Tours in South Central Houston


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Visitors to the Dionsio Winery Wine Festival sample the award-winning rich reds, crisp whites, and sweet fruit wines from a selection of local wineries. Local restaurants and vendors whip up delectable dinners and food pairings, while merchants peddle memorable keepsakes and handmade jewelry. Energetic classic rock outfit Thermal Fusion fills the air with a catchy live soundtrack, as staff fill commemorative wine glasses with endless samples of Dionisio's delicious wines. With food, wine, and tunes provided by Houston-based bands and businesses, the fest is a better way to celebrate the local culture than nibbling sandwichs into the shape of the Astro's stadium.

2110 Jefferson St
Houston,
TX
US

Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Maple Leaf Pub in Midtown. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Maple Leaf Pub has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.

Weekends are when crowds really head to Maple Leaf Pub, so plan accordingly.

The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.

You'll like your bill almost as much as your meal at Maple Leaf Pub, with meals usually costing less than $15.

514 Elgin St
Houston,
TX
US

The 2004 MLB All-Star Game. The longest baseball game in postseason history. Craig Biggio’s 3,000th hit. For a stadium that just opened in 2000, Minute Maid Park has already hosted its share of memory-making moments. Astros fans pack the field’s 40,963 seats during baseball season. The Astros invite fans to take in full-field views from luxury boxes and terrace decks or track players from seats along the first and third baselines situated within 43 feet of the game's action. The stadium welcomes teams and performers from across the spectrum of sports and entertainment. Whether tracking the pitch during international soccer face-offs or jamming to tunes of artists including Madonna and Taylor Swift, visitors stay comfortable beneath a retractable roof designed to combat the unique climate conditions that Texas weather can present.

Designed with Texas’s railway history in mind, the park blends naturally into the classic red brick and glass looks of nearby Union Station. A full-sized vintage locomotive runs intermittent trips along 800 feet of track along the left-field wall, giving fans a glimpse of Wild West transportation and the lead character of next summer’s Cowboys Vs. Transformers.

501 Crawford Street
Houston,
TX
US

While many children learn by performing hands-on tasks, school systems have yet to figure out how to incorporate gardens, imagination workshops, and towering aqueduct mazes into their budgets. With 90,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits, the Children's Museum of Houston, which was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal, sparks creativity by allowing kids to explore 14 learning stations. Ranked No. 1 among the 10 best children's museums in the nation by Parents magazine, named one of the 12 best children's museums in the country by Forbes.com and one of the 10 best by USA TODAY, and voted Best Museum in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 by the Houston A-List Poll, the museum has accrued a lot of praise. The Huffington Post has also given a nod to the Children's Museum of Houston, which encourages children to explore their curious nature with a variety of interactive exhibits. Exhibits include the interactive EcoStation, a solar-powered outdoor utopia with activities such as stream creation and leaf rubbing that inspire kids to think about environmental responsibility. At the Invention Convention workshop, kids can explore engineering possibilities with building blocks, propellers, and even basic robotics. The sprawling cityscape of Kidtropolis invites children to participate in a simulated economy. The experience requires them to earn paychecks, budget money on pretend debit cards, vote for political candidates, and learn how to obsessively check milk expiration dates at the onsite grocery store. Their newest cultural exhibit, Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea, explores the county's fashion, film, music, and cuisine, aiming to bring modern-day South Korea to the Houston area.

1500 Binz St.
Houston,
TX
US

Discount Windshields of Houston dispatches trained and certified technicians throughout the metro area, their trucks packed with Dow adhesives and replacement windshields cut for cars of every kind. While onsite, staffers also repair rock chips, tint windows, and restore headlights so their beams shine their brightest. A lifetime guarantee bolsters the mobile shop's work, ensuring windshields stay free of air and water leaks, and tinted windows avoid eye contact with other, less cool vehicles.

723 Main Street
Houston,
TX
US

Houston Urban Adventures maintains that if you're looking for wonders, one of the best ways to find it is to search for buried treasure. On their signature Heart of the Tunnel walks, customers explore seven miles of air-conditioned tunnels, learning the history of the city through its art and architecture before venturing above ground to the top of the tallest building in Texas. Of course, not every treasure is hidden indoors?the Historic Downtown Pub Crawl whisks participants to a 19th-century gambling parlor, a tailor shop that moonlights as a watering hole, and the historic Market Square Park.

650 Main St.
Houston,
TX
US