Do you ever see all these exotic places online, and get caught up daydreaming about the places you want to visit, explore, and experience? We sure do. It’s easy to forget we live in Houston, the most diverse city in the United States. Houston is a vibrant and thriving community, with unending things to discover. So this year, we created our Houston Bucket List…things we want to do and experience in our own backyard. We are committed to trying everything on this list in 2020, and will be sharing our experiences with you! We’re always looking to add to our list…let us know what’s on yours, or if you have a recommendation!
Here’s our list of things we can’t wait to try in the Houston/The Woodlands area in 2020!
Houston: Sawyer Yards is a creative art community located in Houston’s Art District, consisting of the highest concentration of working artists in the country. Every second Saturday of the month, Sawyer Yards hosts an open market, where artists open their studios to the public! Spend the afternoon exploring the repurposed warehouses, discovering a variety of paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, and more. We’d love the chance to meet the artists and maybe add a piece of art to our collection.
https://www.sawyeryards.com/events/second-saturday, photo via Sawyer Yards
The Woodlands: Salt Remedy is a local business that provides a service called “dry salt therapy,” where a machine called a halogenerator grinds medical grade salt into microscopic particles and then infuses them into the air. During a session, you sit in a zero-gravity recliner and breathe in the salt infused air. This is said to improve respiratory and skin conditions, while also giving you energy and better sleep. Guests are invited to nap, read, meditate, or just relax while the salt does its job. Relaxing and also improving our health? Sign us up!
https://www.saltremedy.net/, photo via Salt Remedy
Saddle River Range
The Woodlands: Live out your best Katniss vibes at Saddle River Range Archery, a 20 lane, 25-yard archery range in a family friendly environment. They have a couples date night on Friday nights, with 2 for 1 range fees and bow rentals. They also have Archery Tag, a safe, family-friendly game that’s described as “dodgeball with bows and arrows." Anyone down for a Haley Garcia Group archery tag competition?!?
https://saddleriverrange.com/, photo via Saddle River Range
Houston: This interactive art exhibit is an Instagramer’s dream! It’s basically a 20,000-square-foot maze with 14 different installations centered around 30 Houston-specific colors. We’ve heard so many good reviews, but this feels like one of those places you just have to experience to appreciate the awesomeness!
https://www.colorfactory.co/, photo via Color Factory
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston: We all know about NASA, but this museum is also one of the best in the country. Exhibits include the largest dinosaur hall in North America and a rainforest conservatory with a living butterfly habitat. A place where the kids can learn and have fun too? We’re In.
http://www.hmns.org/, photo via Houston Museum of Natural History
Blissful Waters Float Therapy
The Woodlands: Did you even know float tanks are a thing? Blissful Waters has individual float rooms, where you lie down in Epson Salt saturated water and float, with no sound, light, or gravity. This kind of sense deprivation seems like ultimate chance to unplug and reset.
https://blissfulwatersfloat.com/, photo via The Woodlands Float Therapy
George Mitchell Nature Preserve
The Woodlands: This 1,800 acre nature preserve in the heart of The Woodlands has an awesome playground, miles of trails, and is next to Texas TreeVentures, an aerial adventure course. Having easy access to nature areas like this is why we love living in The Woodlands.
http://www.springcreekgreenway.org/news-mitchellpreserve.html, photo via George Mitchell Nature Preserve
Brazos Bend State Park
Needville: One word- alligators. They are common in this 5,000 acre state park, which is equally exciting and terrifying. You can also enjoy biking, fishing, hiking, birding, camping, guided tours, and star gazing. Every Saturday evening, volunteers set up telescopes on the nature center lawn so that the public can view the stars. This is high on our Bucket List to do before the summer heat kicks in.
http://www.brazosbend.org/, photo via Brazos Bend State Park
There is so much to do in our amazing city…remember to let us know what you love to do here and we’ll add them to our list!