HOUSTON, TX — It’s Spring Break week and a majority of the schools in the Houston area are closed this week, and that means attractions are taking full advantage with a few freebies and a lot of things to do.
While many took off early on Friday to head out of town, most of the really cool people — like you for instance — took a staycation and are enjoying a phenomenal week of taking in the sites of the Houston, many of which are have a minimal cost, or in some cases are free.
Here are a few you should take advantage of this week:
Discovery Green| Houston: There are plenty of freebies or events on the cheap happening at Discovery Green during Spring Break Week. Events such as kyaking, yoga, skating and more to help keep your mind, body and spirit focused, and having a little fun at the same time. Check out the calendar of events and find something that suits you.
Azalea Trail| Houston’s Buffalo Bayou| What’s more Houston that the Azdeal Trail at Sring Break? This 83rd Annual event kicked off March 2 with a ribbon cutting and heralds the start of spring. Tickets are $10 each and you’ll be glad you took just a little time to smell the azaleas.
The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo| Houston| There’s still lenty of time to get your giddyup on at this year’s rodeo. Aside from the concerts and the rodeo action, there’s plenty of arts and crafts, carnival delights and a lot more.
Pleasure Pier| Galveston| Grab on to all your childhood pleasures on this cool boardwalk ride-flled pier on Galveston Island. This placve has rides, restaurants and the awesome sea aire too. Click here for the Spring Break Pass, which you can use at the Kemah Board Walk and Houston’s Dontown Aquarium Now, how cool is that?
Kemah Boardwalk| Kemah, TX| Where the fun never stops, apparently. This place has it all including shops, restuarants, games, rides, and fireworks. Make a day of it on the boardwalk.
Children’s Museum of Houston| Houston| It’s “Xtreme” Spring Break time at the museum and that means there are a ton of “Xtreme” kid-centered activities and entertainment just for spring break, including daily giveaways, interactive performances, virtual realities, and more.
Space Center Houston|Clear Lake| The gateway to NASA and the Johnson Space Center, only it’s the really fun part with all the rides and attractions. But there’s more too. Space Center Houston has ramped up its schedule especially for curious and aspiring young astronauts this spring break. Touch rare Mars meteorites at the new Mission Mars exhibit, have lunch with a real astronaut, and the experience of touring an exact replica of a space shuttle and its 122-foot 747 aircraft at Independence Plaza.
Downtown Aquarium| Houston| Cool sights and cool eats too. There’s a lot to do at the Downtown Aquarium, and if you buy the Spring Break Pass, you can do that, and head out to Pleasure Pier in Galveston and the Kemah Boardwalk later on.
Activities at Levy Park| Houston| Want to hear a little piano music? Levy Park has that. Want to do a little Yoga or Zumba? Levy Park has that. There’s a little bit of everything there, just check the calendar to find out what’s goin on.
The Square at Memorial City — This new outdoor venue at Memorial City Mall is hosting a Spring Break Escape March 12-16. Each morning and evening features something new. Check out the schedule:
George Ranch Historical Park| Richmond, TX | Take 100 yeaers of Texas history right in the Heart of Fort Bend County. Just 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston, the Park is located on a 20,000-acre working ranch featuring historic homes, costumed interpreters and livestock.
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center — Spring Breakout returns to this wonderful park in Humble March 12-16 with free daily classes. ** Reservations are required with limited spots available. Reservations open February 28! Call to reserve a spot: (281) 446-8588. Cool stuff for the entire family.
Tuesday, March 13: Jr. Angler (9 am -2 pm) for ages 8+Wednesday, March 14: Texas Bound (9 am – 2 pm) for ages 7-12 Thursday, March 15: Jr. Canoe Training (9 am – 2 pm) for ages 10-15 Friday, March 16: Jr. Geocaching (9 am – 2 pm) for ages 7+
Blessington Farms| Simonton, TX | It’s a Sprong Bfreak Spectacular time. Kids will enjoy playing on Sand Mountain, hay rides, animal encounters, barrel train rides, Fossil Dig, Tire Mountain, Aviary Adventure, Rope Maze, pedal cars and more. Participate in Blessington Pick your Own Strawberriesfor just $5 per pound (no admission free required). Arrive early before fruit is picked out — or check online before you go. Spring break hours are 10 am – 5 pm March 10-18. Admission is $20 for Farm Funland — kids 24 months and under are free.
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