Houston's downtown "Lazy River" is now open to the public

Step into the Blue! If you're in need of a Texas-size refreshing break, the Marriott Marquis Houston has opened its Parkview Terrace to the public.

The hotel is now selling resort weekday-only passes to its Texas-shaped Lazy River and other amenities that were once open to overnight guests at the Marriott Marquis. The $50 pass gives you access from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursday with admission to the lazy river, heated infinity pool, the hot tub and fitness center and towel service. Guests are also invited to buy food and drinks at the High Dive restaurant.