Spring Break Fun
Spring Break – Vacation, Staycation, Or Playcation, Town & Country Village Has You Covered.
Spring break will be here before you know it, and it’s time to release the winter months and embrace springtime and all of the fun that comes with it. You can take a road trip to explore a new state (or an unvisited city within our huge state!).
Need to stay in town? No problem! Houston is a metropolitan city with more activities, fine dining, and shopping than most people can do in a lifetime. If taking advantage of the spring weather is number one on your to-do list, hike one of Houston’s beautiful parks, or plan a picnic at the Houston Arboretum.
Whether you’re visiting our amazing city from out of town or a Houstonian planning a staycation or playcation, H-Town and Town & Country Village have you covered. We’re here to help you make this the best spring break ever.
When Is Spring Break?
Spring break for Houston Independent School District (HISD) grades K-12 is March 13-17, 2023 (one week).
Here are the spring break schedules for Houston’s colleges and universities, all of which give students one week for spring break:
- The University of Houston: March 13-18
- Houston Community College: March 13-19
- Rice University: March 11-19
- University of St. Thomas: March 20-27
- Texas Southern University: March 13-18
- Houston Christian University: March 13-17
- UTHealth Houston: March 13-17
How Long Is Spring Break?
Spring break is almost always one week for both secondary schools and colleges. This includes five business days, which are bookended by two weekends. In total, spring break usually consists of nine days that are just waiting to be booked with fun-filled activities.
Spring Break Destinations
Houston is a fantastic city to spend your spring break in, with museums, attractions, and outdoor activities galore. To enjoy a whirlwind of several destinations, consider buying a Houston CityPASS, which will save you 50% on admission to attractions such as the Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo, Kemah Boardwalk, Museum of Fine Arts, and Children’s Museum Houston.
Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the best Houston has to offer.
- Houston Museum of Natural Science
- Museum of Fine Arts Houston
- Children’s Museum of Houston
- The Health Museum
- Space Center Houston
- Downtown Aquarium
- Houston Zoo
- Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
- Kemah Boardwalk
- Rodeo Houston
Are you eager to get an early start on summer and get into the great outdoors during spring break? Head to Galveston or South Padre Island for an adventurous beach getaway. Even if the water is nippy, you can enjoy surfside seafood and lazy walks on the beach. Before heading towards the sun, pick up some sunglasses at Sunglass Hut at Town & Country Village.
Staying closer to home? Head to Discovery Green for tons of outdoor activities in the heart of Houston’s downtown. Through Friday, March 17, the park has an outdoor roller skating rink that kids (and adults!) of all ages can enjoy.
Spring Break Movies
There are several movie theaters in the area, so after dining at one of our restaurants, why not cap off the night with a flick? Whatever you’ve got a taste for—Tex-Mex, Italian, steaks, or seafood—we’ve got your spring break night out covered. Grab a hearty steak dinner at Fleming’s, or have a light meal of salad and a pastry at La Madeleine to save room for movie theater popcorn.
Other Town & Country Village restaurants to try during spring break include:
- Cava for zesty Mediterranean cuisine
- Postino for wine with cheese and charcuterie board
- Nori Sushi Bistro for the sushi lovers
- McCormick and Schmick’s if you’re craving seafood or pasta
- Caliente to add some Mexican food spiciness to your evening
- Escalantes to enjoy a pre-movie margarita with their signature tableside guacamole
Catch up on some of the films you’ve missed this year, or check out one of the hot new films hitting theaters and streaming services in early March.
Movies for Kids
- Mummies (February 24)
- Rango (March 1 on Netflix)
- Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron (March 1 on Netflix)
- The Magic Flute (March 10)
- YooHoo to the Rescue (March 15 on Netflix)
Flicks for the Entire Family
- Champions (March 10)
- Future TX (March 10)
- Shazam! Fury of the Gods (March 17)
- Supercell (March 17)
Flicks and Series to Stream at Home
- Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (March 1 on Netflix)
- Saving Mr. Banks (March 1 on Netflix)
- Chang Can Dunk (March 10 on Disney+)
- The Magicians Elephant (March 17 on Netflix)
Curl Up With Movies, Homemade Pizza, And Ice Cream
Good times can start and end in the comfort of your own home. You can plan a movie night to stream some of the movies we listed above and make homemade pizza with pre-made crusts from Randalls. For dessert, scoop up some creamy goodness with an ice cream scoop from Williams Sonoma.
