Houston Activities: Summer

Summertime in the city means many exciting activities both indoors and out. Houston, the fastest growing city in America, caters to its residents and visitors alike with a variety of entertainment venues, parks, festivals, and sporting events held specifically in the summer months. Whether you’re looking to escape the heat or embrace it, Houston has something great to offer. Check out these ideas while you’re partaking in our Houston furniture rental plans for the best possible time in our fair city in the summer!

When the sun goes down, summer nights become a bit of a magical time. The Miller Outdoor Theatre, located in Hermann Park in downtown Houston, is an outdoor stage that hosts performances in ballet, opera, symphony, and many other music-related programs. The performances are always free and an excellent option for taking in fresh air as well as a multitude of talent. The Miller has rows of seating, but also a lawn area that guests are welcome to sprawl out on a blanket on or bring their own chairs for.

If art is something you take an interest in, Houston is home to a variety of museums and smaller galleries. A notable summer happening, ArtHouston, is held mid-July, and organizes over 30+ local galleries for a weekend of open houses and receptions meant to showcase local artists. If a more organized approach appeals to you,  the Museum of  Fine Arts, Houston has an outstanding collection to spend a long air-conditioned afternoon gazing upon.

What pairs betters than a frosty beer on a hot summer day? Very little, which is why the Houston Beer Festival is the place to be in June in Houston. This festival brings together breweries from all over the country, in harmony with music, and complete with beer pong/flip cup tournaments. For the avid beer drinkers as well as the novices, this event is sure to be as refreshing as it is fun.

Perhaps you’re just looking for a bit of outdoor time and natural water to cool down in or maybe you’re looking to escape the urban jungle for the day and commune with nature.  Either way, a short trip somewhere along the Buffalo Bayou is worth taking for all of your scenic needs. All along the 53 miles of bayou are dozens of parks that include canoeing, kayaking, biking, and hiking options. The bayou flows through Houston and its surrounding areas, eventually emptying out into the Gulf of Mexico.

While visiting Houston, be sure to take advantage of all the summer activities that are at your disposal. Observe incredible art, sip on a cold one, or pursue the wilderness. You will not be disappointed.