HOUSTON – As spring break approaches for area school districts, traffic and parking near Houston’s most popular attractions will be closely monitored.

Mayor Sylvester Turner has partnered with the Texas Medical Center, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, Houston Museum District, Hermann Park / Houston Zoo and METRO to create easy access to these iconic spring break destinations.

“Families historically head to the Houston Zoo, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and our world class museums during Spring break every year – which leads to more traffic and congestion near these popular destinations.,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “We work diligently to ensure that travel to and from these attractions is as easy as possible while not hindering access to The Texas Medical Center.”

With higher traffic volume and limited parking in these areas throughout the week of Spring Break, March 10 – 18, authorities recommend people plan ahead and use public transportation whenever possible.

“As so many of you know, riding METRO is really the best way to go. METRO offers easy and affordable access to so many popular Spring Break destinations. There is ample parking near our rail lines and bus routes. It costs just $1.25 to ride, and children under five-years-old ride for free. Just visit www.ridemetro.org and plan your trip,” said METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert.

“The week of Spring Break is our most highly-attended week during the run of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™,” said Joel Cowley, Rodeo president and CEO. “We encourage our visitors to visit rodeohouston.com and download our mobile app to guide them in navigating the Rodeo in 2018.”

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

• 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 o 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 o 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 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)

  • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west

• HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO PAGE 3 OF 3

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

• HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO

  • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west
  • 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

• 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 (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.

• 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 recommended and updated driving directions and parking information visit www.houstontx.gov.