Day 1 :
Start the day at the Rice University. The campus is beautiful, you can have a walk around and have coffee at one of the coffee shops there. Take a look at the James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyscraper in the middle of the campus. The art structure lightens up at sunset and sunrise.
By the university, take Sunset Boulevard. It is one of the famous streets of Houston. The route is covered with those gorgeous old oak trees.
Head to the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park by the Galleria Mall. The huge waterwall looks like a waterfall. There is a Mexican restaurant by there called El Tiempo Cantina. The best fajita I ever had, so sizzling.
At sunset, go to Jackson Hill Bridge. You will see the crowd waiting for the bats to come out. Under that bridge in the Bayou area, the bats come out at sunset time.
At night go to the Midtown neighborhood. It’s is the young neighborhood with bars and restaurants.
Day 2 :
Start your morning with a walk in Hermann Park. It is a beautiful park in the university area, it has a concert area, a lake with a cafe where you can have breakfast and the zoo is at the end of it. The park is crowded with runners and everybody is just walking around or relaxing on the grass. A part of the park is constructed like the Great Mall of DC.
For the test of the day, you can go to Kemah Boardwalk. It is about 35 miles from Houston. It’s a Pier area by the Houston bay. They have a lot of fun attractions for the kids and they also have restaurants. Enjoy the bay before sunset and have dinner at the best seafood restaurant, Landry’s.