Cher may be able to turn back time but even she couldn’t stop us from turning our clocks forward an hour this past Sunday.  Luckily for us Houstonians, the beautiful spring and summer weather comes early which allows us to take full advantage of everything outdoorsy.

Even now, as I sit on my balcony with the perfect sunny, 74 degree weather and my view of downtown, I am forgetting all about my full DVR which usually dominates my weekend and cannot wait to get out to the newly restored Buffalo Bayou. The 160-acre, 2.3-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street was completed in 2015. The area was transformed into a more natural and self-sustaining state, reintroduced native landscapes and added amenities to enhance safety and convenience for visitors. Here are just a few ideas of how you can take advantage of this lovely space.

Hiking/Biking Trails

From Sabine Street to Shepherd there are almost two linear miles of trails that allow you to see the beautiful skyline. The trails connect the Theater District toward Memorial Park.  


If you are looking to work out your deltoids, go kayaking down the bayou. See Houston from a new perspective. Grab your guy or gal and take a relaxing trip down the bayou.

Boat Cruises

These 30-minute bayou cruises are a great way to spend the afternoon and enjoy the beauty of Houston. Escape the city and enjoy the cool breeze and float along the bayou's waters.

Picture Perfect Places

So if you want to propose because you found that perfect someone and just have to have the Houston skyline in the background, do it at the Sabine Street Bridge. Don’t be rude and stop traffic on I-45.

Whatever you decide to do, there is no doubt that the Bayou City doesn’t have something to offer for everyone.