Teenagers can find enjoyable, educational and healthy things to do in Houston.
Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the country. Its diverse populace and progressive community make the region an ideal destination for tourists of any age. Whether you are a teenager visiting the city, or a local, Houston has something to do for teens of all personality types.
If you and your friends are teens who enjoy the outdoors and like to stay active, Houston has various destinations that will keep you entertained. For instance, if you enjoy recreational activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing or biking, you can visit Burroughs Park, Buffalo Bayou Park, David G. Burnet Park or Clear Lake Park/Bay Area Museum. On the other hand, if you are an animal lover who likes to observe and learn from nature, parks such as Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Armand Bayou Nature Center and Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge are the destinations for you. Go to Hermann Park to golf with your friends, and both Bear Creek Pioneers Park and Crosby Park feature facilities for sports such as soccer, baseball and basketball.
Theme parks are always favorite destinations for teens. Whether you are looking for an adventurous escapade at a water park, a park with rides or any other type of thrill-like destination, Houston offers a number of options. For instance, options depending on your specific preferences include Paintball Parks of Houston for paintball fans; 3G Kart Racing if you like Go-Kart racing; and the Aerodome Ice Skating Complex is an ideal choice for ice-skating aficionados. The Adventure Bay Water Theme Park is an option for a day in the water, and teens who enjoy arcade games and food in an upbeat atmosphere should choose Dave & Buster’s.
Art, History and Culture
Teenagers who are in tune with art, history and culture will enjoy the many destinations Houston has to offer. Houston boasts a multicultural populace, so teens can find various destinations that provide insight into other cultures. For example, the American Cowboy Museum, Asia Minor, the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Casa Ramirez Folk Art and the Czech Center Museum Houston deliver an experience that will enable the teenager to get to know and understand other cultures from around the world. Destinations such as the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston and the Houston Maritime Museum are places to visit if you enjoy history. For teens with a passion for art, a variety of art galleries and museums are in Houston, including the Archway Gallery, Art Car Museum, Apama Mackey Gallery and the Art League Houston.
Teens who are sports fans can visit many sporting venues. Houston has well-known teams in national leagues such as the NBA, NFL, MLS, AHL and the MLB. For example, if you like basketball, consider going to a Houston Rockets game, while soccer fans can enjoy a Houston Dynamo match. Baseball fans can watch the Houston Astros play, the 2005 National League Champions. Ice hockey fans can enjoy a Houston Aeros match, and NFL lovers have the Houston Texans. Other interesting sporting events include the Gulf Greyhound Park, the world’s largest greyhound racing operation, the Houston Polo Club and the Houston Roller Derby.