101 Family Day Trips Around Houston | Kids Out and About Houston

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101 Family Day Trips Around Houston

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Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and day trips for less than a tank of gas. KidsOutAndAbout has tons of ideas for places to explore, learn, and have fun!

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All Aboard! Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Rosenberg Railroad Museum
Texas State Railroad
Galveston Railroad Museum 
Houston Art Car Museum (and Parade!
1940 Air Terminal Museum
Houston Area Live Steamers

Amuse Yourself

Galveston Island Pleasure Pier
Kemah Boardwalk
Mountasia/Boomers
Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast
Moody Gardens

Sand and Sea

Galveston Island State Park
Houston Maritime Museum
Port Arthur
Port Houston/Houston Ship Channel
Surfside Beach
Stewart Beach Park
Sylvan Beach Park
Texas Seaport Museum

Cities to Explore 

Alvin

Baytown
Brenham
Bryan-College Station
Conroe
Freeport
Galveston
Houston
Humble
Huntsville
Katy
Kemah
Kingwood
Lake Jackson
League City
Pasadena
Pearland
Richmond
Rosenberg
Spring
Sugar Land
Texas City
The Woodlands
Tomball
Webster

Brainy Activities

Houston Museum of Natural Science
Space Center Houston
US National Weather Service 
Houston Public Library

Day at the Museum

Children's Museum of Houston
Houston Museum District
Holocaust Museum Houston
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston Center for Photography
Houston Fire Museum
The Health Museum 
The Woodlands Children's Museum

Get Outdoors & Take a Hike

Galveston Island State Park 
Nature Discovery Center
Houston Arboretum
Buffalo Bayou
Zip-Nac - Nacagdoches

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

Dewberry Farm
Froberg's Farm
Matt Family Orchard
Oil Ranch
P-6 Farm

Parks and Rec


Brazos Bend State Park
Discovery Green
Hermann Park Conservancy
Memorial Park
Miller Outdoor Theatre 
Riva Row Boathouse

Sports and More!

Houston Aces Women's Pro Soccer
Houston Astros Baseball
Houston Dutch Lions Soccer
Houston Dynamo Soccer
Houston Energy Pro Women's Football
Houston Motorsports Park NASCAR/NHRA
Houston Rockets Basketball
Houston Roller Derby
Sam Houston Race Park Horse/Dog Racing
Houston Texans Football
Sugar Land Skeeters 

 Shop Your Heart Out

Houston Premium Outlets
Rice Village
The Downtown Tunnel System
The Galleria
The Woodlands Mall

Splash into Fun 

Lake Conroe
Lake Houston
Lake Livingston
Pirate's Bay Waterpark
Schlitterbahn Galveston
Splashway Family Waterpark
Wet n' Wild Splashtown

Talk to the Animals 

7 Acre Wood
  Crocodile Encounter
Downtown Aquarium
Houston Zoo

Time Travel 

Gator Country Wildlife Adventure Park
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Park and Battleship Texas
The Grand 1894 Opera House 
George Ranch Historical Park

 

 

 

Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with us on Facebook!


Most of these destinations are within an hour from downtown Houston. For those that are a bit farther away:

            = Less than 1 hour away

         = 1 to 2 hours away

      = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away 

 


 

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