Friends Guesthouse Downtown
About Friends Guesthouse Downtown
Houston, United States 77007
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Celebrate the 4th of July in Houston! With The Houston Symphony's Star-Spangled Salute To Independence Day, a concert bringing you all the old patriotic favorites as Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski takes to the stage of the Miller Outdoor Theater July 4 at 8:30 pm.
We've Purchased 2 New Bunk Beds! (4 New Beds In The Mixed Dorm) So You're Sure To Get A Great Night's Sleep In Our Mixed Dorm With Our New Comfy Mattresses!
Book A Comfy Bunk Bed Today! * )
Welcome To Friends Guesthouse Downtown!
We're a Very Simple Guest House In The Heart of A Charming Historic Neighborhood.
*2 Day Bookings Include Free Wi-Fi, Towel & Breakfast That Guests Prepare: (Pancakes & Coffee)
We Offer 2 Private Rooms & 1 Mixed Dorm With 4 Beds (Bunk Beds In The Mixed Dorm).
See Our Video Of Our Private Rooms
Book A Room With Us If You Want A Quiet, Quaint & Cozy Stay In A Friendly, Historic House To Wind Down & Take It Easy.
We Do Not Consider Our Hostel A 'Fun' Place, Although We Do Have A Good Time. What we purposely provide instead is a very laid-back & quiet refuge for travelers who aren't looking to Party at the hostel or Watch TV.
We cater to travelers who like to spend their time enjoying the city, or if at the hostel, perhaps reading or playing on their lap-tops.
We Do Not Organize Tours or Activities At This Time - But We Will Help You With Your Plans : )
Access To The Space Center, The Museum District & Very Cool Bars & Clubs Are Just A Hop, Skip & A Jump From Us.
In fact, Sugar Cane, a new whiskey bar & Liberty Station, a new pub just recently opened up & they're just around the corner from us, about a 5 minute walk.
We're Also A Short Walk To Downtown (10 To 15 minutes) Where All The Local Buses Are As Well As The The Metro Rail That Will Get You Quickly To The Museum District & Herman Park! (Free concerts in the park)
*Look For Our Sign Outside Our House Which Simply Reads: FRIENDS
(It's a Black Sign That Hangs From The Porch Ceiling)
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WEBSITE:
Houston's Best Attractions:
(All Attractions Are Accessible Via Public Transportation (www.ridemetro.org) & Very Close To Friends Guesthouse!
1. Space Center Houston: NASA Tram Tour: Go where the public cannot go- on the 'behind-the-scenes' NASA Tram Tour at NASA's Johnson Space Center.The 90-minute tour includes Rocket Park, home to Apollo 18, Building 9 where astronauts train, Building 30N home of the 'Apollo Era' Mission Control and many other astronaut training areas.
Starship Gallery:The journey into space begins with the film On HumanDestiny at the Destiny Theater.Artifacts and hardware on display in the Starship Gallery trace the progression of America's Manned Space Flight. This incredible collection includes: an original model of the
Goddard Rocket, the actual Mercury Atlas 9 Faith 7' capsule flown by Gordon Cooper, the Gemini V Spacecraft piloted by Pete Conrad and Gordon Cooper, a Lunar Roving Vehicle Trainer, the Apollo 17 Command
Module, the giant Skylab Trainer and the Apollo-Soyuz Trainer.
Astronaut Gallery:An unparalleled exhibit outside Space Center Theater featuring the world's best collection of spacesuits.Astronaut John Young's ejection suit and Judy Resnik's T-38 flight suit are two of the many spacesuits on display.The Living in Space module simulates what life could be like for astronauts aboard the space station.
A Mission Briefing Officer gives a live presentation on how astronauts live in a space environment. The presentation uses humor to show how the smallest tasks like showering and eating are complicated by a microgravity environment. A volunteer from the audience helps to prove
the point. Could Be You! : )
2. Downtown Aquarium:Downtown Aquarium is the product of redeveloping two Downtown Houston Landmarks - Fire Station No.1 and The Central Waterworks Building.This magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 200
species of aquatic life from around the globe.
White Tigers of the Maharaja's Temple: In the late 1940s, in an area in central India, in the jungles of Rewa rumors spread of an unusual animal. There were the first documented sightings of a white tiger.Come see these incredible white tigers lounge and play in the ruins of the ancient Maharaja's Temple and learn about conservation
efforts to help their cousins in the wild.
Sunken Temple: The ruins of this lost Mayan civilization showcase some spectacular species... you can't miss the 20-foot long Reticulated Python!
3. Houston Museum of Natural Science:
(Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m., are free to the public)
FabergÃ©: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars
until July 25, 2010
Magic: The Science of Wonder
until Sept. 6, 2010
Archaeopteryx: Icon of Evolution
until Sept. 6, 2010
4. Houston Zoo: It's best to visit the Houston Zoo early when parking is still abundant and the animals are most active. Gates open daily at 9 a.m.
The Houston Zoo is opening a new dimension in guest services with the launch of a GPS-enabled Zoo iPHone application. It and Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo are the only two zoos in the world to offer such a service.The Houston Zoo's new free iPhone application displays guests' location on zoo grounds using real-time GPS coordinates and allows visitors to access photos and videos of zoo exhibits and animals and
access daily Meet the Keeper Talks and presentations.
Wortham World of Primates: Located in the heart of the zoo, Wortham World of Primates offers up close viewing of some of the world's most fascinating and intelligent creatures.Nestled in a naturalistic setting, Wortham World's boardwalks and tree houses allow visitors to
observe the behavior of a wide variety of threatened and endangered primates. In the exhibit you can see mandrills, lemurs, an agile gibbon, red capped mangabeys, siamangs, patas monkeys, cotton top and golden lion tamarins, howler monkeys, and Sumatran and Bornean
McNair Asian Elephant Habitat: The Houston Zoo's Asian elephant herd includes five elephants:One adult male, Thai; Three females: Me-Thai,Shanti, and Tess's calf, Tucker And two baby elephants are on the way! These highly intelligent creatures are an endangered species. Scientists estimate that there are fewer than 50,000 wild Asian elephants; they live in India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. (By comparison, there are 600,000
wild African elephants.)
5. Museum of Fine Arts: (Free on Thursdays! : )
MFAH: Located in the heart of Texas's largest city, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is a dynamic cultural complex consisting of two museum buildings, two art schools, two decorative arts centers, and a
With its encyclopedic collection and an exciting schedule of
international loan exhibitions and award-winning programs, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is one of the premier destinations in the United States for art lovers.
6. The Health Museum:The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, is Houston's most interactive science learning center and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.
Located in the heart of the city's rich and varied Museum District,The Health Museum encourages growing interest and regard for healthier lifestyles, fitness and good physical, mental and spiritual health.
Take a larger-than-life walking tour of the human body and find out how all of your organs work together to keep you healthy.
Ride a bicycle with a skeleton, sit on giant teeth, see how all the joints in your body work and more!
Purchase the Houston City PASS: a dollar-bill-size ticket booklet containing six real attraction admission tickets (not mere discount coupons or excuses to dip into your wallet again) to the most famous Houston attractions and museums.
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