Tours in Texas

Up to 50% Off Admission to Tower of the Americas

Downtown

$21.90 $11

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750-foot tower grants guests 360-degree views of the city below; visits include access to an educational history exhibit and a 4-D ride

Up to 46% Off Historic Tours from Segway Nation

Segway Nation

$69 $37

Pick a historic segway tour, such as the extended Executive tour, in one of three Texas cities

Up to 46% Off Historic Tours from Segway Nation

Downtown

$69 $37

Pick a historic segway tour, such as the extended Executive tour, in one of three Texas cities

60% Off Historic WWII C47 Pilot Experience for one

Vintage Flying Museum

$1,500 $599

Pilot Experience in a historic C-47 aircraft takes passengers above the DFW area. You actually fly a WWII Warbird! Includes logbook entry.

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Union Plaza

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers El Paso's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Central City

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

56% Off 24-Hour Segway Rental from MobileManCave.net

Lubbock

$200 $89

Couples enjoy a full day of adventuring about on a Segway

Up to 51% Off Airplane Tour for Two

McKinney, TX Airport

$295 $145

A flight over Dallas provides views of lakes, parks, and skyscrapers

50% Off Tour of Witherspoon Distillery

Lewisville

$50 $27.50

Tour guides give folks behind-the-scenes look at how whiskey and rum are made

Up to 69% Off from Houston Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

$80 $30

Specter detectives lead treks through haunted spots of Houston, Tomball, and Spring, sharing historical anecdotes and spine-tingling tales

Half Off from Texas Ghost Tours

Historic Galveston

$40 $20

Moonlighting as a medium and paranormal investigator, the guide takes guests out after dark to explore for possible lingering spirits

Up to 57% Off Ghost Tour

Grapevine

$40 $19

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Attendees learn about Grapevine's haunted history on walking tour; includes glass of wine

Up to 56% Off a Tour from Segway Fort Worth

Multiple Locations

$65 $35

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One-on-one instruction sets riders at ease before groups roll through the Botanical Gardens, Off Road Ranch Experience, or Trinity Trails

54% Off Picnic at Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

$98 $45

Vineyard spanning 112 acres of Texas hill country hosts picnics complete with fine cheeses, meats and chocolates ideal for wine pairings

54% Off Introductory Flight Experience

Parker County Airport

$215 $99

Two-hour introductory flight experience includes ground instruction, flight time, and a post-flight lesson

50% Off Vineyard Tour and Wine Education Class

Saint Jo

$30 $15

Groups learn about the crushing, vinification, and aging process of wine-making while in the vineyard

Up to 50% Off from Segway Outback

Katy Mills

$40 $28

Take segway PT's through nine challenging off-road courses at this indoor facility; tracks feature everything from dirt to speed bumps

Up to 55% Off a City Bike Tour

Houston

$240 $119

Cruise through downtown Houston and its neighboring areas or explore the historic Houston Heights and its top pubs and sites

51% Off Fine Dining Cuisine at Oak Valley Vineyards Restaurant

San Antonio

$40 $20

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Entrees such as local Bandera quail stuffed with sausage & apricots, mesquite smoked peppercorn-crusted rib eye, and bacon-wrapped chicken

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

Winspear Opera House

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Up to 57% Off Ghost Tour

Fort Worth

$40 $19

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Paranormal activity abounds throughout the Fort Worth Stockyards as tours pass the sites of hangings, shootouts, bordellos

55% Off Aerobatic Airplane Ride

Frisco

$400 $179

After you're strapped into the passenger seat, an experienced pilot performs barrel rolls and loops

Up to 56% Off Lake Grapevine Segway Tour

Heritage Place Grapevine

$65 $32

One-on-one instruction sets new riders at ease before groups set out to explore Lake Grapevine's off-road trails on Segway x2s

Up to 53% Off Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour

Granbury

$20 $10

Guides in Civil War costume guide guests to haunted sites around the historic town square while spinning true tales of murder and mayhem

Up to 53% Off at Houston Urban Adventures

Georgia's Market

$70 $35

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Guides lead guests through Houston's tunnel system and to Texas's tallest building; pub tour visits four Houston bars

Up to 57% Off Double Decker Bus Tour

Downtown

$44 $22

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Aboard a double-decker tour bus, for 50-minutes recorded commentary enriches sights of the city's museums, markets, restaurants, & landmarks

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Uptown

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

The Pour House

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to Half Off a Guided Ghost Tour

Downtown

$36 $18

Guides sprinkle a 90-minute tour with stories of spooky apparitions from south Texas lore, culminating in a trip to an Alamo gravesite

Up to 58% Off a Grand Double-Decker Bus Tour

Tour Ticket Office

$47.52 $22

Tour-goers can hop on and off double-decker buses as many times as they want on 50-minute excursions that visit 50-plus San Antonio locales

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After retiring from his upholstering job at the Southern Pacific Railroad, John Milkovisch spent his free time building structures around his house and drinking beers with his wife Mary. But when he ran out of space for building, he decided to use up his extra beer cans to create a shiny siding for his structures and his house. He began in 1968, and within 20 years he had completely covered his property with an estimated 50,000 aluminum and glass cans. The result was both fashionable and functional, with swaying garlands tinkling in the breeze, strings of cans adding a luster to all surfaces of the house, and the protective weight of the cans even helping cut the house’s energy costs. But you can’t have a house this striking and not get noticed. So pretty soon people began making trips to see this can-covered house, and in 2007, it was moved into the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Now guests can peer inside the house and examine the structures without getting chased by the owner's beer can-covered dog. The house’s guided tours also feature a documentary that covers the history of the project since its inception forty years ago.

