10 Things to do as a native Houstonian
City Insight Houston Blog • April, 2017
1) Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Every Houstonian knows about HLSR but if you’ve never been, it’s a must. This is a place where you can find anything deep-fried. It’s a 2 1/5 week event that goes on in March and has great concerts, arcade games and rides,great food, petting zoos and bull riding.
2) Rediscover Downtown.
Over the last few years, Downtown has been revamped. There’s plenty to hear and see. Catch a free show at the Miller Outdoor Theater, check out the Houston Symphony or Ballet and much more. Not to mention the family-friendly parks like Discovery Green but also explore the food, drink and nightlife scene.
3) Kayak Buffalo Bayou.
Bayous used to be thought of as one thing – GROSS. Nowadays, there are parks, bike trails and beautiful scenery built all around them. Buffalo Bayou
offers kayaking which is a must do if you’re looking for some adventure.
Texans tailgate parties outside of NRG stadium are legendary. Bring some meat to grill and alcohol of choice and be ready to party!
5) Sunday Funday
Start your Sunday off with brunch and then spend it day drinking with specials on beer towers, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Nothing will get you ready for the workweek quite like this!
6) Critical Mass
Thousands gather on the last Friday of every month for a chill bike ride around the streets of downtown. The rides typically start at 7pm and ends
around 9:30pm. Critical Mass Houston
We all know there are plenty of breweries in Houston and it’s the perfect weekend adventure. Here are the top 10 breweries you have to hit up.
8) Bats at Waugh Bridge
Almost every day at around sunset, hundreds of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats gush out from under the Waugh bridge. It’s definitely a must see.
9) China Town
If you’re from Houston, you know exactly where this gem is. From amazing restaurants, markets, massage and tapioca spots, this is the place to explore.
10) Free Press Summer Fest
This music festival is easily one of Houston’s best. Actually go to FPSF because who doesn’t enjoy good music, drinks and that Houston vibe https://www.fpsf.com/