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Mayor Turner, others announce parking plan for Houston's popular spring break destinations

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Tuesday suggested driving directions and recommended parking locations for Houston’s most popular attractions during spring break.

Spring break starts Saturday through March 19.

The city of Houston has teamed up with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston Museum District, Hermann Park/Houston Zoo, Texas Medical Center and METRO to create easy access to Houston’s most popular spring break destinations.

“Houstonians and visitors alike use spring break to experience our city’s best family attractions,” Turner said. “With an increase in attendance during this week, we want to make traveling to and from these world-class destinations as easy as possible. Our plan will allow for more time enjoying the attractions and less time in traffic and searching for parking.”

An estimated 350,000 visitors  are expected to be in the Houston area during spring break. The city recommended that people plan ahead and use public transportation when possible.

“Super Bowl visitors discovered what many Houstonians already know; taking METRO is easy and saves you time and money,” METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert said.

METRO's interactive map shows attractions near each rail line. Visitors can also see METRO’s recommended parking locations for the downtown area.

SUGGESTED DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Traveling from TX-288 South to:

• Museum District
o Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west

• Hermann Park / Zoo
o 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)
o Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west

• HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
o Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west

Traveling from TX-288 North to:

• HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
o Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west

• TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (TMC)
o Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Holcombe west

• Hermann Park / Zoo
o 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
o Exit Binz St / Calumet St and take Binz west

Traveling from I-610 East to:

• HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
o Exit 1C Kirby Drive or Exit 1B Fannin St and proceed north
o Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west

• TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (TMC)
o Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Holcombe west
o Exit Main, head north, cross Holcombe to John Freeman Blvd

• Hermann Park / Zoo
o 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
o 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
o Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north

Traveling from US 59 North to:

• Museum District

o Exit Main St and proceed south to Southmore

o Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west

• Hermann Park / Zoo
o Exit Richmond Ave / Downtown for parking in Midtown / Downtown
o 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)
o Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west

• HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
o Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west
o 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
o 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

o Exit Fannin St and proceed south
o Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west

• TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (TMC)
o Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west

• HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
o Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west
o Merge on TX-288 S and onto I-610 W and Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north

Parking Options

o 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

o 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

o TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (TMC)
 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 www.tmcparking.org.

o HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND 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 more on recommended driving directions and parking information visit www.houstontx.gov.
 

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