By: Symphony Webb

HOUSTON — Spring break is here, and that means the kiddos are out of school– and you may even be on vacation! However, because of all the crazy weeks that just seem to blur together, Spring Break snuck up on you, and you have no plans for your family! Not to worry! You don’t always have to leave town to enjoy a vacation, and luckily, Houston and its surrounding areas has all the right amenities and activities you need to turn your vacation into an awesome STAY-CATION! Here are 6 fun, budget friendly activities to keep you and your kids entertained for Spring Break!

Houston Museums

Well-known for its awesome arts and museum district, Houston has over 100 museums and art galleries to choose from, including the Houston’s Children’s Museum. Most of these places also offer free activities for children and families. This is also a great and fun way to incorporate a history lesson or two! But shhh–don’t tell the kids that!

Discovery Green

If you and your family enjoy the outdoors, then Discovery Green is perfect for you! Located right in the heart of downtown, this park is a fun place to bring the whole family, including the dog. There is something for everyone to do! Enjoy a free STEM education program for the kids, as well as the surrounding live music, ice cream stands, restaurants and more.

Houston Zoo

The zoo isn’t just for kids anymore! The Houston Zoo is offering free admission to college students attending University of Houston, Rice University, St. Thomas University, and Texas Southern University, and discounted admissions to students attending Houston Baptist University, Houston Community College System, and South Texas College of Law. This is great for students that are majoring in animal science!

Kemah Boardwalk

Just a 45-minute drive south of Houston, and you’ll be ready to boardwalk boogie! There’s so much to do on the boardwalk, such as experiencing the rides at the theme park, the many shops and boutiques, and you can even rent a boat and take the whole family out on the water. Did I mention there are several restaurants to choose from? There’s even a Spring Break celebration all week long!

Movie Theaters 

Everyone loves a good movie… right? Of course! With a variety of movie theaters all across Houston, what better way to start your day or end your night than with a good film? Enjoy a day at one Houston’s many indoor theaters, or start your night with a movie under the stars at Showboat drive-in movie theater!

Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show

YEEEHAAAWWW!!! One the biggest events held in Houston every year is just a short drive away! The Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show has everything that you need for a good time. Enjoy cookouts, parties, concerts and more! There’s even a carnival for the kids, or maybe the kid in you! While here, your fun day can turn into your fun night with all of the food, rides and live entertainment that the rodeo has to offer.

Whatever you decide to do this Spring Break, make sure it’s filled with fun times, a lot of laughter and love. Remember, you don’t need a lot of money to create wonderful memories and have a good time!

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