Top 14 Things to Do in Houston in 2022
2022 is here, with the promise that it is alright to be up and about now that the world is getting back to normal, slowly but surely! Ice creams, free concerts, turtle-race, picnics, bicycle tours – there is so much to do out in this melting pot of a city and so little time to do it all! Of course, there is food, history, music, and sports to indulge in for those looking to get out of the four walls and be among others. But if you aren’t yet up to being outdoors, get ready to participate in some of the most innovative and informative virtual tours & activities that this lively city has to offer. For still others, who want to head out but don’t want to be mingling with the crowds, there are parks, gardens, zoos waiting to give you the best natural experience.
So, if you happen to live in Houston or are just passing through, grab a cap and a pair of sunglasses, put on your sneakers, and get ready to drink in the great joys of “The Bayou City.” Here you go –
- Go Hiking – What better way to welcome a summer of freedom outdoors than to go, enjoy some of the prettiest picturesque hiking trails awaiting you inside the Buffalo Bayou Park, the Buffalo Bend Nature Park, and the George Mitchell Nature Reserve. Enjoy some fantastic hikes!
- Johnny Steele Dog Park – Your dog has been your lifeline during the lonely times in the past one hour. Now is the payback time. Take your best pal to one of Houston’s top dog parks, where you both can indulge in some us-time, and you can loosen up the leash a little bit!
- Rent a Bike – The long-winding, adventurous bicycle trails around the green spaces in Houston are a joy to explore, especially when you’ve spent the past many months longing for some fresh air and hope!
- Buffalo Bayou Park – This Park is the green jewel in Houston, where you can feel free and calm, besides doing whatever you want to do. From adventurous hiking & cycling paths to art installations, including the 6 ‘4” “Monumental Moments” by Anthony Shumate.
- Galveston Island – Famous for its beautiful beaches and artistic ambiance,Galveston is located a little while away from the city. Here you can spend a whole day with family and friends, doing what we did best during the pre-Covid days – have fun, eat to our heart’s content and shop till we drop!
Out But In
- Stargazing – After almost a year, it is again time to lie under the stars and enjoy the pleasure of stargazing at the George Observatory. Advance tickets cost $10 apiece.
- Picnic on Stage at the Miller Outdoor Theatre – you can enjoy musical performances on the newly reopened stage while sitting on the lawn, on your blanket, enjoying a picnic meal of cheese and wine.
- Cidercade Houston – If roaming out in the summer heat is not your thing. You can duck into the new Cidercade off Canal and get lost in the more than 200 arcade games while enjoying more than 40 ciders, seltzers, wines, and kombuchas to go with it.
- Website: https://www.cidercadehouston.com
- Little Woodrow’s Midtown – Have you ever wanted to be a cheerleader on the sidelines as several cute turtles race to the finishing line? Well, at this place, you’ll get all that and more as you bet your bucket of beer on these shellmasters.
- Underground Creamery – What better way to scorch the summer heat than by feeding yourself some of the most coveted ice cream in the city! But it isn’t so easy to claim your pint of ice cream at their Montrose location. You have to follow them on their IG, undergroundcreamery. They put up various delicious flavors for ice cream lovers weekly over there.
- Website: https://undergroundcreamery.com/
- House of Pies – This place is no less than a treasure-trove for those with a sweet tooth. Whether you are a night owl or a morning one, this place will keep your taste buds happy with its menu, which features some authentic delicacies made with ingredients like sweet potato and Pecan.
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In ‘n Out
Houston city offers a wide range of virtual tours and activities that you can enjoy from the safety of your home. One thing that isn’t compromised in this virtual display is full-on entertainment –
- The Escape Game – Houston’s very own, 60-minute escape room adventures operate in two locations, City Centre and The Galleria, giving interested parties a chance to solve mystery games filled with lots of clues, codes, and puzzles. The same adventurous experience now awaits participants on Zoom. In addition, there are several online opportunities to play mystery games, go on space missions, and organize virtual team building for your team. These fun activities are suitable for age groups 8-80.
- St. John’s Church – Built in 1891, the St. John’s Church carries the legacy of German and Swiss farmers in its facade. It unveiled a unique virtual tour in 2020, Suffrage Exhibit, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights. For $5, you can view this virtual tour from your computer and learn the long history behind the Suffragists’ journey to the right to the ballot.
- Art at Home – The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) has an easy-to-master art curriculum that allows parents and educators to get the kids to enjoy a plethora of in-home art activities. In addition, you could feel inspired by the vast MFAH art collections online.
Apart from what we talked about above, Houston is brimming with historic landmarks, delectable eateries, and tons of outdoor activities for you to enjoy. After all, one of the greatest cities in America can’t afford to disappoint the visitors who flock here every year. So, with COVID-19 looking to be under control, it is perhaps time to let your hair loose in Houston!