Spring Break in Houston

 

There’s no reason to feel sad about staying in town for spring break with so much to do! Here are a few ideas to inspire the ultimate staycation:

If you have a fear of snakes or if your little ones are fascinated by all things slithery, creepy and crawly, join Katy Prairie Conservancy for Unplugged Adventure: Native Snakes presented by Texas Venom Experience. The free event held on Saturday, March 16th will shed light on the snakes that live on the Katy Prairie as well as in your backyard. Learn how to identify native snakes and discover common myths and misconceptions. Maybe snakes are not so bad after all?

Photo credit Greg Lavaty

Photo credit Greg Lavaty

Photo credit Mac Womack

Photo credit Mac Womack

No worries if snakes aren’t your thing, Katy Prairie Conservancy invites you to join them for a walking tour on Ann Hamilton Trail. Learn about the history and value of the coastal prairie as you take in the sights and sounds along the trail - the Katy Prairie is abundant with wildlife including more than 300 different types of birds, bobcats, snakes, rabbits, frogs, skunks, deer, butterflies, bees and much more. Make sure to bring water and dress appropriately for this free event on Tuesday, March 12th.

There is still time to head out to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo! Catch performances by Zac Brown Band, Kings of Leon, Chris Stapleton and more. Legendary country star George Strait will close out the season.

Corn Dog with 44 Farms all beef frank

Corn Dog with 44 Farms all beef frank

Craving Rodeo food? Enjoy specials from Relish Restaurant & Bar until March 17th. Have your pick of a corn dog featuring a 44 Farms all beef frank and house-made batter or a pulled pork sandwich with smoked pork shoulder. Wash it all down with a Rodeo Crown or Rowdy Pineapple, a blend of jalapeno, mint, agave, blanco tequila, pineapple juice and lime juice with a splash of soda.

Need a spur of the moment “thank you” gift for the Rodeo suite invite? Stampede on into CRAVE! The beloved bakery has specials through March 24th including individual-themed treats like handcrafted cow, pig and chick cupcakes, and golden boot and Texas shaped sugar cookies frosted with signature royal icing and fondant. Up the ante and knock their boots off with a specially curated “Barnyard” or “Chuckwagon” gift box.

Sweet Treats from CRAVE

Sweet Treats from CRAVE

Craving peace and quiet? Take some tranquil time for yourself at Houston’s oldest day spa, Sanctuary Spa. Celebrating 35 years this month, the spa opened in 1984 and continues to offer award winning services such as facials, massage, bodywork, hair removal and hydrotherapy.

 
Events, FoodJana Phillips