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Our most recommended Texas Day Trips

  • Austin: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

    1. Austin: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

    Start at the shop and get outfitted to a pedal-assist E-bike. After a quick safety meeting and pre-ride warm-up, head towards the South Congress District and check out many of Austin's most famous murals where you'll have time to stop and snap some photos before heading on to your next adventure. Head towards the new boardwalk and take in the views of the Austin skyline before heading north to check out Downtown Austin. As you enter the downtown area, see some of Austin's most popular entertainment districts including Rainey Street and 6th Street. Continue towards the Texas State Capitol and get a chance to walk inside and check out the famous rotunda. Finish your tour by heading to the University of Texas campus and learn about the school's history. On your way back to the shop, stop at Texas's oldest swimming pool and the gem of Austin, Barton Springs. This natural pool is a recreati...

    Michael was our guide and was very informative and friendly. Water was provided and the bikes were a blast to ride. Glad I did this.

  • Austin: Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour

    2. Austin: Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour

    Experience all that Austin has to offer on this 2-hour city overview. This 'bucket list' tour will take you to see major landmarks, lesser-known gems that only a local would know about, real neighborhoods, and of course, the food trucks! Ride in-style in an air-conditioned Mercedes Van, with many stops where you can get out, stretch your legs, and explore. Your local Austin guide will share with you stories about art, music, culture, food, history, parks, famous people, and much more. Discover secret spots, hear funny stories, and decipher local legends. Make new memories and laugh a ton as you learn why Austin is known for its motto, 'Keep Austin Weird'. Along with seeing all the top sites, get an opportunity to tour the State Capitol. Learn a little about Texas history and see the beautiful architecture throughout the Capitol. After your guided Capitol tour, head down to the Food Tru...

    Chris was our tour guide and an excellent tour guide at that , my favorite part of the small guided tour was the gelato dessert truck I was able to see the inside of the capital and a lot of attractions along the way

  • Houston: City Sightseeing Tour by Electric Cart

    3. Houston: City Sightseeing Tour by Electric Cart

    On this tour, let your local guide zip you through the city's top historical landmarks, visiting pristine parks and vibrant murals along the way. Learn more about Houston's vast collection of culinary choices that makes it one of the culinary centers of the world. Visit sports venues, museums, and the third largest theatre district in the country.  One of the highlights of this city sightseeing tour is viewing the so-called 8th Wonder of the World: The Astrodome. Built in 1965, the Astrodome was the world's first indoor air-conditioned stadium. Though the stadium is closed, visitors from all over the world still come to marvel at the iconic structure. After you hit all the top sights, pick up some recommendations from your local guide for nightlife and restaurants in Houston so you can make the most of your time in the vibrant city. Make sure to bring your camera — you’ll have many opp...

    This was such a fun city tour! I have lived outside of Houston for many years so it was neat to go on a tour and hear historical facts, and see unique landmarks and art work I would have never noticed on my own. Sarah was our guide and she was really kind and knowledgeable. I like how she customized the tour according to our interests. I will definitely plan another tour when I have guest come down to visit.

  • Houston: Mural Tour by Electric Cart

    4. Houston: Mural Tour by Electric Cart

    Explore different parts of the city while taking in all of the world-renowned street art that Houston has to offer. Ride to each spot in a comfortable Polaris GEM electric vehicle as you pick up priceless local insights into the vibrant culture of the city from your local guide. Learn the history of the art movement that colors the walls all across Houston, and the passionate artists who have made their mark on the city. All that is required on this tour is your camera — you won’t want to miss out on taking pictures of all of the fantastic art that you’ll be seeing. Criss-crossing through the city, you’ll find yourself in an artistic cluster in Houston, with over 20 murals in close proximity to one another. Discover the best spots with your local guide and take home some awesome memories of the city.

    It’s a different experience, she(our guide) also gave us a chance to get out of the car and take pictures of the murals. She’s thorough knowledgeable, and friendly.

  • Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Hotel Pickup

    5. Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Hotel Pickup

    Embark on a full-day tour from select Downtown San Antonio or Downtown Austin hotels through the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country. Visit the former home of U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson, also known as LBJ Ranch, explore Fredericksburg, stop by Luckenbach, and end your day at a Texas winery. After pickup at your hotel in San Antonio or Austin, head out of the city toward the famous Texas Hill Country. Make your first stop in Johnson City to visit the home where President Lyndon B. Johnson spent his younger years. Continue on to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and have time to explore LBJ Ranch, also known as the "Texas White House." Be sure to stop by the hangar to see LBJ's plane, and view the many exhibitions on site. From there, head down to the charming town of Fredericksburg, a historic German town. While there, have time to shop at boutique stores and enjoy...

    Gary was amazing knew so much about the Texas history. We had a great day. Would recommend him to anyone !!!

