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Downtown Houston

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Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston

1. 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: City Sightseeing Tour by Electric Cart

2. 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.

Culinary Food Tour of Downtown Houston with Tunnel Access

3. Culinary Food Tour of Downtown Houston with Tunnel Access

Discover America's most diverse city through its booming food scene and experience flavorful food and unique culinary combinations on this tour designed especially for foodies. Visit some of Downtown's most cherished restaurants and enjoy a first-hand look at the largest tunnel system in the United States. Head to 3 or 4 different restaurants (dependent on the group size) and sample authentic Mexico City cuisine, Filipino novelties, Houston's original "The Works" pizza, and gourmet Italian-American dessert. As well as getting to see some of Downtown's best sights, you will get to learn a lot about Houston's diverse culture, industries, and history on this tour.

Houston: Brewery Pass with Beer Tastings

4. 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

Houston: 2-Hour Downtown Brewery Tour by Electric Cart

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Downtown Houston

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 93 reviews

A great tour with fab hosts!! We were picked up right outside our apartments and taken to three different microbreweries in Houston - each had a totally different style and atmosphere with lots of original tasty craft beers to try. My favourite was the lollipop one at Urban South. We had such a fun afternoon with Robbie and Marna - would highly recommend

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.

Great way to experience the city! Sarah was knowledgeable, personable and willing to stop for photos!! It was great to be picked up and dropped off at our hotel! Would definitely recommend if your new to city or have been many times before!

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!