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].


Welcome to Forest Retreat!

Welcome to Forest Retreat! We are ideally located near Houston, Kingwood, and Humble. We’ve got a relaxing resort feel, while still giving you the affordable camping experience you desire. We are the perfect Texas location for your next family vacation, but we are also a resting point for several oil field workers and traveling nurses. Forest Retreat is an immaculate park and consistently rated 10/10/10 by Good Sam, and we offer comfortable amenities that will make you feel like right at home.


View our rates and amenities, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions! You can reach us at (281) 354-9888. We can’t wait to show you a good time!


Our Favorite Things To Do Around Here



Grand Texas Theme Park

This Texas theme park will keep you and your family entertained for hours! There are so many things to do, including equestrian trails, a petting zoo, a living museum, and so much more! But a theme park wouldn’t be a theme park without some rides. Grand Texas has roller coaster and water rides too, to keep you cool in this Texas heat!



We are a little over 20 minutes away from Houston, a great city with something always going on. This Saturday, the Redneck Country Club will be hosting a tribute to the 80’s (only the best decade of music yet!) There’s always a good show going on at the House of Blues, and various comedy nights to keep you entertained. One of the most prized attractions is the Houston Space Center, where you can view space artifacts and exhibits at the museum, take the NASA tram tour, and see what’s in the Space Center Plaza.