Fun Houston activities to do while social distancing

Dated: 06/26/2020

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Now that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has officially initiated Phase 1 of the state's reopening phase as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues, with retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, hair salons, and nail salons set to officially reopen, it's important to keep in mind that individuals still need to do their part in order to continue practicing safe social distancing. Despite this, there are still all sorts of fun Houston activities to do while social distancing, as it's not all that impossible to explore all of the amazing things that the city itself has to offer.

Here are four fun things to consider doing in Houston while, at the same time, ensuring that you continue to practice safe social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Perhaps one of the most fun things that you can do is participate in a wine tasting. Even though this is normally a great time of year to visit the Texas Hill Country vineyards, the chances are great that this is something that can't actually happen this year. Thankfully, there is a great alternative to this, as you can schedule private tastings with one of their tasting room managers. After selecting from one of the many available wine packages, you can then place an order for home delivery, curbside pickup, or shipping. Once you receive your order, you will then be able to participate in a Virtual Vino experience, which is essentially a wine tasting from the comfort of your own home.

  • Now that warmer temperatures are upon us, this means that Bluebonnet season is here as well. This also means that you can gather your crew together and have a fun photo session in any of the beautiful patches of these flowers that you can find. Thankfully, you won't have to look very far in order to find them, as some of the best can be found in Houston parks such as Hermann Park, Buffalo Bayou Park, and Memorial Park.

  • Another fun activity to consider partaking in is to take a local cooking class, which you will be able to do from your very own kitchen. This is all thanks to Well Done Cooking Classes, who has officially launched a series of virtual cooking classes that cost approximately $49 to $69 per person. Each different class comes with a kit that features all of the various food items that you will need, as well as delivery up to a 30-mile radius from the specific Well Done Cooking Classes location in The Heights. Additionally, pickup is also available up to two hours from the class that you have scheduled to take.

  • One other fun activity to consider partaking in is to check out all of the many beautiful murals that the city of Houston has to offer. For instance, there's the Midtown letters located in Bagby Park that measure 10-feet tall, the “Houston is...” mural located in Market Square, White Oak's “Greetings from Houston” wall, Discovery Green's Synchronicity of Color, the Biscuit Paint Wall located on Westheimer, and the popular We <3 Houston sign. There are also multiple other options located in the Arts District Houston as well. No matter which stops you may want to check out, chances are you'll spend at least a couple of hours taking all of the sights in.

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