Visit Space CityHouston is the largest city in Texas and a very popular tourist destination. Tourists are attracted to Houston due to its world-famous theater, hundreds of parks, excellent museums and vibrant independent music scene. Houston has several nicknames, each of which reflects a different aspect of the city. Houston's official nickname is Space City, which was bestowed upon Houston due to the fact that the city is home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Houston is also known as Bayou City in recognition of the many waterways that flow throughout the area. Other popular nicknames for Houston include H-Town, Gulf Coast City and The Big Heart. If this amazing city sounds like the place where you want to spend your vacation, then book your cheap flights to Houston on Expedia today.
Many flights to Houston land at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), which is Houston's main airport. It is the sixth busiest airport in the United States, the 10th busiest airport in North America and the 14th busiest airport in the world when ranked by passenger traffic. IAH is named after George Bush, the 41st President of the United States. United Airlines maintains a major presence at IAH. Houston flights also land at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), which is located in downtown Houston. HOU used to be the main airport for Houston until IAH opened in 1969. HOU is widely regarded as one of the top five performing airports in the world. A third airport that services the Houston area is Ellington International Field (EFD), a joint civil-military airport.
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When to book your Houston airfare
Thanks to great weather and equally great prices, there's never really a bad time to get tickets to Houston. You'll find that tickets are in demand during the high season months of March to May and October to November; Houston's best weather can be found during the spring and the fall. Shoulder season takes place in February and September. Low season is from July to August and December to January. Tourists try to avoid Houston during the hot and rainy summer, but winters can be rather pleasant.