What to Do This Spring Break in Houston, TX

Spring break is finally here and if you’re unsure how to keep your kids entertained, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Coastal Point’s fantastic location offers its residents access to countless attractions in and around the Houston area, with activities ranging from museums to sandcastle building lessons, and more. Read on to discover what to do this spring break in Houston, TX, to keep your kids entertained all week long.

1. League City Hidden Gems Geotour | Cost: Free

Discover League City’s most scenic spots this spring break while geocaching — a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices like smartphones. Participants can navigate to coordinates and search for the cache, providing a new way to explore your favorite local destinations. And if you’re lucky, you may even collect some southern charms to bring home.

2. Spring Break at the Helen Hall Library | Cost: Free

Located in the heart of League City, the Helen Hall Library provides free access to information and fuel for imagination, hosting events and celebrations that cater to locals’ interests and needs. Families can enjoy story time, crafts and activities all week long, including a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, button-making and a Saturday afternoon movie — providing you with plenty of options to keep the fun going.

3. Sandcastle-Building Lessons | Cost: Free

Calling all builders — sandcastle builders that is. This spring break, Galveston is hosting a free, family-friendly sandcastle-building event to help beach enthusiasts create incredible sandcastles with guidance from a certified professional. Hosted at East Beach, lessons will be held by the water’s edge, so you can impress everyone with your castle on your next beach trip.

4. Kemah Boardwalk | Cost: Free, $19.99 – $25.99 for Ride Passes

Open daily, the Kemah Boardwalk provides hours of fun for visitors of all ages. Located just 20 miles from downtown Houston, the Kemah Boardwalk is home to top-notch waterfront restaurants, specialty retail stores, festivals, and seaside shows. Plus, visitors can purchase spring break passes to access the Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier, the Downtown Aquarium, and Kemah’s wild rides. So whether you want to do some window shopping, play games on the midway or watch boats sail by, Kemah Boardwalk has something for you.

5. Galveston Island State Park | Cost: $5 Parking

Named one of the Best Gulf Coast Beaches by Travel Channel in 2013, the Galveston Island State Park offers a quiet oasis where visitors can explore the Gulf of Mexico or Galveston Bay. Families can relish in the park’s natural beauty or adventure on kayak tours, surf explorations, bird walks, nature field trips, and fishing clinics at no cost. Needless to say, if you’re looking to live your best life outdoors this spring break, look no further than this beloved destination.

6. Clear Creek Paddle Trail | Cost: Free

Grab your outdoor gear and head over to the Clear Creek Paddle Trail. Spanning 5.5 miles through Clear Creek, Lynn Gripon Park and Heritage Park, visitors can enjoy scenic views and admire the wildlife that surrounds the creek including wading birds, alligators, and deer. Plus, after you work up an appetite, there are multiple parks along the trail where you can stop for a picnic to recharge before getting back on the water.

7. Bayou Safari at the Armand Bayou Nature Center | Cost: $15 Admission

Looking for a wildlife adventure close to home? Visit the Armand Bayou Nature Center Bayou Safari. The center offers guided tours via an electric vehicle that’ll take you on an a scenic journey with stops at the bison, farm area, prairie, animal exhibits and bayou. Once the tour is over, you can observe wildlife from the elevated boardwalk to capture incredible moments that’ll last a lifetime.

8. Spring Break at Lone Star Museum | Cost: $12 – $18 | Ages 3 & Under: Free

The Lone Star Flight Museum is an aviation museum and STEM learning center, celebrating achievements in Texas aviation. The 130,000-sq.ft. space is home to a collection of rare and historic commercial, general aviation and military aircraft. Visitors can experience the wonder of flight in a warbird ride, and get hands-on in the high-tech Aviation Learning Center and Flight Academy — creating an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages.


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