10 Activities That Will Get You Through Spring Break in Houston
March 7, 2019
If you live in or around Houston, Spring Break is the ideal time for a staycation. Think about it, spring is the most pleasant time of the year, weather-wise, in H-town. Why would you make plans to leave town now? Better to stick around and enjoy all this vibrant city has to offer during spring break, and schedule your out-of-town getaways to coincide with the summer heat and humidity! Here are just a sampling of fun local activities in and around Houston to keep you and your crew entertained during spring break.
1. Go go-karting.
Just north of Kingwood in New Caney is a state-of-the-art, professional-grade go-kart racing park. And, it’s open to the public! Make no mistakes, go-karting at Speedsportz Racing Park is a high-speed, white-knuckle experience. These are not bumper cars! Some karts reach up to 70 mph! Spring Break hours are Wednesday and Thursday noon to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
2. Go indoor rock climbing.
Momentum Indoor Climbing has two locations: Katy and Silver Street. These giant indoor facilities offer courses ideal for daring toddlers on up to skilled adults. Get your workout in and have an amazing time doing it!
3. Embrace some Texas heritage.
It’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo time! You can purchase tickets to a rodeo performance or simply spend the day viewing livestock and educational offerings, shopping, enjoying the carnival rides, and sampling the smorgasbord of food offerings. Don’t miss out on this annual tradition!
4. Be a space explorer.
If you’ve never been to Space Center Houston, you may not realize that it’s not only educational, it’s fun for all ages! Take a tram tour through mission control, check out a replica space shuttle, try on astronaut’s helmets, try your hand at landing an aircraft in the simulation game, and watch your kids climb through the giant, multi-story kids play area. You can easily spend an entire day at Space Center Houston!
5. Take a step back in time.
George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond (30 miles southwest of downtown Houston) has a fun slate of spring break activities scheduled. Build a log cabin, cook with coals, participate in an interactive cattle drive, and take part in a cowboy relay. There will be a special historic lunch served at 12:30 each day all week; make sure to reserve your spot in advance!
6. Hit the beach.
Wherever in the Houston area you live, you’re within driving distance of a beach! Galveston’s Stewart Beach is a popular spring break destination. Showers, changing rooms, and public restrooms make this a convenient spot for the family. Spring Break usually brings special attractions, including parasailing, jet ski rentals, and giant inflatable slides.
7. Take a ferry ride.
When you’re in the area, why not take a free ride on the Port Bolivar Ferry? There’s a much less crowded beach on the Bolivar side, but the ferry ride itself is the attraction. Feed the gulls and keep an eye out for dolphins, which are visible frequently during the journey.
8. Visit the Children’s Museum of Houston.
In addition to its usual shows and attractions, the Children’s Museum of Houston has plenty of special activities planned for Spring Break week, including human hamster balls, bungee trampolines, juggling performances, and more! If you’re on a budget, visit for free Thursday night from 5 to 8 p.m. It’s fun for all ages!
9. Go berry picking.
Show the kids where their food comes from by visiting Blessington Farms in Fulshear. “Pick-Your-Own” strawberries are $5 per pound. When you’ve picked your fill, enjoy free catch-and-release fishing (bring your own gear) and visit Farm Funland, featuring hayrides, barrel trains, animals including camels, and much more! Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during spring break.
10. Rediscover Discovery Green.
Discovery Green is a fun year-round, with its giant green spaces, lake, and gardens. During Spring, the roller rink is open, kayaks are available for rent, and special events and performances all scheduled throughout the week. For example, there’s a Mad Science show at 11 a.m. every day; on Tuesday kids can touch a Batmobile, Fire truck, helicopter, etc.; the Houston Grand Opera is hosting fun learning activities throughout the week, etc.
Spring Break is the ideal time to explore the Houston Metropolitan area, and you absolutely will not run out of options! Don’t wait, get started on your spring break festivities now! Stop by Speedsportz for happy hour pricing, which is available Wednesday - Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and let us know what else you're planning for spring break. We’d love to get even more ideas!