Fun Things to Do in Houston for Couples

Fun Things to do in Houston for Couples

There is so much you can do in Houston as a couple, which makes it a great date location whether you are going away for the weekend or want to visit Texas for the first time. To help you really make the most out of your trip to Houston, rent a car with us so that you can get to all the great activities, sights, and locations we have outlined in this guide:

Fun Cultural Things to Do

When it comes to fun things to do in Houston for couples, here are some of the best:

Cockrell Butterfly Center

There is a three-story rainforest right in the heart of Houston that you can visit. This rainforest, located in The Houston Museum of Natural Science, has a 50-foot waterfall, exotic plants, and of course the Cockrell Butterfly Center. Visit together and you can enjoy the butterflies as they fly about in this beautiful garden with your special someone.

McGovern Centennial Gardens

Another great garden to visit is the McGovern Centennial Gardens. They are a great place for a picnic or a romantic stroll. Just remember to check their opening times! Though they are only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, their opening hours change depending on the daylight hours.

The Menil Collection

For art, head to the Menil Collection, where John and Dominique de Menil put together a huge collection of art that is now rotated throughout the year. Not only can you enjoy some serious art, there is also a 30 acre park with more galleries and many sculptures as part of their outdoor sculpture exhibition (including a Dan Flavin installation).

The Music Box Theater

For a fun night out, head to the Music Box Theater. Here you can enjoy music, theater, and comedy while enjoying drinks and snacks.

Unique Things to Do in Houston

Fun things to do in Houston with friends

If you are looking for something unique, then check out these fun things to do for couples in Houston:

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 

This rodeo show is also called Rodeo Houston or HLSR. It is the largest rodeo in the entire world and is full of some great events and the chance to see a wide variety of animals.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Go for a brewery tour and pick up some fresh pints to enjoy with lunch.

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

This decommissioned cistern (an underground reservoir used to hold drinking water almost 100 years ago) is now drained and used for some great art installations.

Fun Day Trips from Houston

If you are looking to spread out your time in Houston, then rent one of our vehicles and head out of the city to enjoy so much more of Texas:

Nature Reserves

If you were also looking for fun things to do in Houston with friends, then visiting any of the nature reserves and parks in the area is a great way to do it. You can enjoy the Sam Houston National Forest, or Brazos Bend State Park for hikes, bikes, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, and of course camping.


Visit the state capital, as it’s only a 2 ½ hour drive away. This trip is absolutely recommended if Austin City Limits or South by Southwest music festivals are on, as this city is considered to be the live music capital of the world – and for good reason.

San Antonio

To enjoy a more historical look at Texas, head over to San Antonio with one of our rentals. It’s very close by, and while there you can take a romantic tour along the River Walk, see the Museum of Art there, or even have fun at the Six Flags location.


For a taste of the country head off to Benham, which is only an hour away. This is considered to be where Texas was born, and has many museums, heritage buildings, and is a great place to get some of the freshest ice cream in the state.

Houston is a great destination for couples, or those going in a group. Just remember to rent a car with us so that you can easily see all there is to do and see in and around Houston to make the most out of your trip.

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