Nestled in downtown Houston, Discovery Green is full of recreation and entertainment. Visitors can view international and local music artists year round or grab a bite to eat at the Lake House Restaurant. Kinder Lake is transformed into an ice-skating rink in the winter seasons. Discovery Greens programming includes the Dock Dogs competition, festivals, outdoor markets and casual classes. The Houston Public Librarys HPL Express is available, offering reading rooms as well as free wi-fi for the entire park. Theres also a playground for the kids and two dog runs. 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Daily. 1500 McKinney. For information, call 713-400-7336 or visit www.discoverygreen.com. Free.