Eastside Surprises

A short 20 minute drive northeast of Houston lands you in Humble, Kingwood, and Atascocita. Just 15 minutes from George Bush International airport, these quiet suburbs are the perfect destination for visiting family or escaping from downtown work meetings.

Feeling the call of the great outdoors? Head over to Jesse H Jones Park & Nature Center for a hike and a little bird watching. Considered one of the south’s finest facilities for nature education and recreation, this spot is perfect for all ages and nature lovers. Perhaps flowers are more your speed, and if so you’ll definitely want to check out the Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. 300-acres of beautiful garden designs and structures await you to happily meander through.

If you’d prefer activities geared towards the family, you’re in luck! To pet a few furry friends, head over to Old MacDonald’s Farm where fifteen acres of pet paradise await you. They offer a full blown petting zoo, pony rides, and train rides. Tell the llama we say “Hey!” Or, on a hot summer’s day you may want to cool down fast and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown is a quick 15-minute car ride east. With acres of fun and a dozen attractions, make sure to bring extra sunscreen! For big kids, the Black Hole beckons you with its sci-fi fun as you descend into liquid darkness, and for little kiddos Hook’s Ship and Slides are the perfect pint-size amount of thrill.