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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
 
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
 
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

Heavy traffic

Houston is known to have a heavy traffic. During the week days, the cars go to the center on the morning and to go back home in the suburbs on the evening. The week end, the 45 which goes to Galveston...
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GUYON
Apr 17, 2005

Freeway Nicknames

OK, all the freeways have nicknames:I-45 North = North FreewayI-45 South = Gulf FreewayI-10 West = Katy FreewayI-10 East = East FreewayUS59 North = EastTex FreewayUS59 South =...
seethemoon
Apr 01, 2005

It's a car town

Despite the new light rail system, Houston is still a driving town. That's unless it REALLY rains-then it's a sit in your car for hours town. Heavy rains (which Houston gets quite a bit of) can really...
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spgood301
Mar 15, 2005

Try to Drive

I would emphasize a few points about Houston driving:#1 Ignore Defensive Driving rules, all Houstonians do.#2 Do not use your blinker until you are halfway into the lane you want. #3 Wave with all...
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ATXtraveler
Mar 08, 2005

You need a Car

Far from the Wild-Wild-West and Horse Back Riding- This is the highway capital of the world (well ok maybe I'm exaggerating here)- But you'll need a car defintley to get anywhere. You'll find plenty...
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peaceness98
Aug 10, 2004

GOING TO NEED A CAR FOR TRANSPORTATION

Houston is way too BIG. Everything is so spread out... commute anywhere will take some time due to construction and also because we have more trucks than you can shake a stick at. :) hehehe. sorry,...
phatchoy
Jul 25, 2004

MUST HAVE ACAR

After being a pedestrian for a year in this city,you must have a car to LIVE in Houston.Taxi cabs here are overpriced and the year-round climate is not favourable to the outdoor adventurer. There are...
hoosiergirl
Apr 27, 2004

Car is king in Houston!

You need a car to go around Houston. Rent one if you are a tourist. Get a good map, and it is easy to find your way around. It will help to know the names of the freeways, in addition to their numbers...
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XenoHumph
Oct 01, 2003

Getting around Houston

Unfortunately, Houston has no real public transporation system. The light rail, which will be completed in early 2004, will only serve those from downtown to Reliant Park. Although this includes the...
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jjp76
Sep 12, 2003

TRAFFIC

Things to beware of when driving around Houston - A Quick Note:The Galleria Area: Stay away from 8:30-10AM, from 11:30-1:00PM and from 4:00-7:00pm. Traffic out tha' yin-yang.I-10: This freeway sucks...
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texas-t
Aug 31, 2003

Toll roads

If you're going to spend a lot of time in Houston traveling around the city or you travel there often, get an EZTag and drive the Sam Houston beltway and Hardy tollroad. They charge you a buck a month...
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zmel01
Feb 25, 2003

You need a car in Houston!

Houston is very spread out, and the only public transportation is buses, so you'll need a car. The city's laid out logically enough, but street names tend to change as you move from one part of the...
HouFelix
Nov 03, 2002
 
 
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"Houston, Texas; Beyond Oil, Heat and Space"
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Things to Do Near Houston

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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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