“There’s just nothing to do around here.” How many times has that phrase been spoken about Deer Park. I know I’ve said many a time. However, the unappreciative people of Deer Park, Texas are not entitled to that opinion. It is a 20 minute drive from Deer Park to the fourth largest city in the United States. The under the radar gem of Texas; Houston. A city known for business and space exploration, but offering so much more. So the questions that demands answering is: How well do you know your city?
Rice Village is an urban district west of Rice University, with many different shops and restaurants. It is a very eclectic, unique area in downtown. You can walk from shop to shop, browsing all they have to offer. There are 23 different fashion and jewelry shops, along with restaurants and spas. Rice village offers an opportunity to fill your day with shopping and dining, surrounded by the lively nightlife of downtown.
The museum district boast an impressive 19 different museums, all of which have different events constantly. There is everything from the Houston center for photography, to the museum of fine arts, to the museum of African American culture. There is something for everyone’s taste. The admission price may be a problem for some, but there are 10 different facilities that always allow free general admission, and almost all allow free general admissions at some points in the week. All you have to do, is go the Houston Museum district website and click on “Free Admission Times” to find out when and where you can go for free. The museum district is always a great choice for boring weekday nights, when there is nothing to do.
If all else fails you, there is always Discovery Green; a 12 acre park right in the middle of downtown. It host hundreds of events, most of which are free to the public.
“The parks programming provides a window into the diversity and talents and traditions that make life in Houston so rich and wonderful,” KPRC local 2 reporter Khambrel Marshall said.
The ice skating rink returned on November 22nd. Who doesn’t love Ice skating when its 80 degrees out? The park will also be the entertainment zone for super bowl 51. No matter what, you can always find something to do at Discovery Green.
In the end, it all comes down to you being willing to go find some adventure. We live in this giant, beautiful world, surrounded by so many amazing things. It is up to us to go explore all the beauty the universe is offering. So, next time the thought occurs to you about how lame Deer Park is, gather up a few friends, pile into a car, and take the quick trip into Houston and discover all that it has to offer.