SpotHero Summer Picks: Our Top 7 Things to do in Houston This Summer

Summer has arrived in Houston! SpotHero took a look at seven of our favorite things to do on a hot summer’s day, and put them together just for you!

Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Dates: Open daily from 8 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Location: 2800 Post Oak Blvd.

Price: Free!

Details: On a hot summer’s day, this park is a wonderful pick-me-up. Waterwall Park visitors can enjoy a refreshing mist from the 64-foot-high semi-circular water wall, and bask in the shade of 187 live oak trees. Watch out for selfies, this place is also a very popular spot for photographs! Learn more about the park here.

The Juneteenth Festival

Date: Saturday, June 15, 12-8 p.m.

Location: McGuire Dent Recreational Center, 2222 28th St., Galveston

Price: Free!

Details: What better place to celebrate Juneteenth than where the celebration was born? Visitors can spend the day on the seawall exploring local vendors and eating great food, or make it one stop in a day exploring the dozens of other Juneteenth events happening in Galveston over the holiday weekend. It’s sure to be a celebration like no other!  Click here to learn more.

Miller Outdoor Theatre at Hermann Park

Dates: Performances run from March through November each year. Click here for event schedule.

Location: 6000 Hermann Park Dr.

Price: Free! Tickets are required for covered pavilion seating and are available starting at 10 a.m. the day before the performance. Reserve here.

Details: Enjoy live music, theater, dance, and more at this outdoor performance space. Pack a picnic and enjoy an evening on the hillside, or reserve a covered seat in the pavilion. If you’re sitting on the hillside just be sure to get there early, spots can go fast! Click here to learn more.

Visit the Beer Can House

Dates: Open Saturdays & Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Location: 222 Malone St.

Price: $5, children under 12 free!

Photo via The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

Details: The Beer Can House began when retired upholsterer John Milkovisch began covering his yard with marbles and stones to enhance the features of his yard in his free time. When he ran out of room, he began to decorate his house’s exterior with flattened beer cans. What started as a hobby quickly became a neighborhood attraction. Now managed by The Orange Show since Milovisch’s passing, visitors can explore the house and grounds, either by themselves or on a guided tour. Learn more here.

Free Museum Days

Dates: Dates and hours vary. Check here for more information.

Location: The Museum District, Houston

Cost: Free! 

Details: Beat the heat and spend some time exploring one of Houston’s many museums! The dozens of museums across the city dive into Houston’s rich art, culture, and history. Stick to one spot, or plan out your day and museum hop, whatever you do you will come away with greater knowledge and an appreciation for the city you live in.

Cheer on the Astros

Dates: The last regular season game for the Astros is September 25. You can click here for the full schedule.

Locations: Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St.

Cost: Ticket price varies based on opponent. Learn more and purchase here.

Details: Nothing says summer quite like a day at the ballpark. Grab your friends and head to Minute Maid Park to catch the 2022 World Series champions in action!

Get out of Town

Have your sights set on a far-off destination? Don’t worry, we won’t hold it against you. If you’re flying out of Hobby Airport or George Bush Intercontinental Airport, remember to reserve your airport parking spot in advance.