Miller Outside Theatre is likely to be among the best causes to go to (and reside in!) Houston. Open from March via November, the venue hosts a variety of performances together with classical music, ballet, dance, movie, Shakespeare and extra. The theater, set inside Hermann Park, additionally permits patrons to BYOB (no glass containers, please!), so pack a picnic and settle in for the present.
Calling all movie buffs! The historic Market Sq. Park holds free screenings of various films (take that AMC!) and hosts different free occasions. Earlier than the occasion, tour the multitude of bars and eating places that border this downtown park.
Nestled within the coronary heart of Downton is Discovery Inexperienced, a 12-acre, multi-use park that at all times has one thing thrilling taking place. Within the spring and fall, spend completely satisfied hour listening to native musicians carry out reside on stage, browse and purchase from native craftsmen at month-to-month markets and, within the winter, take pleasure in ice skating on Kinder Lake (for a small charge). There may be additionally an array of ever-changing artwork installations scattered round this luscious oasis.
Feast your eyes on among the biggest artistic endeavors on 4 wheels. Dubbed the “Storage Mahal,” the Artwork Automobile Museum is in contrast to something you've ever imagined. It's the one place you'll discover the antennae and wing-cloaked Roachster or the Honda bike that has been reworked right into a shiny crimson rolling stiletto artwork automotive. Don’t let this museum cross you by!
Tucked on the west facet of Memorial Park is the Houston Arboretum and Nature Middle, a 155-acre nature sanctuary that educates guests on how you can defend native vegetation and animals within the metropolis. Stroll the middle's 5 miles of trails and go to the sanctuary's free interactive reveals. Don’t go away your furry mates out, however please be certain they're on a leash.
Designed by architect Philip Johnson greater than 20 years in the past, the Galleria-area Water Wall gives a refreshing second of Zen for guests. The 64-foot-tall fountain – constructed to appear like a "horseshoe of working water” – sits amongst 186 oak bushes on the base of the 64-story Williams Tower. It's a fashionable location for lovers to snap that excellent Instagram picture.
Set sail on a 90-minute boat tour of the Port of Houston. Whereas onboard the 90-passenger boat, you'll study the historical past of the seaport and be capable of watch huge ocean freighters and barges navigate the 50-mile channel. Open Tuesday via Saturday, the tour is free however reservations are required.
Spend a calming Saturday morning on the City Harvest Farmers Market. Stroll the marketplace for a lazy day of individuals watching, shopping for native produce, or simply munching on any of the free samples! It’s like a more healthy Costco in that approach.
Who says cemeteries should be spooky? Uncover Houston's historical past at Glenwood Cemetery. Located on 84 acres alongside the Washington Hall, Glenwood Cemetery serves as a serene resting place for a few of Houston's most iconic residents. Among the many ornate headstones and sculptures are these of greater than 20 mayors, previous governors, oil tycoons and Howard Hughes, the well-known aviator, engineer and film director.