Aside from reaching for the stars – literally, Houston is the home of NASA’s Mission Control – Houston is also Texas’ largest city and is well known for offering great shopping and larger-than-life dining experiences. From exploring the city's underground tunnel labyrinth and aboveground pub scene, to visiting the aquarium and natural science museum, the range of Houston tours leaves making sightseeing decisions a very difficult, but exciting task.
Don't miss these Houston attractions
- Multi-attraction city passes
- Houston Zoo
- Houston underground tunnel tours
- Bayou bike tours
- Miller Outdoor Theatre
Discover more than one world in Houston
Take a tour to the Houston Space Centre and experience what it’s like to float in space. You can check out the historic Mission Control sites where NASA monitored the Apollo 11 trip to the Moon and tour the Space Centre grounds on the NASA Tram Tour. Don’t miss scoping out Building 9, where real life astronauts train for space missions.
If you consider good food as prime motivation to get you walking, a three-hour walking tour sampling the culinary delights of Houston is right up your alley. Not only will you get to try a range of popular Texas foods from Tex-Mex to Spanish, Regional American dishes, and locally crafted beers, you’ll also get to discuss the history, architecture and culture of Downtown.
Bayou City on Segway
You’ll hear ‘Bayou City’ thrown around a lot while in Houston and you’ll soon become familiar with this popular nickname. The name ‘Bayou’ was coined because Houston is home to more waterways than any other city in the nation, totalling over 4,000 kilometres.
You can learn interesting facts like that one and more on a famous Segway tour of the city. For those who prefer to walk, cycle or bus it – there are some great options available in all three modes of transport. Tours include specialist topics such as art, shopping, beer or even ghost themed tours.