The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 People-watching Spots

6. Two Allen Center

More downtown workers, shoppers, a lovely assortment of homeless and skateboarders give people watchers at Two Allen Center lots to look at. The Allen Center complex boasts some nice lawns, with a few scattered benches and lots of planters with huge rims that make for comfortable seating.

5. Hermann Park

Food choices are somewhat limited in Hermann Park but what it lacks in restaurant options it makes up for in shady spots. Also, Miller Theatre's busy schedule of free performances makes for an entertaining option to people watching.

Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez
4. City Hall Reflection Pool

The City Hall Reflection Pool is surrounded by lots of nice benches sitting under large, shady trees as well as lots of lovely green lawns so seating choices are abundant. The Reflection Pool's calm waters keep the tranquil. Expect to see office workers, tourists, construction workers, bus commuters and students. We don't suggest napping on the benches (they've been constructed to discourage that very activity), but plenty of folks stretch out on the grass.

Location Info


Hermann Park

6001 Fannin St., Houston, TX

Category: General

Discovery Green Conservancy

1500 McKinney, Houston, TX

Category: General

Houston City Hall

900 Bagby, Houston, TX

Category: General

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IKEA! Plenty of places to sit down too!

Vanessa Man
Vanessa Man

I love people watching,. It is a lot of free fun.


Those are pretty good people watching places.  I agree with the airport.  It's like people watching over load  there.  Any bathroom after 1:00 a.m.?  Hell, any women's bathroom during Happy Hour is comical and sad. ha!

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