Having fun should never leave you with an empty wallet. That's why we went on the hunt around the city to find some inexpensive things to do in Houston for couples taking some downtime together.
According to research on couples, couples who did things together showed, that those who did thnigs togther more often, expressed feeling more satisfied than those who did not.
You can experience any of these exciting activities for around $20 and have a great time discovering some cool places in Houston to hang out during a weekend or any day you set aside time to spend with your spouse, lover or significant other.
Visit Quaint Shops And Boutiques
Houston and its suburbs are full of small shops where you can find an eclectic array of clothing, jewelry and sundries. There is Rice Village, Old Towne Spring or take ride down any farm to market road and look for a shop that strikes your fancy.
You don’t have to feel pressured to buy something, just browse the stores to get a good idea of places where you can find one of a kind gifts or items for you or your home.
If you have ever watched the Antique Road Show you know that there is a fine line between trash and treasure. You may have also noticed several of the experts, are from Houston, Texas.
You can troll down Westheimer, Yale street in the Heights or try one of the antique malls in the area. You may want to take an item that you already own to learn more about it or get offers from the antique dealers that you meet.
Bookstore Signings and Tea Sipping
Don’t limit your browsing to big brand bookstores. It’s way cooler to go to specialty bookstores.
Murder By The Book-Bissonet
Shrine Of The Black Madonna Bookstore-MLK blvd
These are just a few that come to mind. You can find them all over town
If you’re looking for a nice place to sip some herbal brews, try the Conscious Cafe. It recently opened near the University of Houston. They are one of the good places to visit for couples in Houston who are health conscious, and prefer drinks made from flavorful leaves as their beverage of choice.
Dance Classes In Houston
Even if you’re not light on your feet, a smooth move could be to learn a new dance. You can try your hand at the Rumba, Tango or Swing. Spending about an hour with a trained dance instructor is a good thing for couples to do in Houston. It could make them the hit at the next party they attend.
There are several places in Houston where you can even take a free lesson or join them on dance night for an open dance session.
Houston Swing Dance Society There is something magic about good music and swaying bodies that seems to erupt passions.
Strolling In A Flower Garden
Bayou Bend has some of the most heralded gardens in the country. They are stocked with rare flowers, shrubs and gorgeous statuary. The colors and fragrant scents fill the air with a smell that is romantic and aromatic.
The gardens are operated by the Museum of Fine Arts which offers guided and self guided tours at a reasonable price. They are best viewed in the cool of the evening, but they are also a fantastic place to visit after dark with special lighting illuminating them for nighttime visitors.
Watch Film Screenings Or Community Theater In Houston
It cost abut half as much to see a performance at a local college or community theater than it does to get all gussied up to head down to the Theater District in downtown Houston.
Aurora Picture Show
Rice Media Center
For dates and times of regularly scheduled shows visit the websites of these three popular places.
A great example of the incredible performances that are happening in regional theaters is the current hit Broadway show, Memphis. It was originally performed by Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
This itinerary is chocked full of ideas on inexpensive things for couples to do in Houston. Remember that any day of the week is a good time for shopping, theater or treasure hunting.
Relationships of all ages can benefit from the togetherness created during a lively day together. It can signal the start of a magnificent evening for newlyweds, thrill seekers, culture hounds or even couples that have been together long enough to celebrate a silver anniversary.
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