Did someone say free? That’s our second favorite word next to ‘food’ lol. Who said you have to spend money to have fun? There are so many fun and free things to do in Houston that you can stay busy every weekend without spending a dime. We are all about getting out of the house and doing things so see what Houston has to offer.
The Houston Museum District is full of free exhibits that will keep you occupied all day long. No need to stress about admission because Thursdays are free! You can see some breathtaking dinosaur fossils or head over to be mesmerized by the fine arts. Make sure you add the Museum District to you list of free things to do in Houston.
One of the top free things to do in Houston is visit Buffalo Bayou Park. This amazing wonder is located right in the heart of Houston. You can go for a stroll or find one of the many art pieces to snap some pictures of. Our favorite thing to do is have a picnic while gazing at the Downtown skyline!
If you are looking to take a calm walk through nature then the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is just for you. There is no cost to visit this amazing natural beauty. You can go for a brisk walk or attend one of the many seasonal events they host throughout the year.
This twilight and wonder is one of the many spectacular free things to do in Houston. The structure hosts daily light shows that are sure to captivate you. The sunrise and sunset light sequences last for approximately 40 minutes. If you need to know the exact time for the sunrise and sunset you can check out the times here. You can grab a great seat and start your morning or evening with a magnificent view.
Grab your board and meet us at Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park. You can come show off your skills and meet so many people with the same interest as you. They are open every day from 9 am to 10 pm. If you are a beginner there are plenty of places for you to try new tricks. The skaters here are at all levels and there’s so much inspiration. This great place is so much fun even if you don’t skate. You can grab a snack and watch the skaters do their thing! Don’t forget the sunblock because you’re not going to want to leave.
If you have the entire day to yourself, we suggest that you fill up your gas tank and mural hop around H-Town. There are so many magnificent art pieces that will captivate you. There’s a great appreciation for the art and artist when you see the murals in person. The talent definitely shines through! You can use the murals as backgrounds for social content or to just have a great photo to hang on your wall.
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📸3. Graffiti Park
This is not your regular park! Market Square Park is one of the best free things to do in Houston! The park is located in the Historic Downtown District and has so many great things to do. There are live band performances, game nights, and movie nights! When the weather is nice there’s no reason to not be here! You can grab your blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks and make it a great night!
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