We know what you did last summer. The endless screen time. The futile attempt at virtual summer camp—for your kids? LOL. The absolute exhaustion. This summer, you’re right to want to run away. Go! Get out of the house. Family fun in H-Town is ba-ack. And, yeah, we know the days are long during our Texas summers, but the years are short (even the one we just had). So let’s get to soaking up all that our city has to offer together. It’s time to say hello to resort-style pools and goodbye to homeschooling setups. Need a refresher on how and why to get out of the house? We have that too, all in a budget-conscious, meltdown-free little package for you and the kids. So, load up the strollers and (dear God) don’t forget to pack the snacks. It’s time for everyone, (shhh) even Mom and Dad, to have a little fun.

In This Feature:

The Ultimate Houston Family Bucket List

15 can’t-miss summer field trips that toddlers to teens will dig.

06/07/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp, Laura Furr Mericas, Brittany Cristiano, and Kaitlyn Miller

14 Summer Camps Your Kids Will Love

School’s out for summer—even for virtual learners. Keep your kiddos entertained for hours or weeks at a time with summer sessions they can enjoy solo or with the whole family.

05/27/2021 By Marianella Orlando

Have the Best Summer Ever with These Local Deals

Keeping the kids busy and engaged is one thing. Doing it on a budget? That’s certainly not child’s play. But fear not!

06/10/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Our Favorite Family-Friendly, Houston-Area Hotels

A roundup of local spots where the kids can be kids.

06/08/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Take Your Kids on a Scavenger Hunt Across Houston

Switch off the screens and take a break from the summer reading—the search is on!

06/09/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt