Our Favorite Ways to Spend the Holidays Around Houston, TX

Houston. This Texan giant exemplifies the state’s reputation in all of its endeavors and activities, from manufacturing to sport, energy, healthcare, music, and aeronautics. Indeed, the saying ‘everything is bigger in Texas’ also applies to its events, and there are plenty here year-round! So for the visitor, returnee, and locals alike, read on for some of our favorite ways to spend the holidays here around space city.

Dasher’s Lightshow

Formerly known to the Houston area as ‘Rudolph’s Lightshow’ the name has changed, but the breathtaking light show hasn’t. This accessible and comfy attraction is enjoyed from the comfort of your vehicle, meaning you can stay in your pj’s under a blanket with your favorite snacks, while touring some acres of holiday spirit and music. This is a great option for those winter days where you don’t want to leave home but still want to enjoy the holidays. Stay comfy and stay cozy at Dasher’s Lightshow, one of the Houston area’s longest-lived holiday season traditions.

Zoo Lights

Celebrate the holidays with some of Houston’s most interesting residents, the famous faces of the Houston Zoo! Along the Houston Zoo’s fifteen miles of footpaths, gardens and carefully crafted ambiance is a light show with few rivals in the space city region. This is a great way to see what the eccentric animals of the Houston Zoo get up to during the holidays and after hours, as well as enjoy a pleasant stroll through this Houston tradition. Grab your gloves and a cup of hot chocolate, and tour the Zoo Lights while you’re in the Houston area for the holidays! (We recommend checking out the giant ice throne that Santa sits upon, as one of the more memorable sights on the tour.)

https://www.houstonzoo.org/events/zoo-lights-2021/

Home for the Holidays at Old Town Spring

For over forty years and counting, Home for the Holidays at Old Town Spring has been a great family option for the holidays! Enjoy the cozy Christmas village feel and variety of fun activities and shows here at Old Town Spring. These include a grand Christmas tree, holiday lights, horse-drawn wagon rides, community, and professional music and dance performances throughout the streets and on stage, a number of shopping options for souvenirs and dining, and of course, caroling. This is a great, slow-paced holiday season option for all travelers, where visitors can get holiday shopping done, take postcard photos, and enjoy a number of memorable classic holiday season activities.

https://oldtownspring.com/home-for-the-holidays-2/

Gingerbread Village

Enjoy this (literally) sweet holiday season spectacle, the Gingerbread Village! Carolers, hot chocolate, sculptures and lights, and giant candies decorate the scene, a must-catch experience for families and all travelers with a sweet tooth. With the proximity to the CityPlace shopping center, this is a great addition to itineraries along with any holiday season shopping sprees as a wind-down activity, choice photo opportunity, or regrouping point. Round up the whole party at the Gingerbread Village and stop by one of Houston’s jolliest holiday season events!

https://www.visithoustontexas.com/event/gingerbread-village/90812/

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Our Favorite Ways to Spend the Holidays Around Houston, TX

Houston. This Texan giant exemplifies the state’s reputation in all of its endeavors and activities, from manufacturing to sport, energy, healthcare, music, and aeronautics. Indeed, the saying ‘everything is bigger in Texas’ also applies to its events, and there are plenty here year-round! So for the visitor, returnee, and local alike, read on for some of our favorite ways to spend the holidays here around space city.

Home for the Holidays at Old Town Spring

For over forty years and counting, Home for the Holidays at Old Town Spring has been a great family option for the holidays! Enjoy the cozy Christmas village feel and variety of fun activities and shows here at Old Town Spring. These include a grand Christmas tree, holiday lights, horse-drawn wagon rides, community, and professional music and dance performances throughout the streets and on stage, a number of shopping options for souvenirs and dining, and of course, caroling. This is a great, slow-paced holiday season option for all travelers, where visitors can get holiday shopping done, take postcard photos, and enjoy a number of memorable classic holiday season activities.

https://oldtownspring.com/home-for-the-holidays-2/

Gingerbread Village

Enjoy this (literally) sweet holiday season spectacle, the Gingerbread Village! Carolers, hot chocolate, sculptures and lights, and giant candies decorate the scene, a must-catch experience for families and all travelers with a sweet tooth. With the proximity to the CityPlace shopping center, this is a great addition to itineraries along with any holiday season shopping sprees as a wind-down activity, choice photo opportunity, or regrouping point. Round up the whole party at the Gingerbread Village and stop by one of Houston’s jolliest holiday season events!

https://www.visithoustontexas.com/event/gingerbread-village/90812/

The Christmas Train

The Christmas Train is truly a gem of Texas’ holiday season celebrations, a solid option for groups, couples, families, and solo travelers alike. Enjoy a magical train ride through an illuminated and gorgeous holiday-themed railroad track, wander the winter village sipping on giant mugs of hot cocoa, snap countless photos, and even race go-karts all at The Christmas Train! Between live shows, on-site vendors, and the not-so-secret deep dish pizza sold on location, there is so much to do for everyone at The Christmas Train.

