Should you be looking for vacation ideas for your family this summer, then why not head to the Lone Star State and visit Houston, Texas. Named the best city in America, it is a place everybody should visit at least once to see what all the fuss is about!
Now, there is a lot to do here, and you are unlikely to see everything the city has to offer, but you can make life easier for yourselves. If you have a large family or want to take some friends along for the journey, you would be wise to book a minibus from the Houston Charter Bus Company. Not only will you be able to see more, but you can also cut down on the stress of driving, especially with kids in the back of the car.
So, without further ado, here are some great places you should visit on your family holiday in Houston.
Splashway Family Waterpark
Kids love water, and you are going to need somewhere to cool down in the hot weather, so this may be ideal. Not only can you enjoy the adrenaline rush of some of the tallest waterslides in America, but you can also chill out on the lazy river. Gravity defying slides, epic wave pools, and thrilling wave rides, this is a place you will want to keep coming back to. And guess what? You can, as you can stay in one of the many family-friendly cabins or RV hookups.
One of the best zoos in Texas, there are loads of animals to see, including rhinos, elephants and cheetahs. You can meet the zoo keepers, find out about their conservation programmes, and even stay overnight and check out the nocturnal animals out on the prowl. You may struggle to get your kids to sleep with all the animal noises around you, but then again, would you want to when there are so many new experiences on offer.
Self-billed as one of Houston’s best kept secrets, though we are giving the game away right here, you will be able to get up close and personal with some of the Nile’s famed snappers. Crocs aren’t the only creatures on display, as there are also snakes, lizards, turtles and other amphibians.
Children’s Museum of Houston
Billed as a ‘playground of the mind,’ this is perfect for would-be inventors and mini-geniuses, as there is a chance to program robots, construct gadgets and engage in an active eco station. Of course, you don’t need to be a brainbox to enter, as there are plenty of opportunities to learn new skills, discover more about the world, and take part in physical and mental challenges that suit all age groups, right down to the toddlers.
Brazos Bend State Park
For those of you looking for an active holiday, the Park offers 5,000 acres of land and water, with activities for everyone. Biking, hiking, fishing and birding are just a few of the things on offer, and you can even camp under the stars.