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Discovery Green, Houston

Discovery Green, Houston: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

Houston: Sightseeing Tour

2. Houston: Sightseeing Tour

Houston landmarks are more than worthy of the time and effort it would take to see and appreciate their beauty. With our tour, an expert guide will take you on a trip through the best sights, from the entertainment, historic and art districts to the Toyota Center and McGovern Centennial Gardens. Highlights on the tour include: - Green Park - George R. Brown Convention Center - Graffiti Park - Court district - Annunciation Catholic Church - Minute Maid Park - Harris county courthouse - Congress Plaza - The Rice Hotel And many more. With personal stories and an expert knowledge of the history of the city, your guide will show you all the highlights of Houston so you can really say you’ve seen the city. As one the most beautiful cities in the United States, Houston is indeed a metropolis of international renown, which boasts some marvelous landmarks. In just 3 hours you can see many of them for yourself, in a small and intimate group.

Houston: Haunted City Exploration Game

3. Houston: Haunted City Exploration Game

Discover Houston and its darker secrets while playing an engaging game of exploration on your phone. Visit the city's highlights at your own pace. The city game starts at Wells Fargo Plaza. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Discovery Green. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

Houston: Group City Highlights Tour

4. Houston: Group City Highlights Tour

See iconic and historic spots in Houston on this guided city highlights tour. Houston is known as a city of international renown and boasts marvelous landmarks. Visit these spots as you learn about the city’s history. Along the tour, pass by Discovery Green and George R. Brown Convention Center. Stop and enjoy some time at Graffiti Park and Minute Maid Park. Plus, see Houston’s Toyota Center. During the tour, learn more about the city. The genesis of Houston began as the Allen brothers, Augustus and John Allen, explored Buffalo Bayou and Galveston Bay for potential land sites to establish a new town in 1837. The brothers' investment of less than $10,000 may seem incredulous as one looks at Houston now, one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. On this tour, see just what makes this city so special.

Houston: Guided Tour of Downtown and Galveston Island

5. Houston: Guided Tour of Downtown and Galveston Island

Enjoy an inclusive experience when coming to Houston, with airport transfer and guided tours combined. Get custom pickup from the airport and driven to your hotel to settle in. Go through Downtown Houston and explore Galveston Island, all in one day, or over the course of your stay. Arrive at the airport and experience custom pickup at the time of your arrival. Check-in at your hotel and get comfortable after your flight. Then, opt to take both tours in the same day, or schedule them over your stay. On the Houston Tour, see all districts of the city, including Minute Maid Park, the Toyota Center, BBVA Soccer Stadium, Discovery Green, Herman Park, the world's largest Medical district, Buffalo Bayou, and more. As you explore Galveston Island, walk along the Seawall, The Strand, the Wharf, Ship Channel, and see many historic homes that survived the storm of 1900. Dip your toes in the sand at Galveston's beaches and take in views of the Gulf of Mexico. At the end or your stay, feel at ease with a ride back to the airport.

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What people are saying about Discovery Green, Houston

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 26 reviews

the cart that we drove around town was comfortable and the sights were readily visible. The driver was knowledgeable and able to answer questions. The itinerary was good and our guests from out of town saw nice swatch of Houston. The pace of the cart was slow enough to get a good look at buildings being described.

This was a valuable tour and good way to get to know downtown Houston and the surrounding areas. Our tour guide, Larry, was knowledgeable and enjoyable to be with. We learned a lot about the things we were looking at and about history of the area.

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!

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!