Top Spots to Explore in Downtown Houston with Kids

Best Spots in Downtown Houston to Explore with Kids


Downtown Houston is transforming. With all the development of the rail and new dining places constantly opening, it’s no more just a central business center. Take a walk downtown and you will see new high rises being developed and cranes dotting the skyline. It might be stuffed with families just yet, but more folks are deciding on living the city’s heart, due to its walkability and accessibility through rail. If you find yourself desiring to discover the heart of Houston together with your little ones, check out the list below.

Niko Niko’s Market Square Park

301 Milam St
Houston, TX

Explore the unorthodox history of a Montrose institution in business for nearly half a century. Working nonstop for 24 years, Eleni Fetokakis built her restaurant. Eleni Fetokakis runs her Greek-American cafe, Niko Niko’s, with a German work ethic. She tells employees if they want to relax, go home. She says she isn’t running a school, she’s running a restaurant, and she doesn’t have time to teach everyone how to do everything every day. If someone isn’t doing something right, she follows behind giving orders and corrections. This is nothing new. She’s operated like this since the beginning. “She was a tyrant,” remembers her 28-year-old son, Dimitrios Fetokakis. She fired him almost every day (until he bought the place). –

Discovery Green

Houston, TX 77010

Discovery Green is a 12-acre non-profit park and flexible entertainment space located in the heart of downtown Houston across Avenida de las Americas from the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hilton Americas Hotel. It is wheelchair accessible. Nearby destinations include the Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, GreenStreet and Houston Center. –

Houston Public Library

500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77002

Houston Public Library’s flagship location has been reimagined to better serve you! Our Central Library serves Houston’s culturally diverse community by offering a rich database of free educational, informational and recreational activities through a central complex and neighborhood branch libraries. –

Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford Street,
Houston, TX 77002

Minute Maid Park, a vibrant part of burgeoning downtown Houston, provides a picturesque setting in which your family, friends, or clients can enjoy a unique and memorable experience learning about the ballpark and the Houston Astros. Get a behind-the-scenes look of Minute Maid Park. Tours run daily throughout the year. Minute Maid Park is more than a venue, it’s an experience, and it’s the perfect place to host your next meeting or event. –

JP Morgan Chase Tower

600 Travis St.
Houston, TX 77002

JPMorgan Chase Tower was designed by I.M. Pei and associate architect 3D International. The building was completed in 1981 as Texas Commerce Tower. JPMorgan Chase Tower is 75 stories (1,049 feet) tall; just shy of three and a half football fields. The tower has 1.98 million square feet of gross office building space. –

Phoenicia Specialty Foods

1001 Austin Street
Houston, TX 77010
(832) 360-2222

Come and enjoy urban YUM! at our state-of-the-art gourmet market on the ground floor of One Park Place. Located at 1001 Austin Street between McKinney and Lamar, Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown is an award-winning cultural and foodie experience at the heart of Houston’s Downtown revitalization, surrounded by Discovery Green Park, the George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park.-


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