Fetch your suitcase, exit the gates of Houston, TX Airport (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental), and pick up your rental car. Which one you hop into depends on where you’ll be going. If you’ll be spending the majority of the time driving in downtown Houston, around 16 miles from the terminal, choose something small and zippy. A compact car that’s fuel-efficient will be ideal for those busy streets. But with almost endless things to see, like the scenic sandy shores of the region, you may want to add some pit stops. A larger vehicle, like an SUV or a full-size car, will make longer road trips a pleasure.