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5 Fun Ways to Explore Houston

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Gexa Energy
April 26, 2023
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Gexa Energy
Publication Date:
June 8, 2016
Last updated:
May 25, 2023

As a hub of culture, music and science, Houston offers many exciting opportunities. If you've recently moved to Houston, you may still be discovering all the city has to offer. Here's a few places to first visit after your move:

1.) Enjoy the outdoors, in the city 

Start your exploration of Houston with its park system. You'll find jogging trails and water features at Memorial Park, the 1,466-acre park that is one of the largest urban green spaces in the United States. Or visit Hermann Park and the Miller Outdoor Theatre, where you can catch live shows of music, dance and theater, including free performances that run from March through October. If you head over to Discovery Green, the 12-acre park in downtown, you'll find tree-lined walkways, a tranquil pond and grassy slopes where you can sit and enjoy a picturesque view of Houston's skyline. 

2.) Learn something new

Exercise your brain with a visit to the Houston Museum District. This area is home to 19 different museums, many of which offer free admission. In the Museum District, you can view exhibits or take part in events covering subjects such as photography, natural science, contemporary art and local and national history. The Children's Museum of Houston also offers special activities and exhibits for kids.

Houston's Memorial Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country.
Houston's public parks offer running trails, water features and beautiful views.

3.) Lose yourself in the theater 

The Houston Theater District is home to nine world-renowned performing arts organizations, including the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera. Here you can enjoy live performances at some of Houston's most famous venues, including Jones Hall, Wortham Theater Center, Alley Theatre, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and Bayou Place entertainment complex. The 17-block area in the heart of downtown draws more than 2 million visitors every year and has more theater seats per capita than any other city in the country other than New York. Houston's theater district regularly hosts touring shows from Broadway, in addition to performances by leading Houston arts groups.

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4.) Treat yourself

Houston's dining scene includes more than 10,000 restaurants representing cuisine from more than 70 countries and regions. In fact, Food & Wine magazine has named Houston "the newest capital of great food." No matter what you're craving, you'll likely find it at one of Houston's award-winning restaurants. 

5.) Take a journey out of this world

You can't overlook one of Houston's biggest contributions to American history and scientific research. As "Space City," Houston is home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, where astronauts train for NASA's manned human spaceflights and NASA staff conduct flight control and astronomical research. You can explore the history and science of the space program at Space Center Houston, the 250,000-square-foot educational complex that welcomes more than 1 million visitors each year.

At Gexa Energy, we hope you are excited to experience all Houston has to offer. As a Texas company headquartered in Houston, we proudly partner with nonprofits and community organizations to support the city and our neighbors. We also offer a variety of electricity plans that meet the needs of Houston households. Visit our website to learn more. 

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