Are you gearing up for summertime fun in Houston? Whether you’ll be taking a few days to visit the area or are a permanent resident, there’s no need to do much searching in finding things to do in the city. In this blog post, we will reveal our top 10 things to do this summer in Houston, with the help of this article from The Culture Trip.

  1. Head to the Miller Outdoor Theatre for a free show – Treat yourself to a free showing of James and the Giant Peach and Million Dollar Quartet. Just be sure to pick up a ticket at the box office the day of the performance if you’d like to sit in the covered section. You can even bring a blanket and watch the show from the hill.
  2. Rent a pedal boat on McGovern Lake – Do you need a fun daytime activity for friends or family? Consider renting a pedal boat on McGovern Lake, where up to four people can enjoy riding a single boat at a time. Believe it or not, it’s also good exercise! Plus, the boats are covered to shade your group from the sun.
  3. Go to an Astros game – At the quarter post of the Major League Baseball season, few teams are playing better than the Astros. Tickets are incredibly affordable and give you the chance to take in Minute Maid Park.
  4. Watch the sunset at Skyspace – Nothing quite compares to Texas summer sunsets. They’re even more spectacular when viewed at James Turrell’s ‘Twilight Epiphany’ Skyspace. Keep in mind that reservations are required for sunset light sequences, so it’s a good idea to book your spot in advance.
  5. Check out the Museum District on Thursdays – A trip to the museum is a great way to beat the heat as a family. Several Houston museums offer free admission at different times every Thursday. Some locations that participate in the program include The Museum of Fine Arts, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, and Children’s Museum of Houston.
  6. Spend a day at Kemah Boardwalk – This venue features just about everything you can ask for: rides, restaurants, shops, and other fun events. We recommend the Friday night fireworks displays and Salsa Night Sundays.
  7. Bike around Hermann Park – This park is the central point of a number of attractions including museums, the Houston Zoo, the Japanese Garden, and McGovern Centennial Gardens. Get a taste everything when you use the Houston B-cycle rental program.
  8. Enjoy quiet time at The Arboretum – Could you use some time to yourself or with your significant other? The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center features more than 150 acres of plants and wildlife native to Texas along with several trails to explore.
  9. Camp at Sam Houston National Forest – For nature enthusiasts, this national forest is a must-see. It’s located 50 miles north of Houston and has trails varying in length from 128 miles to 9.2 miles. It’s definitely a popular spot for camping in the summertime.
  10. Shop a farmers market – Load up on fresh produce from local vendors at the year-round farmers market. Consider picking up some peaches, tomatoes, or watermelons, as they’re in season this time of year.

Get Around Houston this Summer with Merlo’s Charter Bus

Regardless of your summertime plans, Merlo’s Charters can get you where you need to be. We eliminate the hassle of transportation so that you can enjoy your time in the city. From event transportation and executive transportation to luxury transportation and bus rides, we have you covered. Don’t forget that we also provide airport shuttle services!

Check out our fleet and book your reservation with Merlo’s.