Things to do in Downtown Houston

Our most recommended things to do in Downtown Houston

Houston: City Tour by Bus

1. Houston: City Tour by Bus

Explore Houston in an 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, enjoy commentary from audio or live guide who will tell you about attractions, such as the giant Chase Tower. Hear stories about the colorful theater district and learn more about many of the city's most important 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

Houston: Downtown Underground Tunnel Tour

2. Houston: Downtown Underground Tunnel Tour

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 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.

Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston with Tunnel Access

3. Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston with Tunnel Access

Foodies wanted! Come enjoy diverse plates in the heart of Downtown Houston at some of city'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, & diversity of cultures. The tour consists of 3 stops where you will try 8-9 delicious food samplings including authentic Mexico City cuisine, traditional Asian novelties, Houston's unique take on Italian-American, & dessert. These meals are pre-ordered & will be coming out fresh for your whole group. Guests will also enjoy views of the tallest building in Texas & private limited access into largest downtown tunnel system in the USA! (1/3 of tour spent in tunnels) We hope to be eating with you soon! ***If you have any food allergies or any concerns please contact us before the tour. Dietary restrictions may have a fee. Beverages & any additional food besides the samplings are optional & not included as part of the tour.***

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.

Houston: Brewery Pass with Beer Tastings

5. 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: Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Downtown Area

6. Houston: Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Downtown Area

During your visit to Houston, be sure to check out the city's historic downtown area. Find out about how the main street was revitalized, why Houston is not the state capital, visit the Theatre District, see downtown street art, and more on this guided walking tour. Begin at the Personage and Birds statue in front of the JPMorgan Chase Tower. Learn about the history of this artwork, the surrounding architecture, and the Notsuoh Festival of the early 1900s. As your guide points out some notable bars,hear how the main street was revitalized in the 1980s. Head to Allen's Landing, the birthplace of the city, and discover the history of the ice houses of Houston. Continue onwards and hear about Houston's Forrest Gump, Howard Hughes Jr. Finally, pass through the Historic Market Square and learn about the area's history and the story of the town hall bell.

Houston: East Downtown Food Tour

7. Houston: East Downtown Food Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour to discover Houston's food, art, and history. Find out for yourself how Houston is now one of the best food cities in the USA as you sample food at 5 of the city's great culinary locations. Meet your guide and learn about Houston's position at a center of immigration means it has a rich food heritage influenced by countless different cultures. Hear stories behind the culture, people, and food that have shaped the city. Stroll through the EaDo district, and experience how the district has evolved from Houston’s original Chinatown into one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the country. Stop to sample delicious food at 5 authentic locations as you go. Feast on samplings at a bakery, a taco stand, a BBQ restaurant, a unique supermarket, and a Vietnamese restaurant. Encounter and learn about graffiti art, architecture, public art, and green spaces that have helped shape EaDo in between your stops.

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What people are saying about Downtown Houston

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 107 reviews

Informative, interesting, picturesque. I would highly recommend this tour to in and out of towners. Much to learn, much to see and some exercise as a bonus. Vanessa was our tour guide. She could not be more personable, enthusiastic or knowledgeable.

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!

Rachel was great- friendly but professional. She had huge amount of information and imparted it well. Even gave us suggestions for a quiet lunch spot after the tour!

Vanessa was amazing! Knowledgeable and friendly and simply an excellent tour guide!!

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