Zoo Lights

Celebrate the holidays with some of Houston’s most interesting residents, the famous faces of the Houston Zoo! Along the Houston Zoo’s fifteen miles of footpaths, gardens and carefully crafted ambiance is a light show with few rivals in the space city region. This is a great way to see what the eccentric animals of the Houston Zoo get up to during the holidays and after hours, as well as enjoy a pleasant stroll through this Houston tradition. Grab your gloves and a cup of hot chocolate, and tour the Zoo Lights while you’re in the Houston area for the holidays! (We recommend checking out the giant ice throne that Santa sits upon, as one of the more memorable sights on the tour.)

https://www.houstonzoo.org/events/zoo-lights-2021/

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Our Favorite Festivals Around North Houston, TX

Houston. This Texan giant exemplifies the state’s reputation in all of its endeavors and activities, from manufacturing to sport, energy, healthcare, music, and aeronautics. Indeed, the saying ‘everything is bigger in Texas’ also applies to its events, and is there plenty here year-round! So for the visitor, returnee, and locals alike, read on for some of our favorite autumn festivals and sights here around space city.

Astroworld

One of Houston’s most famous exports is musical sensation Travis Scott, who has taken airwaves and charts the world over by storm with an electrifying and unique blend of vocals, visuals, and autotune. As a result of his reign over the masses, the highly anticipated Astroworld tour (in honor of the late Six Flags Astroworld) brings Scott’s music around the nation, including his hometown of Houston. If you can secure a ticket, brace yourself for an atmosphere and experience that is truly unique to Travis, and enjoy some of his biggest hits in person at ‘Astroworld’. Be sure to act in advance, however. Travis’ appeal brings more and more to Astroworld, meaning this event will only be harder to get into. 

https://www.astroworldfest.com

Texas Renaissance Festival

Touted as ‘ the nation’s largest Renaissance theme park ‘ the Texas Renaissance Festival takes center stage throughout autumn offering myriad sights and experiences for visitors. Over twenty-five stages feature shows and performances highlighting some of the most captivating aspects of this long-gone era, including full-contact jousting, free-flying bird shows, bagpipe concerts, a circus, and medieval artisans at work, forging armor, minting coins, and making glass and candles. A great feature of the Texas Renaissance Festival is the rotating special themes, meaning a different experience for each weekend, and ultimately an event that can be revisited! These themes include pirates, Halloween, Rome, Oktoberfest, the Scottish Highlands, and barbarians, making each visit unique and different from the last. Bring the whole group to the Texas Renaissance Festival for an adventure with each visit back in time!

https://www.texrenfest.com

Dia de Los Muertos at Sugar Land Heritage Foundation

Celebrate this day of remembrance and family with the city of Houston at the Dia de Los Muertos celebration, and enjoy the lively song, dance, crafts, and pastries all-embracing the strong Hispanic heritage of the city. For families, groups, couples, and solo travelers alike, everyone can enjoy the lights, sounds, and sights of this Holiday and share in culture and festivities. If you are in Houston during this event, we highly recommend this.

Texas Market Days

The Market Days all over Texas are a great way to experience Houston’s strong sense of community and the Texas identity, proudly boasting arts, crafts, music, produce, and food all local. Each Market Day event around Houston brings its own unique flair and focus to a subculture or area of Houston, but all are great opportunities to interact and get to personally acquaint yourself with the activities and businesses of Houston’s many neighborhoods. 

https://vintagemarketdays.com/market/northwest-houston/index.php

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Our Favorite Festivals Around Houston, TX

Houston. This Texan giant exemplifies the state’s reputation in all of its endeavors and activities, from manufacturing to sport, energy, healthcare, music, and aeronautics. Indeed, the saying ‘everything is bigger in Texas’ also applies to its events, and there are plenty here year-round! So for the visitor, returnee, and locals alike, read on for some of our favorite autumn festivals and sights here around Space City.

