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  • July 17, 2019
    It’s no secret that summer in Houston gets HOT. Luckily, there are plenty of places to cool down in and around Houston including beaches , lakes and more. Here are four options in case you’re looking to get your feet wet (and have a great time, too!). 1. Pirates Bay Water Park For the most water fun in Baytown , we recommend taking the plunge into Pirates Bay Water Park . This 7-acre water park has activities for children of all ages including water slides, a wave pool and splash...
  • March 6, 2019
    For kids, Spring Break can be a relaxing and fun time to enjoy the warmer weather and some freedom from school. For parents it’s a constant battle against boredom that requires creativity, patience and planning. This Spring Break, we’re taking the stress off your shoulders. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your week of fun! The Baytown area is full of family-friendly activities so why not experience them ALL this Spring Break? Baytown is home to one of only four GeoTours...
  • December 12, 2018
    The holiday season is a magical time for little kids and the big ones too. From ice skating to magical winter lights and gator encounters, there is plenty of fun activities for kids this holiday season. The Ice Rink in The Woodlands Open through January 21, 2019 Hot cocoa, Christmas lights and ice skating all go hand in hand in The Woodlands . The Woodlands Ice Rink on Lake Robbins Drive is even open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Lace up your skates and bring the family to make memories on
  • November 15, 2018
    Living in the Houston area you never know what weather the winter months will bring. Last winter we had snow (twice) and the year before we were in flip flops and shorts! From snow sledding to ice skating, be the master of your own holiday destiny and check out these ice and snow activities around town. ICE LAND at Moody Gardens in Galveston November 17 - January 6 Ice Land “Pole to Pole” is just one of the eight holiday attractions offered at Moody Gardens as Galveston makes its...
  • October 25, 2018
    From posing with a live gator to riding on a roller coaster over water, there are some seriously cool spots to snag a photo in the Houston area and beyond. While visiting some of the most popular entertainment areas and historical sights you don’t want to miss out on snapping a picture to share with friends. Animals and Entertainment Statues of Pelicans Say “cheese” next to as many pelicans as you can find! The Pelican Path in Seabrook features a wide variety of Pelican...
  • July 5, 2018
    The Houston region is full of one-of-a-kind activities you won’t want to miss out on this summer! Here are 5 adventures you can count on to shake things up when you just want to get out of town. 1. Lounge around at the Lazy River at The Woodlands Resort This is more than a pool… this is an experience! Book a room this weekend at The Woodlands Resort and soak up the sun at the Forest Oasis Lazy River and Waterpark in The Woodlands . Couples looking for a relaxing weekend away can...
  • June 13, 2018
    You aren’t going to find any brunches on this list. This is a man’s list – full of things you’re going to want to check out to have the epic Father’s Day you’ve earned this year after mowing the lawn, taking out the trash and coaching a little league team into the championship. You deserve this. Father’s Day at the Kemah Boardwalk You’re not like other Dads. You’re a cool Dad, so don’t waste your Father’s Day sitting on...
  • June 4, 2018
    Summer is a time when your kids kick back, forget about homework and create memories to share with their friends when August finally rolls back around. But those tall tales have to begin somewhere, right? We’re giving you a few ideas that might kick start your kid’s legendary “What I Did This Summer” essay. You can thank us when you get their first report card back. Adventure on Go on an expedition through Baytown , where kids get the chance to hunt for hidden...
  • Hotel Galvez restaurant Credit: Hotel Galvez, Galveston
    May 9, 2018
    When it comes to honoring the special ladies in your life, you can never do enough! Mother’s Day is May 13 th , so we recommend you plan ahead and do something meaningful for whoever it is you call “Mom.” Here we highlight a few of our favorite options outside the city limits. Brunch Conroe ’s Pie in the Sky is known for its delicious pies (and long lines around the holidays). Luckily for you, their brunch is as yummy as their signature pie crust and way quicker than...
  • Moody Gardens Palm Beach Credit: Moody Gardens, Galveston
    April 25, 2018
    Who doesn’t want to get outside and enjoy this amazing weather? After being cooped up all winter to avoid the rain and snow, it’s time to get your family out and about to explore. If you’re looking to shake up your weekend, we recommend taking a daytrip and experiencing something brand new, exciting and family friendly. Nothing says excitement quite like an alligator theme park. Head to this one-of-a-kind experience in Beaumont where visitors can see all types of reptiles...
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