Travelers near and far flock to the warmer weather of places like Texas throughout the year. In the spring, those guests want a taste of summer and Houston’s warming temperatures when other locales are significantly are still waking up from winter.

Once you’ve settled on Texas for your spring adventure, point your compass to Houston. There are plenty of Houston spring things to do and see that will keep you as busy as you like during your stay, whether you spend your time indoors or out.

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Space Center Houston

Look up into the night sky and all the stars. Light from those stars in the sky may represent galaxies we can only dream of reaching one day. The center features an array of permanent and rotating exhibits, including interactive exhibits.

Discover and explore more than 400 space artifacts, exhibits, experiences, theaters, and more that depict our country’s journey to the stars. The center also boasts the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples available for public view, so make sure you see them before you leave.

Downtown Aquarium

See animals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish from all over the world. There are a variety of exhibits to explore, including one highlighting the Texas Bayou! Residents of the area’s marshes, bayous, and the Texas Gulf Coast in the exhibit includes alligators, turtles, bullfrogs, and more.

Travel to the rain forests of the world, or plunge below the water into the shipwreck of a 17th century Spanish galleon for a look at coral reefs, Pacific octopus, moray eels, and other inhabitants. There’s also a discovery zone with multiple interactive displays, a sunken temple, and the Tigers of the Maharaja’s Temple.

Burke Baker Planetarium

Located at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the planetarium offers a variety of shows and experiences to enjoy. Experience “Cosmic Collisions,” a look into the power and beauty of celestial forces that continuously shape and reshape our world. Go under the water with “Expedition Reef,” an immersive “oceanic safari” that takes visitors through the “rain forests of the sea” to learn about the role of corals, their growth, feeding habits, and more.

Lone Star Flight Museum

Come see some of the most unique, as well as historic aircraft to fly the skies! These “birds” didn’t just fly in the U.S., but throughout the world! Wander through and explore permanent displays of planes like the Beecraft Honey Bee – a high-wing cantilever monoplane made of all-metal. This historic plane never made it to production before the idea was scrapped, and the prototype at the museum is the only one in existence.

Examine the Boeing PT-17 Stearman, the primary trainer craft flown by the U.S. and other Allied nations during World War II. There were over 8,000 of the open-cockpit biplanes produced throughout its production years of 1934-45. You can also learn about the science and history of flight through a variety of hands-on exhibits. If you’re as brave as the pilots who took to the sky, you can go up in one of the historic Warbirds on your spring escape.

The Escape Game Houston

Escape rooms have become a popular activity, rain or shine. This spring, you and your group can work together to solve a series of clues and puzzles and break out in 60 minutes to win the game. There are different themed rooms to choose from, with varying degrees of difficulty. Choose the topic or difficulty that’s right for you including Timeliner: Train Through Time, The Heist, Playground, Special Ops: Mysterious Market, and many others. Make sure to book in advance. Book your time and favorite room at one of two Houston-area locations.

Breweries & Distilleries

Houston is home to several breweries and distilleries making unique blends of IPAs, ales, lagers, and more. Grab something to eat and wash it down with brews from companies like Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Karbach Brewing, Spindeltap Brewery, and many more. You may even be able to buy some to bring back to your rental to enjoy with your next home-cooked meal.


You could travel to Galveston or other locales along the Gulf of Mexico or cast a line right here in Houston! Head to Lake Houston, a reservoir tucked away in the Texas countryside. There are a variety of fish species in the waters, including catfish, bass, crappie, and many more.

For another tranquil setting amongst urban hustle and bustle, Lake McGovern may have what you’re looking for. Hook bass, bluegill, catfish, and more in the park’s well-stocked fishing ponds and calm atmosphere.

The Pearland area of town and the fishing gem of Tom Bass Park. The park is split into three areas, and each area has its own pond with bank access. Section III boasts a fishing pier as well. Expect to pull in catfish, rainbow trout, and more, depending on where you drop your line.


You may pick up some fun souvenirs during your Houston activities, but there are plenty of opportunities for shopping. There are a number of malls, including The Galleria, Memorial City, and Willowbrook Mall. Visit the River Oaks District for upscale shopping at high-end stores.

For a shopping experience like no other, head underground! The Houston tunnel system was originally built in the 1930s as a link between two prominent movie theaters, today it’s a seven-mile system spanning 95 city blocks! Rather than the simple shortcut of the days of old, it’s now a popular destination for shopping, dining, activities, and more.


If you hear your stomach rumble during all your Houston fun, there are plenty of delicious restaurants to choose from. These restaurants serve up Tex-Mex, Mexican, Italian, Asian Fusion, American fare, and more. Enjoy delicious BBQ at Truth BBQ, join The Breakfast Klub for traditional American breakfast fare, or take your taste buds on a trip to Vietnam at Xin Chao.

