Things to do in Houston; Houston is known as the largest city in the Southern United States, with a population a little bit over 2.3 million, it is also an ethnically and culturally diverse place. Here you will find people from different walks of life, who speak 145 different languages. Houston is said to be even more diverse than New York City, who would’ve thought, right. The city is not only recognized for its size and diversity, but also for its energy industry and is a great city with many things to do.
Houston, with its 17-block theatre district is home to nine major performing arts districts, also located in the area is the Museum of Fine Arts. When it comes to sports, the city has every professional league ranging from basketball to baseball excluding hockey. The transportation here is primary driving, if you think you can take the bus and train everywhere, think again. Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County provides trains, buses and light rail, it may be convenient at times to hope on a train, however, if you want to get somewhere fast, it’s best to drive. Planning on visiting Houston, I hope that you find the list of things to do in the great city of Houston useful to you.
Places to Go
Sam Houston Boat Tour– A free 90 minute boat tour open to the public. If you are interested in learning about Houston, then don’t hesitate to hope on. You must reserve tickets online in order to board the boat.
Buffalo Bayou Park– One of many parks in Houston, the Buffalo Bayou Park provides a little something for everyone, from kayaking, biking, walked or just people watching , there is something to do. Looking for a sport to view the Houston Skyline? Then stop by the park.
The Escape Room – A fun activity for groups or even solo travelers. The escape room puts you in a room with other members and you must work as a team to solve the mystery and get out of the room before time runs out.
James Turrell Skypace- Located on Rice University campus, the exhibit is open to the public. If you are interested in seeing the light show, be sure to reserve tickets because seating is limited. Reserve free onlineDiscovery Green: Art meets Nature. You’ll find a great collection of public art in this green space. So take a stroll and appreciate the art pieces.
Waugh Drive Bridge– If you’re a fan of boats or not, stop by the Waugh Drive Bridge and watch 250,000 bats emerge from the bridge at dusk.
Top Golf– Fun place to golf, watch sports and hang out. You don’t have to know how to golf to have fun here.
Gelazzi– On the side of the building, there is a “Houston” sign. The Gelato is good, but I believe the Houston sign is what really attracts people to the establishment.
Places to Eat
Rals Café & Bistro
Seabrook Waffle Co.
Hungry’s– Great spot for lunch or brunch
Hearsay Gastro Lounge
The Conservatory – Filled with vendors selling food and beer.
Franks Pizza- Pizza Lovers, this place is open until 3 A.M during the weekends.
Where to Stay
Airbnb- Inexpensive home sharing accommodation
Marriott Marquis Pool- The Hotel has a Texas shaped pool. If you don’t plan on being a guest of the hotel, then go just to see the pool.
Rosemont- Great cocktail bar with a nice rooftop view
Spot Lounge & Bar- Bar and Nightclub in one
Alley Kat- Bar with live music
“You Are my sunshine”- 1948
“We Love Houston”- Located in The Heights (Neighborhood)
“This is the sign you’ve been looking for”-1637 Westheimer Rd
Pastel Colored Walls and Stairs-1201 Main Street
Rainbow Wall- 318 Tuam Street
“Houston Inspired”- 907 Preston Street
“Made in Houston”- Gelazzi, 3602 White Oak Drive
Houston Themed Typography Murals- 1301 McKinney Street