When you only have two days to explore one of the biggest cities in the United States, you are forced to make a hard decision. I landed in Houston for a job trip, so I spent the first day driving from one side to another, checking things for my to-do list and enjoying being in a car with air conditioner (I`m living in Nicaragua now, so it’s basically no air here!).
I finally had some free hours before my night flight. And instead of going to the Space Center or spending my day at the zoo, I decided to pick up some free places to enjoy the city in the short time that I had. I want to share with all of you my free favorite places in Houston!
I’m a fan of street art, every city that I visit I always check the graffitis. When I heard about this graffiti mecca – located near the Kingspoint Mall – with some of the biggest and baddest murals in the city, I couldn’t resist myself!.
The graffitis were huge, some of them were in alleys, others next to the road. I started walking and enjoyed every single tag on the wall, the empty sprays on the floor and the cool vibe of the place.
I’m sure I miss a lot of them because you can walk through the several streets and passages and discover new graffitis. I was so happy to find that mecca in Houston!
I read about JP Morgan Chase Tower where you can go to the 60th floor to take in Downtown from the Sky Lobby’s observation deck. But it is only open during the week and it was Sunday (bad luck!). I always try to see the bright sight of things, and I discovered that downtown Houston is also an incredible place!
Driving my first day to this huge city made me cross a lot of beautiful neighborhoods, malls, houses and farms. Downtown is a completely different city, it is full of skyscrapers and historic vibe. I lost myself on the streets, looking up all the time and enjoying the old buildings, including theaters, the city hall and hidden churches.
Downtown is also the place for the Houston Astros` house, the Minute Maid Park. The local Major League baseball team have its stadium just in the town center. Just in front the ticket sale, look on the floor for the small walk of fame or sit down in one of the big baseballs sits. I wish I could see the ballpark from inside!
Located just 20 miles from downtown Houston, the Kemah Boardwalk is the perfect gateway. Its waterfront location it’s just perfect for being in touch with the ocean.
It had been a while since I was in an amusement park, so I was really excited about getting on the Boardwalk Bullet Coaster. I love adrenaline and it was really cool feel the speed, the twists, and turns, even that I`ve been in better ones. The wooden rollercoaster was the perfect ending to my short trip to Houston.