Oktoberfest 

A lesser-known part of Texas’ character is the strong German and Central European heritage, which brought the festivities of the Oktoberfest here to Houston. Every year, the festivities grow bigger and bigger in this colorful and vibrant celebration of Central European roots, featuring lively song, dance, crafts, events, and most notably, delicious food as far as you can see. Countless breweries compete for the hearts and stomachs of the masses among delectable pretzels, wursts, pierogies, schnitzels, and other Central European fare. Folk Dancers and Polka fill the air with a playful spirit, while eccentric competitions for stein races, barrel rolls, brat tosses, beer pong, and chicken dance give an opportunity to make memories in the action. Bring the whole group to celebrate Oktoberfest for a fun-filled day of music, food, and games.

https://www.oktoberfesthouston.com

Astroworld

One of Houston’s most famous exports is musical sensation Travis Scott, who has taken airwaves and charts the world over by storm with an electrifying and unique blend of vocals, visuals, and autotune. As a result of his reign over the masses, the highly anticipated Astroworld tour (in honor of the late Six Flags Astroworld) brings Scott’s music around the nation, including his hometown of Houston. If you can secure a ticket, brace yourself for an atmosphere and experience that is truly unique to Travis, and enjoy some of his biggest hits in person at ‘Astroworld’. Be sure to act in advance, however. Travis’ appeal brings more and more to Astroworld, meaning this event will only be harder to get into. 

https://www.astroworldfest.com

Texas Market Days

The Market Days all over Texas are a great way to experience Houston’s strong sense of community and the Texas identity, proudly boasting arts, crafts, music, produce, and food all local. Each Market Day event around Houston brings its own unique flair and focus to a subculture or area of Houston, but all are great opportunities to interact and get to personally acquaint yourself with the activities and businesses of Houston’s many neighborhoods. 

https://vintagemarketdays.com/market/northwest-houston/index.php

Dia de Los Muertos at Sugar Land Heritage Foundation

Celebrate this day of remembrance and family with the city of Houston at the Dia de Los Muertos celebration, and enjoy the lively song, dance, crafts, and pastries all-embracing the strong Hispanic heritage of the city. For families, groups, couples, and solo travelers alike, everyone can enjoy the lights, sounds, and sights of this holiday and share in culture and festivities. If you are in Houston during this event, we highly recommend this.

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5 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Houston (HOU)

If you’re looking for your next great family adventure, or someplace different to take the kids, we have you covered. Spending a day out with the kids is a great way to recapture your own childlike curiosity and love of play, so we’ve included plenty of options that will make the adults as happy as the kids. Below are some of the best, most unique, and most beloved things to do with your kids in Houston.

Space Center Houston

The Space Center in Houston is an out-of-this-world museum and a great place to take the kids. The Space Center has dozens of exhibits and experiences to enjoy. You can gaze at the larger-than-life rockets, look through the largest collection of Moon rocks, or get an up-close look at several spacecraft that traces the history of human space exploration. Guided tours are available as well as several special experiences if you’d like to make the trip even more special. Maybe try the Level 9 Tour and see NASA at work in the real world.

Old MacDonald’s Farm

Just North of Houston is this wonderful 15-acre farm, plucked straight out of a children’s storybook. They have several attractions, including a petting zoo, train rides, pony rides, a large playground, and a pumpkin patch for finding the perfect Jack o Lantern. If you stop in the front store to grab a bag of feed, you’ll also have a wonderful opportunity to feeds the ducks on the Duck Pond (which also features Lucy the Emu). Old MacDonald’s Farm lives up to its name and is an utterly charming thing to do with the kids.

Express Children’s Theater

The Express Children’s Theater is the go-to spot for a fun night out with the kids. The live performances at Express Children’s Theater are always creative and often include music, new animal friends, and special holiday-themed shows. Several of the children’s shows also include puppets, which are sure to bring smiles to your little ones’ faces. Beyond performances, you can also sign your kids up for camps or workshops with the theater company.

Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk is a 60-acre theme park along the Gulf Coast, just South of Houston. At Kemah Boardwalk, you and the kids can experience carnival amusements, thrill rides, and dozens of specialty food stands on a boardwalk built entirely on the shores of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. The theme park is nothing but good times and is the perfect place for a special treat for the family. Even if you just stop into the arcade or try to win a prize at the carnival-style Midway Games, everyone is sure to have a great time!

