Experience the Outdoors!

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is a wooded oasis within the city, with plenty of outdoor health and wellness options right within its cozy, yet secluded campus. It is also conveniently adjacent to Houston’s iconic Memorial Park, dubbed "the largest urban park in Texas".

WALKING/JOGGING

Our own state-of-the-art jogging path, which was recently resurfaced using recycled materials, feeds to Memorial Park’s longer trails.

Featuring water stations, a fitness zone and plenty of nature along the way, this .8-mile trail is an ideal choice for those wanting to move their exercise outdoors. As the trail winds through the property, you can enjoy a quiet canopy of trees on one end, and a great view of the club's tennis courts, pools and Trellis Spa on the other. The 2.9-mile, crushed granite Memorial Park trail can be accessed via two routes from The Houstonian entrance. A walking and jogging map can be obtained at the Concierge Desk or download it here.

SWIMMING/TRAINING

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa has an award-winning Aquatics Department, which is also recognized as the No. 1 aquatics program in Texas and the No. 1 program among Texas hotels.

The department offers programs in instruction, recreation, competition, exercise and education. In addition to the 25-meter by 25-yard sports pool for the active swimmers, the pool area complex features a large resort pool, a beautiful garden pool and a shaded children’s wading pool that are climate controlled year round.

TENNIS and PADEL

For racquet sports enthusiasts, the Houstonian Club offers five outdoor tennis courts and 2 Padel courts.

Home to the U.S. Padel Team, currently seeded 8th in the world, the Houstonian’s Racquet Sports Department offers private and group classes for all levels as well as clinics, tournaments and leagues for youth or adults. There are even eight professionals available to serve as hitting partners or to set up matches with Club guests and participants. For racquet sports activities, lessons or drop-in play times, please call the Racquet Sports Department at 713-685-6847.

NATURE

We want this to be your home away from home, nestled in a pine and oak woodlands with lush foliage and flora, just minutes from all the exciting activity of Houston.

As you stroll the shaded paths or sit on the benches or in the gazebo, watch the squirrels scamper through the trees and the rabbits come out on the lawns to nibble the grasses and plants. In the early morning armadillos may trundle across a path looking for breakfast. Monarchs and other butterflies flit among the abundant flowers.


BIRDING

Birders may look for migrating birds like the ruby throated hummingbird and many warblers including pine, Kentucky, hooded, black and white, and Swainson's, who stop to feed and rest in April and early May on their way north from Central and South America.

In the summer warblers like the northern parula and the Swainson's may nest here. Yellow crowned night herons sometimes nest high in the trees and Cardinals, mockingbirds and Carolina chickadees catch insects and search for seeds, tending to their nests of hungry babies. Cooper's Hawks patrol the trees looking for their next meal. Blue jays call loudly to alert the other birds to the danger. Great horned and screech owls call at night and Red bellied and pileated woodpeckers call noisily in the daytime.


MULTISPORT ATHLETES

The Houstonian is a one of a kind location for experienced Multisport athletes as well as those just thinking about their first triathlon or duathlon. Multisport training is a unique and fun way to balance total body fitness and endurance, and we have everything you need to get to the finish line.

Start your day by swimming laps in the outdoor sports pool and hit a spin class or bring your own bike for an unmatched outdoor adventure. Our trails can link you to Memorial Park where there are endless opportunities on two wheels.

Finally, get your legs out, running on one of our treadmills, or following the path from our campus through Memorial Park, and out to the trails along Buffalo Bayou. Stay in the zone during your transition from water to cycle or cycle to run!


OTHER NEARBY ACTIVITIES

Houston's finest outdoor spaces are right next door at Memorial Park and just down the Bayou!

Enjoy a treasure: Houston's 1,500-acre Memorial Park, has something for everyone and is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Picnics, playgrounds, running, walking, golf, swimming, cycling and more can be found 365 days of the year, rain or shine. The Memorial Park Conservancy preserves the park for all visitors and Houstonians - today and for the future.

Experience nature: The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is located on the west side of Memorial Park. A true escape from Houston’s bustling metropolis, the 155-acre urban nature sanctuary offers indoor interactive exhibits, as well as more than 5 miles of nature trails, including forest, pond, wetland and meadow habitats.

Kayaking: Bayou City Adventures offers kayaking, canoe and stand-up paddleboard rental sessions on Buffalo Bayou. Hourly paddle craft rentals are available for you to experience Buffalo Bayou’s miles of beautiful trails, locations of interest and abundant wildlife, offering a prime opportunity to see Houston in a completely different way than ever before. Rentals can be acquired at the Lost Lake visitor center at 3422 Allen Parkway, within Buffalo Bayou Park.

Golfing: The 600-acre Memorial Park Golf Course offers a lighted driving range, putting and chipping greens, and a beautiful clubhouse facility. Visit the website for fees and hours.

Buffalo Bayou Park: This 160-acre park is one of Houston’s newest and most beautiful urban green spaces. In addition to a dog park, skate park and various play areas, the park offers a nearly 5-mile paved jogging and biking path, which extends from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive. Bicycle Rentals from Bike Barn at The Water Work are ideal for this park. For a complete rundown of all there is to do, upload the Buffalo Bayou Guide.

Polo: The Houston Polo Club is a full-service equestrian facility, available to riders of all levels. Offering two polo fields, a stick and ball field and hitting cage, as well as a covered lesson arena, paddocks for turnout, and scenic riding trails, the 26-acre club is a must-visit for equestrian enthusiasts and their families.

Houston Audubon: The Edith Moore Sanctuary offers 17.5 acres of hardwood and pine forest and freshwater habitats, making it the perfect home for native wildlife, which includes mammals, migratory songbirds, shorebirds, birds of prey and a variety of species of reptiles and amphibians. In addition to serving as a sanctuary for native plants and animals, it aims to provide education about the natural environment to visitors and native Houstonians of all ages.