There are still some good Houston attractions where couples can kick back, relax and enjoy an outing on the cheap. Here's a list of free or nearly free places where two-somes are welccome and can find plenty of fun things to do year-round.
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To experience some of the best homegrown artist, musiciasns and entertainment in the Southwest take your partner, spouse or loved one to any of these cool palces.
Miller Outdoor Theater
For over thirty years one of the exciting things for Houston couples to do on weekends has been to attend free events at what used to be affectionately called Hippie Hill, the Miller Outdoor Theater in Hermann Park.
The amphitheater style setting has a covered seating area to ensure that you can sit comfortably during an event. They have lots of space for hillside seating, if you prefer you can bring a lawn chair, it must be placed on the left side of the hill. The right side is for those who enjoy their entertainment from ground level on a quilt or picnic blanket.
There are afternoon matinees for children and plenty of evening and weekend shows. Here are just some of the exciting Houston events that have a regular spot on their calender.
Motown and more Revue “Dancing In The Streets”
Annual July 4th Concert
The Houston Shakespeare Festival.
Movies At Miller
USA Today has tagged Miller Outdoor Theatre as the top free event and attraction in all of Texas. To find out about tickets for the covered seating and this weeks schedule of activities visit their websapce.
Movies In Houston
Free movies may be coming to a park near you. So far, Agnes Moffit Park, Market Square and Discovery Green have featured free “Screen on the Green” nights for the public. If you like oldie but goodie movies, sci-fi or Hollywood blockbusters, Houston is the place where you can enjoy them in a variety of traditional and chic settings.
If you are ready to get off the couch and experience cinema in some new ways? Here are some of the venues where movies rule, in the city.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium
Museum of Natural Science
Events At Houston Public Library
If you have not updated your Houston Public Library Card since you were in school you are missing out on one of the best places to chill-lax in town. The library is not just a a place where you can check out a book. Residents gather at local libraries for book clubs, art exhibits, yoga classes, crafts, hobbies and more.
You can research your family genes at Houston’s Clayton Genealogy Library. Learn about the African American experience at the The African American Library at the Gregory School or browse early Texas imprints, old newspaper clippings.
Here’s a look the Houston Public Library by the numbers and some of the other fantastic things happening there!
Program Attendance: 263,748
Public access catalogs: 707,909
Total # items checked out last year 5,838,587
* Houston Metropolitan Research Center
* Clayton Library Center For Genealogical Research
* Greenberg Collection
* The African American Library at the Gregory School
* Texas and Local History Collection
* More Money @ Your Library
Your library card will give you access to music CD’s video games some specialized online collections, magazines and periodicals. Each month their local author series invites local writers an poets to drop in for some lively discussions with residents. More programs...
* Author Series
* Gulf Coast Reads
* Language Workshops
* Mid-Day Series (B.Y.O.L.)
* Poetry at HPL
* Crafts & Hobbies
* Exercise & Fitness
They have music CD’s video games and a your card will get you access to some specialized online collections, magazines and periodicals. Each month their local author series invites local writers an poets to drop in for some lively discussions.
Most of the Houston attractions that couples love to visit are in and around their neighborhood. Keep coming back here and you will discover even more of them that are close to where you work, live and play.
We are on a mission to encourage more people to take the time to support, shop and see all of the wonderful local treasures we have in H-town.