Events and Activities

Top 5 things to do with friends visiting from out of town in Houston

Your friends are visiting Houston and they're looking for something fun to do. Look no further, the team at FotoLab has put together our top 5 things to do with friends visiting from out of town.

1. Explore the Space Center Houston

Location: Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX

Description: This is a must see that many Houstonites haven't even been before. Take your friends on an out-of-this-world adventure exploring interactive exhibits, astronaut artifacts, and even a tram tour of NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Secret Tip: Check the schedule for special events or exhibits happening during your visit for an added space-themed experience.

2. Kayaking on Buffalo Bayou

Location: Buffalo Bayou Park, 1800 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX

Description: Rent kayaks and paddleboards for a scenic adventure along Buffalo Bayou, offering stunning views of Houston's skyline and lush greenery.

Secret Tip: Opt for a sunset paddle to witness the city lights come to life against the backdrop of the setting sun.

3. Museum Hopping

Location: Museum District, Houston, TX

Description: Spend the day exploring Houston's Museum District, home to renowned institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

Secret Tip: Many museums offer free admission on certain days or times, so plan your visit accordingly to save on entrance fees.

4. Art Stroll in The Heights

Location: The Heights, Houston, TX

Description: Wander through the vibrant streets of The Heights, known for its eclectic mix of boutiques, art galleries, and street murals, perfect for snapping Instagram-worthy photos.

Secret Tip: Keep an eye out for local art markets or events happening in The Heights for a chance to meet and support local artists.

5. Self-Portrait Session at Fotolab

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

Description: There's no better way to finish off your trip than with a photo session at FotoLab Studio. Bring your friends for a fun and memorable experience capturing unique self-portraits in a professional studio setting with high-quality equipment and real-time monitoring.

Secret Tip: Make sure to ask for the two free prints at the end of the session to keep as souvenirs. If you ask nicely, we heard they may give an extra copy :) Check out our Instagram for pose inspo!

We're obviously biased but we hope you get a chance to check out FotoLab Studio. We're located in the Post HTX which is one of the coolest centers in the city! Unlike the city's other attractions, Fotolab is a brick-and-mortar haven, a physical space where memories are born and cherished. So, as you bid farewell to Houston's vibrant streets and diverse sights, make sure to carve out time for a visit to Fotolab. There, amidst its welcoming ambiance and professional equipment, you'll craft personalized snapshots that serve as tangible reminders of your unforgettable journey through the heart of Texas.

FotoLab is New York's First Self-Portrait Studio. Capture memories with your loved ones. Book us for your birthday or company event!