5 Fun Winter Activities in Houston
Houston is well known for its wealth of summer activities, but what do residents and visitors do in the winter when those temperatures cool down? Fortunately, the city has you covered, with a wealth of indoor, as well as a few outdoor, options to choose from. The staff at Houston Center for Plastic Surgery has a few ideas for you to keep the season going in high style all the way until spring.
Shop Local Artisans
The first Saturday of each month, local artisans bring their creations out for display at the First Saturday Arts Market. Held on the Wind Water Gallery parking lot in Downtown Houston, this event features handmade jewelry, sculptures and other crafts. Live music is also included, giving the outdoor event a festive flair. The market is typically open from around 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., although the early birds tend to avoid the crowds and enjoy the best selection of wares.
Take Advantage of Peak Oyster Season
Winter is peak season for oysters in the Gulf, which means you can enjoy some of the plumpest, juiciest oysters of the year during the winter months. Because the oysters find more food to eat this time of year, they tend to grow larger and faster than any other time. Whether you head out to your local eatery for a treat or bring them home to enjoy in front of a football or basketball game, you can rest assured the fat, buttery shell food you get now will be some of the best you taste in Houston all year.
Spend a Day at the Bayou
It may be a bit chilly to get into the water in Houston this time of year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a few water activities throughout the winter. In fact, the Buffalo Bayou comes alive during the winter months, thanks to the popularity of kayaking and biking about this attraction. If you prefer, you can also take advantage of a guided paddling trip up the bayou to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Texas winter.
Explore Texas History
While you are visiting Buffalo Bayou, be sure to make time for a visit to the Battleship Texas that is permanently anchored there. This last and oldest battleship served in both WWI and WWII, and now offers both guided and self-guided tours to those interested in learning more about maritime history in the U.S. Just a few minutes away is the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, which features the battleground and monument for the full historic experience.
Winter is also the perfect time to indulge in a bit of pampering at Houston Center for Plastic Surgery and SUBTLchanges skin rejuvenation clinic. Dr. Rappaport, an experienced plastic surgeon that has been serving the residents of Houston for more than three decades, oversees both offices to ensure his patients receive the highest level of care and the best possible results from all of the procedures they choose. Whether you are looking for a way to reverse the signs of aging or simply want to correct an imperfection that has been bothering you for some time, Dr. Rappaport and his team can help.
Winter is a wonderful time to engage in a few new activities in Houston or make that cosmetic change you have always wanted. To learn more, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery at (713) 790-4500.