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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

See Modern Art in Houston


4. Insider's Tip

Buffalo Bayou Park   

It might seem counterintuitive to rent bikes in oil-mad Houston, but it’s a great way to get around Montrose, which is sandwiched between three of the city’s main green spots: Buffalo Bayou, Memorial Park, and the Rice University campus. Rent wheels ($40 a day) at West End Bicycles in Montrose, a two-minute ride from Memorial Park. Then head off to peruse the grand homes and cottages along North and South Boulevards, and circle the beautifully landscaped campus of the Menil. End up at the newly renovated Memorial Park at sunset, and watch the Houston skyline light up.

Published on May 30, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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