Houston Day Trips and Family Getaways Guide

Houston families have so many places to escape for a day trip or weekend getaway. In this guide to weekend travel, we show you some of the best places to explore with kids, and give you inspiration on great destinations near Houston.

Find inspiration for an easy weekend getaway with the kids: try a family-friendly Texas Hill Country winery, explore Longhorn Cavern State Park, or just head up to the Woodlands. We've rounded up the best beaches, lakes, and rivers around Texas, and discovered great Texas towns for a weekend trip or longer for Houston families!


Make it an unforgettable family getaway from Houston  by hiking Enchanted Rock. Photo courtesy Passport to Texas.