One of the awesome things about living in or around the great city of Houston is that there are always things going on for people looking for fun stuff to do with their spare time. Of course, a lot of activities can be expensive to indulge in, but fortunately, Houston also has a lot of fun things to do for people on a budget.
6. Try Your Hand at Urban Fishing
A lot of people in Houston forget how close they are to a variety of water sources that contain robust populations of fish. There are ponds and lakes all around the area, and also the bayous that weave their way throughout the city. Yes, the bayous are indeed fishable, as are many other urban water sources that many people might not think of that are easily accessible to many Houstonians.
While I wouldn't advise eating anything caught in a bayou, fishing them can still be fun, and there's a surprising variety of fish swimming in those urban waterways -- perch, bass, gar, sunfish, catfish, pleco catfish, carp and tilapia are all in our bayous, and I've even spotted what I'm pretty sure were cichlids of some sort from time to time. Find a good spot, and fishing can make for a very inexpensive and fun way to spend an afternoon.
Texas Parks and Wildlife also stocks several lakes and ponds around the area with fish, and interested parties can consult the agency's website for a list.
5. Houston Roller Derby
Houston has a lively Roller Derby scene, with events that can be a blast to attend and are surprisingly affordable. Individual tickets to the bouts start at $15, with VIP tickets available for $25, as well as group rates and season ticket packages.
The sport began in the early 1920s as a form of female flat track roller-skate racing, and transformed into a team contact sport by the 1930s. Roller Derby remained popular until fizzling out in the 1970s, but has re-emerged in recent years, with an edgy punk rock sensibility and an emphasis on athletic ability. To put it short, Roller Derby rocks, and the bouts are a lot of fun to watch.