About the Greet:
The Downtown Tunnel system consists of more than 6 miles of air conditioned walkways. Of course we are not going to walk all of it! On this greet we will be walking both in the tunnels and above ground, which is why I like to call it “Above and Below Downtown”. We will set a mutually convenient place to meet and then begin the journey. (Once connected, if you wish I can send driving directions or Metro Rail directions to confirm a meeting place.)
Depending on the weather, we usually walk above ground through the Theater District past Jones Hall, the Alley Theatre, the Wortham Center, City Hall, and if there is time and you are interested, we can visit Sam Houston Park where there are many historic houses from across Texas.
There are a variety of shops and eateries lining the tunnels. We can plan to eat lunch together downtown above or below ground, which will also give us a rest from walking.
We can visit some Art Deco buildings as well. You need to tell me what sounds good to you and how much walking you want to do. Here is the URL of a map of the tunnels: http://downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2012-06-15/2012_Above__Below_Map.pdf
You should note that this is a non-holiday, weekday Greet since the tunnels and buildings are not open evenings, weekends, and holidays.
I have lived in Houston about 45 years and my wife and I have raised our family here. I am a retired chemist. I have been doing Greets for Houston Greeters for several years.
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