Houston Zoo

A trip to the zoo is always a family favorite. Kids will love riding the carousel, climbing on the “Explore the Wild Nature Playscape”, or crossing the Adventure Bridge, in between visiting the animals. You can choose to wander the zoo yourselves, marveling at all the animals, or take part in one of several Animal Encounters, including sloth, gorilla, goat, or elephant encounters. Or you and the kids can combine your creative side with your animal-loving side by trying out the Sea Lion Painting Experience. But no matter which adventure you choose, the kids are sure to have fun while learning about the world around them.

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5 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Houston (IAH)

If you’re looking for your next great family adventure, or someplace different to take the kids, we have you covered. Spending a day out with the kids is a great way to recapture your own childlike curiosity and love of play, so we’ve included plenty of options that will make the adults as happy as the kids. Below are some of the best, most unique, and most beloved things to do with your kids in Houston.

Hurricane Harbor SplashTown

Waterparks are always a family favorite, and Hurricane Harbor SplashTown certainly delivers all you’d want for an exciting day under the sun and at the pool. With both Family Rides and Thrill Rides, there’s something for everyone. You and the family can wade along the lazy river or race down the Stingray Racer. Then, stop into the Tidal Wave Café for some much-earned food or treat yourself and the kids to Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream.

Children’s Museum of Houston

Located near the Houston Zoo and Museum of Natural Sciences (also great things to do with kids) is the Children’s Museum of Houston. The museum offers more than 20 interactive exhibits and special programs designed to help children grow and learn while having a wonderful time. Some of the popular exhibits are Kidtropolis (a city run by the kids), the Invention Convention and Inventor’s Workshop, the Secret Spy Game, and the Challenge Course. The really wonderful thing about the Children’s Museum of Houston is that they offer exhibits/learning in a wide variety of fields. There is something for kids who like science, math, physical activity, invention, and art. 

The Chocolate Bar

Indulging in some sweets is always a fun thing to do with the kids. The Chocolate Bar in Houston’s motto is, “Let them eat chocolate!” They have specialty chocolates, cookies, ice cream, and cakes. The chocolate-covered pretzels are also a crowd pleaser and this sweets shop is located within walking distance of the zoo and museums, making it a great place to stop before or after visiting one of those beloved Houston destinations.

The Mad Potter

There are several Mad Potter locations in Houston and visiting any one of them is always a great idea when looking for something to do with the kids. The Mad Potter offers pottery of all kinds for you to paint/decorate and create a masterpiece. There are mugs, plates, and bowls, but the kids will especially love the Under the Sea collections of pottery or the dragons, dinosaurs, princesses, and sports-themed pieces. 

Moody Gardens

Located just a bit outside of Houston is this wonderful attraction – perfect for anyone looking for an all-day activity with the kids. Moody Gardens is a theme park, offering several different attractions. They have a 15-million-gallon aquarium that features an underwater tunnel, a Discovery Museum, and thrilling 3D & 4D Theaters where you and the kids can be transported to another world. 

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Aquariums Around George Bush Intercontinental Airport, North Houston, TX

Whether you are visiting family and friends in the hometown, a tourist who set their destination as Houston, or a local looking for something to do, all can enjoy the wealth of aquarium experiences in the area. Read on for some of our favorite aquarium experiences around Space City. 

Houston Aquarium & Animal Adventure

Houston Aquarium & Animal Adventure is a great family-friendly attraction in the North Houston area that provides an educative and inspiring experience for visitors of all ages and interests.  A star-studded list of land and aquatic animals reside here in a variety of exhibits, including the pacu, American alligator, alligator gar, cownose stingray, jellyfish, sharks, otter, parrotfish, and a number of tropical fish species. 

These species inhabit their own dedicated areas and in shared spaces, to provide a variety of interactive and educational experiences. Selfies, feedings, and petting opportunities are available for a number of aquatic species, particularly sharks, stingrays, jellies, and tropical species. For those who want to be submerged in a more immersive experience, the Houston Aquarium & Animal Adventure famously offers snorkel and scuba tours through the tanks. Here, visitors can quite literally swim with the fish and do not need to worry about procuring expensive equipment or driving to the Gulf. Waterproof cameras and wet suits are available to rent. Aside from these, private tour guides and overnight events are also available by appointment for groups large and small, to get behind-the-scenes and after-hours looks into the lives and workings of the Houston Aquarium & Animal Adventure. 

