Our Favorite Things to Do in the Area

Finding things to do when traveling can sometimes be very overwhelming when planning your stay with us. Let us help you out with that! We know all the cool and interesting spots, and while some might be considered tourist attractions, we guarantee you’ll enjoy every minute of your vacation!

 We’re only 30 miles way from the big city of Houston, as we mentioned in our previous blog post, so here’s a few things we like to do in that area. Zoos and aquariums are always a big hit with the entire family (no matter how much your 13-year-old might fight the idea in the beginning.)


Houston Zoo & Downtown Aquarium

The Houston Zoo and the Downtown Aquarium both have 4 star ratings on TripAdvisor and always a big hit with travelers. You can’t go wrong with a day full of cute and cuddle animals, and intriguing marine life.

See what’s happening at the Zoo this month, and get ready for a Snow Day on August 22nd! This winter wonderland is back by popular demand, and will showcase two snow fields, and kids will be encouraged to make snowmen and snow angels! They’ll have the opportunity to cool off from the Texas heat, until it melts the snow away. Admission to this event is included in your regular zoo admission, so don’t miss out on this fun snow day!

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The Aquarium has a lot going on too, but one of our favorite things to do there is the Shipwreck exhibit. You will have the opportunity to step back in time, seeing the inside of the sunken hull of a 17th century Spanish galleon. While you’re there, embrace all the beautiful marine life you are getting to gaze out upon, in it’s natural habitat.


Forest Retreat

Book your stay with us now, and be right in the middle of all the action that east Texas has to offer. Just 30 miles outside of Houston, and only 45 miles away from the Trinity Bay, you won’t run out of things to do. We can’t wait to show you what our little area has to offer! If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to call us at (281) 354-9888, or send an email to [email protected].