15 Things To Do In Houston, Texas, For Adults

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The city of Houston got its name from a former General called Sam Houston, whose army emerged victorious in the Battle of San Jacinto to free Texas from Mexico. Houston is regarded as North America’s fourth-largest city in terms of population. For many years, the city has been a magnet for tourists from different parts of the country. It is known for the astronaut training and flight control complex of NASA and the Space Center. Besides that, there are several other tourist attractions worth visiting. If you’re looking for unique accommodations during your trip, why not check our some Airbnb tiny houses in Houston? Keep reading to learn about the best things to do in Houston, Texas for adults and plan a fun-filled time in the city.

1. Sign up for a pub crawl (from USD 36.0)

Skip planning all the stops on your night out in Houston and sign up for a pub crawl instead! This 2.5-hour-long activity will help you get acquainted with Houston’s historic district, and a guide will be available to regale your party with a few spooky stories. Drinks are at your own expense, but you’ll make a stop at four different bars in the area. This walking tour is a great way to get your evening started.

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Haunted Houston 2.5-Hour Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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2. Check out James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace

James Turrell — Twilight Epiphany
Source: Photo by Flickr user Kent Wang used under CC BY-SA 2.0

If you want to see something unique to Houston, head out to see James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace. This impressive event venue is located inside Rice University and sits across Shepherd School of Music. While it’s known to host music performances, it also has a light sequence show that takes place before sunrise and sunset (every day except Tuesdays). Spectators can walk through the venue and sit inside to enjoy the show.

James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace

Address: Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion, Houston, TX 77005

Website: James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace

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3. Try hookah at Cafe Mawal

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Posted by Cafe Mawal on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

If you are searching for a good hookah bar in Houston, you have made the right choice. Café Mawal has been operating for more than two decades now and is one of the city’s favorite spots. Enjoy world-class Middle East cuisine with authentic flavors and spices, which are prepared by experienced chefs and served to patrons with great care.

Cafe Mawal

Address: 6006 Fairdale Ln, Houston, TX 77057, USA

Website: Cafe Mawal

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 1am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am

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4. Sing at Glitter Karaoke

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Initially, Glitter Karaoke was inaugurated in the city’s southwest side. It offered the perfect setup for friends to get together, drink, dance, sing, and be merry. The idea has always been to ensure that people have a great time together. While Glitter Karaoke is in Midtown now, it still provides the same great facilities to ensure all visitors have fun. It’s also an ideal venue to host a party. Be sure to order a delicious meal while you’re here!

Glitter Karaoke

Address: 2621 Milam St, Houston, TX 77006, USA

Openin hours: Mon - Tue, Thu - Sat: 8pm - 2am; Wed: 6pm - 2am; Sun: 11am - 2am

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5. Go axe throwing with friends

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Ace of Spades now for sale at both locations running for $89.99! Treat yourself to something a little special! #watl #houstonaxe #axethrowing #houstonaxethrowing #houstonaxethrowingleague

Posted by Houston Axe Throwing on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Houston Axe Throwing is the maiden axe throwing club of Texas. It is an excellent venue to spend an exciting night out with your friends, run a team building session, or host bachelor parties. You and your friends can spend around 1.5 to 2.5 hours getting acquainted with axe throwing, learning the necessary tactics and practicing those techniques before participating in one of the group tournaments.

Houston Axe Throwing

Address: 6734 Larkwood Dr Suite B, Houston, TX 77074, USA

Website: Houston Axe Throwing

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 10:30pm; Fri: 2pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 12pm -10:30am; Sun: 12pm - 7:30pm

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6. Experience lasertag at Battlefield Houston

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Battlefield Houston has actually redefined the way one plays or uses laser tag. You will get a unique opportunity here to experience America’s biggest indoor tactical battlefield. Explore and get to know laser tag’s tactical style by using exciting and nail-biting mission scenarios. Alternatively, you can also ask the in-house laser tag team to assist you in experiencing the most challenging outdoor laser tag exercise.

Battlefield Houston

Address: 11755 W Little York Rd #202, Houston, TX 77041, USA

Website: Battlefield Houston

Opening hours: Sun - Tue: 1pm - 8pm; Wed - Thu: 1pm - 9pm; Fri: 1pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm

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7. Go indoor skydiving at iFLY - Houston Memorial

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Choose to fly this Memorial Day weekend— a thrilling activity the whole family will enjoy!

Posted by iFLY on Friday, May 27, 2022

Look no further if you want to fulfill your dream of flying while in Houston. You need to simply gear up and get in touch with an instructor to get acquainted with the basics of body flight. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that adults are sure to enjoy. The best part is that there will be neither a parachute nor bungee involved.

iFLY - Houston Memorial

Address: 9540 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77055, USA

Website: iFLY - Houston Memorial

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 12pm - 7pm; Fri - Sun: 11am - 6pm (closed on Mon)

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8. Attempt a VR escape room at ExitusVR

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ExitusVR completed the installation of @kidsrkidsbarkercypress #vr station! Awesome! . . #kidsrkidslearningacademy #4kids #vrgames #vrlearning #exitusvr

Posted by Exitus VR on Thursday, June 2, 2022

Immerse yourself in the universe of virtual reality while playing some of the most fantastic games. ExitusVR offers a rare chance to enjoy playing some of the most unique games - they take the conventional escape room to a different level altogether. This escape room uses sophisticated virtual reality technology and enables you to play games while competing with other players and having a fun time. The venue offers you many choices from single-player versus multiplayer adventures.


