2 - 3 Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Self-Guided Driving Tour of Houston
Welcome to Houston! On this two-hour Houston tour, we’ll see everything that makes Houston unique, from historic districts to stunning parks and, of course, the famous Space Center! This self-guided audio and GPS tour takes you through Houston with maximum flexibility, safety, and value. Simply hop in your own car, get the tour guide app set up on your phone, and get started. All audio plays automatically based on location.
About the Tour
Start by the bayou, which has long been the lifeblood of this city, and hear about the deadly battles which took place along the river. Then visit Sam Houston Park, where past and present collide in the architecture, offering a hugely varied glimpse into life in the area.
Next, head to the Historic District and get to know some of Houston’s complex past. At Christ Church Cathedral, hear a quintessential story of a southern community back in the 1800s. Then continue on to Emancipation Park and get familiar with the significance of Juneteenth within Houston.
As you drive through the Museum District, uncover the secrets behind some of Houston’s more notorious urban legends, then visit the grandest green space in the city: Hermann Park. It even features a zoo!
After that, swing through the famous Rice University and hear the tale of a wild senior prank pulled back in the ‘80s, engineered by a student still known only as “the mastermind.”
Continuing on to MacGregor Park, get the scoop on how the intense Hurricane Harvey impacted Houston, then learn about the importance of oil and gas to this city. Finally, get some stellar space facts and visit the world-famous Johnson Space Center! The tour concludes here.
Starting Point Address: Lamar St La Branch St, Houston, TX 77010, USA
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How does it work?
- Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions.
- Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours.
- To begin touring, go to the starting point and launch the app.
- The audio starts automatically once you reach the starting point. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
- Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
What You'll See
Bayou Park & Cisterns
Sam Houston Park
Historic District / Market Square Park
Chase Tower / Frescoes
Christ Church Cathedral
Minute Maid Park
Hermann Park, Part 2
Old Spanish Trail
Johnson Space Center / Conclusion
Alt: San Jacinto Museum of History
Alt: Discovery Green Park
Alt: Houston Graffiti Building
Alt: Holocaust Museum
Alt: Houston Museum of Natural Science
Alt: Museum of Fine Arts
Alt: Children's Museum
Alt: Health Museum
Preview The Tour
To explore Houston on this tour, simply hop in your own car, set up the tour guide app on your phone, and let the audio guide you automatically based on your location.
The tour starts by the bayou, which has been the lifeblood of Houston. You’ll hear about the historic battles that took place along the river.
At Sam Houston Park, visitors can explore the rich architecture that offers a glimpse into Houston’s past and present.
The Historic District in Houston has a complex past. Visitors will learn about the area’s history and get to know some of its stories.
Christ Church Cathedral tells a quintessential story of a southern community in the 1800s, offering insights into Houston’s past.
At Emancipation Park, visitors will discover the significance of Juneteenth within Houston’s history.
The Museum District reveals the secrets behind some of Houston’s urban legends, adding a touch of mystery to the tour.
Hermann Park is Houston’s grandest green space and even features a zoo for visitors to enjoy.
Visitors will hear about a wild senior prank pulled back in the ’80s, engineered by a student known only as “the mastermind” at Rice University.
The tour concludes at the world-famous Johnson Space Center, where visitors can learn fascinating space facts and explore this iconic institution.
The bayou in Houston has historical significance as the city’s lifeblood, where critical battles took place in its early history.
Visitors to Sam Houston Park can expect to see a wide range of architectural styles, offering a diverse glimpse into life in Houston.
Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. In Houston, it holds particular significance due to its historical ties to freedom and equality.
The Museum District is home to a wide array of cultural institutions and is known for its diverse arts and urban legends that add a touch of mystery to the area.
In addition to the zoo, visitors can explore beautiful gardens, museums, and enjoy recreational activities in Hermann Park.
The Johnson Space Center is a must-visit because it offers visitors the opportunity to learn about space exploration, see real spacecraft, and even meet astronauts.
Inclusions and Exclusions
- App on your phone: A link to download the Action Tour Guide App and Password for your tours.
- Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
- Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
- At your own pace: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace.
- Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
- Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated videos, text, and hidden gems.
- Transportation, parking fees, food, and drinks.
- Entry tickets or reservations to any attractions along the route.
- Car Rental: Please arrange a rental car at the closest airport or train station.