It's written on every Texan's heart: Summertime is lake time (or river time, pool time, any area of water that will cool down your core body temperature time). While we love a day out at a fun water park, there is just something special about relaxing on the banks of your favorite man-made lakes - if you aren't a native Texan, don't judge us for this; we live in a mostly flat state - or riding the waves on a jet ski or tube. As a native Houstonian, I've spent at least one summer at these spots around the Lone Star State because they are beautiful and full of things for kids and adults to do.
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Summer is finally here! Don't get stir crazy - there are lots of things to do with the kids this month, like checking out a brand new super hero exhibit at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, kayaking on Kinder Lake at Disccovery Green, hanging out with dinosaurs at the Houston Zoo, and celebrating Father's Day in unique ways dad will love. Miller Outdoor Theatre also has a great lineup of children's performances you can enjoy for free all month, or you can catch a movie at Studio Movie Grill for just $1.
This month you can also cool off at a Houston area splash pad, or if you're feeling adventurous, head to a nearby water park. For the movie fanatics, be sure to check out our roundup of free and cheap summer movies. If you are still looking for last-minute summer camp options (no judgment), check out our comprehensive camp guide for ideas from art camps to science camps. Read on for more family fun this month.
You read that right - Candytopia, a candy museum, sanctuary and interactive exhibit, is coming to Houston this summer. Kids of all ages will love this sugary experience, and it makes for an exciting indoor break from the excrutiating Houston summer heat.
Whether you're looking for a spot to take your own mother (or grandmother, or any other mom figure in your life you'd like to celebrate), or you would like to forward this list along to the significant other as a mildly subtle "hint hint," we have 15 ideas for a drool-worthy Mother's Day brunch. Many of these spots, which are listed in no particular order, offer lunch and dinner if brunch isn't your thing and range from elegant to casual chic. All of them offer a meal mom is sure to remember!
May is a great month for Houston kids because school is basically over and summer is basically here. It's also great because one of Texas' best seasons officially beings: Water park season. And there are plenty of options in and near the city, from the new Hurricane Harbor (formerly SplashTown) to Schlitterbahn.
This month you can party with the family for Cinco de Mayo (and grab a margarita or three afterward), head to Galveston and swim at one of our favorite beaches. t's also a great time of the year to visit your local farmers' market for some fresh produce and handmade goods.
If you haven't had time to make summer camp plans for your kids yet, let us help you out. Our guide has ideas for outdoor camps, science-themed camps, art camps, overnight camps, and even free camps. Read on for more family fun this month.
Houston is home to a ton of parks. A ton. (Including some pretty great splash pads.) And some are better than others if you're looking to spend more than 30 minutes at an unshaded playground, so we've rounded up 13 parks where you can easily spend a few hours, or even the entire day.
Deep in the heart of Texas runs the Paluxy River, a small tributary of the Brazos River. And on in its shallow bends and shores lie one of Texas' best kept secrets - dinosaur tracks! Dinosaur Valley State Park - located in Glen Rose, Texas - remains one of my personal favorite state parks for family camping trips because of the fossilized treasures its holds and its natural beauty. You don't even have to be a dinosaur fanatic to appreciate all this park has to offer. Add it to your family's travel bucket list, and plan to visit again and again.
Visiting The Woodlands can feel like traveling to another world - there are so many trees! (Depending on where you live in Houston, this may be a huge change of scenery.) About 45 minutes north of Houston, The Woodlands is full of fun for the whole family. It's close enough that you can spend the day here without much of a drive time but offers enough to do that you could stretch it into a weekend getaway. Read on for of our favorite things to do in The Woodlands with our kids.