In retrospect, the continuous two-year pandemic we’ve all experienced has progressively become mundane. And, unfortunately, with uncertainty in the air, weeklong tropical vacations are now determined by safety precautions, vaccine mandates and mask requirements. Not to mention, a new COVID-19 variant could cancel your trip entirely. But while we wait for a spotty sense of normality, Houston has become a utopia of its own, and a hot commodity for food, entertainment and self-care. If a traditional vacay isn’t in the cards, but you’re still looking to escape, there are plenty of local getaways that can make you quickly forget that you never left the city limits. Let the Bayou City be your home away from home: Houston is sprinkled with treasures; you’ll feel worlds away, without ever having to leave. A staycation is the ideal time to try new things, from eating at a new restaurant, booking a weekend hotel spa, or simply just getting out of the house to get some work done. Whether you’re bringing the family—or need some time away from them—Houston has everything you need to stay home and enjoy it. 

In This Feature:

Plan Your Staycation Getaway at One of These Boutiques Hotels

From the Whitehall Houston to La Colombe D'Or, Houston has a great variety of boutique hotels to visit

03/25/2022 By Stephanie Bartels

Plan Your Staycation Getaway at one of These Luxury Hotels

Experience luxury at The Laura Hotel, Royal Sonesta Houston, Poast Oak Hotel, and more

03/25/2022 By Geneva Diaz

These Hotel Spas are a Must-Visit During a Houston Staycation

Visit Houston Hotel Spas such as Trellis Spa, Mokara Spa, Zaspa, and more

03/25/2022 By Danielle Wright

Switch Up Your Work From Home Scenery With a Coworking Space

There are plenty of great Coworking spaces in the city from The Annex HTX to Firmspace, and more

03/25/2022 By Danielle Wright

Unique Eateries That Make You Forget You’re Still in the City

Try immersive restaurants like Casa Nomad, MAD Houston, Prey, and more during your Houston staycation

03/25/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Plan Your Staycation Getaway at one of These Vacation Homes

From bohemian-style homes to industrial lux pads and cozy bungalows, the options are endless

03/25/2022 By Geneva Diaz