Galleria’s restaurant list.

  • Fast Food
    • Chipotle – Mexican Fast Food – $
    • Cinnabon – Bakery – $
    • Great Wraps – Wraps – $
    • McDonald’s – Fast Food – $
    • Sbarro – Pizza/Italian – $
    • Salata – Salad/Wraps – $$
    • Starbucks – Coffee – $$
  • Casual
    • E*Tao – Asian Fusion – $$
    • Ichiban – Japanese/Steakhouse – $$
    • Ninfa’s Mexican Cantina – Tex-Mex – $$
    • Oui Eats – Vietnamese – $$
    • Sushigami – Sushi – $
    • Shake Shack – American – $$
    • Sult’an Pepper – Mediterranean/Halal – $$
    • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House – American – $$$$
  • Reservations Available
    • Daily Grill – American – $$
    • Kona Grill – Asian Fusion – $$
    • La Madeleine Country French Cafe – French – $$
    • White Oak Kitchen + Drinks – American – $$
    • Fig & Olive – French/Mediterranean – $$$
    • Peli Peli – South African Fusion – $$$
    • The Oceanaire Seafood Room – Seafood – $$$
    • Yauatcha – Dim Sum – $$$
    • Nobu Houston – Japanese – $$$$

Within a short walk of the Galleria:

  • Casual
    • Alexander the Great – Greek – 7 minute walk – $$
    • Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen – Deli – 11 minute walk – $$
    • HS Green Fresh Food Kitchen – Salad/American – 13 minute walk – $$
    • In D Kitchen – Vietnamese – 13 minute walk – $
    • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Italian – 15 minute walk – $$
  • Formal/Reservations Available
    • Morton’s The Steakhouse – Steakhouse/Seafood – 7 minute walk – $$$$
    • The Capital Grille – Steakhouse – 7 minute walk – $$$$
    • Truluck’s – Seafood – 8 minute walk – $$$
    • Caracol Restaurant – Mexican/Seafood – 11 minute walk – $$$

Destination restaurants in Houston: See the Houston Chronicle’s Top 100 Restaurants for more options in the Houston metro area. A taxi or ride-share is required for most restaurants on the list.

Venue

The Westin Galleria Houston

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Additional Hotels

**Note: the conference block is full on December 5 and nearly full on other nights. Please see a list below for some other nearby hotels:

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056
(.2 mi / 3 min walk)

Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Near the Galleria
2911 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056
(.2 mi / 5 min walk)

Hotel Indigo Houston at the Galleria
5160 Hidalgo St, Houston, TX 77056
(.2 mi / 3 min walk)

Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Galleria Area
3201 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056
(.4 mi / 8 min walk)

Residence Inn by Marriott
2500 McCue Rd, Houston, TX 77056
(.4 mi / 9 min walk)

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Child Care Resources

Conference attendees are responsible for making their own child care accommodations. Please select “view resources” to see a list of agencies in Houston.

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Getting to the Venue

Airports

The conference hotel is accessible by both Houston airports:

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)—approximately 19 miles to hotel, a 30-minute drive

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)—approximately 26 miles to hotel, a 30–35 minute drive

Traveling by Car

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the conference.

Parking

At the Westin Galleria, there is complimentary parking in the brown garage. At the Westin Oaks, there is complimentary parking in the blue garage.

Garage Map (PDF)

Taxis

Taxi rides from both airports are approximately 30 minutes and cost about $50 each way.

SuperShuttle and ExecuCar

Discounts are available for conference attendees.

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