Houston, TX during the livestock show and rodeo is the perfect family getaway with tons to do for both parents and kids — bbq contest, horse show, trail rides, carnival and so much more.  Plus, the concert line-up this year is beyond amazing with Luke Bryan, Cardi B, Santana, Kings of Leon, Panic! at the Disco and More! 

Favorite Hotels:

Hotel Zaza, Marriott Marquis Houston, Hotel Granduca (if you decide to go without the kids!) The new(-ish) Marriott Marquis is close to theDiscovery Green, a great park that always has its own activities going on along with art installations, splash pools and a pond with boats. Its also has its own Texas shaped lazy river which is sure to keep the kids occupied!  The JW Marriot Downtown offers a luxury experience in the historic Samuel F. Carter skyscraper.

Favorite Restaurants: With the kids:  El Tiempo Cantina (several locations) is a must for Tex-Mex, Brookstreet BBQ, Goode Company BB,; Hungry’s, Original Ninfas on Navigation.  Date night: Pappas Bros, Mastro’s,  and Tiny Boxwoods for delicious food in a lovely atmosphere. Happy Hour/Brunch: Max’s Wine Dive, Benjys, and the Tasting Room

Kid Friendly Activities in Houston: Children’s Museum, Health Museum, Natural Science Museum and the Houston Zoo are all practically within walking distance.  And, make time for a day trip to Kemah Boardwalk (rides and amusements on the waterfront in Galveston Bay) and a visit to the Space Center.

Rodeo Highlights: The Junction (formerly Kids Country) is a kid-focused area that tests visitors’ sense of adventure with rides, games and fun exhibits. It also offers fun for the kiddos like camel rides, a petting zoo, pig racing, a double carousel and more. Check out the amazing concert line up with all the best country music stars (book a babysitter via Best Buds Babysitting or care.comand treat yourself to a night out!).

Shopping: Uptown Houston, Rice Village, Children’s toy and gift stores: Fundamentally ToysImagination Toys & Shoes/CardSmartDoodles Baby Gifts and More Unique to Houston: Al’s Handmade Boots, and My Flaming Heart 

The Houston Rodeo takes place from 2/25 to 3/1 and more information is available at: https://www.rodeohouston.com.

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