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5 Exciting Things to Do for a Summer Weekend Around Houston

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There’s nothing like enjoying your weekend to the fullest. Plan out your family time with our list of exciting things to do on a Summer Weekend around Houston!

Explore your adventurous side with a trip to a water park, enjoy thrills on roller coasters at the boardwalk, or relax on the beach on a crystal clear lagoon. Fill up the caravan, grab some sunscreen, and get ready for a weekend full of fun, laughs, and memories this summer.

Cool down at Houston’s largest waterpark! A visit to Hurricane Harbor Splashtown is a great way to spend a Summer Weekend around Houston. Fun for the whole family and filled with over 15 thrilling attractions. 

Get ready to slip and slide down a variety of thrill slides like the seven story, heart pounding Paradise Plunge or the fast moving, dark tunnel Vortex slide. Jump around and catch a wave in Hurricane Bay or relax on a tube in the Paradise River. They have solo, tandem and group slide options, so bring some friends, bring the kids, and enjoy a thrilling weekend at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown.

📍21300 Interstate 45, Spring, TX 77373

Experience the most thrilling weekend around Houston at Typhoon Texas. The perfect summer weekend activity for all ages, Typhoon Texas is full of breathtaking waterslides, lazy rivers, live entertainment, real Texas BBQ and more. 

Check out over 10 different electrifying attractions. Hold on tight as you journey down the twists and turns of The Snake Pit slides or challenge your friends as your speed down the Lone Star Racers. Let the kids run wild at The Gully Washer play zone and Buckaroo Bayou. Crash through the waves of Tidal Wave Bay or relax and cool off at the Lazy T River. With plenty of nearby places to stay and delicious food throughout the park, you’ll want to stay more than just the weekend at Typhoon Texas.

📍555 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77494

Enjoy family fun summer weekend at Kemah Boardwalk. A hot spot to spend the weekend around Houston, Kemah Boardwalk is full of attractions, restaurants, shopping and more. Book a hotel on the boardwalk and make it the perfect family getaway. 

Dine in over 10 different waterfront restaurants like Aquarium Restaurant or Bayside Grille. Make your way to the Boardwalk amusement park full of thrilling rides including roller coasters, ferris wheel, and more. Need a break from the action? Shop til you drop at a variety of local boutiques and gift shops. Your day will be packed with fun, relaxation and more at the Kemah Boardwalk. 

📍215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565

Relax in the sun at Texas City Crystal Lagoon at Lago Mar. The 12 acre Lago Mar crystal clear lagoon is the perfect spot to spoil your dad or that special father figure in your life, this weekend. Lounge on the beach, adventure into the water, and dine lagoon-side on the boardwalk. There is so much to do during the whole weekend. 

Enjoy family friendly activities at Barefoot Beach with a floating obstacle course, shallow swim zone, and beach loungers. The Beach Club offers guests a resort style swimming pool, cabanas, and a restaurant. Experience live performances and a swim up bar at Treasure Island or head over to Tortuga Beach, a full beachfront set up with features like loungers, beach side movie screen, and blow up water slides. They also offer water sport rentals and more, so you can spend all day on the water!

📍3240 Lago Mar Blvd, Texas City, TX 77568

Scream, play, and eat your way through Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. The perfect place to spend a weekend around Houston for thrill seekers, Pleasure Pier is full of rides, games, dining and fun. 

Reach new heights on the Texas Star Flyer, cool down on the Pirate’s Plunge, and scream your head off on Iron Shark Roller Coaster. They have rides for all ages, so perfect for the whole family. Test your skill at the midway games and walk away with cool prizes or go on an adventure in the 5D Theater ride. Sit down for a delicious meal at Bubba Gump or at one of the many restaurants around the pier. They even have food stands within the pier, so you can enjoy your favorite fair snacks and treats. It’s easy to lose track of the day at  Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

📍2501 Seawall Blvd, Galveston Island, TX 77550

Get out of your house and enjoy your weekend spoiling that special man in your life. We have come up with a list of exciting things to do for Father’s Day weekend around Houston. Share your fun adventures with us @stufftodoinhouston on Instagram and Facebook.

Maddie Gosson

Maddie Gosson

Maddie is a blogger and author for the Stuff to Do in Houston City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Houston area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinHouston on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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