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Things to Do in Houston for Spring Break

Spring break is (finally) right around the corner. Though many of us look forward to destroying our sleep patterns and binge-watching whatever TV series is next on our Netflix queue, there are a few slightly more appealing activities to do give you a little break from the leisure of stretching out like a couch potato.

If you are staying local the next week, there are plenty of spring break activities in Houston to keep you busy and make the most of your break. Whether you are from Houston or are here for school the city offers plenty of activities, outdoor and indoor, to make the most of your spring break in Houston. From the Friday evening spring break starts to the sun-setting hours of Easter Sunday, here are a couple of things you, your friends and your family can do to make the most of your spring break.

Bicycling in Houston – Critical Mass

Outdoor Activities in Houston to Do on Spring Break

Ride Your Bike during Critical Mass. Not to be mistaken for a holy day of obligation, Critical Mass is a casual social bike ride where upwards of hundreds of Houston area bicyclists gather and ride around Houston just as it gets dark. You can also ride in on Bayou City Outdoors’ Graffiti Art & Food Truck Bike Ride. You’ll take an exploratory ride through Houston, marveling at some of the best graffiti art in the city. Afterwards, you can satisfy that post-workout hunger with food truck snackage.

Running 5Ks and 10Ks in Houston

Those Shoes Are Made for Running: A number of 5Ks, 10Ks and half-marathons take place throughout the March and April. Choose from the Bayou City Classic, Run Houston! Minute Maid Park or (on your way to the beach) the Lake Jackson Doggy Dash.  

For a more family-friendly stay in Houston, consider heading out to Bayou Greenway Day where you can participate in plenty of outdoor activities celebrating Brays Bayou. Alternative parks include Memorial and Hermann Park, where you can bask in the big greenery of Houston.


Spring Break Dining Options in Houston

Looking for places to eat during Spring Break in Houston? Our city’s restaurants offer some of the best food you’ll find, and many local establishments offer specials during Spring Break. Check out these popular options:

  • Good Dog Houston
  • Taqueria Tierra Caliente


Explore Houston on Spring Break – Discover Something New!

Whether you’re a Houston native or have just arrived in Houston a few weeks ago, you don’t have to be a tourist to go on a tour. There are plenty of different tours available to suit all interests, from bat colonies and bayous to backstage access and breweries, you’ll always find something new to do. So take a break from Netflix and take time this spring break to get out and explore, there’s plenty of things to do to make the most of your time off!

Here are some of the great activities happening during Spring break in Houston:

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About the Author — Ronnie Piper

AvatarRonnie Piper is the senior social media specialist for the University of St. Thomas. In addition to managing "likes" and "shares," he also serves as the University photographer.

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