Address: 5629 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77057, USA

Website: VR Escape Room Games at ExitusVR

Opening hours: Mon & Wed: 3pm - 9pm; Thu & Sun: 12pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm (closed on Tue)

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9. Head to Minute Maid Park for a baseball game

Minute Maid Park 2010
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Delaywaves used under CC BY 3.0

Home to the MLB (Major League Basketball) team of Houston, Minute Maid Park has become popular in recent years for housing one of the major league teams and giving spectators a place to see them in action on a natural grass court.

The park is great for game nights with friends, and while you’re here you can check out the Happy Hour Beer Outlet, which serves a wide variety of beers. The outlet also offers a barbeque facility and a wide range of food options.

Minute Maid Park

Address: 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Website: Minute Maid Park

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10. Test your rock-climbing skills at Texas Rock Gym

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Posted by Texas Rock Gym on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Texas Rock Gym is an excellent spot for fitness and rock climbing enthusiasts. In fact, the gym gives a top priority to its safety systems so that the inherent dangers associated with rock climbing can be minimized. All the participants have to take a safety orientation and training class conducted at the gym. The site also arranges for other activities like kung fu, tai-chi, and yoga.

Texas Rock Gym

Address: 1526 Campbell Rd, Houston, TX 77055, USA

Website: Texas Rock Gym

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 6pm

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11. Visit Toyota Center

Toyota Center entr
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ed Uthman used under CC BY 2.0

Toyota Center got its name from Toyota, the world-famous automobile manufacturer from Japan. Its arena is home to the NBA team Houston Rockets. The arena can seat up to 18,300 spectators, and it offers neat facilities. If you’re planning to stop by, you’ll notice a number of great restaurants in the area. And since we’re on the topic of Japan, why not try some Japanese restaurants? Invite your friends for a meal after to wrap up a fun visit!

Toyota Center

Address: 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Website: Toyota Center

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12. Attempt to make it through ScreamWorld Haunted Houses of Houston

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Posted by Screamworld Haunted Houses of Houston on Thursday, September 15, 2016

This electrifying haunted house in Houston features a zombie graveyard, Maze of Maniacs, and a slaughterhouse. If you want to go experience “scream therapy” then you should definitely spend some time here while visiting the city. These fear-filled venues have been carefully designed with a smooth point of transition from one haunting destination to the next. Check out the zombie graveyard, the slaughterhouse, and the asylum maze while you’re here!

ScreamWorld Haunted Houses of Houston

Address: 2225 North Sam Houston Pkwy W, Houston, TX 77038, USA

Website: ScreamWorld Haunted Houses of Houston

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13. Explore the vibrant city on a double-decker bus

Enjoy exploring the vibrant city of Houston on a double-decker bus that starts its journey from City Hall and whizzes past the Historic District and the Theater District. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the city as you feel the wind in your hair when the bus zigzags through the bustling Market Square Park, Buffalo Bayou, Allen Parkway, and the River Oaks district.

A live commentary from the guide about the landmarks that you pass by makes the tour all the more exciting and fun. The city is decked up in holiday lights during the month of December and comes alive with festive spirit and cheer. Sip on a complimentary glass of hot chocolate while listening to festive music and cozying up in the warmth of lap blankets.

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Houston City Lights Tour

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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14. Head to Etro Night Club

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If your idea of a perfect Friday evening is to drink and dance the night away, Etro Night Club is the place for you. This specific nightclub plays popular 80s music with a mix of EDM. Claim a booth for your party and order a round of drinks at the full bar. Or you can head straight to the dance floor and show off your favorite 80s dance moves!

Etro Night Club

Address: 114 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Website: Etro Night Club

Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 9pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Wed)

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15. Make a stop at Polekatz Houston Gentlemen's Club

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Posted by Polekatz Houston on Saturday, August 17, 2019

If you’re visiting Houston with your buddies, a stop at Houston’s Polekatz Houston Gentlemen’s Club is a must. This adult club offers a full bar, a gastro-pub menu, and a state-of-the-art sound system so you can sit back and enjoy the entertainment. In case you’re here for a bachelor party, this establishment offers a reservable area for your party.

Polekatz Houston Gentlemen's Club

Address: 6340 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

Website: Polekatz Houston Gentlemen’s Club

Opening hours: 12pm - 5am (daily)

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Have a lovely holiday in Houston

Houston night
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user eflon used under CC BY 2.0

The bustling city of Houston offers a multitude of things to see and do, so it’s hardly surprising that this destination has come up as one of the most preferred tourist spots in the state (and in the US in general!) Whether you’re traveling solo or with friends, check out these top things to do in Houston for adults to make your stay even more eventful and memorable. And if you want to extend that enjoyment, there are numerous hotels near Hermann Park and near Minute Maid Park as well as a couple of staycation spots you can avail.

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