The temps are high, the children are home and there is plenty to do in Houston this upcoming week. Start the week off on a positive foot by attending the Asia Society's Breakfast Yoga Club. As the name suggests, this event includes two hours of free yoga on the front lawn of the Asia Society and a hot breakfast following the practice.
And on Tuesday, parents can bring their children age 2 to 7 to the Museum of Fine Arts for storybook time. The stories read will directly tie in to art throughout the entire museum. General admission is required, but there is no additional fee.
Be sure to find out what else the week has in store here.
This rainy weekend may not be the best time, but be sure to add a visit to Splash Town to your list of must-see Houston Summer activities. Before the opening of the season, the park underwent a multimillion dollar renovation, including several new rides and other park upgrades. Splash Town is open daily until Labor Day weekend, so really there's no excuse for missing out on this place. Learn the ins and outs of Splash Town here.
If you've never suited up and spent two hours blasting your homies with paint pellets, you've been missing out. I'll likely never forget my first paintball experience and if you visit one of these fantastic local paintball facilities, I doubt that you will either. A few of these happen to be open open on Memorial Day and offer veterans discounted or free admission.
There's a location for every part of Houston ranging from downtown area to Spring. Check them out here and get ready for a fun time.
Friday begins May's first weekend and Houston has much in store for it. On Friday, kick off the weekend by doing some good. Ecclesia Houston (near the Houston Heights)is putting on a concert to benefit Living Water International, an organization devoted to constructing clean water wells in countries in need.
On Saturday, switch gears a bit (a lot) and watch the Mayweather vs. Maidana at Live! at Bayou Place. RSVP to take advantage of happy our specials.
And mellow out the weekend on Sunday when you see John Legend perform at Cullen Theater at 7 p.m. For more May events, click here.
Houston has seen its first week of consistent temperatures above 80 degrees. That can only mean one thing: snow cones. Whether you prefer a New Orleans style snowball, a Hawaiin style shaved ice, or a Mexican style raspa (they're basically all ice + syrup), you're sure to find one that you love on this list.
Most of these snow cone stands are open throughout the entire year. If you know of one that should be added to the list, be sure to shoot me an email.
The city of Houston has no shortage of food trucks. Whether you fancy organic fare, Asian fusion cuisine, gourmet cupcakes or a great burger, you're sure to find whatever food you're craving on wheels. Locating and checking all these mobile eateries off your to-eat list can be quite a feat.
So take advantage of this golden opportunity to sample the lot of them all in one food-filled day at the Houston Food Truck Fest. Find out everything you need to know about the 3rd annual Houston Food Truck Fest here.
Spring is a great time of year for so many reasons: mild weather, a weeklong break to celebrate said mild weather and of course, Easter. To the young adult and single Houstonians, Easter may just be another reason for a day off work. But if you happen to be a parent, you know that Easter in Houston means candy, baskets, photos with bunnies and Easter egg hunts.
You can find everything you need to make this Easter a great one for the whole family with this list of Easter activities. Enoy!
Houston is home to one of the biggest music festivals in the country and if you haven't yet experienced it, this year is the year to do it. The 2014 Summer Fest lineup boasts artists like Wu-Tang Clan, Vampire Weekend, Lauryn Hill and The Deftones. And of course, in addition to these performers you'll see your favorite local bands like the Tontons, Bagheera and Los Skarnales.
The festival takes place at Eleanor Tinsley Park on March 31st and June 1st. Be sure to grab your tickets as soon as you can - the prices increase as festival day approaches. For everything you need to know about Free Press Summer Fest, read this. And to see the amazing lineup, click here.
The first week in April boasts much in the way of entertainment. The week kicks off with Earth Month and a great way to celebrate it. Georgia's Market will host Environmental Poetry and Puns - an evening of spoken word, stand-up comedy and light food and drinks.
Later in the week (Thursday), soak in all the glory of the Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens while sipping a "Flower Power" cocktail made with champagne. Whatever you decide, be sure to enjoy the weather at some point.
Think you've managed to hit every must-see spot in Houston? I'm willing to bet you'll find at least one unexplored attraction on this list of unique things to do in Houston. Take some time this week to visit the 1940's Air Terminal Museum and take a trip back in time to what Houston's original major airport terminal looked like the day it opened for business.
Or see an exciting reenactment of early life in Texas at the George Ranch Historical Park or Battleship Texas in LaPorte. A few of these places require no admission fee and the ones that do are quite affordable for families. Check out the list and if you know of any Houston hidden gems that should be included, feel free to email me.