Even if you only have a free afternoon, that’s plenty of time to hop in a kayak and paddle along Houston’s Buffalo Bayou. Plunge into the green playground, and float along 26 miles of refurbished parkland. You’ll find speed varies according to flow, but plan for around two hours to ride it all the way through the cityscape. At any time, anchor your craft to partake of the Bayou’s enhancements. From pubic art pieces to improved hiking trails, the park includes performance spaces for live music if you want to merrily sing along as you row your boat.