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Enjoy the warm weather in the Houston area: part 1 - do something active outdoors and work out.

Houston offers an adequate weather to play outdoors sports all year long, but right now is the best time of the year! Get out and enjoy the outdoors. It's a time you can even be sure the sweat is caused by your level of activity, and not by the 100% humidity 100F weather that will take over in August!

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Here are some favorite Houstonian sports:
 


By yourself (or with others):

Golf courses under $30 (some are early or twilight tee times - listed in no particular order):

     Sanctuary Golf Resort       ($20&up) 
     Heron Lakes                       ($22&up) 
     Wedgewood - Houston     ($27&up) 
     Battleground                        ($29&up) 
     Texas National Golf Club  ($26&up) 
     Newport Golf Club              ($23&up) 
     Glenbrook Golf Course     ($29&up) 
     Cypress Lakes                    ($25&up)
     Columbia Lakes                 ($25&up)

Run: Memorial Park, Hermann Park, Rice University, Buffalo bayou

Rent a kayak or a bike:
     On the Bayou: there is a local bayou outfitter that rents kayaks, and even bikes.
     In the woodlands: Paddlesports is the local outfitter
     Or pick up your equipment at REI ride it anywhere you want (they’ll even have some recommendations for you): from the downtown bayou to clear lake.

The city of Houston even has a website with suggested outdoor activities.

In teams (work or social):

There are many associations and clubs you can join, here are starting points:
     Volleyball: almost year-round at Third Coast Volleyball
     Tennis: there are many free neighborhood courts
     Softball or flag football (some leagues are free at Houston Sportsplex)
     Soccer can be played in a variety of settings (this is a popular sport in Houston due to the various immigrant populations)
     Outdoor karting (often with Mini-golf nearby!)
     Monkey Sports & Bayou City Outdoors offer various sport leagues; you will surely find one that meets your skill level and social expectations.
 
As you try things out, please post a comment here and share your feedback with all Houstonians…maybe find a team-mate through your postings!

Finally, if you are not yet up for getting off your feet, then enjoy something more laid-back and work your way up to something more active later – there are MANY beautiful days ahead!
 

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