Plan Your Visit -  Houston


Car Rental Discounts & Ground Transportation

Car Rental Discounts – Make it a road trip.
Close enough to Houston that you don’t really need to fly? Road trips can be a super fun way to get to pumped for your championship experience! Enjoy exclusive savings just for FIRST Championship Houston attendees.

  • Hertz
    • To reserve special FIRST Championship rates with Hertz, visit their website and reference CV # 022Q9220 or call Hertz directly at 1-800-654-2240 or 1-405-749-4434.
    • Please note: At the time of reservation, meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and the best rate will apply.
  • National Car Rental & Enterprise Rent-a-Car
    • To reserve special FIRST Championship rates with National Car Rental or Enterprise Rent-a-Car, visit their customized website for 2019 FIRST Championship Houston attendees.

Ground Transportation

  • METRO Day Pass
    • Attendees have the power to explore Houston with the METRO Day Pass. Enjoy unlimited bus and light-rail service, April 14 - 21, including travel to tons of destinations across the city. Adult $3.00 per day | Student $1.50 per day


Airline Travel Discounts

The two closests major airports to the convention center are George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

Airline Travel – Book flights that work for you.

  • Delta Air Lines
    • Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts to the FIRST community for the 2019 FIRST Championship Houston.
    • Book your flights online now.
    • You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code: NY2GK
      • *Please note there is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the reservation 800 number.
  • United Airlines
    • United Airlines is extending travel discounts to the FIRST community for FIRST Championship Houston!
    • Book your flights online now. In the offer code box, put the Z code followed by the agreement code with no spaces.
      • Houston Z-Code: ZFW9 | Agreement Code: 886786

Airport Parking – Save at the airport.

    • is an airport parking reservation service with locations at more than 30 major U.S. airports. Find reliable, hassle-free parking with complimentary shuttles to and from the airport. Visit their website and select your home airport from the list.
    • Get 20% off your reservation with promo code FIRST.



Restaurants near the George R. Brown Convention Center.


Local Attractions

FIRST Robotics Celebrations at Space Center Houston - Space Center Houston offers immersive learning experiences to all FIRST teams from FIRST LEGO League Jr. to FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST Coaches, students and parents have the opportunity to network, engage in team building activities and interactive learning, compete in mini challenges with various robotic platforms, explore artifacts that have furthered space exploration and celebrate their hard work during the robotic season.

FIRST Championship Merch

The FIRST Store is your source for authentic FIRST merchandise made exclusively for the FIRST #STEMsquad. Choose from the newest gadgets, t-shirts, apparel, hats, backpacks, accessories, and fun gift ideas.




Rainbow Rocket Tee

FIRST LAUNCH travel mug

FIRST LAUNCH Travel Bottle

Visit The Store