Spa Day

A day at the spa is a great way to relax completely during your springtime trip to Houston. The city hosts a number of spas and salons offering a myriad of services. Go home relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed! Choose from services like manicures, pedicures, body wraps or scrubs, a variety of massages, and more.

Spas aren’t just for the women of the group. Many offer men’s services like manicures, pedicures, scalp treatments, and more that cater to “his” unique needs. Select spas even have salons where you can get a new haircut, or have your makeup professionally done – including a lesson to keep up the routine once you get home.

Sightseeing Tours

See the sights of Houston this spring and let someone else do the driving. There are a variety of companies that offer guided tours of some of Houston’s best landmarks, parks, stadiums, and attractions.

Choose a tour that hits locations like Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, Market Square, Buffalo Bayou, and many more. Depending on the tour, you can spend just a couple hours, or even the whole day getting to know the town you’ve decided to call home for a while.

Children’s Museum Houston

The museum is 90,000 square feet packed with kid-friendly museum fun. Buy tickets online and see the exhibits that will fit your children’s age group. Children up to age two can enjoy the “Tot*Spot” full of age-appropriate fun. Older children can visit the EcoStation and learn about Texas native plants, solar power, woodlands, and more.

Learn about water, matter, chemistry, physics, and other fascinating topics. Burn off energy in PowerPlay, a fun exhibit that puts your body to the test while exploring the topics of health, nutrition, and exercise. Head to the Maker Annex to make something truly creative or mellow out for a bit in the branch of the Houston Public Library located inside the museum.


Spring means baseball! Those who follow the sport like a religion will want to take in a game or two this spring. Watch as the Astros battle against the Braves, Nationals, Cubs, Rockies, the Cleveland Guardians, Yankees, and others. Cheer them on, or cheer on your favorite team as they play against the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Houston Symphony

Spend an evening with good music in an upscale atmosphere. Splurge on some tickets and take in shows that are more than your everyday classics. This spring’s calendar is packed with shows featuring the music of Disney’s Encanto, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert, Jurassic Park, the music of Star Wars, and more.

Indoor Skydiving

Feel what it’s like to be suspended in the air after jumping from a plane, without jumping out of a plane. Participants wear a flight suit over their regular clothes, as well as a helmet and safety goggles. To prepare, make sure to tie your shoes tight, wear casual and comfortable clothes, and make sure your hair can be put up completely in the helmet. It’s just like skydiving, so jewelry and accessories, anything in your pockets, loose clothing, and open-toe/sandal shoes are not recommended.

Keep in mind you’ll have to sign a waiver and go through a brief orientation before flying, so book online and arrive early. Participants must be at least three years old. People over 300 pounds or who may be or are pregnant or have other physical limitations are not recommended to fly.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Combine a visit to the Burke Baker Planetarium with a visit to the museum. After all, they’re in the same place! There are a variety of rotating and permanent exhibits, so no two trips will likely be the same. Explore exhibits like “Matter & Motion,” the “King Tut’s Tomb Discovery Experience,” “Sharks! The Meg, The Monsters & The Myths,” “Everyday Faberge” and others. You can also choose to wander the Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology filled with butterflies and an array of other insects, bizarre bugs, and other interesting species. Round out your visit by catching a show in the Giant Screen Theatre, where you can learn the “Secrets of the Sea,” “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs,” or “Dinosaur Discoveries,” many presented in 4K digital projection and boasting 3D images as tall as eight stories high!

Houston Zoo

After a visit to the amazing and mysterious species that inhabit the waters, explore those who live on land – and some that live in the water from time to time. The zoo plays host to African painted dogs, American alligators, bald eagles, black bear, cougars, Chilean flamingos, monkeys, lions, giraffes, and more. Wander through exhibits like bird habitats, African forest, Galapagos Islands, or take a break and burn off some energy at the Explore the Wild! Nature Play Area.

Trampoline Parks

Bounce around and burn off some energy. There are a number of indoor trampoline parks in the Houston area. Choose your favorite and book time and sign waivers online. You can look forward to activities like trampolines, basketball courts, dodge ball, tumbling lanes, “Ninja Warrior” style obstacle courses, and more. Most offer a separate toddler and young child area where young children can play safely away from older children and adults. Select parks offer a small cafe or snack bar, arcade, and more for when you need a break from jumping.

Ultimate Accommodations for Ultimate Spring Fun in Houston

When you stay in a vacation rental in Houston provided by Renter’s Club this spring, you’ll enjoy easy access to the many area attractions, shopping, dining, and more. We offer one-bedroom units for a solo or sweetheart spring getaway, all the way up to a five-bedroom unit in the Houston area to include all your loved ones in the springtime fun.

Prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in a spacious dining area. Afterward, spread out in an open living space. Enjoy a private balcony or patio or spend some time near the pool. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

Contact us today book your spring escape to Houston and make memories that will keep you coming back for years to come!