Family-Friendly Things to Do in Houston
There are a wealth of wonderful things to do and see here in Houston, TX - whether you're interested in exploring the city's many art museums and cultural institutions, catching a sporting event, or enjoying a day of world-class shopping.
With its convenient, easily accessible location, The St. Regis Houston is an ideal destination for weekend getaways and vacations with family. Visit us today, and discover all of the attractions right at our doorstep.
Top Five Houston Family Attractions
Children's Museum of Houston
The Children's Museum of Houston is one of the country's most popular museums of its kind; it serves more than 600,000 educators, child-care workers, and families with children from birth to 12 years of age annually.
Thrill your family with a visit to the Houston Zoo, which features over 4,500 permanent wildlife residents, 55 acres of lush zoological gardens, and special exhibits throughout the year. The zoo offers a special interactive map to help you plan your visit - whether you have an hour to spare or an afternoon to spend. View information on zoo hours, admission prices and directions.
Space Center Houston
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of NASA's Johnson Space Center. View the historic Mission Control Center, the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, Saturn V rocket, and the Current Mission Control center. And be sure to visit the Space Center's new multi-exhibit, including the historic Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft and the shuttle replica.
Typhoon Texas - Katy
The newest water park in Houston, Typhoon Texas will delight family members of all ages. The park boasts over 300 million gallons of water and more than 30 slides, including a kid's area, a lazy river which spans five football fields, and a Texas-size wave pool.
This six-acre entertainment and dining complex is an aquatic wonderland, home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. It includes a full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, aquatic and geographic exhibits, shopping, and a variety of other things to do for the whole family.
Top Five Houston Sporting Venues
Minute Maid Park
Minute Maid Park is located in the heart of downtown Houston and combines the feel of a classic old-time park with the amenities of modern ones. After you take a guided tour of the park enjoy a baseball game with the Houston Astros.
Home to some of Houston's most exciting sporting events that include professional football games, Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show, concerts, racing events and various other trade shows and entertainment events.
BBVA Compass Stadium
Located just 15 minutes from the hotel, BBVA Compass Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium that is home to the Houston Dynamo, a Major League Soccer club and the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League.
Houston Toyota Center
Toyota Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment, becoming one of the premier live entertainment venues in the nation. Home to the NBA’s Houston Rockets, the venue also plays host to the nation’s top concerts and touring shows.
Houston Motorsports Park
Houston Motorsports Park offers both a 3/8 mile speedway and 1/8 mile dragstrip. Both are considered to be among the elite in their class in America. Inspired by Texas Motor Speedway, this is the perfect place to satisfy your need for speed.
Top Five Houston Shopping Destinations
Houston Galleria Mall
Dramatic architecture, an extraordinary mix of stores and unique style of entertainment have made The Galleria Houston's #1 shopping and tourist destination.
River Oaks District
An outdoor shopping complex of global luxury brands, located just a few blocks from the hotel comprising 252,000 square feet of retail space with boutique styled shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and an iPic movie theater amongst an expanding list of tenants.
Historic Houston Heights Shopping District
Located in one of Houston's most charming and historic neighborhoods, The Heights, this unique shopping district is home to antiques, home decor, art galleries and vintage clothing.
Featuring hundreds of the best names in retail Katy Mills is the one-stop shop for bargain hunters. With stores like Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center, Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Nike and Polo.
Rice Village Houston is considered one of Houston's premier shopping destinations. After enjoying a recent expansion, Rice Village now covers 16 blocks and features over 300 stores ranging from nationwide retailers to small eclectic shops and boutiques.
Top Five Houston Attractions for the History Enthusiast
Houston Museum of Fine Art
In the heart of Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts, is a dynamic cultural complex featuring two museum buildings, two art schools, two decorative arts centers and a sculptural garden.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Being one of the most heavily attended museums in the country the Houston Museum of Natural Science features over a dozen permanent exhibits focusing on astronomy, space exploration, Native Americans, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals and seashells.
George Ranch Historical Park
A 480-acre living history site with more than 100 years of Texas history, offers hands-on experiences and costumed historical interpreters. The George Ranch's history follows family lines. It all began in 1824 when this was still Mexico and the first American pioneers settled near the Brazos River. In the years since, the ranch has passed through four generations and grown into one of Fort Bend County's landmarks.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Located a few miles from the hotel is the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg, that houses the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's early American decorative arts and painting collection. Considered one of the premier collections in the country, the rare and beautiful objects dating from approximately 1620 to 1876, are installed throughout the 1920s mansion in 28 period room settings.
Battleship Texas & San Jacinto Battleground
The Battleship Texas became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. in 1948. Tour the San Jacinto Museum of History, in the base of the 489 foot San Jacinto Monument. Exhibits chronicle more than 400 years of early Texas history. Located 30 miles from the hotel and a short distance to the beaches of Galveston Island, the state park is an ideal place to experience living history.