Area Attractions • The Buckingham


While life at The Buckingham is active and amazing, that doesn’t mean residents stay put all the time. Quite the opposite: We take advantage of a central location to experience all the Houston area has to offer.



We’ve curated a few destinations in the area, along with travel times from The Buckingham.

The heart of Texas, at your fingertips

Situated just southeast of Memorial in the Mid-West neighborhood, The Buckingham is within a half-hour from most everything in America’s fourth-largest city. Residents enjoy getting out on the town for a day in the Museum District, a night at the theaters, or jaunts to world-class dining, shopping and nightlife.

A.D. Players at the George Theater
A long-running performing arts venue with a main stage, children’s theater, and year-round workshops.
5420 Westheimer Rd.
Travel time: 9 minutes

Alley Theatre
The Tony Award-winning Alley Theater is the oldest professional theater company in Texas and the third oldest resident theater in the U.S. Of note: the Alley is one of several such theaters found in the city’s Theater District.
615 Texas Ave.
Travel time: 22 minutes

Set on the former site of Town & Country Mall in West Houston, this 37-acre community blends retail, restaurant, office space, luxury living and nightlife in an open-air environment. CityCentre includes hip restaurants, upscale boutiques, numerous eateries and a stylish 244-room hotel, The Moran.
800 Town and Country Blvd.
Travel Time: 15 minutes

The Galleria Houston
More than 30 million visitors seek out Texas’ largest shopping center. International guests and Houstonians blend seamlessly while on shopping excursions or entertaining guests at one of the signature eateries.
5085 Westheimer Rd.
Travel time: 15 minutes

There are a number of golf courses and private clubs in the area — find them here.

Hermann Park
Considered one of America’s great public spaces, this 45-acre park is an important resource for Houstonians. Ride the train along the Hermann Park Railroad, cruise around in a pedal boat on McGovern Lake, jog along the trails, or enjoy a peaceful moment in the Japanese Garden. There are countless opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation.
6100 Hermann Park Dr.
Travel time: 25 minutes

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Opened to the public in 2002, the venue is located downtown on the edge of the Houston Theater District. The center features 60-foot-high glass walls with views of Houston’s skyscrapers, Tranquility Park and Houston City Hall.
800 Bagby St.
Travel time: 22 minutes

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
A 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary located just miles from Downtown Houston on the western edge of Memorial Park. Established in 1967, the Arboretum was one of the first nature education facilities for children in the state of Texas and it offers nature education to over 600,000 visitors each year.
4501 Woodway Dr.
Travel time: 25 minutes

Jones Hall
Home to the Houston Symphony, where you can find exceptional orchestral and non-orchestral performances, educational programs and community activities.
615 Louisiana St.
Travel time: 24 minutes

Memorial City
The city-within-a-city, Memorial City is a premier mixed-use development with 9 million square feet of developed real estate offering a unique blend of business space and residential homes including the 1.7-million-square-foot Memorial City Mall, upscale hotels, and the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center — the second-largest medical campus in the Houston metropolitan area.
303 Memorial City
Travel time: 12 minutes

Minute Maid Park
Home to the Houston Astros, Minute Maid Park ushered in a new era of Major League sports in the city. The downtown ballpark continues the proud tradition of visionary innovation in stadium construction with a 242-foot-high, retractable roof that brought open-air baseball to Houston or the first time in 35 years when it opened in 2000.
501 Crawford St.
Travel time: 30 minutes

Museum District
Houston’s Museum District is one of the largest concentrations of cultural institutions in the country. Discover a collection of 19 museums, each with its own specialty. Get the brochure.
4912 Main Street (and surrounding locations)
Travel: 25 minutes

Rodeo Houston and NRG Park
The premier 350-acre complex that’s home to sports and entertainment galore, including the home of the Houston Texans NFL football team and the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show.

NRG Parkway
Travel time: 30 minutes

Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church
Founded in 1952 by J. Thomas Bagby, St. Martin’s is the largest parish of the Episcopal Church in North America with nearly 10,000 members. The church worships in both traditional and contemporary liturgical styles in the evangelical Anglican and mainline Anglican traditions.
717 Sage Rd.
Travel time: 18 minutes

Space Center Houston
The visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center, the museum is one of Houston’s most popular tourist destinations and has hundreds of space artifacts and historic spaceships.
1601 E. NASA Pkwy.
Travel time: 50 minutes

Wortham Theater Center
Designed by Eugene Aubry of Morris Architects, the Wortham Theater Center was built out of private funds totaling over $66 million.
501 Texas Ave.
Travel time: 30 minutes

Explore all of the top things to do in Houston on TripAdvisor and even more at Visit Houston.

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Many independent living residents have their own vehicle to get around and The Buckingham provides covered parking with 24-hour security. Scheduled transportation services are also available to take advantage of group outings to area destinations.

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