There is so much to see and do in Houston! Please see below for some fantastic tours offered by the local NABC organizing committee. Pre-registration is required! Send a check payable to Unit 174 2009 NABC for the full registration amount to Marsha Bernstein, 5329 McCulloch Cir, Houston, Texas 77056. Marsha will confirm your registration when she receives your check!
Galleria Shopping–Monday, March 16
The Houston Galleria is widely recognized as the number one shopping and tourist destination in Houston. It’s stunning architecture, exceptional mix of quality stores, and distinctive style of entertainment are some of the reasons The Galleria attracts over 24 million annual visitors. The bus will depart the hotel at 9:30 a.m. You will return to the hotel at 3:30 p.m. Shopping and lunch with no parking worries! Cost: $30.00/person.
Historic Galveston Tour–Tuesday, March 17
Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. The bus will depart the hotel at 9:30 a.m. You will return to the hotel at 3:30 p.m. Your tour includes admission to Bishop’s Palace and shopping opportunities at the Strand, Moody Gardens and the Seawall. Cost: $60.00/person
Space Center Houston–Wednesday, March 18
Touch a Moon rock, witness a shuttle launch, enjoy a guided tour of NASA , see real space-flown vehicles and explore the inner workings of the Pepsi Martian Matrix.....all this and much more! Overlooking Galveston Bay, the Kemah Boardwalk features themed restaurants, retail shops, and amusements for the whole family. The bus will depart the hotel at 9:30 a.m. You will return to the hotel at 4:30 p.m. Your tour includes a train ride and admission to the museum then on to the Kemah boardwalk with time for lunch. Cost: $60.00/person
Houston Historical Tour–Thursday, March 19
A professional tour guide will take you downtown and to historical underground Houston. The bus will depart the hotel at 9:30 a.m. You will return to the hotel at 12:30 p.m. Your tour includes a brief walking tour of the underground tunnels. Cost: $40.00/person
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo–
Wednesday, March 18
Since 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has committed more than $230 million to the youth of Texas. It is the driving force for promoting Western heritage in the nation’s fourth largest city. With the help of 20,000 volunteers, the Show is the world’s largest livestock show and richest regular-season PRCA rodeo, and one of the world’s most significant concert venues. Each year, more than 1.6 million people enjoy the Show. This Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization directly benefits the Houston metropolitan area annually with an impact of more than $344 million and nearly $387 million worldwide. The bus will depart the hotel at 5:30 p.m. You will return to the hotel at 10:30 p.m. Your tour includes admission to the livestock show, rodeo, exhibitions, carnival and admission to see Gary Allen. There is food, fun and cowboys! Cost: $60.00/per person. For more information click here. These will sell out fast. Please reserve your tickets early.