Summer is here! The gentle heat lays heavily in the air, immersing us in the delightful wisps of golden sunlight. These coming months are a great excuse to enjoy the weather Texas is known for. Here are a few ideas about how to spend your summer!
1) Go to the beach or a water park! What’s a better way to spend your summer than enjoying the water at the gentle lapping tides of some relaxing shore side or the active fun of a water park?
2) Go to a museum. The Houston Museum district alone lists 19 museums! In addition to the well-known Contemporary Arts Museum, Children’s Museum, Holocaust Museum and Houston Museum of Natural Science, there are several others, including The Houston Center for Photography, The Asia Society of Texas, The Czech Center Museum and many more. There are small, specialty museums around the Houston area as well. The Graffiti and Street Art Museum of Texas, the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport, The Houston Fire Museum and The National Museum of Funeral History are just a few. Nearby cities such as Conroe and Huntsville have museums and historical societies, too.
3. Take a day trip to a nearby city! Galveston, Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, College Station, Huntsville and other nearby cities offer their own unique experiences. Check out Galveston’s Historic Strand, The Fort Worth stockyards and museums, the Dallas rail system that connects you to Denton and Fort Worth as well, and the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station.
4. Take a day trip to a small town. Many small Texas towns offer antique shops, local artistry, and delicious restaurants and ice cream shops. Check out Brenham, Wimberly, Fredicksburg and Round Top.
5. Go to a state park. The state of Texas has a variety of terrain and many beautiful state parks. Check out the list of state parks and forests.
And, finally, check out your own backyard! Most people don’t really know about attractions that are close to them. The Woodlands area has kayaking available, as well as exhibits, festivals and shows in the waterway and market street area. Parks, art exhibits, community events, free classes offered at community centers and libraries, summer events at the Y, are just a few inexpensive, fun, and free things to try.
Have a great summer!
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