With spring being right around the corner, it's about time to start making your outdoor plans. In Houston especially, locals don't know how long the mild weather will last until it turns into the typical hot Texas summer so they must make the most out of what springtime they do have. Here are plenty of options for free activities to do in Houston this spring that you need to check out!

Movies At Market Square Park

Price: Free

Address: 301 Milam St., Houston, TX

Why you need to go: Market Square hosts free movie screenings for all to enjoy, with the next one being Anchorman on March 4. It's always a cute date night idea to watch a movie under the stars.

To know when they're going to be hosting screenings, you can keep up with the park's website to see when they will be.

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Project Row Houses

Price: Free

Address: 2521 Holman St., Houston, TX

Why you need to go: The five-block art community site is full of houses that are home to different kinds of art. Walking down the five blocks and stopping at the different houses to see what different artwork you will find is a really unique take on an art gallery and a great way to support local artists.

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Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Price: Free

Address: 2800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX

Why you need to go: This waterfall is an iconic Houston landmark and is a must-visit anytime you're in town. The wall makes the perfect backdrop for a shaded picnic in the park and also makes for a fun photo-op!

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Houston Zoo's Free Tuesday

Price: Free

Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 

Why you need to go: The Houston Zoo offers free Tuesdays once a month! It's on the first Tuesday of each month, however, this is something you should definitely take advantage of in the spring because they don't offer free Tuesdays in June, July, or August!

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Historic Houston Heights Shopping District

Price: Free

Address: Heights Blvd., Yale St. and 19th St., Houston, TX

Why you need to go: Nothing is more fun than going window-shopping with friends. One of the most eclectic places to do just that is the Heights Shopping District.

It's full of different unique and antique shops, awesome artwork, and there are plenty of cafes nearby if you need to refuel in the middle of a sunny shopping day.

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Discovery Green

Price: Free

Address: 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 

Why you need to go: This is one of Houston's most well-known parks and it's popular for good reason. It's located in the heart of Downtown and offers a great spring day escape with tons of outdoor activities. The park has everything from kayaking to rollerblading, all in the middle of the Downtown skyline.

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Menil Park 

Price: Free

Address: 1423 Branard St., Houston, TX

Why you need to go: Houston has many great picnic spots and Menil Park is definitely one of the best. This shaded park has sculptures and trees that are the prettiest places to lay out a blanket and have a relaxing day in the mild sunny weather.

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Houston Museum of Natural Science Free Days

Price: Free

Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX

Why you need to go: The Houston Museum offers free admission every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for all of their permanent exhibits. If you want to do something indoors, roaming the Museum's many permanent exhibits for free is one of the best ways to spend a day.

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