The 5 Best Family Getaway for the Day Adventures in the Houston Area

By: The Kid’s Directory Family Resource Guide – Houston
May 2023 on

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A family getaway is the perfect way to spend quality time away from the everyday routines.

Houston & the surrounding areas have so many amazing family getaway places to visit, especially if you are looking for some exciting things to do with the family. You can find something that is fun for the whole family and create memories that last a lifetime. In this blog post, we will share 5 of the best family getaway for the day in the Houston area.

The perfect family getaway is waiting for you in Brazosport – Escape Down 288

There is no shortage of activities to entertain all ages in the Brazosport Area.

Family fun can be found at Sea Center Texas, an aquarium and the world’s largest Redfish hatchery, or at one of the two National Wildlife Refuges. Take in a planetarium show or explore one of the largest seashell collections in the South at the Center for the Arts & Sciences, walk through time and discover the unique past of the City of Lake Jackson, fly the Windecker Eagle, or catch a flick in the Lake Theater exhibit at Lake Jackson Historical Museum!

The beaches and gulf offer great leisure and sport activities for the whole family. Cast a line from the surf, jetties, any pier or bank for the catch of the day…visit any of the beaches, attractions, nature sites and restaurants to discover why Brazosport is the perfect family getaway.

Fascinate yourself with a family getaway visiting the Space Center in Houston

Take a journey to outer space at the Space Center in Houston, with over 400 artifacts, movies, pictures, and other activities. The Space Center has a large Starship Gallery that exhibits different spacecraft and national treasures. It is known as the home for NASA Mission Control, making it the best Space Center in the city.

The tickets are pretty affordable and include all the activities at a fixed price. So, don’t forget to include The Space Center in Houston on your list to enjoy outer space and experience the best.

Explore history at the Galveston Naval Museum

Located on Galveston Island, the Galveston Naval Museum is home to the USS Cavalla, a decommissioned submarine, one of the most accomplished World War II vessels open to the public today, and the destroyer escort, USS Stewart, once the presidential escort to FDR, and the last of its class in the world. Both vessels are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Touring both vessels, you’ll learn what sailors and submariners ate, how they slept and worked together as a fighting force over the Atlantic and under the Pacific. Visitors to the museum at Seawolf Park can round out a tour of the sub and the destroyer escort with fishing in the bay or playing in the park. We are more than a WWII museum. We are an educational center and unique venue for field trips, sleepovers, private events and special occasions.

The perfect family getaway filled with history and education.

Watch a show at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston

You can take your kids to enjoy and run around at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, for absolutely free! The Outdoor Miller Theatre is an open space that experiences crowds gathered to watch the different shows, along with their families and friends.

Your kids will enjoy running around, meeting new people, and the delicious food available at the stalls. You can hum to the music of the live shows, dance with your family, and have a great evening.

Have a day of old fashion family fun at 7 Acre Wood in Conroe

Not only is there a Petting Zoo with donkeys, llamas, chickens, goats, deer, ponies, a cow, ducks, and soon to be new kids (baby goats), but there are pony rides on the weekends.

There are so many activities. Such as: swings & a huge playground, a gigantic sand box, kid’s zip line, Little Tike Town, scooter track, giant chess, checker set & Connect 4, chalk room, Giant LEGO Room, horse shoes, basketball, soccer, tetherball, football…that you won’t run out of the things to do for the day.

You can even have your next child’s birthday party or events at 7 Acre Wood.

A family getaway for the day not only changes the daily routine we commonly get stuck in, but it’s like a mini vacation without the stress.

The Kid’s Directory is Houston & the surrounding areas most respected trusted family resource guide that can ease your life. It covers all the different activities available for families with children of all ages. Ranging from activities, spring/summer & winter camps, academics, pediatricians, dentists, therapy, events to sports, other cognitive activities and more.

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