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Free Things to Do in Houston

Vacationing on a budget in Houston? Spend time instead of money on terrific experiences.

Houston Police Department Museum - Young or not so young, this gallery will excite your imagination and educate your mind.

Diverse Works - This is a must-visit for culture vultures who want to add an artistic touch to their getaway.

University of Houston - Downtown - Pay a visit to this local landmark and be inspired by its impressive design.

Houston City Hall - Feel like you've been transported back in time while discovering the secrets of this historic site.

Kinder Lake - There's something soothing about being near the water, so take your time here.

Houston Public Library - Speak to a local resident and discover why many tourists visit this place.

Christ Church Cathedral - Throw a bit of spirituality into your trip by spending some time at this sacred site.

Tranquility Park - Grab your blanket, throw together a few snacks and find a shady area to relish nature.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Houston on a sunny day?

What to do in Houston on a rainy day?

There's no need to splish, splosh and splash your way through a wet day when there are plenty of excellent indoor activities on offer:

What is Houston famous for?

Johnson Space Center - NASA is often mentioned in the same breath as Houston, so be sure to allow time to visit.

What should I not miss in Houston?

Don't go home without ticking off the following list of fantastic attractions:

  • Toyota Center
  • Minute Maid Park
  • Houston Zoo
  • Downtown Aquarium

Are there cheap things to do in Houston?

What can you do in Houston for free?

You'll barely have time to grab your wallet out of your pocket with so many wonderful free things to do:

  • Memorial Park
  • Menil Collection
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • University of Houston