Head to the nearby Brazos Bend for a romantic hike and finish it off with a sick stargazing sesh at the onsite George Observatory. Just be sure to check for closures due to flooding before doing so. #HoustonProblems.
The Menil Collection is hands down one of the most prized artscapes in Houston, so go there to stare at some pretty cool walls, get zen at Rothko Chapel, then hop on over to Bistro Menil to take turns sniffing wine and discussing existentialism.
This amazing 87,500-square foot, 25-foot tall underground cistern was built in 1927, but it only recently opened to the public. Sign up for a 30 minute tour to take in its cathedral-like magnificence in person. It’s a quick date, so you may want to also pack a bayou-side picnic.
Laugh yourselves clean at Improv Houston
Some pretty excellent comics make their way through Houston’s Improv. Get your tickets online (shows start at just $7 for open mic night but bigger acts will run you around $25-$35) and show up early to get a head start at the bar (and ensure prime seating).
Be a pinball wizard at Poison Girl
Bring quarters to this whiskey-fueled cocktail bar which, in addition to having a comfy back patio, houses a stellar selection of vintage pinball machines.