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What to do in Houston this Summer without Breaking the Bank

Karina Arnold
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Karina and Karen Arnold

Buzz summer intern Karina Arnold with her mom, Karen Arnold, enjoying SMOOSH ice-cream sandwich food truck in Rice Village. (Photo: Anthony Arnold)

Karina Arnold, summer intern at The Buzz, is a rising sophomore at the University of Oklahoma and blogs for The Buzz about healthy eating. See her “Cooking with Karina" posts. 

Houston: the home of humidity, aggressive drivers and Tex-Mex. Excluding New York, Houston houses more Fortune 500 company headquarters than any other city in America. Houston also ranks third in the U.S. for most park acreage per capita and recently was named the most ethnically and racially diverse city in America. Although living in the greatest city in America has its perks, Houstonians, especially teens, still like to ball on a budget. Here are some cool, cheap or free things you can do in Houston!

Use this list as a bucket list, guide or even tool to navigate around, through and inside “the loop” known as Houston. What are your favorite, thrifty things to do in Houston? Comment below and have a great summer!

Also, see our event calendar for upcoming events happening around townand our Restaurant Finder for dining ideas. 

See posts from Karina on healthy cooking and upcoming events here

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