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Stay-cation Stuff

Venture out of your neighborhood, but stay and play in the Houston metro area for a fun stay-cation! 

The Woodlands Resort

2301 N. Millbend Dr., The Woodlands, TX, 77380

Family friendly destination with championship golf, tennis a day spa, and the signature Forest Oasis Waterscape water park with waterfalls, twisting two-story waterslides, underwater murals, live music, símores at dusk, dive-in movies and organized games. Specials and packages available.

Houston Symphony

615 Louisiana St., Suite 102, Houston, TX, 77002

Symphony Summer in the City series will be held at Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Shows include The Music of The Who, Warner Brothers presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy, and The Lord of the Rings: T ...

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

1001 Bisonnet, Houston, TX, 77005

Museum plans summertime special events, such as story time tours, Sunday story times and family days. A Book and a Look takes place every Thursday in the Law Building. Families can check out a storybook and take it into the galleries to read in front of a work of art. MFAH staff will match up each familyís interests and favorite things with a storybook-and-art pairing. Creation Station offers art-making projects for families that are inspired by original works of art on display in the galleries. Families are encouraged to work as artists, using similar materials or similar ideas as the artist who created the focus work of art.

Discovery Green

1500 McKinney, Houston, TX, 77010

Twelve-acre park has natural, recreational, art, dining and eco-friendly features including a 1-acre lake, children's playground, interactive water features, an amphitheater stage, dog runs, public art works, WiFi connection and restaurants. Admission is ...

Downtown Aquarium

410 Bagby St. @ Memorial Dr., Houston, TX, 77002

Six-acre entertainment and dining complex is home to more than 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. Complex features a full-service restaurant, bar, a ballroom, aquatic and geographic exhibits, shopping and amusements such as a shark voyage ...

Houston Museum of National Science

5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX, 77030

Science and education museum has 4 floors of natural science halls and exhibits, the Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center and the Wortham IMAX Theater. Permanent exhibits include gems and minerals, Texas wildlife, paleontology, space, pre-Co ...

Children's Museum of Houston

1500 Binz, Houston, TX, 77004

Kid-oriented museum features 14 galleries of hands-on exhibits focusing on art, science and world cultures for ages up to 12 years. Take advantage of discounts, coupons and free special offers for families, such as Free Family Nights from 5 to 8 p.m. on T ...

John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science

1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX, 77004

Better known as The Health Museum, the interactive science learning center is a member of the Texas Medical Center. Experiences include a hands-on, interactive walk through the human body and a 4-D theater. Free family hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursd ...

Kemah Boardwalk

215 Kipp Avenue, Kemah, TX, 77565

The 42-acre entertainment complex overlooks Galveston Bay. Amusements include speedboat rides, a carousel, balloon wheel, ferris wheel, train, inverter, aviator, drop zone, dancing fountain, midway and arcade games. Retail shops, restaurants and a hotel a ...

Houston Zoo

6200 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX, 77030

Zoological park located within Hermann Park is home to more than 4,500 animals belonging to over 900 species. Exhibits and facilities include a reptile and amphibian building, bird gardens, a duck lake, a tropical bird house, the Herbert A. and Elizabeth ...

Theater Under the Stars

800 Bagby, Suite 200, Houston, TX, 77002

Non-profit organization presents musical theater and student matinees, as well as morning and evening theater arts classes, Saturday workshops and summer and winter camps. This summer see "Cowboy Up," a Houston-set musical romp set for July 14-19.

Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex

8220 Willow Place Drive N., Houston, TX, 77070

Learn to Skate and hockey instruction programs begin at age 3. Rental skates are available. Facility offers public skate times, birthday party packages, a pro shop, fitness center and restaurant. During the day, public sessions are bright and lively. For ...

Blackberries of Houston

19531 Cypress Church Road, Cypress, TX, 77429

Blackberries are thornless, on trellises and are easy to pick for kids and adults. Grounds also have rose bushes and a pond. Blackberry patch is open mid-May to mid-June 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Call ahead because opening days may vary due to ...

Matt Family Orchard

21110 Bauer-Hockley Road, Tomball, TX, 77377

Forty acres are planted with pick-your-own fruit and berries, including blackberries, figs, jujube, Asian persimmons, pumpkins, Asian pears and citrus. Fruit picking hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. seasonally and depending on fruit availability. Enjoy year-r ...

Houston Area Live Steamers at Zube Park

17400 Roberts Road, Hockley, TX, 77447

On the third Saturday of each month, March through November, members of Houston Area Live Steamers, s live steam modeling organization, offer free rides to the public on their track at Zube Park. All ages are welcome to ride. A specially designed car for ...

Showboat Drive-In Theatre

22422 FM 2920, Hockley, TX, 77447

Drive-in plays double features on 2 screens on weekend evenings. Amenities include a concession stand selling burgers, pizza, popcorn, and more, and a playground for supervised play. Drive-in is open 5 days a week during the summer, Wednesday through Sund ...


17190 Hwy. 249, Houston, TX, 77064

Family-oriented entertainment center features an indoor arcade and outdoor amusements such as miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats and batting cages. Birthday packages are offered as well as special promotions for summer.

Splash Town

21300 I-45 N., Spring, TX, 77355

Water park has slides, pools and raft rides. Special summer events include Kids Fest, military appreciation days, a fireworks extravaganza on July 4, an Hispanic festival and a Christian event day. Group discounts and season passes are available.

Tomball College and Community Library

30555 Tomball Pkwy., Tomball, TX, 77375

Preschool story times are held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, infant story times at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and toddler story times at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Summertime activities include Pokemon leagues, movies, craft days, a s ...

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