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What to do if you’re staying in Houston for spring break

The word ‘vacation’ certainly had different meanings for everyone. For some, vacation means white sand beaches and crystal clear water; for others it could mean hours in the car and visits to endearing small towns; while others still may view it as a break best spent visiting family and hanging out with friends. However, if going out of the city/state isn’t an option, there are still plenty of things to keep busy with right here in your own backyard.

Roller skating at Discovery Green: 

An open-air skating rink positioned in the heart of downtown, the roller rink at Discovery Green has everything you need for a fun and exciting night out. And if the appeal of roller skating isn’t enough on its own, the rink also features a live DJ and is bathed in multicolored lights once the sun goes down. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or just beginning, skating at Discovery Green is sure to be a blast.

For more information visit their website at: The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green

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Mary Jo Peckham Park:

Located near the center of Old Katy, Mary Jo Peckham park is the perfect place to go to relax on a spring afternoon. With a lake for fishing, multiple walking trails, a sprawling playground and countless benches ready for picnics, the park is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy.

For directions go to: Mary Jo Peckham Park

Urban Harvest Farmers Market :

Open on Saturdays, 8am till noon, the Urban Harvest Farmers Market is one of the largest farmers markets in Texas, hosting over 100 local farmers and vendors each week. Although a visit to this farmers market might require an early wake up time, it’s more than worth it for the opportunity to buy quality goods and support local vendors. 

For directions and more information see: Urban Harvest Farmers Market | Shopping in Houston, TX

Color Factory Houston:

Featuring 14 interactive arts exhibits, the Color Factory is not your typical art museum. Instead of merely viewing canvases on display, the color factory allows you to immerse yourself in the art, quite literally, as you explore the different features of these unique art pieces. Although at a first glance, the Color Factory seems inherently geared towards children, the experience is for all ages, allowing you to let loose and get in touch with your creative side.

For ticket prices and additional information see: Welcome to Color Factory Houston

The Houston Rodeo:

Of course, this article wouldn’t be complete without a mention of one of Houston’s most treasured traditions: the rodeo. With about two weeks left in this year’s rodeo season, it’s the perfect time to go experience the many events that the rodeo has to offer. From livestock judging to watching professional bull riders, thrilling rides to the nightly performances by acclaimed artists such as Lainey Wilson, you’re sure to find something to enjoy about this year’s rodeo.

For tickets and additional information, visit: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Staying home for spring break certainly doesn’t have to be boring. Especially in a city as large as Houston, there’s never a shortage of events and activities to try. So consider this break as a chance to explore your hometown and enjoy right where you’re at.

About the Contributor
Natalie Guske
Natalie Guske, Editor in Chief
Natalie Guske is a senior and this is her third year on the Torch staff. This is her first year of being an editor and she is very excited to continue to learn and write the stories of her peers in this new role. Outside of newspaper Natalie plays trumpet in the band and is also a part of Miller Career Center’s education program. While enjoying her final year of high school so far, Natalie is looking forward to college and plans on pursuing a degree in elementary education. When she’s not at school or band practice, Natalie enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as curling up with a good book and a tasty snack.