I have been living in Houston, Texas for the past seven months and I have really been exploring the city. It is a great city to live in and to visit. There are so many fun things to do and see but sometimes it can be hard when you’re on a budget. So I’ve compiled a list of things that are great to check out and are also easy on your wallet.

Buffalo Bayou runs all through the city of Houston and takes you around interesting points in Houston. Next to the bayou are trails that you can bike or take a walk on while enjoying the great view of the city!

If you need a place to stop for lunch while out and about, then stop by one of the local Food Trucks. Not only are they great for people on a budget, but they have some of the best food in Houston. Some of the top rated restaurants in Houston are food trucks! They are easy to find while downtown and offer a variety of different types of cuisine from mexican to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Find a local food truck near you!

The Houston Zoo is a place that is fun for kids and adults. This is one of the best zoos I have been to. For Adults, it is only $15 and children are $11.If you’re looking to get in for free, the first Tuesday of the month they offer free afternoons from 2pm until close. Be sure to check out the lion exhibit, it is extraordinary! They are always working on new exhibits and working on ways to improve the zoo for it’s visitors.

One of my favorite things to do in Houston is to visit the museums. Many of the museums are free of charge. The Menil Collection is a free museum offering the permanent art collection of the Menil family with a wide range of exhibitions. Another museum free of charge is the Houston Center for Photography. This is a small museum but they are always updating and changing their exhibitions. The Museum of Printing History is another museum that I love to visit from time to time. They showcase the history of written communication while showing different types of printing presses and technology that were crucial in the progression of the printing process. They offer many classes and hands on experiences. All of the museums mentioned are free of charge but always appreciate donations. 

These are just a few things that I enjoy about living in Houston but the city has so much to offer for residents and visitors. Go and check it out!



Houston Graffiti Wall
Credit: Lindsey Baker