I have been charged by MoneySupermarket to write about different day trips that we could take in our area for $100 or less. I live in East Texas and am near Houston so the possibilities of things to do are nearly endless especially with the fact that Houston has a huge museum district and is close to Galveston making beach trips easy as well.
For my purpose though I will not be taking gas into consideration because my car really does get great gas mileage.
Here are some day trips to take in East Texas and Houston on a budget:
- A zoo trip! Kids always love this and they are relatively inexpensive. We live both near the Houston Zoo and the Ellen Trout Zoo here in town. I can take both kids and all three of us ride the train and for extra fun we of course take a loaf of bread to feed the ducks at either lake. And for lunch we can have a picnic which is a good way to stay on a budget. For the Houston Zoo we would spend around $40 and for the one in town it would be around $20 and that includes the train rides as well. And for lunch of course we can do that for around $15 or less depending on what we choose to bring in our picnic.
- Swimming at the springs. Around 40 miles away we have a place that is a natural spring that is actually where they used to bottle Ozarka water and we can go there as a family for around $25 and if we add new floats for around $30. Of course we can have another picnic lunch for around $20 and bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.
- The Children’s Museum of Houston and Natural Science Museum. This trip of course speaks volumes because there is so much fun to have. It would cost us around $21 to get in and for lunch we of course we can do the picnic lunch at a nearby park we have visited and then walk over to the Museum of Natural Science that will cost us around $30 to visit. This is a fun trip that the kids love.
- Of course with a budget of a $100 and the fact that is just usually myself and two kids we can visit several museums and stay within a $100 budget time permitting of course.
- Both of my sons are also very creative so I think that it would be fun to use my budget to buy my older son writing supplies and my younger son art stuff to paint with and of course I could pick up a book for myself and a picnic lunch and we could spend the day at the park and all three do our thing and have fun. And all can be done in less that $100.
There really are endless amounts of day trips that can be taken in the area I live in whether it be an amusement park like the new Pleasure Pier in Galveston or a water park like Splashtown. I just know that my children will enjoy it and I will cherish the time that we have together.