Half Day in Houston: Ride a train, pedal a boat, take a trip through Japan & play at Hermann Park!
Having fun with the family and exploring Houston can be easy! If you have a few hours, we have ideas on how to spend them with the kids.
In this Half Day in Houston series, find a place to park, play, explore and eat… all in one spot. Pick what you like or combine with another Half Day post!
In this adventure, ride a train, pedal a boat, take a trip through Japan and play at the park! Head to Hermann Park for enough fun to fill a half day (or a day)!
Look below for a map of the walking route. You can also combine it with the (very close) walking trail and Houston Zoo adventure HERE.
Start the day with a walk through the beautiful Centennial Gardens. Climb the mound or meander through the gardens! Read more about it HERE!
Once you are done at the Centennial Garden, cross the street towards the big Miller Outdoor Theatre. Leisurely walk past the theater, by the reflecting pool and to the Japanese Gardens.
This fenced-in garden is right in the middle of the park and free to enter. Walk right in to be amazed by the waterfalls, bridges, paths and trees.
Take a stroll through the lush gardens and let the kids run through the paths and play on the bridges.
After your trip through the Japanese Garden, get ready to play at the playgrounds. Walk to the edge of the park, near the medical buildings, and find several sets of equipment for all ages.
Tickets for the train and boats can be purchased in Kinder Station!
Finish up the day with a trip to Pinewood Cafe! Build your custom grilled cheese or find other cafe items.
Sit in the air conditioned building or on the patio overlooking the lake!
If you are up for more fun, add in a walking trail and the Houston Zoo. Details are HERE.