The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 People-watching Spots
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.
4. City Hall Reflection Pool
Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez
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.