City Spotlight: Things To Do in Houston

Houston is Texas’ urban playground. The city is bustling from dusk to dawn and has a lot to offer outside of a flashy nightlife, Texans football and the Rockets. (They have Jeremy Lin now. Remember him?) At Move For Free, we can’t wait to help you get settled into your new place and new life in Houston. Here are a few of our favorite places that your city has to offer!

Space Center Houston
The official visitor’s center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center is the only place where you can watch astronauts in training. It offers an interactive Kid’s Space Place and both the Space Center and Blast Off Theaters. The Feel of Space is a fun and entertaining way to experience an astronaut’s day-to-day life in the International Space Station. Ask about visiting the neutral buoyancy lab on your tour to witness training underwater to simulate space’s weightless environment!

Memorial Park
A new city may inspire you to start a new exercise plan, and there’s no better place to work out in Houston than Memorial Park. Located along Buffalo Bayou near I-10 and I-610, Memorial Park offers 20 miles of trails for running, walking or biking. At 1,500 acres, it’s bigger than Central Park in New York!

Brennan’s
The recently renovated Brennan’s offers a Texan spin on New Orleans cuisine. The Texas Creole-dishing sister restaurant to New Orleans’ Commander’s Palace has been offering Houston a taste of old south elegance since 1967. Since their return in 2010, the turtle soup, bananas foster and shrimp and grits are still all unbeatable dining treats. Don’t miss the four-star Jazz Brunch on Sundays or the $0.25 martinis available at lunch Monday through Friday.

The Galleria
Houston’s Galleria is the largest mall in Texas and the fourth largest in the country. There’s an option for every budget with over 400 stores ranging from the casual staples of J.Crew and the Gap to the high-fashion selections at Yves St. Laurent, Chanel, Prada, Ralph Lauren and much more. More than 30 restaurants, an ice rink, two swimming pools, business offices, children’s play areas and two AAA-Four Diamond hotels can all be found within the architecturally admired confines of the Galleria.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Center for Performing Arts at The Woodlands provides a beautiful outdoor venue for education and the arts. The non-profit organization has welcomed the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet and endless popular recording artists. The Pavilion is home to the annual Children’s Festival where award-winning performers entertain and educate within the giant pavilion turned playground.

You’ve searched, selected an apartment for rent and now moved for free! We hope you enjoy your new experiences and give a few of our favorites a try in your new life as a Houstonian!