Who said you can’t have fun when you find yourself in a big city all alone? In Houston, it’s more than possible to have a good time even though your buddies are not there. A number of great outdoor activities will make sure you are well entertained. Who knows, you might also create new long-lasting friendships. Take the chance to participate in the guided tours, and soon you’ll wander around unique areas in Houston, like the theatre district or the historic district with numerous upscale restaurants and beautiful architecture. Here, you can also visit several gorgeous museums, as well as the famous Buffalo Bayou river that flows through Houston. Many more things are yet to be discovered, so read on to see what are the top ten things to do when visiting Houston, US, alone.
An excellent way to discover the city of Houston from atop a unique double-decker bus is this hop-on-hop-off tour. During a one-hour tour, your live guide will show you and tell you all about the important sights of Houston. Your fun excursion includes a visit to Buffalo Bayou, apparently the birthplace of Houston, and downtown historic district where you will admire stunning skyscrapers and the city`s tunnel system. Later on, you get to see the Rice Hotel, where President Kennedy gave his last public speech, and also the second largest theatre district in America, as well as museum districts and sports stadiums.
Houston: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Duration 1 hour
Ideal for space lovers, this 6-hour long tour to Space City USA starts from Houston and includes a live guide either in English or Spanish. Among the highlights of the tour are certainly the unique moon rock touching and the half-hour tram ride to the International Space Station Assembly Building. The lovely tour is suitable for both kids and adults thanks to its interactive nature, while there are activities and exhibits that are designed from both NASA and the Disney Imagineering.
Houston: City Tour & NASA Space Center Visit with Admission
Duration 6 hours
Have you started feeling dizzy from the Texas heat? Then try out the tunnel walking tour with an English-speaking guide who will take you to underground Houston and will teach you a bit of history through the art and architecture of the city. On your way, you will have the chance to see Chase Tower, the tallest building in Texas, and also Philip Johnson`s award-winning Pennzoil Place. Moreover, you will get to see beautiful sculptures by famous artists. Children below 6 years old are not permitted, but children aged 6-11 get a child rate.
Houston, We Have A Tunnel Walking Tour with Local Guide
Fancy some kind of island adventure? Then jump on this 6-hour Galveston Island tour to discover the city of Galveston that lies on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. There will be enough time to enjoy the stunning beaches of the island, to admire the impressive well-preserved Victorian architecture, and to pay a visit to several art galleries or antique stores. The highlight will be at the end of the tour, which is an exciting dolphin watching tour from a safe jet drive boat. The guided tour can be in English or Spanish.
From Houston: 6-Hour Galveston Island Tour
Duration 6 hours
One day of shopping therapy is guaranteed with this special shopping tour in the city of Houston. You are about to visit five of the best shopping venues in the whole city, and the good news is that you will receive great discounts and deals at each of these venues. Just to have an idea, the tour includes stops at Galleria Houston, Houston Premium Outlets, Macy’s Galleria, Outlets at Conroe and lastly, Sam Moon. This special Shop Hop package is meant to be used within four to seven days.
Shopping Tour in Houston with Special Discounts
Duration 1 day
What’s a better way to get to know a place, if not by trying its gastronomic specialities? This 3.5-hour long food tour takes you through some areas of historic neighbourhoods of Houston, especially White Oaks, where you have the chance to learn about the history and the culture of this funky area. Along the way, you will stop at five awesome restaurants to try selected dishes and drinks to pleasantly compliment the tour. Appropriate attire and wheelchair accessibility are things to be noticed.
The Heights Food Tour
Don’t miss the chance to visit the largest dinosaur hall in North America and enjoy a vast collection of splendid exhibits. The self-guided tour will give you the opportunity to explore the museum on your own pace. Permanent exhibits include collections of rare gemstones and geodes, exhibits on Ancient Egypt, Texas wildlife, African wildlife and more. There is an additional cost to visit special exhibits like the Planetarium or the Brown Hall of Entomology. The place is wheelchair-friendly.
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Are you ready for a paranormal experience that awaits you when the sun goes down in Houston’s haunted town? If you want to feel the chills down your spine, then try this one-hour walk through a haunted park, while listening to spooky and mysterious stories local to the area, and get answers about the paranormal from your professional guide. There are also family-friendly tours for all ages. It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes/clothing and to bring along a bottle of water.
Houston Ghost Tour
Duration 60 minutes
Houston is a city full of pubs, and the best way to get an idea of it is by trying this awesome pub crawl tour with a local guide. With this tour, you will get to enjoy local beers and designer cocktails in four great Houston pubs. You will also have the chance to play pool, pinball or table shuffleboard in original Texas venues. You will also walk through the famous Market Square Park to explore pubs in historic buildings, fine restaurants, and great sculptures. Thus, entertainment will be beautifully combined with bits of a history lesson.
Historic Downtown Pub Crawl
Duration 3 hours
One of the best and funniest ways to explore downtown Houston on a pleasant walking tour is this haunted Houston ghost and pub walking tour that takes approximately 2.5 hours. During the tour, you will have the chance to visit several pubs in historic buildings where you can enjoy a drink while hearing ghost stories and learning history at the same time. The tour departs on Fridays and Saturdays and is lead by a professional costumed guide. You have to be over 21 years old to take part in this tour.
2.5-Hour Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Does travelling to Houston by yourself sounds like a nice idea? If you are open to adventure and you are comfortable meeting other people while discovering the city and its history through splendid tours, then this place should definitely be high on your bucket list.
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