Start Your Staycation At Town & Country Village
Houston offers so much to do that you don’t even have to leave the city limits to have a spring break vacation. Your staycation can be as close as your family room, or you can start your staycation right here at one of our restaurants and eateries. We’ve got many culinary choices from Italian, Steak and Seafood, Tex Mex to French Country Fare, and Japanese Sushi.
Want to escape the house for a few days? To make the most of a staycation or playcation, it’s sometimes a good idea to pull yourself away from all the temptations of home, including cooking, housework, and chores. Book yourself into a room at one of our neighborhood’s chicest hotels:
Get Your Pamper On
Spring break is the perfect time to indulge in self-care and show yourself, well-deserved love. You can start with a new hairstyle or soothing facial when you visit Beautique Day Spa & Salon or get a quick haircut at Town Square Barber Shop. Give your pearly whites some springtime brightness with professional teeth whitening at Naturally White.
Don’t forget the icing on your pampering cake. Oasis Nails Lounge can put the final touches on with manicures, pedicures, and waxing.
After you’ve luxuriated in all the pampering you deserve, head to Anything Bling Boutique to buy a unique outfit or to Donna Jewelry to treat yourself to something sparkly.
Workout The Body Over Spring Break
For a unique workout, take a studio class at Bar Method, where you can enjoy a safe and challenging workout and a feeling of confidence, poise, and personal strength. For a more intense interval workout named one of the world’s best workouts, visit Orange Theory Fitness for cardio, rowing, and strength training. Stretch Zone will give you more flexibility and increased circulation if a simple practitioner-assisted stretch is more your speed.
When you’re ready to relax, let the therapists at Massage Heights help you release all the tension you’ve been carrying to ease into spring break mode. Stop at Bath & Body Works to purchase all the goods you need to keep your self-love party going when you return home.
Shop Spring Break Sales
Take advantage of the refreshing spring weather to get out and shop spring break sales with retailers such as Chico’s, French Cuff Boutique, White House Black Market, and more. Do a home renovation with goods you find at Pottery Barn or The Accessory Place, or catch up on some gift shopping with cards from Hallmark or gifts from Mine Gifts & Monograms.
Be sure to visit Ulta for the beauty retailer’s 21 Days of Beauty sale in March, where you can get up to 50% off on your favorite beauty products.
Get Vacation Ready With Help From Our Retailers
Vacations, staycations, and playcations have at least two things in common: 1) They’re fun, and 2) You need stuff. Fortunately, Town & Country Village can help you with everything you need to maximize your vacation.
- Grab all the toiletries, sunscreen, and supplies you need at Walgreens.
- Pop into Randalls to pick up snacks and beverages.
- If you’re heading south to the beach, stop at Everything But Water to get this year’s hottest new swimsuit.
- Vacations require comfy clothes. Find athleisurewear at Gap and Athleta, or shop for the kids at Carter’s.
- For your vacation financial needs, pop into Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase, or Frost to pick up cash and traveler’s checks.
- Make sure you’ve got all of the tech and smartphone supplies you need from Verizon or ATT.
Do Some Playcation Therapy
What is a spring break playcation? Playcations are all about FUN. And everyone’s definition of fun can be different. Some people get lost for hours in a bookstore, and if that’s you, a trip to Barnes & Nobel at Town & Country Village deserves a spot on your spring break bucket list.
The littlest spring breakers will enjoy a visit to The Learning Express Toy Store, where they can spend hours browsing the best new toys, games, and puzzles.
The tweens and teens will swoon over all of the gorgeous clothing, jewelry, and creative gifts at Francesca’s, and Athleta is another favorite with the young crowd who likes to keep their bodies moving.
Make The Most Of Your Spring Break!
For a spring break vacation, staycation, or playcation, Houston has everything you need to enjoy the city and your much-needed time off, whether visiting from elsewhere or enjoying the city you love right here at home. Have fun and make some special memories with your friends and family.
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