Is our humidity borderline unbearable, sure! We compensate in other ways I assure you. H-town, clutch city, Hustle Town, whatever name you want to call us, this not-so little town of mine is home for a reason. Houston is a melting pot of culture and amazing food so let’s get to it!
Houstonians love their food and yes, everything is bigger in Texas and while I’ll list a few of my go-to’s let’s work up the appetite shall we? If you’re looking for a place to kayak , but you don’t actually own one. Buffalo Bayou park rents a kayak to you for $7 so you can cruise through the bayou , onward towards downtown like you’re a modern day Pocahontas. There’s B-Cycles all over the city now and I couldn’t be more happy about it. For $2 you can rent a bike and pick your destination. Downtown, Hermann Park, and Buffalo Bayou Park are my favorite places to bike ride because of they have the best trails for it! Grab a movie at Discovery Green for free. Every month Discovery Green park hosts their “Screen on the Green” which is an outdoor movie screening in the heart of downtown and it’s my favorite thing to do, ever! Grab a blanket and a glass of wine an watch one of your all time favorites for absolutely free. PROTIP: come early. Downtown parking can be a nightmare so you want to make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes early or grab some cash to park at a parking garage. On Sunday’s the park hosts an amazing flea market full of local artist and vendors in a tree light setting. It’s a great way to get some cardio and shopping in. Houston has one of the most amazing museum districts so keep in mind that most galleries are free on Thursday’s. If you’re an art lover and don’t want to spend much there’s a James Turrell exhibit tucked in Rice University and it’s pretty awesome! Whether you’re into theatre, ballet, or are like me and love a little of both. Our Theatre District never disappoints. If there’s not a particular show that strikes your interest, check out the Miller Outdoor Theater schedule. It’s an awesome venue that’s right across the street from Hermann Park and there’s free entertainment there all the time. Grab a blanket, pack some snacks, and enjoy the show. If you’re a visitor, try your best to stay Inside the loop (aka book a hotel inside the 610 loop). The “Innerloop” of Houston is somewhat like the Manhattan of NYC. It’s where all the best restaurants, bars, and entertainment live. Hope this helps! Enjoy!