Spring Break Traffic Information

March 8 – 24, 2014

With the numerous attractions Houston has to offer during spring break including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Museum District, and the Houston Zoo, the area experiences higher traffic volume during Spring Break - attracting an average of 350,000 people daily (number attributed to average daily attendance of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston Museum District and the Texas Medical Center.

With a large number of people expected to converge on this area of the city throughout the week of Spring Break, March 9 – March 17, visitors should follow the driving directions below, park in recommended parking locations, and ride METRORail, which stops frequently throughout the Museum District, Hermann Park / Houston Zoo and continues to Reliant Park for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

Suggested Driving Directions

 

  • Traveling from TX-288 S 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
    • HLS&R (Rodeo)
      • Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west

 

  • Traveling from TX-288 N to:
    • HLS&R (Rodeo)
      • Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west
    • TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (TMC)
      • Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Holcombe 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
    • Museum District
      • Exit Binz St / Calumet St and take Binz west

 

  • Traveling from I-610 E to:
    • HLS&R (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
    • 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 W to:
    • HLS&R (Rodeo)
      • Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north

 

  • Traveling from US-59 N to:
    • Museum District
      • Exit Main St and proceed south
      • 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
    • 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
    • HLS&R (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

 

  • Traveling from US-59 S 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
      • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west
    • TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (TMC)
      • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
    • HLS&R (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 - 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 Blue shuttle to your destination

TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (TMC)

  • Paid public parking in the TMC

HLS&R (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.