Houston is a beautiful city in Texas with lots to offer visitors. In addition to some more popular attractions, such as Space Center Houston, Houston also has a variety of hidden gems. Here are seven off-the-beaten-path things to do on your next trip to the city this fall.
1. Enjoy A Meal At The Hobbit Café
Here’s a great option for all of the Lord of the rings fans out there. The hobby café is a charming coffee shop that offers delicious drinks and pastries and features a one-of-a-kind middle earth theme. Even if you’re not a huge fan of Tolkien’s works, the unique atmosphere alone can still make this a fun option to check out.
2. Explore The Houston Underground
Beneath downtown Houston lies an expanse of walkways that were Originally created in the 1950s and 1960s for workers to be able to traverse the city and get to work without breathing the intense Texas heat. Nowadays, you can still visit the tunnels. There are even a number of shops and places to grab a bite to eat down there, and the tunnels consist of more than 6 miles of air-conditioned walkways.
3. Check Out The Health Museum
Here’s a fun option for those traveling with kids or those looking to bring out their inner child while learning more about science. The Health Museum is an interactive science That features quirky exhibits such as a gigantic walk-through praying, all of which are geared towards inspiring the next generation of scientists. Tickets are available online.
4. Explore The Eclectic Menagerie Park
This unique outdoor museum features giant handmade metal sculptures. The sculptures dot See wide-open feel that they sit in, and was founded in The 1980s by Jerry Rubenstein. Today, all kinds of metal sculptures from giant spiders to dragons call the museum their home.
5. The Music Box Theatre
Looking for a fun night out it’s filled with delicious drinks, plenty of laughs, and some live entertainment? Consider stopping by The Music Box Theatre. Featuring a combination of live music and entertainment from comedians, the music box Theatre is both a fun option for a night out with friends, as well as a potential date night. Tickets, as well as the upcoming show schedule, it’s available online.
6. Stop By Old Macdonald’s Farm
You might associate the name Old McDonald with the classic nursery rhyme, but it turns out that in Houston, he really does have a farm. If you’re looking for something to do this fall, consider heading over to Old McDonald’s farm. This family-friendly option is a little bit outside of downtown Houston – about 20 minutes – but it’s more than worth the trip. You can look forward to a pumpkin patch, pony rides, and more! More information is available on their website, and tickets are available for purchase at the gate.
7. Brave The Terror Dome
With Halloween right around the corner, many of us may also be trying to find something spooky to do to get in the Halloween – no pun intended – spirit. If you enjoy some frights along with your fun, consider visiting the Terrordome. This haunted house in Houston promises a terrifying time and also offers some other attractions, including ax throwing outside of their haunted house.
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