7 things to do in the winter

December 4, 2014

A perk to Houston is the mild winters which seem like Mother Nature is cutting the city a break from the hell-like summer temperatures. Make the most of the reprieve. Everyone loves being outdoors with friends and family, but what does one do? Here is a list of fall activities to keep your time occupied.


Go mountain biking

Finding mountains nearby proves challenging but there are the Cypress Creek hike and bike trails. Sam Houston State Park also has some bike trails, which is nearby as well.


Go on a picnic

Bring simple foods like sandwiches, chips and a couple of sodas, then post up at a park with a bae and have some fun. Make sure to bring a jacket.


Start a project

If getting some wood and a chop saw to build a bench is not possible, hit up craft stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels and pick up something else, they have tons of DIY kits to choose from, like a kit to build a birdhouse.


Take one picture a day

Ditch the smartphone, and try an old school disposable camera. Once the camera is full, get the pictures developed then pick up a scrapbook or a cool notebook and paste the pictures in. You can pick up a disposable camera at Walgreens or CVS for $10.


Support your high schools sports

The winter is full of great sports. Go to a basketball game or swim meet with your friends and family.


Volunteer or donate somewhere

Help the community, visit places like the Houston food bank and hand out food for the homeless or  donate some canned goods. Donating money is always helpful -$1 provides a full day of meals for our neighbors in Southeast Texas. You could also visit a retirement home and talk to a senior citizen about back in the good ol’ days.


Spend a day or two at Sam Houston State Park

It’s only a $5 entrance fee, and there are many activities like fishing in the 210-acer Lake Raven, going boating, and swimming. If swimming isn’t possible due to weather, rent a canoe, kayak or a paddle board and enjoy the scenery while dry.

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