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

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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