Day Trips & Things to Do Just Outside of Houston

Pine Gully Park in Seabrook | Courtesy of the City of Seabrook

Plot your next daytrip from Houston with our guide to the region’s best things to do, including more than 500 must-see attractions, favorites and hidden gems.

In our Around Houston series, we’ve dug far and wide to find the best ways to spend your time outside H-Town whether you’re looking to get into the great outdoors, plan your next family outing, learn a little about the region’s history and many things in between.

You’ll find more than 500 things to build your itinerary for a daytrip or road trip to the communities that surround Houston, including Brazosport, Clear Lake and the Bay Area, Baytown, Beaumont, Conroe, Deer Park, Galveston, Pearland, Port Arthur, Sugar Land, The Woodlands and Tomball.

Of course, it’s also important for you to consider any health precautions before heading out. Our picks below may have certain requirements or restrictions at this moment and these things can change quickly, so be sure to contact your destination ahead of time with any questions or concerns.

Cullinan Park in Sugar Land | Courtesy of Visit Sugar Land

Day Trips & Things to Do Outside Houston

B-52 Brewery in Conroe | Courtesy of B-52 Brewery

Social Distancing & COVID-19

Businesses and organizations in Houston have opened under modified protocols, following guidelines administered by local health officials, the State of Texas and CDC. At this time, guidance from experts urges people to continue wearing face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

Although vaccines have been approved and distribution has begun, supplies are still limited. Health officials have severely cautioned that it will take until late spring 2021 before the U.S. might be able to expect a level of herd immunity. In the meantime, masks are strongly advised to help curb the increasing spread of COVID-19 this winter.

Before heading out, take time to familiarize with your destination’s requirements or restrictions at this moment, and be sure to contact them ahead of time with any questions or concerns.

Sea Center Texas in Brazosport | Courtesy of Texas Parks

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