I’m constantly on the prowl for some of Houston’s most photogenic spots. Unlike the Big Apple’s thrill or San Francisco’s charm, Houston can never fit into one box and that’s okay—Space City is the gem that will fit anywhere.
If you’re trying to live like the locals and take a serene walk that’ll feed your eyes and soul, these ideas will come in handy.
In a discreet neighborhood, Smither park is one of Houston’s best kept secrets —even long-time locals may not know of it.
The meticulously crafted mosaic world is visionary art at its best. The park that took six years to build is filled with the handiworks of over 300 artists from across the country, using donated materials like glass, ceramic mugs, and recycled plastic bottles to create picturesque designs.
The park has events every now and then however, a late afternoon stroll on a Sunday would be ideal. Your audience if any, would be the occasional runner, or a mom teaching her kid how to ride a bike.
If you have a knack for being surrounded by nature, the trails at Houston Arboretum and Nature Centre will become a cherished routine—if you’re only visiting the city, go in activewear. There’re parts where the trees will cover the sky, trails leading to a lake with alligators and turtles and if you’re lucky, you might spot a harmless snake. Sometimes it’s hard to decide whether to take it in or take pictures.
The Love Lock Bridge
Perhaps one of Houston’s sweetest gestures, a visual ode to Paris’ romance. The Love Lock bridge was strategically placed with a view of Downtown Houston. The bridge might be small and a quick walk, but it’s less crowded and you’ll have a moment to appreciate its beauty and that of Houston.
I continue to love and discover Houston. What’s your favorite city?