10 Best Sightseeing Tours in Texas

It’s no secret that Texas is big. It’s a fact that almost doesn’t need repeating. But when you’re planning a sightseeing tour throughout the Lone Star State, it’s key to keep in mind. Any tour you take will require a significant time investment, making it that much more important to make sure the tour is top notch. Get your money and your time’s worth with the following 10 best sightseeing tours in Texas.

San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, San Antonio, TX

The San Antonio River Walk Cruise tour offers a lot of bang for your buck. Over the course of three days, visitors can hop on and off a bus tour of the city, see San Antonio from the river, and even tour the Tower of the Americas.

JFK Assassination and Museum Tour, Dallas, TX

One can’t think of Dallas, Texas without remembering the tragic assassination of the 35th president of the united states. Visitors interested in learning more about the life and death of John F. Kennedy won’t be disappointed by this Dallas-based tour.

Austin Duck Adventures Tour, Austin, TX

The Austin Duck Adventures Tour is one of Austin’s favorite tours, particularly for families with kids. The adventure takes place on the water and will cover the Governor’s Mansion, University of Texas, Congress Avenue, and State Capital Building.

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Houston Hop-On Sightseeing Tour, Houston, TX

The Houston Hop-On Sightseeing Tour is one of the best ways to see Houston’s highlights. The tour takes approximately 75 minutes and offers unobstructed views from the open-top double-decker bus of the Downtown Aquarium, City Hall, and Houston Zoo. 

Border Sights Tours of El Paso, El Paso, TX

Border Sights Tours of El Paso takes visitors through the city, hitting the highlights that make up El Paso lore. According to their website, “our talented staff are selected exclusively from high hospitality backgrounds—with an emphasis on their storytelling abilities,” so that you might learn the most from your tour.

Black Eyed Distilling Co., Fort Worth, TX

The Black Eyed Distilling Company’s claim to fame is crafting the first vodka made from black-eyed peas. Located in a historic Fort Worth firehouse, visitors are encouraged to book a tour of the 105-year-old building to learn of its history and about the vodka. 

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Take a private tour of the Globe Life Park, Arlington, TX

Texas Rangers fans simply must take a private tour of the Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Take in the sights of the press box, luxury suite, batting cages, and dugout. 

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Take a classic Waco Tour, Waco, TX

The Classic Waco Tour is a two-and-a-half-hour bus ride through the most popular sites in the city. According to their website, they’ll “take you downtown and to Harp Design, share about our rich history, show you the secrets of Cameron Park, explore gorgeous neighborhoods and much more.” 

Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark, Lubbock, TX

Named “one of the top five destinations to see evidence of first Americans” by the Smithsonian Magazine, Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark shows signs of life from over 12,000 years ago. Consider a night hike on their three-mile trail or the half-mile ADA accessible trail.

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Cruise route 66 and visit Amarillo’s Historic District, Amarillo, TX

The famed route 66, known in American lore for being one of the longest roads ever constructed and made famous by singer Nat King Cole in his song “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66,” runs directly through Amarillo. In fact, according to the city’s official website, “Amarillo is the largest city on the 178-mile portion of Route 66 that goes from Oklahoma to Texas and into New Mexico.” No sight-seeing tour is complete with seeing where this infamous roadway used to run. While there, why not stop into the Historic District? You’ll find collectible stores, specialty shops, bars, art galleries, and more. 

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