It’s summer and we all know that Houston’s hot weather brings out all the bugs and mosquitoes. This sometimes prevents people from jumping in the pool or even having a barbeque in their own backyard! If you are one of these people who is irritated by backyard bugs, Houston has a lot of other great outdoor activities that visitors as well as Houstonians can enjoy. Here are the top 5 fun & adventurous outdoor activities to explore in Houston this summer!
Enjoy A Variety Of Activities At Hermann Park
Hermann Park has been a historically significant public park for 101 years. Its 445-acres is located in the heart of Houston and welcomes diversity and a strong sense of community. Throughout the years, there have been quite a few additions to the park making it even more appealing to its patrons. These activities include The Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theatre where you can enjoy concerts, plays, and dance shows, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Houston Garden Center, The Japanese Garden, The Hermann Park Golf Course, and a train ride that takes you through Hermann Park.
Visit The San Jacinto Monument & Battleship Texas
A significant aspect of Texas’ history sits right here in Houston. As the world’s tallest war memorial, the San Jacinto Monument honors those who fought for Texas’ independence. The monument, being a museum and a library itself, looks over the Houston Ship Channel and Battleship Texas. Battleship Texas participated in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th centuries including World War I & II. Come walk the decks of the ships and take your own or a guided tour. Due to their close distance from each other, explore both the monument and the battleships in one visit and picnic at the San Jacinto Battleground site!
Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown
Relieve yourself from the scorching heat at Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown, Houston’s premier destination for fun! With thrill rides, kids & family rides, SplashTown is perfect for the whole family. Throughout the summer, the waterpark hosts concerts, dive’n’ movies, and some special events for all ages. Visit our park today!
As a large urban green space right in the heart of Houston, Discovery Green offers continuous entertaining programs, attracting a diverse crowd while maintaining a beautiful green park. The park offers a jogging trail, playground, various restaurants, outdoor art displays, putt putt golf, and concerts for Houstonians and visitors to enjoy. The park also promotes healthy living with exercise classes like yoga & Zumba, and activities such as recycling, volunteering, and kayaking & paddle boarding on Kinder Lake. Discovery Green is the perfect place for a relaxing, fun outing with friends and family!
Run & Bike at The Anthills/Terry Hershey Park
The Anthills / Terry Hershey Park is the #1 trail in Houston, TX. The 16 mile out and back trail is primarily used for mountain biking, road biking & walking and is accessible all year round. Its beautiful scenery and different trails according to level of difficulty, the park is suitable for people of all ages. Go outside, come to Terry Hershey Park and take a nice stroll or bike ride throughout Harris County!
Don’t Worry About Mosquitoes!
After exploring the outdoors of the city, it’s nice to come home to your own yard and relax. However, you’re probably wondering how you’re supposed to enjoy the outdoors this summer with all the mosquitoes around. Our team at The Mosquito Company installs mosquito misting systems in people’s backyards that spray into the yard twice a day to limit the mosquito population. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible in your own backyard so you can enjoy that late night swim and barbeque with friends and family. The Mosquito Company loves the outdoors and we love helping residents enjoy them too. Contact us to enjoy your backyard today!