Discover exciting things to do near the Houston airport

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Houston, Radisson Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport North puts you near the city’s top things to do. Corporate travelers can take a break from downtown meetings to grab lunch and browse the stores at The Shops at Houston Center. For an evening’s entertainment, catch a concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion or enjoy the outdoors in W.E. “Bill” Crowley Park, just three miles from the hotel. Here with the whole family? Make a day of it at the Houston Zoo and Downtown Aquarium, or have fun in the pools and water rides at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, just 15 minutes away. For a memorable day trip, drive across the metro area to visit Space Center Houston, where you can climb aboard space shuttle replicas and touch a rock brought back from Mars.

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Downtown Houston

12.82 mi / 20.63 km from the hotel
Immerse yourself in the best that the city has to offer—from fine dining, shopping, and the arts to nightlife, Astros baseball games, and rodeos.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

15.93 mi / 25.63 km from the hotel
Attend concerts by artists like Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffet, and Hootie & The Blowfish at this outdoor amphitheater. The Houston Symphony, Grand Opera, and Ballet offer free lawn seating for all their performances.

W.E. “Bill” Crowley Park

3.32 mi / 5.34 km from the hotel
This 30-acre park provides ample space for jogging, biking, walking and other active pursuits. After wrapping up a game of basketball or tennis, relax with a picnic or sprawl out with a book.

Houston Zoo

15.69 mi / 25.25 km from the hotel
Families flock to this zoo, home to nearly 6,000 animals like giant anteaters, Malayan tigers, and sea lions. For a more interactive visit, you can opt to hand-feed the giraffes or let the kids run around and cool off at the water play park.

Houston Police Department Museum

12.57 mi / 20.24 km from the hotel
Schedule a tour of this unique museum located in the lobby of the Houston Police Department. Highlights include the Wall of Honor, an old patrol Harley, and photographs tracing the department’s history.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science

15.08 mi / 24.27 km from the hotel
Don’t miss this museum full of astounding artifacts like rare gemstones, a Triceratops skeleton, and more than 70 Fabergé eggs. The grounds also include a butterfly conservatory, a planetarium, and a giant theater that plays educational films in 4K.

Space Center Houston

32.07 mi / 51.61 km from the hotel
You’ll love a visit to Space Center Houston, a museum which focuses on the science, engineering, technology, and mathematics behind space travel and innovation. Meet with retired astronauts and get a feel for life in space inside a replica shuttle.

Houston National Cemetery

3.78 mi / 6.08 km from the hotel
Pay your respects at this 419-acre cemetery where veterans and medal of honor recipients are laid to rest. Visitors are invited to climb the steps to the top of the Hemicycle monument, which offers views of the great lawn.

Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

9.39 mi / 15.11 km from the hotel
Kids love feeling the spray of cool water from the pools, slides, and rides at this expansive water park. Take your family on Wahoo Wave, a four-person, six-story tube ride, or splash through the waves in the Hurricane Bay pool.

Houston Grand Prix

5.1 mi / 8.21 km from the hotel
Release your inner child at this family entertainment center. Here, an outdoor go-kart track is matched with an indoor arcade complex complete with pinball machines, video games, and pool tables.
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The Shops at Houston Center

12.91 mi / 20.77 km from the hotel
Home to one of the most expansive food courts in the state of Texas, this collection of restaurants, shops, and healthcare services creates an all-inclusive hub for downtown professionals on the go.

Willowbrook Mall

9.1 mi / 14.65 km from the hotel
Browse all your favorite retailers at this local mall with over 170 stores, from Macy’s and Lush to Zara and H&M. To celebrate your finds, grab a sweet treat from Cinnabon or Marble Slab Creamery.