There is a lot to do in the city of Houston while you are taking advantage of short term rentals in Houston, and not all of it costs you money. In fact, there are some events in the city that you would think would cost a lot to get into, but do not cost you a dime. Some of them include catching a concert, seeing a theatre production, watching movies, visiting a museum, and taking in a tour of Port Houston on a boat.
Miller Outdoor Theatre
Located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive, the Miller Outdoor Theatre is a huge outdoor performing arts venue. There are seats for 1,705 people, and an 80,000-square-foot lawn that provides enough space for around 4,500 more people who provide their own seating arrangements. The theatre typically holds events from late March until early November. At the theatre, you can see plays, live musical concerts, and sometimes movies, all at no charge.
The Menil Collection
The Menil Collection is located at 1533 Sul Ross Street. It serves as both a museum and an art collection. There are displays and art work from all around the world for you to take in, along with the occasional special exhibit. Some of the items on display date back hundreds (or even thousands) of years. At the same time, there are modern and contemporary art displays, as well. It is open from 11 am to 7 pm Wednesday to Sunday, and is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Admission is free.
Sam Houston Boat Tours
The Sam Houston Boat Tours are run by the Port of Houston Authority. They are 90-minute boat tours of the Houston Ship Channel, giving you a view of the city from out on the water. In addition, you will be able to see ocean freighters and barges as they travel through the Channel. While the tours are free, you need to reserve your spot on one of the boats ahead of time. The main hub for the tours is located at 7300 Clinton Drive at Gate 8. There are no tours given in September, as that is when maintenance on the boats is done.