Easiest routes to Houston's attractions during spring break

February 28, 2012 2:27:01 PM PST
Want the easiest route to avoid traffic getting to Houston's hottest spring break destinations? The City of Houston is making it easy for you.

The city partnered with the Texas Medical Center, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston Museum District, Hermann Park/Houston Zoo and METRO to create the easiest routes for commuters trying to head to their facilities.

"With the numerous attractions Houston has to offer during spring break including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Museum District, and the Houston Zoo, we want all visitors to enjoy these attractions while having a pleasant experience with their route and parking," Mayor Annise Parker said.

For Spring Break, Saturday, March 10, through Sunday, March 18, visitors are urged to use suggested the following routes and parking plans. The city says their suggestions will help provide a continuous flow of vehicles coming and going throughout the week.

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Suggested Driving Directions


Traveling from TX-288 S to:

  • Museum District: Exit Southmore St/Calumet St/Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west
  • Hermann Park/Zoo: Exit N MacGregor Way/S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor/Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown/Downtown
  • TMC: Exit Holcombe Blvd/Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
  • HLS&R (Rodeo): Exit Holcombe Blvd/Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west

Traveling from TX-288 N to:

  • HLS&R (Rodeo): Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west
  • TMC: Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Holcombe west
  • Hermann Park/Zoo: Exit N MacGregor Way/S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor/Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown/Downtown
  • Museum District: Exit Binz St/Calumet St and take Binz west

Traveling from I-610 E to:

  • HLS&R (Rodeo): Exit 1C Kirby Drive or Exit 1B Fannin St and proceed north or merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west
  • TMC: Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Holcombe west
  • Hermann Park/Zoo: Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit N MacGregor Way/S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor/Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown/Downtown
  • Museum District: Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Binz St/Calumet St and take Binz west

Traveling from I-610 W to:

  • HLS&R (Rodeo): Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north

Traveling from US-59 N to:

  • Museum District: Exit Main St and proceed south; or merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Southmore St/Calumet St/Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west
  • Hermann Park/Zoo: Exit Richmond Ave/Downtown for parking in Midtown/Downtown; or merge onto TX-288 S and Exit N MacGregor Way/S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor/Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown/Downtown
  • TMC: Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd/Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
  • HLS&R (Rodeo): Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd/Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west; or merge on TX-288 S and onto I-610 W and Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north

Traveling from US-59 S to:

  • Hermann Park/Zoo: Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit N MacGregor Way/S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor/Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown/Downtown
  • Museum District: Exit Fannin St and proceed south; or merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Southmore St/Calumet St/Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west
  • TMC: Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd/Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
  • HLS&R (Rodeo): Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd/Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west; or merge onto TX-288 S and onto I-610 W and Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north

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Parking Options


Museum District

  • Park at member associations in their parking garages
  • Free and paid public parking in Midtown and Downtown; paid parking prices range from $3.50 to $20 daily. From there, take METRORail to your destination

Hermann Park/Zoo

  • Free and paid public parking in Midtown and Downtown; paid parking prices range from $3.50 to $20 daily. From there, take METRORail to your destination
  • Paid public parking in designated TMC parking lots; paid parking prices range from $6 to $12 daily. From there, take METRORail or the complimentary METRO shuttle to your destination

TMC

  • Paid public parking in the TMC

HLS&R (Rodeo)

  • Ride the Rodeo Express or METRO Park & Ride; for more information visit www.rodeohouston.com
  • Paid public parking in one of the paid lots identified on the map; for more information visit www.rodeohouston.com

For recommended and updated driving directions and parking information visit www.houstontx.gov.