10 Fun Things To Do In Houston

You can stop wondering which attractions in Houston are open this weekend?. If you are in search of couple-friendly places to visit with your spouse, date or significant other we have just the things for you to do. We went through a long list of places that are popular with tourist and locals to get the latest accurate information about their hours of operation. So you won’t be disappointed, waste valuable time and be met with locked doors on your Saturday or Sunday afternoon excursion.

Unless you are planning to go with a group of people and would like a personal guided tour couples and individuals don’t need reservations to many of the city's top attractions. You are welcome to roam about at your leisure and enjoy their displays. Here's our must see list of museums, shops and parks we like to visit.

Blaffer Art Museum
Tue - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed Sundays)
Menil Collection
Wed – Sun 11:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m.
Heritage Society
Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Memorial Park
Westheimer Thrift Stores and Antique Shops
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Sat 10AM - 5PM Sun 12PM -5PM
Bayou Bend
Self-Guided Tours Friday–Sunday 1– 5 pm
Family Days (Third Sunday of each month, from September through May}

Orange Show - Closed til the end of May 2011
(regular hours) Sat - Sun 12:00 – 5pm
Weather Museum
Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Printing Museum
Tue- Sat 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.(closed Sun)

more about attractions in Houston

There are a few side notes to the scheduled times that bear mentioning about some of our favorite attractions in Houston. Here's a link to discounts to some Houston attractions. Read on for some other important stuff we noted below.

Thrift Stores and Antique Shops In Houston

Montrose may own the city's nightlife. But, in the daytime the action is on lower Westheimer. It’s one of the places hip Houston couples go on shopping excursion when they want to find that one of a kind item for their wardrobe or home. When is the last time you been to a thrift store or antique shops on Westheimer? Well grab your partner an head on down there, because that's too long.

It could take the entire weekend to properly browse through each place to find the really valuable hidden treasures. You’ll find that the antique stores are open the all weekend. While most of the Thrift shops close around 4 p.m. and are closed on Sundays.

Museum Of Printing History

To see an eclectic collection of printing memorabilia that will give you a real sense of appreciation of how printing was the Internet technology of it’s era. Visit the Museum Of Printing History in Midtown Houston.
The printing press made knowledge accessible to the masses and changed the world. It’s best enjoyed by getting a guided tour during the weekdays. The exhibits are not open Sun - Mon.

Memorial Park

For fitness buffs and sightseers one the things to do on weekends in Houston is visit Memorial Park. It is also home to the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.

The tennis courts, weight room and pool operating hours are different from the rest of the park. Everything that is outside of the fenced in area, the hike and bike trails, jogging path and some picnic areas, generally remains available for use dusk till dawn.

The hours for the tennis courts at Houston’s Memorial park on weekends are: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat - Sun. The weight room hours are Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun 1 p.m. to 4 p. m.

Weather Museum

(Closed Sun)
One Houston museum that is really unique is the Weather Museum. Houston is known as a leader in the aeronautics field. But our local meteorologist provide thought leadership in weather predicting. It is a is critical part of the offshore oil industry, construction and other disciplines that can be adversely impacted by hurricanes, tropical storms and other inclement weather.

FYI Tips

There are always some exciting activities happening at these Houston attractions on weekends when most couples and families have downtime to visit them.
These are not the stuffy old archives, landmarks and attractions that your grandfathers visited. The new exhibits at these exciting places are well designed, relevant and interesting. They detail everything from American home life to the latest avant-garde art installations.

Most of them have souvenir shops stocked with trinkets other than the usual T-shirt and cup that are so fascinating they will elicit a few oohs and aahs during your Monday morning show and tell.

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