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Houston City Tour and Admission to Downtown Aquarium
"This bus tour is a wonderful way to start your Houston vacation. This lightly narrated 90-minute tour showcases Houston's famous land marks historic Houston areas and breath taking views. Explore the great city of Houston and see what the largest city in Texas has to offer.This guided tour drives through Houston's beautiful market square and many more downtown locations including Buf Allen Parkway and Houston's upscale midtown residential area. You will enjoy the breath-taking billion dollar Downtown Houston Skyline and museum district.Once the city tour is complete you will be dropped off at the Houston Aquarium which you are welcome to explore and enjoy. This package includes one admission ticket for the Houston Aquarium and one ticket for the Houston City Tour.""""Take a 90-minute panoramic guided tour on board a double decker buss. The city tour includes Downtown Historic district Toyota Center
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Galveston Warship and Submarine Tour
"The tour will start with complimentary pickup from your centrally located Houston accommodation where all will receive a free gift before proceeding downtown for a 1-hour mobile view of Discovery Green Park GRB convention center The Toyota center Minute Maid Park Market square Buffalo Bayou Eleanor Tinsley park
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Houston City Lights Tour
"Climb aboard a distinctive double-decker bus at a conveniently located departure point in downtown Houston. Listen to informative on board commentary as you cruise through the vibrant Texan city passing iconic landmarks like the Chase Tower and the Convention Center. You will also see Market Square Park where you can find a variety of food in the historical 19th-century square. Admire the tallest building in Texas the JP Morgan Chase Tower and enjoy sweeping vistas from the top of our British double decker buses. You will also see City Hall as well as Tranquility Park and the historical structures that surround it. Take in the electric atmosphere of the theatre di"""See the historical highlights and cultural delights of Houston on a 60 minute guided evening tour. You will have the best views of Houston as you travel through the city on the top deck of a double decker bus. Take in the city lights and listen to fascin the Downtown Aquarium the Theatre district
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Houston International Festival

Every spring for 2 consecutive weekends, several blocks and parks of downtown Houston are blocked off for the city's largest festival of the year. The Houston International Festival showcases Houston's diverse cultures and puts each on display for all to see. Each year a different country is spotlighted, with it's arts and culture exhibited. There are hundreds of vendors set up on the grounds, selling anything from crafts to food. There are various shows put on by local and visiting groups and clubs. The music is the highlight though, with several stages set up all around the festival, presenting an enormous variety of singers and bands from around the world. Admission is $10 at the entrance, but discount tickets are usually available ahead of time at local grocery stores. Check out the ifest website for dates and other details. A must-do if you are in the Houston area during this time!

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Feb 18, 2006

Astronauts mourning

When the space shuttle Columbia exploded in February 2003, killing all 7 astronauts on board, the people of Houston reacted immediately. Within a day, there was a spontaneous monument in front of the Johnson Space Center (where the astronauts trained) made of flowers, papers and balloons. It took gigantic proportions within a few days, and created a traffic jam on the nearby avenue NASA Road One. Somebody even had a "prayer station" installed with a pastor at the ready for anybody into that type of help and support, a very american way to express oneself I would say! The whole thing was really touching actually.

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Sep 17, 2003

Houston Turkish Festival

The Houston Turkish Festival, sponsored by the American Turkish Association of Houston, is an annual event put on for 1 day in the the fall. Held in Jones Plaza in downtown, the festival celebrates the culture, history and people of Turkey, along with other Turkic speaking nations of central Asia. Around the plaza, several vendors have booths set up with information & displays on history & culture, travel, and loads of stuff for sale. Native crafts, artwork, decorations, even beautiful Turkish rugs are available for purchase. If food or drink is on your mind, there are plenty of Turkish dishes available, as well as a variety of Turkish wines, and my favorite, Efes beer! :) During the day, there are many presentations and performances put on, informing and entertaining the many festival-goers with speeches and native dances. The festival is a great opportunity to get out for the day and have a great time, while also being able to learn so much about the history and culture of Turkish people!

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Nov 04, 2006

If you like a free show from...

If you like a free show from time to time then you must visit the Miller Outdoor Theatre. This is one of the few places in Houston where you can take a picnic dinner to a concert or play--for free. The Miller Theatre in Hermann Park was renovated in 1998 and holds a wide variety of family-friendly performances each year, including Cinco de Mayo and Fourth of July festivities. You can also catch Shakespeare in the Park during the summer if you're OK with being in the heat for a few hours. BE PREPARED- Parking is definitely an issue; you'd do best to show up early and stake your claim on a good parking space and a place to park yourself on the hill. Essential items to pack are a blanket, sunscreen and mosquito repellent. Relax and enjoy.

Dmek69
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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The Turkic Cultures and Children's Festival

Families, set your calendars for September 8th and 9th! The Turkic Cultures and Children's Festival : 2007, sponsored by The Rain Drop Turkevi, will be held for the first time in front of Houston City Hall at Hermann Square from 1pm-10pm.

Kids will be enthralled within Turkish Kids' World and learn how to play various games of intrigue and challenge traditional to the Turkic world.

Not only fun filled attractions, The Turkic Cultures and Children's Festival will be a learning experience to all participating as we host various tastes and sounds of the Turkic World - from as far west as Bosnia and Herz., Turkey, and Azerbaijan to as far east Kazakhstan, The Kyrgyz Repulbic, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Enjoy the cultural sounds of Mehter, the classical military band of the Turks, rock out with Turkish Rock Band 'Ayna', see local traditional pottery and other handcrafts made right in front of your eyes, or just spend your time tasting the fine foods of these cultures.

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Sep 07, 2007
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