Downtown Aquarium

The Downtown Aquarium has entertained and inspired the people of Houston for over eighteen years now, through a unique combination of adrenaline, formidable aquatic diversity, and a community-central vision. Alligators, moray eels, giant Pacific octopus, clownfish, piranhas, stingrays, porcupinefish, archerfish, nurse sharks, and sea horses are just some of the famous faces visitors can meet here. These iconic species and more reside in a series of immersive exhibits, touring the Texas Bayou, Gulf of Mexico, tropical waters, and enchanting sunken habitats including temples and ships. 

Aside from the variety in exhibits there is also a number of individual experiences representing various interests available by appointment, including working with a marine biologist/zoologist for a day, petting a stingray, a personal Q&A session with a celebrity animal, or overnight stays touring the entire facility. Majestic white tigers and a number of exotic land animals also live here, and there are multiple rides and dining options to cater to all tastes and visitors. Visitors can look out over Downtown Houston on the Diving Bell Ferris Wheel, or enjoy an aquatic-themed carousel. More daring visitors can ride a small electric train over the shark tanks, or experience the rush of the Lighthouse Dive Drop Tower. For a range of experiences, sights and thrills including aquatic wildlife and more, come to Downtown Aquarium. 

https://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumhouston/

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Aquariums around Houston, TX

Houston. Aside from its commanding presence in sport, music, theater, manufacturing, aeronautics, and commerce, there is also a wealth of aquatic life here. Tourists, hometown returnees, and local Houstonians can be inspired by the water-loving inhabitants of Space City, diverse and varied in origin as in the experiences one can find among them. Read on for some of our favorite aquarium experiences around Houston.  

Houston Zoo

While not specifically an aquarium, the great efforts the Houston Zoo has gone to serve the Houston community to showcase, protect and educate with aquatic life cannot fail to make our list. The cast at the Houston Zoo is star-studded, to put it humbly, with the cownose ray, Galapagos tortoise, giant river otter, long-horned cowfish, moon jelly, red-bellied piranha, sea lion, sea turtle, and clownfish are just some of the famous faces that reside here. 

Exhibits cover a range of habitats local and exotic, including the Texas wetlands, rocky domain of the sea lion, tropical coral reefs, and the mysterious Galapagos Islands. Aside from a wealth of aquatic creatures, visitors can also see a number of iconic land animals, and enjoy a range of dining and shopping experiences to complement their visit. Most notable is the large variety in experiences available for individuals, groups, and families, including nighttime tours, up-close looks into certain species, and helping feed, bathe, care and paint with the many lovable inhabitants of the Houston Zoo. Groups of all sizes, ages, and interests will pass the day in nature and explore all sorts of interests at the Houston Zoo.

https://www.houstonzoo.org

Downtown Aquarium

The Downtown Aquarium has entertained and inspired the people of Houston for over eighteen years now, through a unique combination of adrenaline, formidable aquatic diversity, and a community-central vision. Alligators, moray eels, giant Pacific octopus, clownfish, piranhas, stingrays, porcupinefish, archerfish, nurse sharks, and sea horses are just some of the famous faces visitors can meet here. These iconic species and more reside in a series of immersive exhibits, touring the Texas Bayou, Gulf of Mexico, tropical waters, and enchanting sunken habitats including temples and ships. 

Aside from the variety in exhibits, there is also a number of individual experiences representing various interests available by appointment, including working with a marine biologist/zoologist for a day, petting a stingray, a personal Q&A session with a celebrity animal, or overnight stays touring the entire facility. Majestic white tigers and a number of exotic land animals also live here, and there are multiple rides and dining options to cater to all tastes and visitors. Visitors can look out for Downtown Houston on the Diving Bell Ferris Wheel, or enjoy an aquatic-themed carousel. More daring visitors can ride a small electric train over the shark tanks, or experience the rush of the Lighthouse Dive Drop Tower. For a range of experiences, sights, and thrills including aquatic wildlife and more, come to Downtown Aquarium. 

https://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumhouston/

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5 Quirky Date Night Destinations in Houston

Date night doesn’t have to be the same each time. While we all love cuddling up at the movies or trying new restaurants or embracing a bit of high culture at museums, every once in a while, date night needs to be shaken up. Each city has a hidden world of strange, quirky, and delightful things to do. Try any one of these on your next date night and embrace the weird, whimsical part of life.