222 Malone St
Houston,
TX
US

A crackling fire warms guests perched at white-draped tables in the candlelit wine cellar. Upstairs, diners marvel at the picturesque views of the vineyard and rose garden filling the glass-enclosed patio's windows or deeply inhale the aroma of wildflowers drifting onto the vine-covered porch. It's against these intimate backdrops that servers at The Vineyards Restaurant deliver steak, seafood, and other upscale dishes to tables, which come aglow with candlelight as dusk falls.

The chefs work hard to make each bite as special as the surroundings. They age beef-tenderloin fillets for 45 days before plating them atop garlic-and-mushroom sauce and slowly marinate chicken in a spicy chipotle-garlic oil before nestling it in a bed of pasta covered in cilantro cream sauce.

With such food in such a setting, a regular night out at The Vineyards is one to remember, but a special occasion there is truly magical. For marriage proposals, anniversaries, and the reunions of long-lost pairs of socks, staffers lead guests down a candle-strewn path to a private table set for dessert among the vineyard's rows of grapevines. The Vineyards has held more than 500 weddings in its open-air pavilion, and its on-staff wedding coordinator and floral designer help plan picture-perfect ceremonies.

27315 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US

Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill: A User's Guide

Steak and Seafood | Chicago-Style Chophouse Atmosphere | Freshly Baked Popover Starters
Sample Menu
  • Entree (meat): filet mignon with roquefort-bacon-walnut butter and port demi-glace
  • Entree (seafood): miso-glazed salmon with ginger-sake butter
  • Side: mac and cheese with smoked gouda, ham, and white-truffle oil
  • Sunday brunch: crab-cake benedict and a bloody mary
While You're Waiting
  • Try not to fill up on the popovers. These flaky, fresh-from-the-oven treats begin every meal, and they're known to be quite addictive.
  • Nurse one of the house-specialty cocktails: a Grey Goose martini. The vodka is served at a chilly 28 degrees thanks to the restaurant’s frozen-tap system.
Inside Tips
  • At Kenny's, the owners pride themselves on their laid-back atmosphere, where their only policy is "to have no policy." If you want to make substitutions, the chef can do that. If you want to split a check, the server can do that, too.
  • Reservations are recommended.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Select a predinner drink from the dizzying selection of draft beers at Flying Saucer (14999 Montfort Drive).
After: Head down the street to Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar (4980 Beltline Road) for a night of dancing to the ivory-tickling tunes of A-list pianists.

If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Kenny’s Burger Joint (1377 Legacy Drive, Suite 120, Frisco, TX), where the owners of Kenny's Wood Fired Grill shift the spotlight to handcrafted burgers.

5000 Belt Line Rd
Dallas,
TX
US

Each night, about a half-hour before sunset, one of Capital Cruises' double-decker boats launches out onto Lady Bird Lake. Austin's skyline peeks its head over the tree-lined banks as the vessel floats toward the Congress Avenue Bridge. Once there, passengers watch the sun drop below the horizon and paint a streak of burnt orange across the sky in an action that seems to bring the bridge to life. Here, at one of the largest urban bat colonies on the continent, thousands of bats take flight and soar into the sky.

These bat tours are just one way Capital Cruises explores Lady Bird Lake. The crown jewel of its fleet, a 75-foot yacht, sets the stage for floating wedding parties and specialty cruises such as the Riverboat Gambler. During these trips, passengers play roulette and nibble fajitas, pasta, and barbecue catered by the Hyatt Regency hotel. Additionally, Capital Cruises' staff lets customers chart their own adventures with rentals of standup paddleboards, swan-shaped pedal boats, and 21-foot electric Duffy boats.

208 Barton Springs Rd
Austin,
TX
US

Founded in 1961, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art boasts a wide-ranging permanent collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures that break from Hollywood tradition by staying dead at night. Exhibitions are displayed on a rotating basis and include the upcoming The First 50 Years, which will commemorate the museum's first half century as an authoritative art stockpiler, and the Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision, which rolls into town on February 26 to celebrate the iconic landscape paintings of such visionaries as Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and Asher B. Durand.

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Author and radio host Ken Hudnall leads groups on an informative trek through El Paso's famed, and oftentimes spooky, past during the Downtown History and Mystery Tour. Each traipse through time begins at the Camino Real Hotel, where ominous tales of a distressed bride and the lingering presence of Pancho Villa cast a spectral tone upon the outing's onset. Winding through city streets, Ken and crew stop at the Cortez Building, the Plaza Hotel, and the very first Hilton Hotel, which has hosted several celebrity weddings. As night falls and shadows begin to dance and pants unsuspecting patrons, a stop at the Mills Building—constructed on the site of a hotel that burned to the ground—rounds out the tour's itinerary.

101 S El Paso St.
El Paso,
Texas
US

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