Football fans coming to Houston for the 51st Super Bowl will find plenty of events to entertain them for over a week before the big game. The City of Houston has arranged events with ease of travel in mind so that visitors will have many convenient ways to get to and from various events and around town.

Super Bowl events at Discovery Green

Super Bowl LIVE is a free ten-day event held at Discovery Green in downtown Houston for football fans who would like to experience Texas and uniquely Houston-themed interactive exhibits. Presented by Verizon and its event partners, it is meant to be welcoming to families.

It features musical performances, a gathering of food trucks, and Future Flight, a 90 foot-tall Mars virtual reality Mars exhibit by NASA. This is worth going to, even if you aren’t a football fan. Musical acts will include two performances by ZZ Top as well as by many local artists.

Super Bowl LIVE eats

Twenty-two food trucks will be present in and around Discovery Green during Super Bowl LIVE. They will serve a variety of food, from Southern favorites, to Creole and Cajun, to Vietnamese fusion. Mexican food will also be represented, as will a waffle bus. Get your food early, as lines will probably be long.

Super Bowl travel and navigation

These Super Bowl events have been situated so that they can be easily accessed by Houston’s light rail train system on the Red Line.

This line runs north and south along Main and Fannin Streets. Visitors will primarily need to travel between the Stadium Park-Astrodome Station (also known as the Reliant Park Station) and the Main Street Square station downtown. NRG Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played, is located at the Stadium Park station.

When the train stops, visitors can debark and head west; the stadium is visible from the train station. A park-and-ride lot is located at the Fannin South station, which is one stop south of Stadium Park.

Discovery Green is located on the east side of downtown. Many visitors to the city will find it more convenient to get there by walking to Discovery Green from the Main Street Square station and heading southeast down Lamar or McKinney Streets to LaBranch Street, which marks the northwestern boundary of Discovery Green.

Visitors staying at the Hilton Americas, Embassy Suites, or Marriott Marquis hotels will be right at Discovery Green, already.

Visitors wishing to go farther afield, such as to the Johnson Spacecraft Center and Space Center Houston or local shopping malls, can rent a car, take a cab, or use the Uber ride-sharing service. Take advice from a native, and avoid parking downtown if you can. Use the train and the buses as much as possible. Parking lots are available downtown, and visitors parking in lots on the west side of downtown will be able to use free circulator buses to get to Discovery Green. Welcome to Houston, and enjoy your stay!

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