Texas is huge; essentially any trip you take around the state - even more especially from Houston - consitutes as a road trip, whether you're heading to the nearest theme park or to the beach. But there are some specific road trips and routes that can be just as enjoyable as your destination. Here are some of our favorite Texas road trips for families hauling a RV or just trekking across the great Lone Star State because of the enjoyable drives and number of attractions along the way and nearby.
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Spring is in full swing, and we couldn't be happier. That's because, in April, there is just so. much. to. do. From tasty crawfish and spring festivals to Easter celebrations, like breakfasts and photos with the Easter Bunny and egg hunts, there's no excuse to be bored this month.
There's Free Cone Day on April 9, where you can grab some delicious free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's and a fun Clifford the Big Red Dog exhibit to take the kids to in The Woodlands. Don't miss a chance to take advantage of the outdoor rollar rink at Discovery Green, either. Read on for more family fun.
It's that time of year again. Texas Bluebonnet season runs March-May, and this Spring Texans have already seen these beautiful blue blooms in some parts of the state. We've rounded up some spots where you can snap some of those iconic pictures in and around Houston, and we'll continue to update this post as we find more locations. If you have a favorite spot to share, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that "winter" is over, we can jump into one of our favorite times of year - spring! This month begins the round of spring festivals, spring break, the 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and delicious crawfish festivals. And before you know it, summer will be here, so get ahead of the game by browsing the best summer camps Houston has to offer, from science to outdoor fun.
This month enjoy a free flick at the park in The Woodlands. On the first weekend of March, you can celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday at your local library with a marathon Seuss reading session or at the Children's Museum of Houston's Seuss birthday bash. Enjoy the outdoors at one of Houston's many fabulous parks, or take the little ones on a guided hike (yes, you really can hike in Houston). And on March 12, it's National Pancake Day - yum.
Read on for more fun things to do this month with the kids.
Everything is bigger in Texas, and this motto is exemplified in Houston's massive livestock show and rodeo - from the crowds to food selection - but your resulting credit card bill doesn't have to be. After paying the price of admission, there are lots of things to do as a whole family without spending another dime. That's not to say you won't be tempted by the smells of deep-fried goodness and adorable miniature cowboy and cowgirl hats. Read on for free and fun activities, all of which are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. every day unless otherwise noted.
Houston's craft beer scene is top-notch, which we probably don't have to tell you. But what might come as a surprise is that it's also very kid-friendly; some of the area's best brews are housed in stellar spaces with outdoor games and room to play. Here are some spots we love to go as a family because there is room for the kids to run around, they are unpretentious, they don't make my husband and I feel bad if our toddler starts malfunctioning during our visit, and the beer is delicious.
For our favorite kid-friendly eateries, check out our roundup of restaurants with plenty of playing room.
It's finally here! The 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs Feb. 25-March 17, 2019 and opens at 8 a.m. every day. Even if you're a rodeo regular, donning those cowboy boots and braving the crowds and traffic are still daunting tasks. And when you get there - it's just so....big. We've broken down some essential information to know before planning your visit, and we also recommend downloading the RODEOHOUSTON app for maps, schedules, and more (available for both Apple and Android products).
Check out our Rodeo Houston Guide for more posts on enjoying the rodeo with kids.
It seems Houston's few days of winter have passed, and that's the way we like it, but in case you need ideas for indoor activities on the random chilly days we will likely face - trampoline parks, rock climbing gyms, or a fun indoor playground are always good options. We've also come up with a list of eight museums you've probably never heard of to take the kids to.
And if you're the planning type, you may have started thinking about summer plans, like what in the world you're going to do to keep your kids busy all day. Check out our summer and vacation camp guide for ideas on things they can do out of the house. Read on for the best things to do with the kids this month.