What are the best outdoor activities in Houston?

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Leah Walker

Buffalo Bayou: An active day outdoors involves the Sabine to Bagby Promenade that runs along Buffalo Bayou. This pedestrian-friendly park has biking and hiking trails, canoe launches, and public artwork. It also offers great views of the city’s skyline.

Memorial Park: Located west of downtown near the Galleria, Memorial Park is a 1,500-acre park that features a nearly three-mile jogging/ walking trail, tennis facilities, and opportunities for hiking and biking, One of Houston’s best public golf courses, a swimming pool, and fitness facility are also found in the park. The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is 156-acres and contains five miles of nature trails for visitors to explore.

Sam Houston Race Park: Thoroughbred and quarter horses are raced just 15 minutes from downtown. The park has a couple of dining options and regular weekend concerts are held after racing.

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