Create a Bucket List to Explore Houston


It wasn't until I met an out-of-towner that I realized the importance of having a bucket list. My friend just moved to Houston from another state and every time someone would say, "you better check out ____", she'd add it to her bucket list. 

I was able to review the bucket list and was reminded not only of places I have been, but haven't been to in over a decade. There are hidden gems hidden all over the city, and sometimes right in our backyard. 

Use this list as starters to create your own bucket list or even work on it with your spouse or friend so you can knock stuff off together. Whenever you have free time in your weekend, reference this bucket list and cross something new off the list!

  1. Rent B-Cycles and ride bikes along Buffalo Bayou
  2. Have a picnic at Hermann Park, followed by a show at Miller Outdoor
  3. Visit Galveston. Bike along the sea wall and shop the strand
  4. Visit the turtles & nature at the Arboretum
  5. Watch the bats off Waugh Bridge
  6. Visit the Livestock Show & Rodeo in the Spring
  7. Visit James Turrell light exhibit at Rice University
  8. Go to a play at The MATCH (Catastrophic Theater)
  9. Go to the Museum of Fine Arts and visit the Turrell Exhibit (it's free on Thursdays)
  10. Watch a midnight movie at River Oaks Theater
  11. Shop for produce (in Spanish) at Caninos
  12. Run the Memorial Loop
  13. Hit golf balls at Memorial Park
  14. Volunteer at the Houston Food Bank
  15. Visit one of Houston's many breweries
  16. Take a trip to BAPS Temple
  17. Visit the Water Wall (another great place for picnics)
  18. Walk through Glenwood Cemetary
  19. Kayak Buffalo Bayou
  20. Visit Urban Harvest Farmers Market on Saturday mornings

Have other bucket list ideas for Houston? Let me know them in the comments.