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Downtown Houston

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Houston: City Sightseeing Tour by Electric Cart

1. Houston: City Sightseeing Tour by Electric Cart

On this tour, let your local guide zip you through the city's top historical landmarks, visiting pristine parks and vibrant murals along the way. Learn more about Houston's vast collection of culinary choices that makes it one of the culinary centers of the world. Visit sports venues, museums, and the third largest theatre district in the country.  One of the highlights of this city sightseeing tour is viewing the so-called 8th Wonder of the World: The Astrodome. Built in 1965, the Astrodome was the world's first indoor air-conditioned stadium. Though the stadium is closed, visitors from all over the world still come to marvel at the iconic structure. After you hit all the top sights, pick up some recommendations from your local guide for nightlife and restaurants in Houston so you can make the most of your time in the vibrant city. Make sure to bring your camera — you’ll have many opportunities to stop for priceless photo-ops. The fleet of carts can accommodate groups ranging from 1-50 people per tour, though groups of 2 may be paired with up to 3 other people.

Hop-on Houston City Tour

2. Hop-on Houston City Tour

Explore Houston in a open air, double decker bus around Downtown and the Historic District. This tour offers the best of the city’s symbolic sites and attractions in one easy sitting. Along the way, a live guide will provide a lively commentary about attractions such as the giant Chase Tower, tell you stories about the colorful Theater District and many more unforgettable landmarks. • Hilton Americas Hotels at the Convention Center • Market Square - Historic District • City Hall and Visitors Center • Downtown Aquarium - Theater District • Sam Houston Park and Heritage Society historic homes • Discover the oldest commercial building still in use since 1840's • Houston's tunnel system • Graffiti park at Old China town.

Air-Conditioned Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston

3. Air-Conditioned Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston

Discover why Houston, the most populated city in Texas and the 4th most-populated city in the United States can look like a ghost town during warm summer days. This is because just 20-25 feet below street level, there are more than 7.5 miles of underground tunnels that encompass Texas' tallest skyscrapers and serve as a corporate playground for a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. Start the tour at the famous Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Houston and set off on a unique tour to some of the city's most well-renowned skyscrapers. Enjoy great photo opportunities alongside Texas' two tallest buildings, the oldest bank in Houston, and the newest portion of the downtown tunnel system. During the tour, learn all about the history of the city's extensive Tunnel System and its modern corporate appeal including a diverse range of great dining options and business amenities that resemble Houston's diversity.

Houston: 2-Hour Downtown Brewery Tour by Electric Cart

4. Houston: 2-Hour Downtown Brewery Tour by Electric Cart

Take a unique ride through Downtown Houston in an electric cart. Escape the heat and cruise throughout the city streets in an air-conditioned vehicle. Along the way, learn about Houston's incredible food scene and see some beautiful sites. Your local guide will take you to 3 or 4 different breweries, where you will head in and try whatever beer you like. There are a myriad choices and each brewery has it's own signature brew, as well as many other options to choose from. Your guide will provide lots of fun facts about the city and walk you through why each brewery is unique to the city of Houston. At each brewery, you will also have time to purchase more beer and food as you please. Your group will spend about 20 minutes at each brewery, based on your group's preference. This tour is a small group tour and very flexible, so take this time to enjoy the best that Houston has to offer, and make the most of your time.

Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston with Tunnel Access

5. Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston with Tunnel Access

Foodies wanted! Come enjoy diverse plates in the heart of Downtown Houston at some of Houston's most famous restaurants. This tour will begin at the Historic Market Square Park (outside Niko Niko's) where you will learn about Houston's rich history, beautiful architecture, and diversity of cultures. Guests will enjoy first-hand views of the tallest building in Texas and the largest Downtown Tunnel System in the USA. The tour consists of three (3) restaurants where you will try 6-7 delicious food samplings including authentic Mexico City cuisine, traditional Asian novelties, Italian-American, and gourmet dessert. These meals are pre-ordered and will be coming out nice & fresh for your whole group. We hope to be eating with you soon! ****If you have any food allergies or any concerns please contact us before scheduling the tour. Dietary restrictions may have a fee. Beverages and any additional food besides the samplings are optional and not included as part of the tour. There is a minimum number of guests required for this tour.**

Houston: Brewery Pass with Beer Tastings

6. Houston: Brewery Pass with Beer Tastings

Explore the city and meet its people by hopping from one craft brewery to the next. Choose from 14 breweries and enjoy discounts on food at the same time. Taste the quality, tradition, and charm inside a glass of craft beer in a brewery atmosphere that brings people together. Choose between a 1-day or 3-day Brewery Pass and experience either 4 or 12 redemptions depending on which you option you book. The following is offered at each brewery: - BAKFISH Brewing: Flight of 4 5 oz tasters - Beerfoot Brewery: Flight of 4 tasters - B52 Brewing: Flight of 5 4 oz tasters - City Acre Brewing: Flight of 4 4 oz tasters - Eureka Heights Brew Co: Flight of 5 5 oz tasters - Galveston Island Brewing: Flight of 4 4 oz tasters - Great Heights Brewing Company: Flight of 5 4 oz tasters - Holler Brewing Company: Flight of 6 5 oz tasters - Platypus Brewing: Flight of 4 5oz tasters (not including Silver Spurs series) - Saint Arnold Brewing Company: Flight of 5 4 oz tasters - Sigma Brewing Company: Flight of 4 6 oz tasters - Southern Star Brewing Company: Flight of 4 5 oz tasters You'll also receive additional discounts at the following breweries: - BAKFISH Brewing: 10% off merchandise - City Acre Brewing: $2 off standard beer 64 oz growler fills during the same visit and $1 off any plate of french fries with the purchase of a beer pint - Galveston Island Brewing: 15% off merchandise - Great Heights Brewing Company: $1 off any full pour for the remainder of the same visit - Saint Arnold Brewing Company: 10% off single merchandise item - Platypus Brewing: $1 off growler with a fill - Southern Star Brewing Company: Free pint glass with purchase of 1 additional pint of beer and $5 off purchase of Southern Star Attire

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What people are saying about Downtown Houston

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 100 reviews

Our tour guide Vanessa was so personable and so into her job. She has a genuine love for the city of Houston, as well as for the tunnels she guided us through. Her excitement and descriptions of each of the places we visited made this tour a memorable one.

We were first very pleased that the tour was in a golf cart, open air and clear vision. Our guide was exceptional: very knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. We learned some wonderful insights about Houston. Totally enjoyed it!

I learned much more history about the city than anticipated. The sights, of course, were outstanding.

Sarah was very friendly and super knowledgeable about the city. We had a great time!

Took my work team and everyone really enjoyed it. Great activity for everyone!