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27th Annual Conference – Local Tourist Information


Houston, Texas, USA

Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 15, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 - A Day For Teachers

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - A Day For Medics

Local Tourist Information



To see local attractions and popular restaurants check out the Interactive Map of Houston.



The Houston Visitors Center is located at the heart of the Convention District, Downtown Houston and is open from 7:00am - 10:00pm daily.

Houston Visitors Center
1300 Avenida de la Americas
Houston, TX
+1 800 4 HOUSTON (37557)



In 2013, Food & Wine Magazine named Houston “America’s newest capital of great food.” Houston has over 10,000 restaurants, with cuisines from over 70 countries and American regions. The JW Marriott Houston has a Starbucks, and two restaurants, the South Coast Grill (open for breakfast) and the Destino (open for lunch and dinner). The JW Marriott Houston is also directly across the street from the Galleria, a large shopping center with a food court and over 15 restaurants. You can find out more about these and other surrounding restaurants on the JW Marriott Houston’s website.

Lunch/ Convenient options

JW Marriott Houston & many nearby locations

Grand Lux Cafe
In Centre at Post Oak
5000 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
+1 713 626 1700

Harvest Express
In Centre at Post Oak
5000 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
+1 832 991 8988

Tex Mex Cuisine

2706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
2.8 miles from JW Marriott
+1 713 524 1700

El Tiempo Cantina- Richmond
3130 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX
3 miles from JW Marriott
+1 713 807 1600

Goode Company Hamburgers and Taqueria
4902 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX
3.9 miles from JW Marriott
+1 713 520 9153

Pappasito’s Cantina
6445 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX
2.6 miles from JW Marriott
+1 713 520 5066

Texas Barbecue

Goode Company Barbeque
5109 Kirby Dr.
4 miles from JW Marriott
+1 713 522 2530

Luling City Market
4726 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX1.3 miles from JW Marriott
+1 713 871 1903



5200Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
+1 713 623 0643

CVS Pharmacy
5402 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
+1 713 877 1479



Whole Foods
1700 Post Oak Blvd #100, Houston, TX
+1 713 346 0537



Cardtronics ATM
5200 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX

Wells Fargo ATM
5000 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX

The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX



Bank of America
5348 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
ATM, Cash Deposit, Check Deposit, Cash Withdrawal

IBC Bank
The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
ATM, Cash Deposit, and Cash Withdrawal



The Galleria
5085 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
The Galleria is the largest shopping center in Texas, with over 400 stores and restaurants.

Post Oak Plaza
1717 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX
Home of the Pinto Ranch Houston, where you can find authentic cowboy boots and western wear.

River Oaks District
4444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
+1 713 904 1310
The River Oaks District is a 14-acre outdoor luxury boutique shopping center. It has a number of stores and restaurants, and an iPic Theater.



Houston City Pass

Pick up a Houston City Pass and save 50% on the top 5 Houston attractions, including: Space Center Houston; Downtown Aquarium; Houston Museum of Natural Science; Houston Zoo or Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Kemah Boardwalk or Children’s Museum of Houston.

Downtown Aquarium - Houston
410 Bagby St, Houston, TX

Downtown Aquarium is a six-acre entertainment and dining complex with a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe.

Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Dr, Houston TX

The Health Museum provides innovative and interactive health and science educational experiences to promote an understanding of the human body.

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9;00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hermann Park
6001 Fannin St, Houston, TX

Hermann Park is a 445-acre recreational space, including Houston Zoo, the Japanese Garden, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Rose Garden, and the Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX

Located in the heart of Houston's Museum District, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is a dynamic cultural complex comprising two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, visitors center, library, movie theater, gift shop, café, two art schools, and two house museums.

Hours of Operation
Tuesday–Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed Monday, except holidays

Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX

Twenty miles south of downtown Houston, the Kemah Boardwalk is a 60-acre Texas Gulf Coast theme park. It is also considered as one of the premier boardwalks in the United States.

Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Rd 1, Houston, TX

Space Center Houston is dubbed the “Big Draw” by USA Today in 2014. It is one of Houston’s top attractions, the area’s No. 1 attraction for international visitors, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and the only Smithsonian Affiliate in the greater Houston area.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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