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7 Fun Activities in Houston for Adults

Diana Bernardo

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Houston is a city with no limits!

Also known as Space City, Houston is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Approximately 22.3 million people visit the city every year.

Multiple exciting things happen within the space city’s parameters every single day. No two days spent in Houston can be the same!

Do you want to make your experience in the city even more thrilling? Well, then here are the 7 fun activities in Houston for adults!

Visit the Galveston Island

Orange skies and Sandy beaches-the Galveston Island is the perfect place to start exploring the space city.

Yes, it is not exactly in Houston, but it’s nearby. And, it's only accessible through the place. The Galveston Island is present 50 miles southeast of Houston. You can travel there by car, plane, and even ferries.

Galveston Island has a lot of amazing experiences to offer to its visitors. You can explore the parks over there or kayak through the marshes. There are wonderful quiet sandy beaches where you can lie down and relax.

Enjoy the Downtown Aquarium

If you enjoy observing the marine life up real close, then the Downtown Aquarium is never going to disappoint you!

The Downtown Aquarium features a 500,000-gallon aquarium with a diversity of marine species. You can find sharks, stingrays, crabs, and several other types.

In front of the aquarium, the management has set up an amazing restaurant with an exquisite menu. So, you can enjoy scrumptious meals while viewing the aquatic life.

For more fun, there is also an aquatic carousel, Ferris wheel, shark voyage, and a spectacular white tiger exhibit.

Shop the Galleria

You haven’t seen Houston if you haven’t been to the Galleria!

The Galleria is one of the biggest and complex shopping malls you will ever find. It is present in the Uptown District of Houston.

The place has more than 400 retail stores with 70+ luxury brands and 60+ amazing eateries. Some of the prominent brand names include Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Neiman Marcus. You can spend a day going through unique outfits, feasting on scrumptious food, and having fun!

Play the Escape Game

Who says you can’t play as an adult?

The Escape Game, located at 794 Sorella Court Suite 127, brings back the fun from your childhood days. It offers a 60 minutes live adventure that you can play along with your friends or random players.

Altogether, you can choose from five different games:

• Prison Break

• Gold Rush

• Playground

• The Heist

• Special Ops: Mysterious Market

In each game, you and your team members will have approximately 60-minutes to resolve the issue and escape before the wardens' return. Each game involves several amazing puzzles and codes. How exciting!

Have Fun at the Whiskey River

If you're looking to spend a night having fun with your friends or partner, then the Whiskey River is the idealistic choice.

It is a country-style bar as well as a restaurant. You can find some amazing and exotic dishes served in a comfortable environment. A lot of people hang out at the Whiskey River in cow-boy and cow-girl attire. Hence, contributing to the fame of the place.

Satisfy Your Cravings with House of Pies

House of Pies is a famous pie bakery in Houston that has operated for over 45 years. People from all over Houston visit this bakery to satisfy their sweet cravings.

The bakery offers traditional-style, fresh, and 100 percent organic pies to its customers. There are no preservatives, and so, the bakery prepares fresh baked goods every single day.

Apart from pies, you can also find specialty cakes, brownies, cupcakes, and other baked items. There is also a barbeque section to spice things up!

Explore the Buffalo Bayou Park

The Buffalo Bayou Park is a massive 160-acre green space stretched from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street. It has several breath-taking views to offer, such as the Brown Foundation (a grassy plateau with lots of trees).

You will find the Water Works at the park that forms the highlight. There is a Hobby Family Pavilion where you can watch performances and celebrate events.

The greenery-filled park refreshes your soul and energizes you for the days to come. If you want to relax and feel at peace, it is the perfect place.

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