Houston, Texas is loaded with fun things to do and see on a vacation or a weekend getaway. If you’re traveling to Space City, here is the Texas Outside list of favorite things to do while in town.

Visit a Museum

The City of Syrup has an abundance of museums, from the absurd to fine arts. If you like museums, visit the Museum District, which has several museums within close proximity. Some of the most popular museums in Magnolia City include:

Art Car Museum

Other museums include: 

See All the Attractions

downtown aquarium houston texas

There are also enough attractions in H-town to keep you occupied for a week. Here’s a handful to keep you occupied:

Outdoor Sports Options

ifly in Houston

Try running on one of the 300 miles of trails. These trails include:

You can also go exploring at the Arboretum, kayaking or canoeing through Armand Bayou Nature Center, or go birding along the Upper Texas Coast Wildlife Trail.

If all else fails, do some indoor skydiving at iFly.

Spend the Day at a Park

The Energy Capital of the World is home to one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Memorial Park has more than 1,466 acres with facilities for golfing, tennis, softball, swimming, track, croquet, volleyball, skating, cycling, and running.

Buffalo Bayoo Promenade

Other parks to visit include: 

Spend Some Money Shopping

shopping in Houston, Texas

The largest city in Texas also offers shoppers everything from huge flea markets to specialty boutiques. You’ll also find upscale shopping centers. Here are some places to shop in The Golden Buckle of the Sunbelt: 

Enjoy the Nightlife

Bayou City is loaded with excellent restaurants and lively nightspots from luxurious lounges to honky tonks. You can also cozy up to a new friend at an intimate wine bar, which you can find in any of these lively nightlife districts: 

Kids Activities

Jumping World Houston

After some shopping and the nightlife, it’s time to take the kids out for some fun things to do. Here are some ideas to get you started: 

Sporting Events

Reliant Stadium Houston

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll love Clutch City. There are plenty of sporting events to go around, including events for the following pro teams:

Best Golf Courses

Panther Trail Hole

The city is home to several top-rated golf courses. Here is Texas Outside’s list of the Best Houston Golf Courses. Use this Houston Golf Map to find a course and read our review.

Major Annual Events

Houston Livestock Show

Check out these great live annual events: 

Dining and Restaurants

Midtown in Houston

After all of that fun, you’re going to need some good food. Here are some sites that will help you find a restaurant: 

More Good Information On Things To Do In H-Town

You can never have too much information on fun things to do in Big Heart. That’s why Texas Outside has compiled this extra list of links for your personal research.

  • Chamber of Commerce Website – The official website for Space City.
  • Must Do Activities – There are so many things to see and do in Texas’ largest city that you must check out this list compiled by Texas Outside.
  • 150 Fun Things To Do In Houston – If you can’t find something to do above, check out this Pinterest board featuring 150 things to do in Houston.
  • Houston City Map – This clickable map will help you locate something to see and do while visiting this international hub of travel and commerce.
  • Lakes & Campgrounds – Quickly find a lake or campground in the area using this interactive map.

Mike Sharp
Author: Mike Sharp

I have a passion for travel and outdoor activities, and now I'm enjoying retired life. I will continue my traveling, golfing, boating, and enjoying life all across the great state of Texas.

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