Family is important and a great way to bond with the spouse and children is through a family getaway. There is no need to travel far from home when you live in a large city and Houston has much to offer families looking for places to visit and things to do for a weekend of togetherness. A visit to a sporting event, a performance at an outdoor theatre or a trip to a local museum are all great ways to spend time together. Here are some of the top spots to go with your family for the weekend in Houston.
Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball
1 Stadium Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77498
(281) 240-4487

Sugar Land’s Constellation Field, home to the Sugar Land Skeeters, is a great place for baseball and family fun. A visit here involves much more than watching a game of baseball thanks to the swimming pool, playground, carousel and other family entertainment. Parents will love the intimate atmosphere and kids will love the extra features not normally found in a ballpark. Visitors to Constellation Field often say they prefer a Sugar Land Skeeters game to a Major League Baseball Game. It adds up to one of the best places to take your family for a weekend in the Houston area.

7 Acre Wood
4401 N. Frazier St.
Conroe, TX 77303
(936) 890-2326

If outdoor play and physical activity rank high on your list of family entertainment, then consider a visit to 7 Acre Wood in nearby Conroe. At 7 Acre Wood, you and your family can ride ponies, play miniature golf, challenge each other to a game of chess and practice aiming and shooting skills with a game of paintball. A petting zoo and playground are perfect for the youngsters and a concession stand is available to serve refreshments and snacks. 7 Acre Wood has a little bit of everything for a great day of outdoor entertainment for a weekend or any time.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark
2026 Lockheed St.
Galveston, TX 77554
(409) 770-9283

Floating on tubes, gliding down slides and otherwise drifting along in a giant pool are just some of the fun things in store for families when they visit Schlitterbahn Waterpark. With more than a mile of interconnected waterways, Schlitterbahn Waterpark is a perfect place for the family that enjoys aquatic fun. The outdoor water park is open for about half of the year and the indoor water park is available during the cooler months of the year. It’s one of the best places for a weekend getaway and sure to bring a smile to the faces of every family member.

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Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St.
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 522-1138

One of the nation’s best children’s museums, the Children’s Museum of Houston is an excellent place to visit for families with younger children. The educational value is top notch and the countless exhibits introduce children to all sorts of concepts from science to culture and beyond. Parents will enjoy interacting with children and talking about the exhibits and what they mean. The entertainment, the educational experiences and the parent-child interaction make the Children’s Museum of Houston one of the best places to go for a family get together in the Houston area.

Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
(832) 487-7102

For families with a strong artistic side, Miller Outdoor Theatre is the place to visit. This theatre is designed as a small amphitheater and it features top-notch entertainment, much of which is geared toward children and families. There isn’t a bad seat in the house at Miller Outdoor Theatre and the fresh air and outdoor setting add a new and refreshing angle to theatre performance. Add to that the free admission price and you have a great place to visit for a family weekend in Houston.

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Bryan Carey is a Houston, Texas resident with an avid interest in restaurants, dining, breweries, wineries, festivals, cultural events, museums, theatre, concerts, and other forms of entertainment. He has been writing about entertainment, travel, and related topics for more than fifteen years and has thousands of articles to his credit. His work can be found at