4 Ways to Experience Houston Like Never Before
Whether you’re from the Lone Star State or just visiting, here are four unique ways to experience Houston that are must-dos; brought to you by our Get Up, Get Out series! For each of these adventures, we suggest you plan ahead by hydrating and oxygenating with OXiGEN water. Pick up a bottle for you and your crew at your local Randalls. Find a location nearest you HERE.
1. Buffalo Bayou Park – If you’re looking to experience nature a little closer to downtown Houston, Buffalo Bayou is the place for you. The park offers 160 acres of beautiful walking and bike trails and has become the go-to dog park in the city. History buffs will love the fact that the park was the site of Houston’s founding back in 1836.
2. Houston Arboretum + Nature Center – Bring the kiddos along for this one! The arboretum is a great adventure for the entire family. In fact, every Friday night the Center hosts fun Family Night programs. The entire arboretum and nature center sits on more than five miles of nature trails, with forest, pond, wetland and meadow habitats. The speciality gardens include a hummingbird and butterfly island. Best of all, this natural oasis is free for all to enjoy.
3. Beer Can House – Truly a sight to see! This Houston residence is covered top to bottom in used flattened beer cans. Started by the homeowner, John Milkovisch, in 1968, he continued to build upon his decorating hobby to create what is now considered a piece of art. We hope John has started to add OXiGEN to his daily beverage intake to help him recover after consuming all that beer!
4. Lake Mineral Wells – OK, we know this one is a fair distance from the heart of Houston, but it’s such a fabulous destination that we had to include it on our list. And who says you can’t make it a road trip and spend the night, right? Lake Mineral Wells is in the heart of cattle country. It’s a unique rock climbing area that’s about five-hour drive from Houston and includes a beautiful lake and miles of trails. When planning a day at Lake Mineral Wells definitely take your hiking and camping gear. Besides the rappelling activities, you can also camp overnight, explore the 640-acre lake by boat or choose from six fishing piers to try your luck at catching local catfish, crappie, sunfish and largemouth bass.
Now that you know what you can’t miss, we encourage you get up and get out – start exploring! In the comments below, let us know what your favorite spots are. Be sure to check back next month as we continue our Get Up, Get Out series for more outdoor experiences across the US!