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Minute Maid Park, Houston

Minute Maid Park, Houston: Our most recommended tours and activities

Houston: Guided City Tour by an Open-Top Panoramic Bus

1. Houston: Guided City Tour by an Open-Top Panoramic Bus

See the historical highlights and cultural delights of Houston on this panoramic bus tour. Enjoy unobstructed views from your seat and listen to informative commentary from your guide. Cruise past important landmarks like the historic City Hall, Market Square, Heritage Society, and Graffiti Park. Start your sightseeing tour at a cowboy-themed Visitors Center with Texan heritage artifacts and photo opportunities. Sit at the coffee shop or shop for souvenirs before boarding the bus. Head to the Toyota Center, home of the professional NBA basketball team the Houston Rockets. See the beautiful urban park of Discovery Green located in the heart of the Convention Center area. Next up is Houston Graffiti Park filled with vibrant street art and wall murals. See the latest street mural exhibition organized by Street Art for Mankind non-profit.  Discover Minute Maid Park, the home of the 2022 World Series champions, the Houston Astros. Move to Market Square Park in the city's Downtown Historic District to see the Old Union train station building. Finally, admire the last original buildings of the Downtown's Main Street Square. Marvel at the Art Deco architecture of the Houston City Hall building in front of Hermann Square. See the slow-moving Buffalo Bayou River, where in 1836 John and Augustus Allen founded Houston. Next, continue to Tranquility Park which was built to commemorate the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969. Spot the Downtown Aquarium, the Sam Houston Park dedicated to the buildings and culture of the city's past, and the Heritage Society museum and park.

Astroville Best of Houston City Driving Tour with Live Guide

2. Astroville Best of Houston City Driving Tour with Live Guide

Enjoy a cool & comfortable ride all over Houston with the most-trusted Houston sightseeing tour company in a Mercedes Sprinter 2500 van on our exclusive Best of Houston City Driving Tour. Take in the top sights of Houston's Downtown District, stunning River Oaks mansions, colorful Graffiti Park, quaint Rice University campus, notable parks, leafy Museum District, and largest Medical District in the world! This is the ideal tour for any newcomer of Houston offering firsthand views of Houston's most noteworthy architecture, extensive city districts, beautiful street art, historical parks, green spaces, and downtown professional sporting venues. During this cool & cozy 2.5 hour ride, you will enjoy views and learn about Houston's unique skyline, street art, charming Museum District, humongous Medical District as well the wealthy River Oaks and West University neighborhoods where many Houston celebrities reside. In addition, tour guests will get an up-close perspective of the world's largest Medical District, Rice University, Houston’s graffiti art district, and iconic city monuments. Along the ride, we will have planned stops including the tallest building in the state, unbelievable Texas-sized art sculptures, and elevated sky garden offering panoramic skyline views. Make sure to bring your smile, camera, and closest family & friends! 

Houston: Sightseeing Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

3. Houston: Sightseeing Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Explore Houston on a self-driving experience via an app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Simply hop in your car, get the app set up on your phone, and get started. Enjoy flexibility and comfort as you drive down the Historic District, Museum District, and more. Start your tour by the bayou and learn about the deadly battles that took place along the river. Visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms, with animated videos at most stops along the tour. Then, visit Sam Houston Park, where past and present collide in the architecture, offering a unique glimpse into the diverse life of the area. Sit back and listen to the audio play automatically based on your location. Next, head to the Historic District and learn of Houston’s complex past. At Christ Church Cathedral, hear a quintessential story of the southern community back in the 1800s. Continue to Emancipation Park and get familiar with the significance of Juneteenth within Houston. As you drive through the Museum District, uncover the secrets behind some of Houston’s more notorious urban legends. Then, visit the grandest green space in the city, Hermann Park, which even features a zoo. Afterward, swing through the famous Rice University and hear the tale of a wild senior prank pulled back in the ’80s, engineered by a student still known as “the mastermind.” Continue to MacGregor Park and learn how the intense Hurricane Harvey impacted Houston. Next, hear about the importance of oil and gas to this city. Finally, get some stellar space facts and visit the world-famous NASA Johnson Space Center.

