Thrifty Car Rental –Houston (IAH)
17330 Palmetto Pines
Houston, TX 77032
The nation's fourth largest city encompasses more than its fair share of fun activities and attractions. Home to nearly 2.1 million people, Houston is a bustling city that never seems to stop buzzing. Get in a Houston rental car, and start exploring this expansive playground - you're sure to stumble upon some Texas gems!
When in Houston, getting a taste of the Old South is a must. Bayou Bend is the perfect spot to indulge in a Scarlet O'Hara impression, and is also a great place to check out one of the region's finest art collections. Open year-round, no time is a bad one to visit the ground of Bayou Bend, yet green thumbs may want to plan their visit here to coincide with the height of spring blooming season. As you step out of your Houston car rental, you can already smell the aromas of summer coming on!
Things are bigger in Houston, and that includes the city's list of top restaurants. The Houston Eater believes there are 38 essential restaurants in the city, so if you want to visit even a handful of them, you better get moving in your Houston rental car! Empanadas and other South-of-the-Border cuisine come alive at The Original Marini's Empanada House, whose west side location is worth the trek. If you enjoy your meat and your sandwich, no place is finer than Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen, where Reubens and matzo balls are larger than life. Of course, no visit to Houston would be complete without some grilled meats, and the Barbecue Inn offers the perfect spot to dig in.
The great urban outdoors
With ample sunshine year-round, a visit to Houston without a side trip in your Houston car rental to one of the city's parks is incomplete. Hermann Park attracts 6 million visitors annually, and offers more than 440 acres of natural playscapes in which to swim, paddle, run, walk or pedal around. With the Houston Zoo on-site, Hermann also provides a great escape into the animal kingdom that is perfect for any fan of mammals, reptiles, avian species or the like. For fans of flora, nothing trumps the Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Complete with a cypress swamp, aromatic orchids and vivid birds and butterflies, this garden is nothing short of paradise.