Waugh Drive Bat Colony

Beneath Waugh Drive Bridge, along the Buffalo Bayou, something magical, strange, and slightly spooky happens every night. Houston is secretly known for its large bat population and the colony that makes Waugh Drive Bridge its home doesn’t migrate during winter but remains in Houston throughout the year. At sunset, you and your date can travel to the Bridge for an incredible experience unlike any other in nature. Hundreds of bats emerge, their wings flapping loudly, at sunset to search for insects to eat. Please remember not to disturb the bats with loud noises, to throw objects, or to stand directly under the bridge during the bat emergence.

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

Formerly an underground reservoir for the city (built in 1926), Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern is now a unique attraction and public space, featuring art installations and guided tours. Whether you’d like an artistic date night enjoying the special installations or an historical date with guided tours of the cistern or a rejuvenating, quirky date participating in Sound Healing Meditation using the acoustics of the cistern, a visit here makes for a wonderful break from the typical date night.

The Orange Show

What began as one man’s tribute to his favorite fruit – the orange – has now become a beloved Houston site. The Orange Show has grown immensely since it began and now features music, storytelling performances, workshops, and the Houston Art Car Parade. When you visit, you’ll find something more than a folk art museum, you’ll find a picture of late 20th century American culture that can’t be experienced anywhere else. Take your date on a treasure hunt through The Orange Show and enjoy every bit of quirky art that will surround you.

Galveston Island Horse & Pony Rides

Many couples dream of romantic horse-back rides on the beach, but few places in the United States offer them. Just outside Houston, on Galveston Island, couples can fulfill this dream. It is a wonderful, one-of-a-kind date night along the Gulf Coast. You do not have to be an expert equestrian to enjoy a ride at Galveston. And if you are looking for an even more special, romantic date night, take a sunset tour.

Laser Light Show

A special show hosted by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. You and your date can enjoy a light show unlike any other in the Burke Baker Planetarium. You’ll feel transported by the high-definition lights and images while Pink Floyd’s famous album, Dark Side of the Moon, plays around you. It is an immersive, breathtaking experience that any couple will love because you will feel transported by the sights and sound.

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5 Quirky Date Night Destinations in Houston

Date night doesn’t have to be the same each time. While we all love cuddling up at the movies or trying new restaurants or embracing a bit of high culture at museums, every once in a while, date night needs to be shaken up. Each city has a hidden world of strange, quirky, and delightful things to do. Try any one of these on your next date night and embrace the weird, whimsical part of life.

Lucky Land

An amusement you wouldn’t think exists in the middle of Texas. Lucky Land showcases Asian history and culture while offering plenty of fun amusements for you and your date. Tour past a large replica of China’s terracotta army and into Panda Village before stopping at the mini replica of traditional Chinese villages. Strolling through the park feels like reliving an ancient time in a land far away from the United States, which makes for a fun date night full of unexpected sights and adventures.

Little Woodrow’s

Fancy a little competition at a local watering-hole but are feeling bored of shooting darts or playing pool – then take a turn cheering on a few adorable creatures during Thursday night Turtle Races at Little Woodrow’s. The bar offers a night out like any other, where you can cheer on a little turtle with a wacky name as it “runs” its heart out. It may be unusual but that’s why we love it.

Iron Sports Houston

The perfect date night for any couple that enjoys watching American Ninja Warrior on their nights-in but is looking to get out of the house (and doesn’t mind sweating a bit). At Iron Sports Houston you can embrace your own inner ninja as you scurry, climb, and power through obstacles. You and your date can opt to sign-up for a class or just attend an open gym if you’re feeling confident. 

Tantrums LLC

A date night here is unlike any other – where raging doesn’t mean all-night drinking but rather losing control (in a safe way) while throwing various objects and debris in every direction. It may not be a good idea to break or throw things in “everyday life” but at Tantrums LLC breaking things is the name of the game. It’s also definitely the part that makes this activity completely unique and wildly fun.

Seismique

Seismique describes itself as a mind-bending art museum. It is a wacky and wild museum of the future that doesn’t just ask you to wander and look at beautiful paintings but requires you to be part of the art. The exhibits are interactive and immersive. Instead of several, differently themed galleries, Seismique is home to 40 unique “galaxies” that exhibit high tech and unexpected displays designed to stimulate your curiosity and imagination. Seismique is a great, one-of-a-kind place to play and enjoy the wonders of human creation.

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