If you haven't seen a Houston sunset from inside a canoe on Buffalo Bayou, you haven't seen our fair city at its best. Put in near Voss or Woodway and paddle past the stately backyards of Memorial Bend and River Oaks to experience a wild stretch of bayou, where you'll have a chance of sighting a great blue heron. You can also put in at the Sabine Street Lofts near downtown and paddle up to Waugh to watch the bats fly out at dusk. Don't own a canoe or kayak? No worries. This city offers several options for renting crafts or taking guided tours.