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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

Public Transportation Tips (17)

Great public system

Metro Solutions is much more than simply a rail transit plan. The bus system component of the plan provides for a massive expansion and upgrade of Metro's bus services. With about 44 new bus routes to...
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Maria250
Aug 10, 2011

Metro bus to/from airports

Hotels don't have a shuttle that does but downtown is in between both airports and Super Shuttle can take them from IAH to downtown and then to Hobby for a fee that is less than taxis. If you want the...
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TXgal
Apr 21, 2009

Lynchburg Ferry

We came in from the north east of town and were headed to San Jacinto Monument. The Lynchburg ferry was the quickest way to get there. It is not built for heavy duty traffic. This is a little town in...
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Segolily
Mar 04, 2009

It was easy

We parked our car near Herman Park and took the Metrorail in. It was easy, cheap ($2 each round trip, ticket bought from ticket dispenser at the stop) and smooth, got a little crowded closer to town...
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Segolily
Mar 04, 2009

METRORail

I used Houston's METRORail system to travel between Downtown and the Museum District. I found it clean, cheap and easy to use. The stations are: UH-Downtown, Preston, Main Street Square, Bell,...
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iwys
Aug 12, 2008

Get Around with the Metro System

Metro is the name of the public transportation (buses) in and around Houston. If you're going to a big event like the Houston Livestock and Rodeo then you might try riding the Metro to the event....
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msbrandysue
Jun 22, 2008

Houston has mass transit??

The only mass transit type of transportation that Houston offers is by bus. As a tourist, this not a convenient way to get around because its not made for tourists.There's a new tram that run between...
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crodri1
Apr 18, 2007

Metro bus / train

Houston is spread out but if you are staying near the city center (downtown) our local bus system works well. There is also a train that goes from downtown (hotels, restaurants, bars) to the south...
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TXgal
Apr 08, 2007

Metrorail

Houston's Metrorail is a convenient way to traverse the city's northeast-southwest corridor from University of Houston's downtown campus to Fannin South, just beyond I-610 and Reliant Park. Much of...
Ewingjr98
Dec 13, 2006

Gosh - a public transport suggestion in Houston!

Houston does have public transport - I have used the bus system on occasion, however like a lot of people in Houston I am reliant on my car to get to and from work and around to the places I need or...
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martystagram
Jul 25, 2006

Metrorail

The Houston Metrorail is the city's first attempt at mass transportation, other than the bus system that is. After almost 4 years of construction, service began in January of 2004, just before...
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H-TownJourneyman
Feb 18, 2006

The new Tramway line

Houston is proudly entering... the 20th Century (yes, I mean 20 not 21st)!! It just built its first tramway line. Even if it's about time some decent common transportation sees the light of day in...
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XenoHumph
Aug 10, 2005
 
 
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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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