Visiting Houston, Texas is on my bucket list for a family trip. There is so much to do in this city that is big on style and down-home family fun. If you are planning a girlfriend getaway, guys trip, or a trip with the family to Houston, the Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau put together these handy suggested Houston itineraries to help you make the most of your trip.

Once you decide what you are going to do in Houston, then mosey on over to Expedia’s 2013 Insiders’ Select™ List of The World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels to decide where to stay in the Houston, Texas area. This Insiders’ Select list includes a ranking of the top 650 of more than 150,000 hotels in the world, taking into consideration a combination of guest reviews, Expedia’s hotel expertise, and overall value. Some of the top Houston area hotels include:

1. Hyatt Place Houston, Sugarland, Texas (Hotel rank: #214): Located close to First Colony Mall, this hotel offers a coffee shop, restaurant, and fitness center. Some guest rooms even offer private pools.

2. Embassy Suites Houston Downtown (Hotel rank: #319): In the heart of Houston, this eco-friendly hotel is also family-friendly with both parks and the Houston Aquarium nearby.

3. Embassy Suites Houston  – Energy Corridor (Hotel rank: #407): Kick back at the indoor pool before heading to Memorial City while staying at this hotel. Close to Country Village and Bear Creek Park, it’s the perfect spot of business or leisure travelers.

Photo Courtesy of Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.