Friday, July 22, 2005

CNN Travel on Houston

CNN Travel/AP has a write-up on visiting Houston.

Houston: Fun on a budget

In the sprawling expanse of the nation's fourth largest city, you don't need a bank account the size of Houston native Beyonce's to have a good time. There's lots of Texas-sized fun to be had for less than $20.

But before you go, there are two things to know: No. 1, rent a car -- it's the only logical way to navigate a metropolitan area that's larger than Rhode Island. And No. 2, pack your shorts to combat the 90-plus degree summer temperatures coupled with stifling humidity.

It follows with sections on museums, the zoo, live entertainment, public spaces, sports, shopping, food and lodging.

Thanks to Richard Johnson for the link.


At 5:38 PM, July 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The story suggests renting a car and never mentions the Danger Train.

At 10:12 PM, July 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

meaning what?

At 7:01 AM, July 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The light rail is a big part of downtown. It seems odd that it's missing. There have been other media outlets (national) that have done stories on Houston's downtown and they've always included the light rail.

It's a glaring omission.

At 9:58 AM, July 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"glaring omission" is a bit of hyperbole. it's just a quick 1,000-word puff piece about what to see and do around Houston, not one of those in-depth articles ala the New York Times travel section that lists how to get there and all those other logistical items (that's where omission of the rail would have been glaring).

At 6:11 PM, July 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, in an article about how to do Houston on a budget, light rail would sure be cheaper than a rental car, with Houston's SKYHIGH rental car taxes (think sports venue debt). Most of the attractions listed in the quick puff-piece were within walking distance of the light rail.

Therefore, not mentioning the light rail was a glaring omission, IMO.


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