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Cool Day Trips Near Harvest Green

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July 10, 2023

The Texas heat is on and while Harvest Green offers plenty of ways to chill out, there are times you just want to get away for a day. Fortunately, there are plenty of places you can go to have fun, see the sights and beat the heat less than three hours from Harvest Green. Here are some of our favorites:

Typhoon Texas

You don’t have go far to get to the nearest water park. Typhoon Texas is just up the road in Katy. Spend the day catching the surf at Tidal Wave Bay. Watch the little ones play at Howdy Hallow. There are plenty of slides, a lazy river and more to help you keep your cool.

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center

There’s nothing like a little air conditioning and hands-on activities to facilitate learning. In addition to favorites like” Kidtropolis” and “How Does It Work,” there are weekly themes that put power and magic in kids’ hands. We’re looking forward to Magic and Mischief Managed on July 28 where kids can enjoy a magic show by Mr. Leo and meet Newt Scamander and one of his fellow Hufflepuff friends.

Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

What could be cooler than a trip to the science museum? Less than 20 minutes from Harvest Green, this adjunct to the museum in Houston offers dinosaur bones, hands-on activities, special exhibits and more.

Houston Museum District

It’s easy to get to Houston from Harvest Green which means you can spend an entire day in the air conditioning at one or more of the museums found at the Houston Museum District. Be sure to stop by Children’s Museum Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Art lovers can get their fix at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Traverse the shady trails at the arboretum, take the kids to the Nature Playscape and enjoy the chill delights of the Discovery Room.

Ice at the Galleria

The ice rink has been under renovation for some time, but they expect to be up and running again by July 19. That gives you time to plan how to spend your day. Take a lesson, play broom ball or just skate your heart out.

Theater District in Downtown

Choose from the many family-friendly matinees or plan to finish your day in Houston with an evening performance taking place at Alley TheatreJones HallWortham CenterHobby CenterHouston Grand Opera or any of the other theater companies.


When the heat is on, Texas residents head for Galveston. There are 32 miles of beaches, a marina, Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark, Galveston’s Historic Seaport, the Historic Pleasure Pier and more. Be sure to stop by La King’s Confectionary and Ice Cream Parlour on The Strand for a sweet treat and nostalgia.

Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens offers plenty of ways to beat the heat, including the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid and the Discovery Museum. During the summer, Palm Beach offers an additional way to cool down. Soak in the sun on the white sand beach, float down the lazy river, relax poolside and order up a cool drink at the Palm Beach Shoreline Bar & Grill.

Kemah Boardwalk

There’s always something to do at Kemah Boardwalk. In addition to the rides, there are live music nights, celebrations, fine dining, shopping and more.

Space Center Houston

There’s nothing cooler than space. Plenty of exhibits showcase space craft, spacesuits and other artifacts, but we suggest starting at the new Artemis exhibit. Detailing the program that will send us back to the moon for the first time in 50 years, the exhibit offers both information and hands-on activities like designing your own lunar habitat, creating a mission patch, touching a space suit and more.

Lake Conroe

Texas has a lot of lakes but one of the biggest is Lake Conroe. The 22,000-acre lake is a great spot for some early morning fishing or evening hiking. You’ll also find places to swim, dine and kayak.

Margaritaville Lake Resort

Margaritaville is a spectacular resort with amenities galore. The best part? You don’t have to be a guest to take advantage of them. You can book a day pass that allows you to swim in the infinity pool, explore the activities at Jolly Mon water park, get in a round at Parrot Island Mini Golf and more.


There are plenty of watering holes in Austin, making it a great place for a day trip or even a weekend staycation. Swim in Barton Springs Pool or check out Deep Eddy, the oldest swimming pool in Texas. PaddleLady Bird Lake. Visit any of the museums.

Or Maybe Stay Home

If you want to cool off without the drive, make your home in Harvest Green. We have a resort-style pool, splash pad, air-conditioned Farmhouse, amenity lake and more. Visit us today!

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