Labor Day is Monday, September 3, 2012. And there's no need for a getaway this year when Houston has so much to offer right here in town. Most Houston attractions won't offer holiday-specific events, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy the long weekend with family and friends both indoors and outdoors.
Centrally located downtown, Discovery Green park is quickly becoming a favorite Houston locale. This Labor Day, cool off in the interactive splash pad or take a stroll along Kinder Lake.
Missed a few items on your back-to-school shopping trips? Visit the Houston Galleria this Labor Day and you’re sure to score big on Labor Day sales throughout the mall. And don’t forget to cool off on the Galleria’s phenomenal ice skating rink.
Houston is home to one of the highest rating museum districts in the country. And this Labor Day most of them will be open, some with extended hours. The The district includes the Museum of Natural Science, the Children’s Museum, The Holocaust Museum and more. And as an added bonus, they’re all fully air-conditioned.
4. Take a Hike
Whether you choose to hike it by foot or brave your way through on wheels, Houston has quite a few first-rate trails to challenge you this Labor Day. The trails on this list range from beginner to expert and some include hills and ditches. Grab the family and make a day of traversing one of these beautiful courses.
5. Go For a Dip
The record high temperature for September in Houston is an unfathomable 108 degrees. While we don’t expect to hit that record this year, based on the average monthly temperatures for Houston we can count on a hot and humid forecast over Labor Day weekend. What better way to cool off than at one of the many Public Swimming Pools in Houston.