Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Why I Love Houston: Sunday Streets
Welcome to my Why I Love Houston Series, where I share my favorite Houston experiences and excursions. My goal is to make my hometown of Houston more accessible to the ever-changing mix of folks adopting our amazing city as their home base and reminding natives of the hidden gems throughout H-town.
Why I love Houston ...... because of inventive programs like Cigna Sunday Streets.
With the cooler temperatures, I'm really looking forward to the next Sunday Streets where a few blocks of a selected neighborhood become a pedestrian oasis where you can walk, bike ride, or glide along the city streets without a car in sight. Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 1, from 12-4 pm, for a power walking session, family bicycle ride, or maybe just a leisurely stroll in the Museum Park area. Here are some ideas for a full day of explorations in the Museum District.
I suggest starting with Sunday brunch at Lucille's for southern classics (their chili biscuits are to die for) or Danton's for fresh gulf seafood paired with a live blues band.
After you've done the Sunday Streets circuit, nearby attractions to check out in the Museum Park area include the Houston Museum of Natural Science (be sure to view their exquisite gem collection) and the delightful Cockrell Butterfly Center. If you still have energy left to burn, take a walk along the reflection pool in Hermann Park where you might catch a sighting of couples posing for their engagement photos or a Quinceañera photo shoot.
My son, Jean Luc, is a big fan of the Health Museum and its interactive exhibits like the Debakey Cell Lab where kids can don a lab coat for fun with DNA and mystery microbes. And the Children's Museum is always a big hit with the younger set!
See you on the streets!