This is a bucket list of what to do in and around Houston. A things-to-do-before-you-die type of list aimed at Houstonians and tourists in equal measure. These are the best ways to experience Houston and the must-do activities around the city whether you’re a seasoned local or a thrill-seeking visitor.
1. Saunter through the City’s Gorgeous Gardens
While the city is more reminiscent of an urban jungle, there does lay lush pockets of flora manifested in parks, trails, and gardens. Discover Houston’s tiny pockets of Eden this season at these 10 gorgeous Houston gardens.
2. Drink and Dine Waterside
Spring has sprung. Hop to it this breezy season by being outside for the best weather we’ll probably get all year. While there are plenty of fine patios in the city, there are just a few with a waterfront view.
3. Enjoy Houston’s Top Patio Bars
One surefire way to capitalize on the weekend, weekday, weeknight – really just any time – is to have a couple drinks amongst friends in the open air of a patio. Get out and about this season at some of our favorite watering holes in town.
4. Enjoy Music, Movies, and More in the Park
Discovery Green has announced its spring program including the return of Screen On The Green, Thursday Night Concert Series, and other seasonal favorites!
5. Nosh On Houston’s Best Brunch Spots
Spring is in the air. If your allergy medication holds up, you can see how the mimosas fare at the 15 best brunch spots in Houston!
6. Elevate Your Night on Houston’s Top Rooftops
Nothing quite says “living the highlife” like clinking glasses on a city rooftop. Touch the sky this season with a brunch, evening, or nightcap on the most jaw-dropping rooftops in Houston.
7. Drink Endless Margaritas on the Buffalo Bayou
What could be better than floating the Buffalo Bayou? Floating the Bayou with a buzz, of course. Cuchara is bringing back their Xochimilco boat tour: a booze cruise that serves ceviche, party favors, and all the margaritas you can drink.
8. Dip Your Toes in the Water
Summer hasn’t quite arrived yet, but it’s heat sure has. With temps teetering on triple digits, Houstonians are faced with two choices: escape it, or embrace it. Apply some sun screen, grab your beach towel, and get yourself a cocktail at these five poolside bars in Houston to beat the heat this summer!
9. Handpick Your Favorite Fruits
Pick your heart out this spring at these forever fields in and around Houston! Whether it’s strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries, these fields in and around Houston have what you’re looking for.
10. Wade through Fields of Bluebonnets
Every self-respecting Texan knows that in spring it is an absolute necessity to pay homage to the official flower of the Lonestar State – the majestic and pure bluebonnet. With the sun shining and warm weather incoming, bluebonnets are already to show signs of blossoming in southern Texas. See our list to find the best places to spot these beautiful bluebonnets across the state! As always, be sure to treat the areas with respect – don’t mess with Texas (bluebonnets)!