How to get around Houston during Spring Break week

(City of Houston)

It might be tougher than usual to get around the Bayou City during Spring Break, so the mayor's office is working to alleviate traffic headaches before they happen.

The city expects 350,000 visitors throughout the week of Spring Break, March 13 - 17, and transit officials recommend using the following parking options and routes to access popular Houston landmarks:

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 TMC Zoo Express to your destination

Texas Medical Center
  • Paid public parking in designated TMC parking lots - paid parking prices range from $6 to $12 daily. Take the TMC Zoo Express your destination. For additional information visit TMCparking.org.

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Ride the Rodeo Express or METRO Park & Ride - for more information visit rodeohouston.com




Suggested driving directions

Traveling from TX-288 South 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
  • TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (TMC) -- Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
  • HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO -- Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west


Traveling from TX-288 North to:
  • HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO -- Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west
  • TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (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 East to:
  • HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO -- Exit 1C Kirby Drive or Exit 1B Fannin St and proceed north. Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west
  • TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (TMC) -- Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Holcombe west. Exit Main, head north, cross Holcombe to John Freeman Blvd
  • 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 West to:
  • HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO -- Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north


Traveling from US 59 North to:
  • MUSEUM DISTRICT -- Exit Main St and proceed south to Southmore 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
  • TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (TMC) -- Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
  • HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND 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 South 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 DISTRCIT -- 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
  • TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (TMC) -- Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
  • HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND 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


For those looking to take METRO around town during Spring Break, an interactive map shows within walking distance of METRO rail lines.

Related Topics:
trafficsylvester turnerhouston livestock show and rodeorodeo houstonhouston zoomuseumsNRG parkhermann parkMuseum DistrictHouston
(Copyright ©2017 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments