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10 Things That Remind Us Summer is Here

June 1, 2011

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  Sunglasses, bright colors and electronic devices are just a few of the summer items available at the airport.

Summer is finally here just in time for family vacations, romantic getaways and more. Even with all the fun and relaxation to come, travel can be stressful. Here are the top 10 things at the airports that remind us of summer and can put some fun back into traveling.

1. Lemonade – Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings at Hobby Airport for berry, huckleberry or mango lemonade

2. Sunglasses – Destination Houston (C 43-45), NYS Collection (E 23-24), Sunglass Hut (E 1) and Sue Venir (B 84-91) carry a wide variety of stylish sunglasses at a variety of prices- from trendy and inexpensive to designer brands.

3. Summer Reading – At Bush Intercontinental Airport, Simply Books (B 84-91 and C 14-23), Borders (E 10-11) and Fully Booked (C 43-45) have all the latest titles to help you catch up on your summer reading while you relax on your vacation. While at Hobby Airport, try Hudson News at four convenient locations for a wide selection of both books and magazines.

4. Ice Cream – Melt away to paradise with locally made Blue Bell ice cream. Blue Bell (B 84-91) and The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (C 34-42) serve this Texas favorite. The Little Creamery (E 1), Nestle Toll House (E 12), Ruby’s (E Checkpoint) and The Grove (A North and South Food Courts) sell a variety of frozen favorites. At Hobby, stop by Pappas Burger for ice cream sundaes and handspun milkshakes and malts.

5. T-shirts, Shorts and Hats – Check out the Life is Good store at Hobby Airport for clothing and accessories for the entire family, including Fido. At Bush Airport, visit Brooks Brothers (C 14-23) for the latest men and women’s fashions. Most of our gift shops also carry t-shirts and hats perfect for summer travel.

6. Travel-Friendly Electronics – Did you forget your camera? Best Buy kiosks (Terminal A South, Food Court, C 14-23, C 43-45, E Checkpoint, E 2, E 15) have everything you need to stay connected on vacation. Media players, digital cameras, portable gaming devices, flash drives, chargers and other media accessories are available.

7. Golf – The PGA Tour Shop (C 14-23) carries all of the apparel and accessories you need for the big game at your golf getaway. A wide selection of ladies apparel is available.

8. Fresh Salads – Stop in at The Real Food Company (C34-42) for the freshest ingredients. This marche-style restaurant offers eight serving stations, including made-to-order salads.

9. Crocs - Shop the wide selection of comfy and colorful footwear available for men, women, and children at Crocs (E 3).

10. Sunscreen – Don’t forget the sunscreen. Fox News (C 34-42) and many of our other newsstands/gift shops carry sunscreen and other travel essentials for your convenience.

For a complete list of available shopping, dining and services at Hobby and Bush Airports, visit and check out our search tool.

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