Annise Parker Tells You How to Get Around Houston During Spring Break

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Let's go to the Medical Center!!
Mayor Annise Parker announced two things today: 1) Houston is a big Spring Break destination, which we admit we never really realized; and 2) She wants you to use specific routes to get to some tourist hotspots during this time.

Again, we didn't realize there were Spring Break tourist hotspots in town, but the mayor has decreed there are, and they require traffic management.

"With the numerous attractions Houston has to offer during spring break including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Museum District, and the Houston Zoo, we want all visitors to enjoy these attractions while having a pleasant experience with their route and parking," Parker said.

The city said "the week of spring break typically attracts an average of 350,000 people daily," a figure they arrived at by adding the average daily attendance at the Rodeo, the Museum District and the Texas Medical Center.

Because we all know nothing says "Spring Break" like the Texas Medical Center.

The city has some highly specific routes it thinks you should take to get around in these trying times, which they consider to be March 10 through the 18th.

And they are:

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
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
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
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
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
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 onto TX-288 S and onto I-610 W and Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north


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2 comments
Hbeard85
Hbeard85

I have a hard time believing Houston is a big Spring Break destination, too. BUT based on the fact school is going to be out, parents having to take off and be forced to entertain the bored, young masses these routes are hardly surprising.

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