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Free Things to Do in The Heights

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I don’t know about you, HOU, but I LOVE free Stuff to Do.  Life is expensive, but having fun on your days off doesn’t have to be!  Check out these awesome free things to do in the Heights! You can pair them with a nice happy hour in the evening, or you can keep it totally free and pack a lunch to enjoy at Donovan Park. 

Whatever you decide to do, snap some photos and tag Stuff to Do in Houston on Instagram and Facebook! We want to hear about your Houston adventures!

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Check Out the Murals

It’s no secret that the Heights is home to some amazing works of art! One of our favorite free things to do in the Heights is to have a mural photoshoot!  Grab a group of friends, a tripod, and your phone or camera and strike a pose!

Some of our favorite murals in the Heights can be found at the Heights Hotel, and the I Love You Wall at Harold’s Restaurant.  

Pack a picnic and take the kiddos down to Donovan Park! This awesome park is railroad-themed and will have your kid’s imaginations running wild.  Donovan Park is also a great place to throw family get-togethers or birthday parties, but keep in mind that it is first come first served and reservations are not taken for these events.  

Those who maintain Donovan Park ask that any parties of five or more people please take their trash back home with them due to limited trash pick up.

Daily | 6:00AM–8:40PM

📍700 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

Is it art, or is it a car?  It’s both! This museum showcases some of the coolest cars you’ll ever see, and it’s totally free. Art Cars came about as a method of personal expression with a mixture of folk art, and fine art for the public to see and adore. 

Be sure to swing by before August 29th to check out their newest open call show, “What I did on My COVID Vacation“.  This uncurated show features local artists and what they have created in the past year during the COVID pandemic. 

By appointment only until further notice.  Make an appointment here!

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

📍140 Heights Blvd. Houston, Texas, 77007, US

Take a stroll, bike, or skate at the White Oak Bayou Trails! These trails are beautiful and full of greenery and some wildlife, too. Within the 17 miles of trails and greenery, you’ll find that you pass through the Heights not once, but twice at the Historic Heights area and the Woodland Heights area. 

Just because it’s a hike and bike trail, doesn’t mean that’s all you. can do.  Grab your camera and take photos of the beautiful flowers and birds that can be found there. Did I mention that amazing skyline backdrop for your IG feed?!

📍White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail, Texas

Looking for More Than Free Things to Do in The Heights?

We hope you loved our list of Free Things to Do in The Heights. Check out our City Guide for a ton of great content covering The Heights and other areas surrounding Houston. Find the best restaurants, shopping, happy hours and so much more.

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Whitney Ellis

Whitney Ellis

Whitney is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in San Antonio City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the San Antonio area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinSanAntonio on Instagramand Facebook.

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