Updated: Nov 21, 2018
We recently traveled to Houston, Texas for a quick trip. Everyone should visit Houston at least once! Whatever your budget, there is something for everyone to do. From experiencing a diverse street culture to shopping at antique stores, there are plenty of things for visitors to uncover.
Check out our itinerary for $50 a Day Budget in Houston. We hope you use this guide as an excellent resource for planning a trip to this fantastic city! Listed down below are neighborhood highlights, itinerary ideas, food recommendations and more. You can download the PDF version here. Let us know what you think of our guide in the comments!
Day 1: Houston Nature Tour • Breakfast: Want a meal that will hit the spot? If so, head to Snooze, an A.M. Eatery. This restaurant has a massive menu with mimosas! Veggie friends, they have sweet potato hash, tofu, beans and more ($10) • Activity 1: The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is a great place to visit if you need to relax. The 155-acre establishment educates visitors on how to protect native plants and animals. You can walk the five miles of trials for free. There is even a Wildlife Garden with butterflies (FREE) • Activity 2: You know we love finding colorful walls. See this Houston Wall Guide by Carrie Colbert. It is the most comprehensive list I have seen in a while (FREE) • Lunch: The Green Seed Vegan is a wildy popular restaurant in Houston. We recommend trying the Dirty Burque veggie burger or the Big Tex Burger. The smoothie, dairy-free, is super creamy and delicious. Their menu is 100% vegan and soy-free. They even have gluten-free and raw vegan options. This place is the BOMB ($15) • Activity 3: The Discovery Green Park in Downtown Houston is the best place to go for happy hour during the spring and fall months. You can even listen to local musicians playing live on stage or buy goods from artisans. While we were visiting, there was a dance competition happening. • Dinner: For Indian-inspired food, try Indika in the Montrose district. You will find lots of vegetarian dishes on the menu. We recommend trying the Kale Blueberry Salad, Heirloom Soup, or the Cauliflower Paneer Kofta ($15) Total Per Person: $40 plus tax and tip
Day 2: Exhibitions and Sight-seeing • Coffee: Get the day started with a jolt! Head to The Honeymoon Cafe & Bar. This New Orleans themed cafe is perfect for a quick drink and beignets. If you are feeling good, try the Cafe Corretto (it is spiked with booze!) ($10) • Activity 1: The Art Car Museum is an awesome exhibition. The museum features contemporary and unique cars that have been remodeled artistically. For example, motorcycles and low riders were turned into creative displays for everyone to see (FREE)
• Brunch: For southern food cooking, Kitchen 713’s brunch menu will hit the spot. We recommend trying the Avocado Toast, Arugula Salad, or a BLT. Veggie friends, you can make anything vegan. Just ask for potato hash and omit any animal products used in the entrees ($15)
• Activity 2: Port Houston Boat Tours offers a free 90-minute cruise on the Houston Ship Channel. You can see cargo vessels and more. The tour is free (oh yeah!), but reservations are required (FREE) • Activity 3: Pack a light picnic and head to Miller Outdoor Theatre. Open from March - November, the theatre hosts performances like ballet, film, plays and more. You can even BYOB too. All performances are free. For some events, assigned seating is offered. Be sure to get there early! It is on a first-come-first-serve basis (FREE) • Dinner: If you are into the Lord of the Rings then you want to go to the Hobbit Cafe! The black bean nachos is a favorite dish along with the eggplant enchiladas. The drinks are great as well ($20) Total Per Person: $45 plus tax and tip
Thanks for reading How to Explore Houston on $50 a Day.
What recommendations do you want to try? Let us know in the comments below!
Until Next Time,
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