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What You'll Get
Though a chartered yacht is a comfortable way to tour the seas, it can only navigate city streets with the help of hundreds of unhappy pack goats. Tour Houston in terra firma style and comfort with today's Groupon to Houston Urban Adventures. Choose between the following options:
• For $15, you get one admission to either the Heart of the Tunnel walk or the Historic Downtown pub crawl (a $30 value).
• For $28, you get two admissions to either the Heart of the Tunnel walk or the Historic Downtown pub crawl (up to a $60 value).
Houston Urban Adventures ushers guests on three-hour guided walking tours, which begin and end at the historic Lancaster Hotel and enlighten visitors and residents alike on many of the city's hidden treasures. Departing at 10:30 a.m., the Heart of the Tunnel walk ambles to the Chase Tower, where guests can ascend to the 60th floor to enjoy a stunning westward view of the city skyline and observe paper airplanes in their natural habitat. To offset the altitude spike, groups then burrow 6 meters below the ground into downtown Houston’s tunnel system, where they can explore the shopping options and food prospects of its climate-controlled channels. A quick stopover at Houston's city hall and visitors center treats walkers to a historical video and autograph session with the looming specter of Sam Houston, and the return trip includes meaningful interaction with the area's modern and post-modern architecture.
Alternatively, opt for the Historic Downtown pub crawl to patronize some of Houston's most notable downtown bars while visiting historic buildings, such as an IMAX dating back to 1860. The 6 p.m. tour commences in the historic 1913 lobby of Minuti's Bar, followed by a stroll into several of Main Street's diverse bars. Enjoy a ghoulish libation at the Spaghetti Warehouse, Houston's most haunted tavern, before sauntering up to the bar at BB's, a Cajun bar situated near the spot where Sam Houston notoriously beat Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna at Scrabble.
Tours are capped at 12 people, so register online early to reserve a slot.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts for single pass option. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts for 2-pass option. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older for pub crawl. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.