Plan Your Trip to Houston

Atex is proud to welcome students from across the country to our IICRC training classes. Whether you’re based in Houston or traveling from out-of-state, we have a variety of things to do and see after class. From grabbing a bite to booking an overnight stay, here are some of our favorite places to explore around town.






If you’re looking to grab a bite after class, here are some of our favorite casual dining spots in the area.

Pappas Bar-B-Q, Cantina and Seafood Kitchen

Near Northwest | 1 mile

Popular trio of family-owned restaurants

Little Bitty Burger Barn

Central Northwest | 3 miles

Neighborhood burger shack


Bunker Hill | 6 miles

Casual Southern food with outdoor seating

Niko Niko’s

Spring Branch | 7 miles

Popular local spot voted Best Greek Food in Houston

Brenner’s on the Bayou

Washington | 10 miles

Upscale Texas steakhouse

Post HTX

Downtown | 14 miles

Repurposed historic building with lively food court and rooftop terrace

The Spot

Galveston Island | 64 miles

Bustling beachfront restaurant with four distinct bars. It’s worth the drive!




Kick the day into high gear with caffeine or unwind after class at a local brewery. Here are some of our favorite local spots to grab a drink.

Slowpokes (Long Point Location)

Spring Branch East | 4 miles

Cozy coffee shop with light bites, dessert and strong coffee

Buzz & Bites

Spring Branch | 4 miles

Local café with large breakfast menu

Pura Coffee

Memorial | 5 miles

Neighborhood coffee shop with vegan and gluten-free fare

Karbach Brewing Co.

Spring Branch East | 4 miles

Neighborhood local craft brewery with indoor dining and outdoor beer garden

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

Sawyer Yards | 12 miles

Craft brewery with high rise patio and great view of the downtown skyline

Holler Brewing Co.

Sawyer Yards | 12 miles

Small independent brewery with a rotation of seasonal beers

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Near Northside | 14 miles

Popular Houston brewery with huge outdoor beer garden




Traveling from out of town and need to know where to stay? Here are our recommended hotels and accommodations near our training location.

Hampton Inn – Houston/Brookhollow

Near Northwest | 1 mile

12909 Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77040


Special Rate for Atex Students:
$81/night plus taxes

Extended Stay Deluxe Houston – Northwest

Near Northwest | 1 mile

5454 Hollister Street
Houston, TX 77040


Special Rate for Atex Students:
$113.99/night + taxes

Courtyard by Marriott Houston – NW/290 Corridor

Near Northwest | 4 miles

6708 N. Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77040


Special Rate for Atex Students:
$129/night plus taxes

Comfort Inn Hwy. 290/Northwest

Spring Branch | 2 miles

7887 West Tidwell Road
Houston, TX 77040


Econo Lodge Houston

Central Northwest | 2 miles

6630 Hoover Street
Houston, TX 77092


Towneplace Suites Houston Central/Northwest

Central Northwest | 2 miles

12820 Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77040



Northwest | 5 miles

10654 West Little York Road
Houston, TX 77041





Houston is home to a wide variety of things to do and see. From stadiums to museums, here’s a selection of places to explore around the city.

Memorial Park

Uptown | 9 miles

Large outdoor park with tennis courts, track and nature trails

Minute Maid Park

Downtown | 15 miles

Baseball stadium and home of the Astros

Discovery Green

Downtown | 15 miles

Large park with community events and art installations

NRG Stadium

South Kirby | 17 miles

NFL stadium and home of the Texans

Buffalo Bayou Cistern

Fourth Ward | 13 miles

Decommissioned underground reservoir with rotating art installations

Houston’s Theater District

Downtown | 14 miles

Home to several large and small performing arts venues and theaters

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Downtown | 14 miles

Classical arts center for dance, theater and music

MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston)

Midtown | 15 miles

Contemporary community arts venue


Energy Corridor | 15 miles

Immersive outer space-themed art exhibition

The Menil Collection and Rothko Chapel

Montrose | 13 miles

Modern art museum and meditation chapel with free admission

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum District | 15 miles

Second largest art museum in the U.S.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Museum District | 17 miles

Natural history and science museum with IMAX and butterfly center