10 Marvelous Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend In Houston

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10 Marvelous Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend In Houston

Three days of fun!

It seems like it’s been raining for a week straight. While reports are wishy washy about expected precipitation this weekend, we can only hope that like 95% of weather predictions, they are wrong and that Houston will see a whole lot of sun. If you haven’t already made plans, here’s some inspiration on how you can enjoy the three-day weekend! [Featured image: @serahcurran]

1. Float a Texas-Sized Lazy River

Nothing compares to the blissful relaxation of floating in the heat of the Texas sun with a cold drink in hand. While lazy rivers are not so easy to come by in Houston, you can now swim over to the Marriot Marquis in Downtown, Houston, where visitors at the hotel can float the Texas border.

2. Get Sky-High on Houston’s Best Rooftop Bars

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.

3. Enjoy Houston’s Finest Patio Bars

Sun’s out, fun’s out. Rain or shine, you can’t not go through the weekend without having a drink or two outside. Be sure to consult our favorite patio bars in Houston to find out where to do so.

4-5. In Case of Rain, Hit A Dive

Spring is often Houston weather’s sweet spot. Not too hot, not too cold: perfect for an outdoor margarita in the sun. But it also brings flurries of spring showers, which can literally dump cold water on the patio experience. Houston thankfully, has plenty of places to hole up during such cases.

  • On cold, dark, and wet days, Grand Prize is the ultimate hole-in-the-wall to crawl into and stave off the storm.

6-7. Brunch, Brunch, Brunch


The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the spring is in the air. If Benadryl isn’t doing the trick on your allergies, you can see how the mimosas fare at one of our favorite brunch spots in town!

  • Since 1972, the The Hobbit Café has served all the hobbits, elves, wizards, and dwarves the best food Middle Earth, Houston has to offer.

8. Sip Margaritas Poolside

The bar, located at Heights House Hotel, is a tropical oasis complete with vintage sun-brellas, colorful beach chairs, and a shimmering pool. The Palm Springs-esque watering hole is certainly a vibe, whether its the retro color scheme, vice-like mural, and effervescent lawn-scape.

9. Explore Texas

Take the three-day weekend as an opportunity to travel. Without breaking the bank, you can venture out to all the glory that this state has to offer. From swimming holes, to wolf sanctuaries, and canyons, get out an explore this long weekend!

10. Hit The Lagoon

Lago Mar, the 12-acre lagoon in Texas City, is infusing super-soaked activities across a mile-length of shoreline this summer for its annual Lagoonfest.


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