Location and hotel information

http://www.sshr.com/resort-houston-texas-en.htmlThe 2014 conference will be held at the South Shore Harbour Resort in League City, TX (just outside Houston).

A conference room rate of $99 plus tax (one king or two double beds) is available to attendees through March 15.  Call South Shore at 800.442.5005 and let them know you’re attending the Society of Professional Journalists conference in order to get the discounted rate.

The closest airport is Hobby Airport, approximately a half-hour drive to the hotel. Please contact the hotel regarding transportation arrangements from Hobby. If your only arrival option is George Bush Intercontinental Airport, please let us know and if we can arrange transportation we will. Bush Airport is about an hour from South Shore.

The Clear Lake area has lots of local attractions.  Here are a few suggestions for places to visit while you’re in town:

Space_Center_Houston-8962_3_4_5_6_7Space Center Houston is the official visitors center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  It’s about 5-1/2 miles from the South Shore Resort and is open 7 days a week.  It offers NASA facility tours ranging from 5 hours to half an hour long.

The Kemah Boardwalk offers great restaurants, amusement rides and specialty retail shops.  It’s less than 4 miles from South Shore and is open 7 days a week.

The Armand Bayou Nature Center is an urban wildlife center that offers guided hiking tours and historical displays.  It’s approximately 10 miles from the South Shore Resort.

moodygardens Moody Gardens in Galveston offers attractions including the “Aquarium Pyramid,” “Rainforest Pyramid,” 3D and 4D theaters, a museum, paddlewheel rides and other seasonal activities.  It’s about 30 miles from the South Shore Resort and is open 7 days a week. (See more information about visiting Galveston on the city’s tourist site.)

7427768_m

A list of other Clear Lake-area hotels is here.

3 thoughts on “Location and hotel information

  1. It looks like the block is full on March 28 (Friday). Any chance you can work it out to open that block a bit more? We’re coming from Fort Worth and would like to get there Friday.

    • Thanks for letting me know. I have been in touch with the hotel and hopefully will be able to open another block of discounted rooms. I will let you know as soon as I find out. Look forward to seeing you!

    • Hi – I have spoken with the hotel and they have opened more rooms for both Friday night and Saturday night. Please let me know if you have any further problems. Look forward to seeing you there!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s