  • San Antonio: 2.5-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    6. San Antonio: 2.5-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    Turn downtown San Antonio into your own personal giant game board. Urban Adventure Quest created an interactive Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt that lets you do just that. On this 2.5-hour San Antonio adventure, you’ll see the city’s sights as you’re guided by your smartphone. Race to be the first to finish the game, or take as much time as you need, solving clues, completing challenges, and learning about local history along the way. The adventure begins deep in the heart of Texas, where there’s a history of courage and sacrifice for freedom. Your Quest starts in the center of San Antonio and takes you back in time to explore the grounds of the Alamo. You’ll then be guided down to the River Walk and through the streets to enjoy the sights and sounds of the modern city. So gather up your troops and defend your right to have fun! Play the game, see the sights, and experienc...

    The experience itself was interesting and fun. The site used for directing the quest was embarrassingly out of date. Note that the Get Your Guide app is used only for selling access, not for directing the tour. I'd consider using the GYG app in the future, but only if it connects to an actual modern app.

  • From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

    7. From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

    Meet your guide in downtown Austin at the visitor center, then board your shuttle bus for the day and head out into the sprawling Texan countryside. The first stop of the day is Austin’s most famous BBQ joint, Salt Lick BBQ. At the BBQ, enjoy a tasting session of some of the very best meat and food that Texas has to offer, and soak up this friendly atmosphere. The tour does not include the cost of the tasting. It's recommended to budget $35 per person for your meal, however, you can bring your own alcohol to enjoy with your food. After the BBQ, you'll wind through the hills and stop at two different wineries so that you can sample delicious Texas wines - all while taking in those gorgeous hill country views.

    My friend and I came to Austin for a girls weekend and wanted to experience Salt Lick & some wineries but didn't want to have to rent a car. This was the perfect amount of time and our guide, Jax was AMAZING! Highly recommend!

  • Tanger Outlets: 6-Hour City Tour & Shopping Tour

    8. Tanger Outlets: 6-Hour City Tour & Shopping Tour

    If you’re visiting Houston and want to shop where you can find some great bargains but don’t know where to go, head to the Tanger Outlets on this full-day city and shopping tour. This tour includes round-trip transportation between select Houston hotels and the top-brand Tanger Outlets that feature the best deals! At Tanger Outlets you’ll find great deals on clothing, jewelry, shoes, and more. The savings are impressive at Armani Exchange, Burberry, Coach, Cole Haan, Elie Tahari, J. Crew, Kate Spade New York, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nike, TAG Heuer, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tory Burch, True Religion, and many others. You’ll have around 6 hours to explore the city and visit the Tanger Outlet shops and choose some great deals.

  • Houston: 2-Hour Downtown Brewery Tour by Electric Cart

    9. Houston: 2-Hour Downtown Brewery Tour by Electric Cart

    Take a unique ride through Downtown Houston in an electric cart. Escape the heat and cruise throughout the city streets in an air-conditioned vehicle. Along the way, learn about Houston's incredible food scene and see some beautiful sites. Your local guide will take you to 3 or 4 different breweries, where you will head in and try whatever beer you like. There are a myriad choices and each brewery has it's own signature brew, as well as many other options to choose from. Your guide will provide lots of fun facts about the city and walk you through why each brewery is unique to the city of Houston. At each brewery, you will also have time to purchase more beer and food as you please. Your group will spend about 20 minutes at each brewery, based on your group's preference. This tour is a small group tour and very flexible, so take this time to enjoy the best that Houston has to offer, an...

    We had a ball! Robbie was a wonderful guide and customer service skills are excellent. Can’t wait until our next vacation to do it all again!!!

  • Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston

    10. Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston

    Discover why Houston, the most populated city in Texas and the 4th most-populated city in the United States can look like a ghost town during warm summer days. This is because just 20-25 feet below street level, there are more than 7.5 miles of underground tunnels that encompass Texas' tallest skyscrapers and serve as a corporate playground for a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. Start the tour at the famous Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Houston and set off on a unique tour to some of the city's most well-renowned skyscrapers. Enjoy great photo opportunities alongside Texas' two tallest buildings, the oldest bank in Houston, and the newest portion of the downtown tunnel system. During the tour, learn all about the history of the city's extensive Tunnel System and its modern corporate appeal including a diverse range of great dining options and business amenities that resemble Houst...

    Our tour guide Vanessa was fantastic! She was able to answer all our questions, and had interesting stories to tell about some of the history of Houston and it’s buildings.

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What people are saying about Texas

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 6 reviews

My friend and I came to Austin for a girls weekend and wanted to experience Salt Lick & some wineries but didn't want to have to rent a car. This was the perfect amount of time and our guide, Jax was AMAZING! Highly recommend!

Chris was our tour guide and an excellent tour guide at that , my favorite part of the small guided tour was the gelato dessert truck I was able to see the inside of the capital and a lot of attractions along the way

Our tour guide Vanessa was fantastic! She was able to answer all our questions, and had interesting stories to tell about some of the history of Houston and it’s buildings.

We had a ball! Robbie was a wonderful guide and customer service skills are excellent. Can’t wait until our next vacation to do it all again!!!

Great way to see Austin! Mike, our tour guide was awesome! Highly recommend this.