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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
From $50.00
 
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
From $142.00
 
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
From $40.00

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Skate through Life!

Inside the Galleria is a full sized ice rink, just in case a game of hockey needs to break out. Also with every rink of ice, you will need a zamboni, which they do in fact have.

There is public skating, as well as lessons for figure skating, first time skaters, and even hockey matches!

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Mar 08, 2005

Enchanted Christmas Cottage near Kemah Boardwalk

This beautiful Christmas store is not actually on the Boardwalk but is on the right hand side of the street leading to the walk. I want to point this out because, believe it or not, there is ANOTHER Christmas store right on the Boardwalk. I liked this one better because of it huge inventory and dramatic merchandising.

501 Bradford Ave
Kemah, TX 77565

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Sep 20, 2003

Shopping Harwin

If you like to find bargains, go shopping on Harwin in the Westchase area. It consists of about 1-2 miles worth of shopping plazas full of great bargain/off-brand merchandise. The most popular things to buy are purses (knock-off Gucci, Kate Spade, etc) and jewlery. There's also a large Indian/Pakistani population in that area, so if you are looking for ornate fabrics or furniture, this is the place.

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GroovyDoc
Dec 15, 2002

Enron Field is Houston's new...

Enron Field is Houston's new baseball arena replacing the renowned Astrodome.. Located downtown, this stadium embraces cutting edge technology while sticking to baseball basics.. Catch a game or get a behind the scenes tour..

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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Best Closest Beach Spot

Since South Padre island is 6 hours from Houston and the beaches in Galveston are dirty and overcrowded, the best spot to go is Freeport. Take 288 south until you hit water.

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Sam Houston Park

The Heritage Society is the Houston's only outdoor, interactive historic museum and park. Nestled in 10 acres of green parkland in the heart of downtown Houston, The Heritage Society boasts 9 historic...
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Rothko Chapel

Rothko Chapel is a tranquil sanctuary open to all faiths nestled in the heart of Houston. The walls of the chapel display many of Mark Rothko's abstract and minimalist paintings. However the interior...
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Museum District

Now for me, this is the number one attraction in Houston. Over 20 (I think the Houston Bicycle Museum makes 21) museums in a relatively small area. You can park your car and walk to many of the...
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Menil Collection

The Menil Collection refers to the collection itself and the museum (which is actually four buildings). The Menil Collection’s founders, John and Dominique de Menil acquired this vast collection...
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Holocaust Museum

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". The Holocaust Museum in Houston is the 4th largest in the country. This is NOT a museum to enjoy; it is a museum to pause and reflect,...
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Museum of Fine Arts

Across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the Cullen Sculpture Garden which is associated with the MoFA. Inside are several interesting statues in a garden setting. The sculptures...
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