7 Fun Summer Day Trips for Houston Families Submitted by Carrie Taylor on Sun, 04/30/2017 - 3:00pm It's summer time! (Or as of the publishing date, almost summer time.) Now what? Great family fun doesn't need to mean a weekend away. You can spend some time at a nearby water park or at one of these other day-trip worthy destinations. Note: Drive times are estimates and vary depending on traffic and what side of town you're coming from. Read more.