25 Amazing Houston Indoor Activities You Can Do Right Now – Chron | WHs Answers

Though we’re used to sweating and reapplying deodorant, endless summer days and high humidity make staying cool a priority. This makes summer the perfect time to explore Houston’s array of indoor activities that will attract the whole family, from preschoolers to teens to adults.

Houston hotels with indoor pools

Many Houstonians seek water and swimming holes on hot summer days, but sometimes it’s just too hot to swim outside. Don’t worry, skip the sunscreen at these Houston hotels with indoor pools.

Hilton Americas Houston

The Hilton Americas Houston is located in the heart of downtown, just minutes from popular attractions like Discovery Green, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park and the George R. Brown Convention Center. In addition to an on-site spa and the R24 Rooftop Lounge, the popular hotel offers a temperature-controlled indoor pool, making it easy for guests to beat the heat with relaxing playtime or a comfortable workout.

Find it: 1600 Lamar, Houston, TX, 77010; 713-739-8000

Courtyard of the Marriott Houston Galleria

Shop ’til you drop at the Galleria, then settle into the cool comfort of a Houston hotel with an indoor pool. Just minutes from Houston’s largest mall, the Courtyard by Marriott Houston Galleria offers all the amenities of an upscale hotel, including a 24-hour fitness center, on-site restaurant and suites with mini-fridges and microwaves.

Find it: 2900 Sage Road, Houston, TX, 77056; 713-622-3611

Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District

This hotel not only keeps guests connected to the largest medical center in the world, but also to popular destinations like the Houston Zoo, the Museum District and the Rice Village area. Houston Marriott Medical Center guests may also take advantage of the hotel’s indoor pool and hot tub. Floor to ceiling windows on one side of the pool area allow for the enjoyment of natural sunlight without having to deal with the associated scorching temperatures or humidity.

Find it: 6580 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030; 713-796-0080

Children have fun at an indoor playground playing with colorful plastic balls.

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indoor playgrounds

There’s no way to be cooped up at home when Houston has so many indoor playgrounds to explore. Kids can run, jump, and climb at these custom-designed locations in almost every area of ​​the city.

giggles and fun

Kids 12 and under will love the jungle gyms, slides, ball pits and age-appropriate crawling animals at this indoor play center. With two locations (Houston and Katy) and plenty of planned open play time, kids will have a great time with opportunities for active and imaginative playtime.

Find it: 20117 Park Row, Katy, TX 77449; 281-492-2000

Find it: 1801 S. Dairy Ashford Road, Suite #129, Houston, TX 77077; 832-243-1920


Adventure awaits at one of Houston’s most popular indoor playgrounds. Located in the Heights district, kids will have loads of fun with a giant ropes course, pirate ship play structure, three-story playscape, pedal cars and roaming space for plenty of imaginative fun.

Find it: 767 N. Shepherd Drive, Suite #400, Houston, TX 77007; 713-864-4242

Hooray indoor playground

Perfect for children aged seven and under, the Hooray indoor playground is a great place for little ones to burn off energy and let their imaginations run wild. Kids won’t be able to resist the ball blaster zone, interactive projection area, jungle gym or toddler play area.

Find it: 3750 Mason Road, Katy, TX 77450; 832-437-9897

Children play with soft cubes in an indoor trampoline park.

Children play with soft cubes in an indoor trampoline park.

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Indoor trampoline parks

Have you ever seen someone bouncing up and down on a trampoline without a big smile? We neither. Most Houston trampoline parks have upped their game and offer more than just a good time bouncing. Get ready for bumper cars, arcades, miniature golf and more in these bouncing playgrounds for adults and kids.

Flip N’ Fun trampoline park

Plan a fun-filled day at this epic northwest Houston hotspot. Though known for its indoor trampoline arena, guests can also experience bumper cars, laser tag, a high ropes course, and rock climbing. There are more than enough activities to keep everyone in the group busy and happy for hours.

Find it: 5379 W. Richey Road, Houston, TX 77066; 832-602-5400

Urban Air trampoline and adventure park

Urban Air is not your typical trampoline park. The four Houston locations have so many activities that they’re more like mini indoor theme parks with indoor skydiving, trapeze, go-karts, bowling, laser tag, dodgeball courts, and more. The best thing about visiting in the summer? No queuing under the hot sun.

Find it: multiple locations here.

Height Trampoline Park

The saying “Everything is bigger in Texas” applies to Altitude Trampoline Park’s Spring-Klein location. At more than 45,000 square feet, it is one of the largest trampoline parks in the state. Jump and play in 13 different areas and while away the time with games like Extreme Dodgeball, Battle Beam or Wipe Out.

Find it: 4740 Spring Cypress Road, Suite #200, Spring, TX 77379; 832-698-2374

A father and son are having fun in an arcade, playing a game and pointing toy laser guns at a screen.

A father and son are having fun in an arcade, playing a game and pointing toy laser guns at a screen.

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Arcades, virtual reality and more

Everyone from kids to adults will enjoy these Houston spots including virtual reality, arcade games, bowling, and indoor go-karting. Finally, summer playtime takes on a different meaning in an exciting and fun environment.

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

As one of Houston’s most extensive indoor go-kart locations, this Katy funplex sees its fair share of adventure seekers. Though guests can go karting, they stay for arcade, mini-golf, virtual reality games, and laser tag.

Find it: 1230 Grand W Blvd., Katy, TX 77449; 832-974-2201

iFly Instructor Ivan Buznego (right) helps Lead Instructor Marlon Mahoney (left) float in the wind tunnel while wearing a virtual reality headset to fly a flight on Monday, April 25.

iFly Instructor Ivan Buznego (right) helps Lead Instructor Marlon Mahoney (left) float in the wind tunnel while wearing a virtual reality headset to fly a flight on Monday, April 25.

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iFly Houston

Thrill seekers will love the feeling of free fall without having to put al fresco dining or on an airplane. Using a towering wind tunnel, indoor skydiving at iFly’s two Houston locations defy gravity and use the same technology used by skydivers and the military.

Find it: several sites here.

Cidercade Houston

With over 275 games, this EaDo arcade and bar offers one of the cheapest day passes around. Before 8 p.m., bring the kids to this family-friendly arcade where you can purchase a $10 all-day pass in a comfortable, air-conditioned environment. Leave the little ones at home after 8pm and sample one of the 48 ciders on tap while enjoying old arcade games and late night shenanigans.

Find it: 2320 Canal Street, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77003; 281-787-2726

Palace Social

The popular Palace Social Bowling Lanes in Bellaire underwent a major renovation that transformed it from a popular relic into a modern Houston indoor entertainment venue. Guests can bowl a ball or two at one of their eight bowling lanes, or take advantage of their virtual reality arena, arcade games, multisport simulator bays, or a 3D Dark Ride. Palace Bowling Lanes also offers a delicious menu of nostalgic comfort food and Southern classics.

Find it: 4191 Bellaire Blvd., Suite 150, Houston, TX 77025; 713-913-4955

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