Times are certainly changing, and the “normal” where we eventually arrive is likely to look much different than where we’ve already been. We’re all learning how to live our lives in a new way, and that doesn’t need to be a bad thing! While many places in Texas have opened back up to the public, there are still things to be aware of before choosing to gather in large groups. Check out these 5 things to do in Houston so that you can have a social life safely during the pandemic.
- Check out your local drive-in movie theater
The Drive-In at Sawyer Yards is the place to be this summer in Houston. It’s great for date night or a weekly hangout with your closest friends. Go old school with movies like Stand by Me, The Sandlot, Jurassic Park, Space Jam, and so many more. This is the perfect way to enjoy time with the people you love while having a safe experience away from home!
- Hang out at Buffalo Bayou Park
It’s so important—now more than ever—to spend some time in the fresh air and sunshine. Buffalo Bayou Park is the perfect place to get outdoors. Stretching across 160 acres, this urban green space is such a significant part of Houston. While the park itself is currently open, there are specific areas that are closed to visitors until further notice. Buffalo Bayou is great for hiking, biking or lounging in the grass with the people you love!
- Go blackberry picking
Just outside of Houston, in Alvin, Texas, is the lovely Froberg’s Farm & Country Store. Froberg’s lies on 22 acres of land and is family-owned and operated. If you’re looking for a way to spend some time socially distancing outdoors, this is the perfect place to do it. Right now, guests can pick their own blackberries, cherry tomatoes, and zinnia flowers.
- Spend the day climbing trees
Located in The Woodlands, Texas is the incredible aerial adventure course, Texas TreeVentures. The course has three levels, and it can be challenging, but always fun! This is such a great way to get out of the house and spend some time having a blast in nature. Reservations are required, and they’re limiting capacity per time slot, so it’s a good idea to book in advance.
- Visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is open and ready for visitors! For the safety of their guests, they’re operating at 25% maximum capacity or less, and do require masks upon entering. While you may not be able to physically explore the world for a little while, excitement and education is at your fingertips at the museum!
A Note on Safety
As businesses begin to reopen and people feel more comfortable leaving home, traffic will continue to increase. Remain alert behind the wheel at all times to avoid a car accident. If you do find yourself in an accident, be sure to reach out for help as soon as possible.