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8 solo adventures to take on in Houston


If there’s a lesson the pandemic should have taught, is that life is short. Now is the perfect time to become a new you and venture into something unprecedented. One of the many afraid that people will go somewhere alonewhether it’s visiting outside of their hometown, dancing the night away at a concert, or even enjoying their favorite meal at a table for one.

While a solo date might not be your choice, you could miss out on what could be an incredibly upsetting moment. Maybe you will meet a new friend or a new connection to boost your career.

Fancy embarking on a solo adventure in Houston, but not sure where to start? No worries, Houston is the perfect city to explore on your own.

Read ahead for eight lonely adventures to experience in Houston.

Explore the city with a bike ride

As the afternoon weather begins to cool, explore the beautiful city as you set off on a relaxing bike adventure through the streets of Houston. With various bike rentals across town, it’s easy to go sightseeing and receive an extra workout.

Selfie Around Houston Wall Tour

Houston is full of talented creatives, especially when it comes to art. Join Electric Cart to see the city’s many murals and find out how they came to be! Best part? No step.

Training at Discovery Green

One of the best places to run in the morning is Discovery Green. Full of trails and plenty of parks to train and relax in, Discovery Green is the premier location for high-intensity, relaxing workouts. Join one of their many fitness programs with Fitness in the park.

Invent a fragrance at the Candle Bar

Imagine this, you have just cleaned your house, but you cannot finish without a candle for the perfect home fragrance. Visit The Candle Bar in Greater Heights to learn how to make a candle and create your own pumpkin spice aroma, just in time for fall.

Take a self-guided tour with your phone

For the ultimate solo experience, try the self-guided tour. Choose an experience through the GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K + Cities app and discover Houston’s unique hotspots.

Get stuffed on a 3.5-hour food tour

Houston foodies, it’s time to shine. Travel through Greater Heights and explore local restaurants and markets on the Heights Food Tour. A guide takes care of all the planning and navigation, so all you’re responsible for is enjoying the food.

Explore the Houston Metro

Did you know Houston is home to the largest network of tunnels in North America? Beat the heat and see Houston from below as you tour some of the biggest Fortune 500s.

Watch a rooftop film screening

COVID-19 has reshaped our movie theater experience. Now Houston is full of new ways to watch your favorite movies. Show movies throughout the month at the Rooftop Cinema Club for a great movie and an even bigger view.


Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes