Traveling alone can seem pretty daunting– figuring out where to go in the fourth biggest city in the USA can make it even more terrifying. Luckily, Houston has amazing culturally rich spots and an exciting diverse atmosphere perfect for a lovely solo trip. Here are some places you can hit up during your solo travel stay:


Houston has many famous art, science, and historical museums making it a solo traveler’s paradise. In fact, you can spend an entire day museum hopping and attending galleries. (Wanderstay is centrally located in the Museum district). Whether you want to learn more about the holocaust, Asian or African cultures, or even about human health, this district makes it easy to find a museum catered to your interests. Click here to check out a list of museums.

Local tip: If you are traveling on a Thursday many of the museums have FREE entrance. Check on your museum’s website to see if this applies.


Arguably one of the most underrated parts of Houston by travelers is the theatre and music scene (I mean hellllooooo Beyonce is from here). Houston is constantly holding famous musicals, orchestras, and fun comedy shows. Several smaller and larger theatres are in this district. Do not miss out on attending a show during your H-Town stay. Check out a list of events here!



Houston has many hip, trendy coffee shops perfect for people watching. Taste a piece of the world at one of the many international styled coffee shops in Houston. Sit down with your cup of joe and soak in the H-Town vibes.

Some local favorites:

  • Common Bond cafe– This European styled cafe is perfect to get your cappuccino and croissant fix. (P.S. the open lighting and the marble tables make it a perfect INSTAGRAMMABLE spot!)
  • Agora Cafe– This famous Houston coffee shop has a greek flare to it and is a favorite for both locals and tourists.
  • Black Hole– Check out this hipster hotspot. This one is near Rice University, so you may see quite a few smarties studying their brains away.


Sometimes during your solo travel, you may find that you actually want to be around good company. Staying at a hostel is a perfect option filled with similar, like-minded solo travelers. Hostels promote an inviting and sociable community, check out Wanderstay for your solo travel!