Things To Do

Clear water in Texas does exist and along 100 miles off the coast of Galveston lies a natural salt dome turned into a vast coral reef.

There are plenty of unique species that lie beneath the surface, and it's a gorgeous sight to see.

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Out of the major cities in Texas, Bayou City is the least nature-oriented. You might not think there exists a waterfall in Houston, but you're actually wrong.

While we aren't like Austin, which has access to tons of beautiful water features right in the middle of the city; or like San Antonio with a literal river running through the whole thing, we just have ugly Buffalo Bayou to look at every day. We Houstonians took matters into our hands and made a few of our own water features.

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A life-size Barbie dreamhouse will make its way from Malibu to Houston, according to CNN. The World of Barbie exhibit is an adventure that completely immerses you in the world of everyone's favorite doll.

This opportunity gives you the chance to interact with Barbie and Ken's California dream domain, as well as several other iconic Barbie scenes.

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There aren't a lot of free things to do in Houston, but as a lifelong Houstonian, I've probably done them all.

I went to the University of St. Thomas in Montrose and lived quite literally in the middle of the city, so as a college student I, of course, needed to find ways to spend my time for as little money as possible.

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Houston is getting an all-new interactive experience that is sure to cure you of your 2020 blues.

Seismique, a massive interactive art experience, is finally opening its doors this Saturday, December 26, and it's bringing in numerous immersive and stunning displays of art.

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The Houston Zoo has officially embraced the spirit of Christmas with its magical holiday lights event.

Houston Zoo Lights, unlike other light show this year, actually allows you to walk through the zoo rather than drive-thru, making it truly stick out from other events happening this holiday season.

You'll have the chance to interact with Candy the zoo lights zebra, sit on a giant ice throne, and take socially-distanced selfies with the big man himself, Santa Claus.

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Holiday in Houston has arrived and the first gift coming to H-town is its very own Christmas light drive-thru.

The Light Park Troupe is up and ready to roll in the small town of Spring, just 30 minutes north of Houston, from November 5- December 31.

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A drive-in movie theater is a perfect place to explore summer love, see a film that's been out of theatres for years, or just get some much-needed privacy with your special someone. Just in time for the weekend, Rooftop Cinema Club in Houston is opening its second drive-in location for Houstonians to be able to do all of the above and more. With a new theater in town, this will surely be the best summer yet for Houstonians.

The Drive-In at Spring opens Friday, May 29 and you can buy tickets to see one of your favorite movies today. Do note that some showings for the new location in Houston have already sold out.

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As if the numerous water parks and community pools aren't enough, Texans love their beaches, especially during the summertime. Temperatures climb sky high in the Lone Star State come June and there's really no better place to cool off than at a relaxing and shell-covered beach. One beach that meets both criteria is Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston, and it's calling your name this summer! 

Crystal Beach is just as stunning as its name makes it sound, and is one of a few hot spots on the Bolivar Peninsula.

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Whether you're a fan of strawberries by themselves or incorporating them into your favorite desserts, there's one place you'll want to be this summer. After months of waiting, Houstonians can rejoice that the Pasadena Strawberry Festival near Houston has been rescheduled for dates in July. With June just around the corner, the fourth of July and all of the fun that comes with that month will be here before you know it. 

The 47th Pasadena Strawberry Festival, which is normally held every year in May, has been rescheduled for the 4th of July weekend.

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As the old saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers," and that's exactly what's happening in Texas. Sunflower season has officially arrived in the Lone Star State and the pickings are not slim. There's a farm near Houston with sunflowers that you can pick for practically nothing, but your house will be everything once it's decorated with them.

Froberg's Farm in Alvin, Texas is under an hour's drive from Houston and currently has an incredible "Sunflower Trail" open for business.

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Though theaters are now allowed to reopen for public use, the issue of safety is still concerning to a lot of people. Heading out to the movies is something many people miss but are too afraid to do at the moment. There's no need to fear because Houston's favorite rooftop theater is opening a brand new location and it's in the form of a retro drive-in!

The Rooftop Cinema Club is a popular theater that lies on a rooftop on Post Oak Boulevard. The theater plays iconic films from our childhood along with modern-day favorites.

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