Things to do Over Spring Break


With spring break just around the corner many people are talking about what they’re doing over the break. If you’re anything like me, you have no clue what you’re going to do over a week of absolute nothingness, which honestly seems exciting, but you can easily change that boring week and fill it with many fun activities that can be found in our area.

One cool new place just opened on Sawdust Road called Emergent VR Encounter. Emergent is a high tech gaming lounge that has over 70 VR games that you can play with your friends or by yourself. The games have full 360 degree tracking, so you are fully immersed in the game at all times. Reservations can be made on their website here  if you are interested. Another similar VR experience opened in The Woodlands Mall called Electric Gamebox. This VR like experience contains many fun games that you can play as a team of up to 6 people, and it’s suitable for all age groups. If you would like more information on Electric Gamebox click here

If you aren’t into video gaming, and are willing to travel farther, baseball and softball season has started at many of the surrounding colleges. Places like Texas A&M, The University of Houston, and Sam Houston have many games scheduled over the break, these games also allow an exciting insight into the colleges themselves.

Of course there is also the basic stuff you can go do, like going to the movie theater and watching the newest releases. Cinepolis, a new theater on Kuykendahl, allows you to watch a movie and they serve you a meal at the same time. Tickets can be purchased on their website here

If you want to do something different, Texas Tree Ventures is the place for you. The three level aerial course offers a series of physical challenges for all ages. This is located in the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, directly adjacent to the George Mitchell Nature Preserve, it gives a first hand experience with nature. If you would like more information on Texas Tree Ventures click here. Another, equally challenging, place is Inspire Rock. Inspire Rock is an indoor climbing gym perfect for people and children of all ages. The gym provides multiple levels of difficulty for climbers, whether you are just starting out or know what you’re doing it’s perfect for everyone.  

If you’re willing to travel into Houston there are many fascinating exhibits being displayed downtown. In the Museum of Fine Arts Houston there are two exhibits during the week of spring break, the Incomparable Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, which will exhibit an extraordinary collection from the French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist era. The MFAH has another exhibit, Dawoud Bey: An American Project, an exhibit by a photographer, Dawoud Bey, who photographed the underrepresented from Harlem, this encapsulated the beauties of Harlem from the late 70s to now. Also in Houston, the Museum of Natural Science has two exhibitions, Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs and BODY WORLDS and The Cycle of Life. 

If you don’t have a set plan, there are many things you can do and take advantage of in our area, so go out and enjoy the world around you.