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How to plan the perfect day trip to Houston, TX

If you're searching for places to stay near Houston, look no further! Our Texas campground is located less than an hour away from the city, making our Camp-Resort the perfect place to stay with your family if you're considering a trip to Houston. Set one day aside from your camping trip and follow this itinerary to give you an idea of how to spend a day trip in Houston, TX!

Lanterns floating during the Water Lantern Festival in Houston, TX.

Water Lantern Festival: TBD

This family friendly annual event is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and memories that will last a lifetime. The official date is still in the works, but get notified here. Tickets include a floating lantern, commemorative drawstring bag, marker to decorate your lantern, and wristband for entry into the event. 



The Houston Theater District is a 17 block area in the heart of downtown. It is the home of nice professional performing arts organizations. From plays and musicals, to concerts, live classes and restaurants, there is something for everyone at the theater district!



The Downtown Aquarium is the perfect thing to do in Houston with kids while taking a day trip! From fun exhibits to exhilirating rides and games, the aquarium is sure to take you and your family on a learning filled ride through it's many things to do. They also have a dining experience, so no need to make those pesky dinner plans.


The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary located just miles from Downtown Houston on the western edge of Memorial Park. Visitors can enjoy 5 miles of nature trails, winding through native prairie, savanna, wetland, woodland, and riparian habitats. Six educational Field Stations throughout the site offer information about local plants and wildlife, as well as places to sit and take in the views. The Arboretum’s eight ponds and wetland areas, along with Buffalo Bayou along its southern border, provide ample opportunities for exciting wildlife sightings.



River Oaks is an open-air specialty shopping center with over 300,000 square feet. The center is positioned between three major offices parks (CBD, Uptown, and Greenway Plaza). While visiting, you can enjoy a wide variety of local and national retailers, upscale restaurants and entertainment. The Driscoll at River Oaks, a luxury residential tower, is home to Zanti Italian Cucina with available ground-floor retail and restaurant spaces totaling 11,000+SF.
We hope this list gave you some ideas for the top things to do in the area. After you've spent your fun day away in Houston, it's time to head back to your home base at the best family campground in Texas - Jellystone Park™ Waller! In addition to Houston's attractions, you can enjoy 10+ of our own attractions included in your stay. After you rest up from your exciting day in the city, you can relax at our Water Zone and swimming pool, soar high on our jumping pillows, or unwind with awesome arts & crafts. Don't let the family-fun stop in Houston - make it a longer trip and choose Jellystone Park™ Waller as your next place to stay near Houston, TX!