Events and Activities

Top 10 Things To Do Indoors in Houston (when it's hot outside)

When the weather isn't cooperating or blazing hot in Houston (can someone say no thanks to 100 degrees??), you simply prefer indoor activities. Well, you're in luck because Houston has plenty to offer. From art to adventure, here's a list of the top 10 indoor activities in Houston that the FotoLab Studio team put together to keep you entertained and cool.

1. Unwind at the Houston Public Library

Location: 500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002

Description: A great spot for reading, studying, and attending various community events. It offers a peaceful environment amidst the bustling city.

Secret Tip: Check their schedule for free author talks and book signings.


2. Dive into Virtual Reality at Zero Latency

Location: 1210 W Clay St #300, Houston, TX 77019

Description: Experience free-roam virtual reality with your friends in an expansive warehouse space, battling zombies or exploring new worlds.

Secret Tip: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for the best experience.

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3. Visit the Holocaust Museum Houston

Location: 5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

Description: Explore exhibits that document the Holocaust, promote understanding, and encourage reflection on the value of human rights.

Secret Tip: Don’t miss the moving personal testimonies and artifacts, we generally recommend at least 1 hour for a visit.

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4. Visit FotoLab Self-Portrait Studio

Location: 401 Franklin Street, Suite 1505, Houston, TX 77201

Description: Capture your best moments at FotoLab, a self-portrait studio where customers use a clicker to take their own photos with professional backdrops, lighting, and camera. It’s a fun and creative way to get stunning photos.

Secret Tip: Bring a couple of outfit changes to make the most out of your session and get a variety of looks.

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5. Bowl a Strike at Bowlmor Houston

Location: 925 Bunker Hill Rd, Houston, TX 77024

Description: A modern bowling alley offering more than just lanes. Enjoy arcade games, billiards, and delicious food and drinks.

Secret Tip: Bowlmor usually offers daily specials and deals to make your visit more affordable.


6. Discover Modern Art at the ArtCar Museum

Location: 140 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

Description: Known as the "Garage Mahal," this small but unique museum features contemporary art and art cars – vehicles transformed into art pieces.

Secret Tip: Admission is free, and the museum hosts an annual Art Car Parade that’s a must-see event.

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7. Sing Your Heart Out at Glitter Karaoke

Location: 2621 Milam St, Houston, TX 77006

Description: A popular karaoke bar with private rooms and a lively main stage where you can sing your favorite songs. Great for a fun night out with friends.

Secret Tip: Arrive early on weekends to get a good spot and avoid long wait times.


8. Experience iFLY Indoor Skydiving

Location: 9540 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77055

Description: Feel the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of an airplane. iFLY offers a vertical wind tunnel that simulates freefall, perfect for adventure seekers.

Secret Tip: Book your flight during the weekdays for less crowded sessions.

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9. Relax at Spa World Houston

Location: 929 Westgreen Blvd, Katy, TX 77450

Description: A Korean-inspired spa offering a variety of saunas, pools, and relaxation areas. It’s a perfect retreat for unwinding and rejuvenating.

Secret Tip: After your massage or scurb, make sure to try the kimbap or dumplings, they're delicious!

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10. Engage in Art at the Menil Collection

Location: 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006

Description: This unique museum houses an impressive collection of art ranging from ancient to modern times. The tranquil setting enhances the experience.

Secret Tip: Admission is free, and the Rothko Chapel nearby is also a must-visit for a meditative experience.


We know Houston weather can get crazy with tornados, hurricanes, floods, and extreme heat. But despite the craziness, Houston offers some of the best indoor activities that cater to all interests. Whether you’re looking to capture a moment at FotoLab or dive into an iFly experience, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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