Houston, Texas, the nation's fourth largest city, is filled with activities for the whole family. Families with teens visiting Houston, or teenagers living in the area, can discover a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that will appeal to this age level.
Zuma Fun Center
The Zuma Fun Center is designed for group outings or an afternoon of on-the-go fun. The indoor/outdoor facility is host to batting cages and go-karts, allowing teens to let off a little steam. There is also miniature golf and an arcade for teens who just can't seem to get enough of game time. All-day passes are available, including access to all of Zuma's attractions. Passes, available for advance purchase online, are $17.49 as of September 2010. There are food vendors on location to feed your hungry teen.
Zuma Fun Center 6767 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77074 713-981-7888 zumafuncenters.com
Houston's Downtown Aquarium offers an online discount for those wishing to purchase all-day passes, which include access to all rides and exhibits. The online discounted rate is $15.99 per person. Amusement park rides and up close and personal interactions with sea life make this aquarium one of a kind. Teens can take a train ride through the middle of the aquarium's shark tank to get a closer view of these creatures in their habitat. Teens also have an opportunity to view stingrays and alligators.
Downtown Aquarium 410 Bagby St. Houston, TX 77002 713-223-3474 aquariumhouston.com
Now part of Six Flags theme parks, SplashTown Park Houston is a favorite for families in the greater Houston area. During spring and summer, family can enjoy SplashTown while soaking up the sun and riding water thrill rides. The water park boasts the tallest and fastest water slides in Houston. Teens can spend an afternoon racing their friends down Shotgun Falls or twisting down Thunder Run.
SplashTown Park Houston 21300 I-45 North Spring, TX 77373 281-355-3300 splashtownpark.com
Laura Simpson began writing in 2010. She has been published on various websites, specializing in politics, music and child development. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science with minors in psychology and music from Indiana University.