Austin & Houston: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

4. Austin & Houston: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Once downloaded, your tour begins in either Austin or Houston. In Austin, you’ll start at the beautiful Mount Bonnell. As you drive, you’ll learn about Texas’s struggle for independence and the city’s rich and delightfully diverse music history. Plus, cruise past the Wild Basin Wilderness preserve, replete with over 200 acres of preserved wilderness. Uncover the city’s rich BBQ history, especially Austin’s pit-style cooking! Then find out how this became the hottest city in the tech industry. Stop by Zilker Botanical Garden with 28 acres of local and exotic flora. Pay a visit to the beloved Barton Springs with its three-acre spring-fed pool, a miniature train, and even a community theater! Then, cross Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the largest urban bat colony in America. Dig further into Austin’s culture and learn how the iconic phrase “Keep Austin Weird” was born! Get some trivia on the various movies and shows that have been filmed here, such as the cult classic, Office Space and Richard Linklater’s ambitious Boyhood, shot over a dozen years. Then park by the majestic state capitol and stroll through the beautiful grounds as you learn more about Austin’s fascinating history. Finally, catch snatches of the vibrant nightlife on 6th Street, which was once a hive of booze-related shenanigans during Prohibition. This concludes your Austin adventure! In Houston, you’ll begin on Lamar Street, between the Embassy Suites Hotel and Grove Restaurant. Then hear about the Caddo Nations and how the Spanish conquered their land to establish Mexico. Proceed past the Buffalo Bayou Park and unearth the famed Battle of San Jacinto, a key fight in the struggle for Texan independence! As you drive, you’ll behold amazing architecture both new and old, from sleek skyscrapers like Penzoil Place to the grandeur of Christ Church Cathedral. Discover the blend of art, science, and history at the Houston Museum District, where you’ll find a diverse range of museums dedicated to everything from African-American culture, to children, natural sciences, and beyond! Of course, no visit is complete without learning the history of NASA. Learn why Houston was chosen for the headquarters and hear stories of some of its greatest triumphs as you make your way to the Johnson Space Center. Your tour concludes here.

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.

Astroville Private Best of Houston City Driving Tour

6. Astroville Private Best of Houston City Driving Tour

Enjoy a private ride all over Houston with the most-trusted Houston sightseeing tour company just for your group in a Mercedes Sprinter 2500 van on our Private Best of Houston City Driving Tour. Take in the top sights of Houston's historical Downtown, lavish River Oaks mansions, colorful Graffiti Park, scenic Rice University campus, breathtaking City Park, leafy Museum District, and largest Medical District in the world! This is the ideal tour to discover Houston's most noteworthy architecture, city districts, historical landmarks, green spaces, and 3 professional sporting stadiums in a more personalized and private setting. During this cool & cozy ride, your group will learn about Houston's skyline, the Museum District as well the wealthy River Oaks and West University neighborhoods where many Houston celebrities reside. In addition, your group will get an up-close perspective of the world's largest Medical District, original Astrodome, Houston’s graffiti art district, and historical city monuments. Along the ride, we will have planned stops including the tallest building in state, Texas-sized art sculptures, and an elevated sky garden with Houston skyline views. Make sure to bring your smile, camera, and closest family & friends!

Downtown Houston: In App Audio Walking Tour

7. Downtown Houston: In App Audio Walking Tour

Welcome to Houston, the fourth-largest city in America! This in-app audio tour offers you the opportunity to explore downtown landmarks in a car-free manner, challenging the city's renowned reputation as car-centric. Commence your journey by enjoying a panoramic view of Houston from the grassy hills of Discovery Green Park. Nearby, the oldest Catholic Church of the Annunciation will surprise you with masses conducted in both English and Latin. As you pass by the distinguished Sam Houston Hotel, delve into the legendary legacy of its namesake, Sam Houston, and his pivotal role in the founding and governance of the state of Texas. Explore the original center of Houston's early years, now transformed into the bustling Market Square Park. The tour then guides you through the renowned Theater District, home to award-winning ballet, opera, and theatre venues. Follow the path to the Buffalo Bayou, near the location where the Allen brothers established Houston in 1836. Continue your journey by visiting Tranquility Park, a recreational area with an insightful layout recounting the Apollo 11 landing and Houston's significant role in that historic event. Conclude your tour at Sam Houston Park, the city's first park, which showcases architectural icons from various historical periods, providing a glimpse into the different eras of Houston's rich history. Join this tour to immerse yourself in Houston's distinctive charm, embracing its local sports, space history, performing arts, and urban landscapes. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: [join the tour whenever you want and] explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

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What people are saying about Minute Maid Park, Houston

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4.9
(14 reviews)

Julie and Rich were a superb team accommodating our family of 6 including my elderly parents. It was relaxing running the tour just with our group. We had the clean Mercedes van to ourselves, felt comfortable asking questions and didn't feel rushed on any of our tour stops. They both provided excellent information about the city and basically had a powerpoint presenter to help us understand what we were looking at. Our driver Rich was safe and made us feel at ease in a big city. We even got some great photos with the Houston monuments by the park that reminded me of Washington DC and a Observatory garden. I would 100% do any tour with these guides again

So glad we went on this tour. Vanessa and Luis were a good team to show us a diverse part of Houston. From regular tourist destinations, historical relevance, art and cultural attractions, new and old sections. They even showed us where and what to do and eat next while in town. You can tell from the genuine, pleasant interaction Vanessa had with locals on our route, she is well liked and respected in the Houston community. A very competent, professional who is well versed. Thank you for our visit to Houston. We look forward to coming back.

A must if you are in Houston. Very personalized, due to the small group bookings. Vanessa and Luis are a great team, very professional. The tour provides a diverse opportunity to see the many aspects of Houston.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Houston!

Very much appreciated, Vanessa and Luis. Thank you.