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10 Things to do in the Heights (Houston)

Thinking about visiting The Greater Heights? Here are 10 fun things to do and places to explore in the Heights Houston, TX by Cavazos Realty.

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Shop and Eat on 19th Street

If you’ve heard of The Heights, you’ve heard of 19th Street, but you must experience it for yourself. 19th Street is filled with incredible boutiques and restaurants and is crawling with entertainment for all tastes.

Whether you love hunting for antiques, watching a show, or sipping your favorite coffee drink at a local coffee shop, you’ll find all these and more in this quaint, historic, and booming area where there is something for everyone.

Check back often to see what’s happening in the area too as they often run events including White Linen Night (a huge community block party), and several art markets among other events.

Listen to Live Music at White Oak Music Hall

White Oak Music Hall is home to three separate areas where you can catch live concerts and shows to delight your senses. Each area hosts between 200 – 2,000 people. The venue hosts all types of musical shows and concerts from popular bands and singers to indie bands trying to make it big. Right next to the music hall is a fantastic bar called Raven Tower for you to get food and drinks before or after your concert.

Address & Artists

Address: 2915 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009

Artists who have played there include:

  • The Midnight
  •  UNTO OTHERS – Strength North American Tour 2021
  • MGMT
  • and more

You can find tickets and upcoming shows at their official website:

Play at Donovan Park

If you have young kids or are a kid at heart, Donovan Park is a place you must spend time. Kids lovingly call it ‘castle park’ because it resembles castles. Your kids will get lost in their imaginary play for hours in the castle climbing structures while adults can sit back and enjoy the scenery. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day out of it for you and the kids.


Address: 700 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

Link to the park’s official website:

Check out the Art Car Museum

If typical art museums bore you, check out the Art Car Museum in The Heights. Not your traditional, quiet art museum, this museum boasts cars turned into art. Each car has its own statement piece and is a site to see whether you love cars, art, or both. The cars they display change periodically so it’s always fun to come back and see what’s new. Admission is free, so you can’t beat it!

Walk or Ride The Heights Hike and Bike Trail

Whether you’re a runner, biker, or just love a leisurely stroll, you’ll love The Heights Hike and Bike Trail. It stretches down Nicholson Street and is easy to access no matter where you live in The Heights. It’s a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and enjoy the beauty nature provides.

Shop at the Sand Dollar Thrift Store

If you love thrifting, you’ll likely spend hours at the Sand Dollar Thrift Store. Here you’ll find clothing from the 80s and 90s that are arranged in the most delectable way to give thrifters hours of fun putting together unique outfits. You’ll also find a large variety of records, collectibles, and antiques so everyone can find their own treasure.

Dine on White Oak Drive

The Heights is no stranger to dining and entertainment. On White Oak Drive you’ll find amazing dining choices from casual to fancy and everything in between. Whether you’re out for a quick breakfast, a romantic dinner, or you and your buddies want to catch the game on a big screen, there are options for everyone here.

Shop The Heights Mercantile

The Heights is no stranger to shopping excursions. Get your shopping fix at The Heights Mercantile where you’ll find new and fun stores to shop, restaurants to dine at, and there is even space for the kids to run around and burn energy. If your kids need even more entertainment, bribe them with time at the large park across the street so you can enjoy your shopping in peace, knowing the kids will have their playtime soon enough!

Find Treasured Records at Vinyl Edge

If you’re a record collector, you’ll love the large selection at Vinyl Edge. This independently owned record store isn’t your run-of-the-mill store. You’ll find plenty of hard to find records and collectibles that are sure to add to your collection. It’s like a new store every time you go, so make sure to check back often.

Enjoy Heights Boulevard

Heights Boulevard has everything you could want in your city – a quaint area to walk and enjoy nature, stores, and restaurants along the way, and plenty of opportunities to connect with your community. Along the way, you’ll find gorgeous Victorian homes to stop and admire and if you’re in the mood for a jog or bike ride, it connects with the Heights Hike and Bike Trail too.

Final Thoughts

If you’re wondering what you could do for entertainment, shopping, dining, or just getting outdoors in The Heights, the answer is a little bit of everything.

You’ll find everything you need in this urban, but quaint area that is perfect for families, couples, or even singles. The sense of community, recreation, and togetherness in the area is something you won’t find in many other places. Grab your family and friends and check out everything The Height has to offer – I promise you won’t be disappointed and will find yourself coming back again and again. If you’re looking for more reasons to move to Houston in general, please check out our list of reasons families and professionals are coming to Houston.