Houston built out instead of up. There are plenty of ways to entertain yourself, but few of those options are particularly close together. What makes Buffalo Bayou a particularly attractive way to spend some time with guests is just how much there is to see and do. You can watch bats, explore the trails, take in some art and get some air at Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark. Got four-legged guests visiting? The Johnny Steele Dog Park has plenty for them, too. Add in the Cistern, which has people in and out of the city buzzing, and you've got a location that'll keep you and your guests busy for a while.
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