Emilia Benton

Emilia Benton is a freelance writer and editor living in her hometown of Houston. She received her B.A. in journalism with minors in Spanish and women's studies from Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. Emilia primarily covers health and wellness, as well as personal finance, education, culture, and more. Her work has been published by Runner's World, Women's Health, SELF, SHAPE, and the Houston Chronicle, among others. She is also an 11-time marathoner, frequent traveler, and avid amateur baker.

My Favorite Things to Do in Houston

Take a walking tour of the Museum District. Bonus points if you can hit them up on their free admission days!

Catch a free summer show at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, complete with a picnic and blankets.

Go for a run in Hermann Park.

Catch a downtown festival.

Run the Houston Marathon in January!

"What I love most about Houston is its cultural diversity. This also lends itself to Houston being one of the best food-centric cities in the country, with a wide range of international cuisine options throughout the city, including but not limited to amazing Mexican food, Vietnamese food, and seafood."