8 Great Things to do in Houston, TX

Since we have been in Houston for about 3 weeks now, we have not been bored a single day! We have filled our days working, exercising, eating, spending time with family, but we have also gone many places! I’m sure there is a lot more to explore, but here is my review on some fun things to do!

1. Houston Zoo

Although it was raining the day we went to the zoo, we still had a good time. This is a good sized zoo (mile long trail around), with a decent variety of animals to see including tigers, elephants, chimps, gorillas, longhorn cattle, many reptiles, and much more! There seemed to be a lot of fun things for the kids too including a splash park, carousel, petting zoo and more.

2. Houston Museum of Natural Science

We happened to go mid-week during the day, and we basically had the place to ourselves! A very nice man who worked there told us all about the museum, and specifically the dinosaur exhibit. Apparently it is the largest in the country! We did not have enough time to see the whole museum, but we were very impressed with what we saw. We got a Groupon deal, which included the planetarium show as well as general admission. Afterwards we walked through the McGovern Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park.


Houston, we don’t have a problem here! This was a great place to learn about the history of space travel, learn about the moon missions and more! Very interesting!

4. Miller Outdoor Theater

The Miller Theater has free concerts all summer long! Maybe even longer? We packed a bunch of munchies from Trader Joes, some beer and wine, and set up a picnic on the grass! I believe you can purchase and/or reserve tickets in the seated area as well. We saw some Israeli dance group that was…interesting haha. But either way, it was nice being outside on a nice night, enjoying each other’s company.

5. Museum District

There are many other museums in this area. We also visited the Holocaust museum, Contemporary Arts Museum, and the Menil Collection. There are many others that we did not visit as well!

6. Top Golf

Top Golf is apparently all over the country now, but this was my first time hearing about it and experiencing it. It is basically a driving range, with a bowling feel because they track your ball and give you points on a screen for how well you do. We brought two young kids, and they also enjoyed it.  They have great drink and food selections as well.

7. Galveston

I know this isn’t technically Houston, but it is about an hour away. We went to Galveston for 2 nights, and stayed at a house in Pointe West Resort. The house was really nice, and it gained us access to the really nice pool with BBQ areas and the beach club. Coming from the East Coast, the beach was just okay. The water was REALLY warm being the end of September, too warm, so we spent most of our time at the pool which over looked the beach.

8. University of Houston Football

How fitting it was that the University of Houston was playing UConn while we were here! We paid $20 for tickets, had a few drinks, got some popcorn, and had a fun time! Texas sure does love their football!

Food, drinks, and ways to be active in another post! Until next time!


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