Houston Visitor’s & Local’s Guide: Not just a directory of things to do. These are places I’ve taken my kids, pushed a stroller through a crowd, desperately searched for a bathroom for a toddler and politely pleaded with 3 kids to exit gracefully, well after exhaustion set in (and still liked it). In summary, this is a parent recommended list!
Half Day in Houston: If you have a few hours, we have ideas on how to spend them with kids. This list is organized by location.
20 “Not-Your-Usual” Things to Do: This list does not include usual favorites… so you won’t find the awesome Children’s Museum here. Instead, you will find things with fewer crowds, some that are a little quirky, and all that are just as much fun as the well-known spots.
Look a Little Closer: There is no doubt that there is a lot to do with kids in Houston. Just the large number of activities could keep you busy for a childhood. And if you look closer, you can find quite a few activities that are unique to Houston and some that just a little quirky and out-of-the-ordinary. But if you look even closer, there are some things that are so surprising that they disorient you and make you question where in the world you are.
Houston Parks: A Citywide Map of Parks with Pictures and Reviews.
Splashpads: Cool off at one of the many free Houston splashpads.
Free Things to Do in Houston with Kids: Over 40 Free Things to Do, any day of the week!
Kid Friendly Restaurants: Looking for a family friendly restaurant in Houston? We review a new one each week! See the highlights HERE, including our favorite spots, where kids eat free, gluten free spots and best burgers, tacos and more!
Current Events: Find an event happening this week and weekend!
Rainy Day Things to Do: Top things to do when it’s WET!
Top Picnic Spots: Pack a lunch, or pick it up along the way, and enjoy a picnic in Houston!
Get Wild – Animals, Nature Centers and Farms in Houston: Houston is a big city with a lot of highways, buildings and concrete… but lucky for animal lovers and those that just love to be outside… Houston has something for you too! Look here for places to see animals, to explore nature centers and to play on farms around Houston!
Arts & Smarts in Houston: 6 Venues that Teach and Entertain All Ages
Small Museums: Beat the crowds and explore Houston’s smaller, kid friendly, museums.
Top Things to Do in Houston: Some of the all time favorites!
What to Do with Infants: Lots of places for mom, dad and baby!
Hot Spots for Tots: What can you do with the little ones in Houston? Look here!
Beyond the Beltway: Things to Do outside Beltway 8!
Roadtrips: Want to get away, enjoy a vacation with the family, but not have to work so hard to have fun? Here are the Texas roadtrips recommended by Houston parents! Read on to see spots near Houston, towards Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Dallas.
Camping Near Houston: Here are the spots Houston parents recommend for camping near Houston, with kids!
Things to do in Galveston, with kids: Whether we are looking for a beach, museum, park or restaurant, the small Galveston Island has them… and they are easy to get to! Here are the places we’ve visited with kids (and not just a laundry list of things to do).
For a map of things to do, look below!
To use it:
1. Look in your part of town.
2. The square in the top left will let you turn on and off layers for parks, restaurants, etc.
3. Click on the dots you want to learn more about.
4. In the window that opens, click on the link to see pictures and read about the venue!