Skip to content
Are you looking to plan a vacation but need to do so on a budget? Well living in the Houston area makes it a lot easier. Try planning a Houston Staycation this time. These are little mini vacations that just involve short little drives for day trips or even over night stays. There is actually a ton of things to do and living in the greater Houston area you sometimes become blind to what all is there. It's increasingly becoming more and more expensive to have a vacation because of the increased cost in travel. A staycation makes it a lot more affordable and you can still have just as much fun. Follow along and we will help you plan your next Houston Staycation, while pointing out even more ways to save money as well! Get tips on discounts, packages, when to go, coupons, and more for your staycation in Houston.

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. Pirates Bay Water Park
  2. Track 21
  3. Cosmic Jump Houston
  4. Burke Baker Planetarium
  5. Mountasia Houston
  6. Kemah Boardwalk
  7. Dewberry Farm
  8. Paintball Bonanza
  9. Battlefield Houston
  10. Houston Funplex

Texas Crawfish and Music Festival 2015

2015 January 28
Comments Off

The Texas Crawfish and Music Festival has been around since 1986. People from all over come to Old Town Spring for great crawfish and fantastic live musical entertainment. This year’s event dates are Friday April 24th, Saturday April 25th, Sunday April 26th Friday May 1st, Saturday May 2nd, and Sunday May 3rd. Gates open at 6 pm on Fridays and at 12 noon on Saturdays and Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays the festival stays open til midnight and closes at 6 pm on Sundays. Admission is $10 per person and there is also a $10 fee per vehicle for parking at the festival. Kids 12 years and under get free admission. Just be sure to check the calendar of events beforehand to make sure that you do not miss out on any of the live events at the Texas Crawfish and Music Festival.

Get 40% Off Tickets to the 2015 Texas Crawfish and Music Festival

Tickets can be purchased both online and at the festival gate. They are the same price but if you purchase online you may be able to save a little extra money with coupons. Check with some of the vendors as they sometimes will have coupon codes for you to use on your ticket purchase online. You can also follow them on Facebook for the latest promotions. Attend the festival on Fridays for Zydeco Fridays and get admission for just $2 and $2 draft beers.

Want to make a weekend out of it? There are several hotels in the area which offer great rates and accommodations while you enjoy the Texas Crawfish and Music Festival. Check out the Comfort Suites in Spring, Texas. Rates for the weekends are currently $149 but if you go ahead and pre-pay for your room then you can save as much as $30 off the cost of each night’s stay at the Comfort Suites hotel.


"Waiting for Johnny Depp": One-Woman Musical Shoots for the Stars

at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts - Zilkha Hall, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, January 31
FULL PRICE: $45.00 - $49.00
OFFER PRICE: $24.38 - $26.38

If you're aiming for Hollywood stardom, you might as well aim high. In the one-woman musical "Waiting for Johnny Depp", a struggling New York actress sings about her difficulties scoring her dream rol... [more+]

If you're aiming for Hollywood stardom, you might as well aim high. In the one-woman musical "Waiting for Johnny Depp", a struggling New York actress sings about her difficulties scoring her dream role, starring in a movie opposite the one and only Johnny Depp. Will she make it big? Will the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star return her affections? Will she change out of her bathrobe? Find out in the world premiere of this play at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. [less-]

"Cloud Tectonics": A Philosophical Exploration of Love & Time

at Studio 101, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, January 31
Thu, February 05
Fri, February 06
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

Anibal de la Luna picks up a pregnant hitchhiker named Celestina del Sol and soon finds himself in a time- and mind-bending exploration of love, relationships and life in "Cloud Tectonics". A surprise... [more+]

Anibal de la Luna picks up a pregnant hitchhiker named Celestina del Sol and soon finds himself in a time- and mind-bending exploration of love, relationships and life in "Cloud Tectonics". A surprise visit from Anibal's brother Nelson -- who quickly falls in love with Celestina (who, it turns out, might actually be immortal) -- only complicates the already complex situation. Penned by Jose Rivera, "Cloud Tectonics" brings magical realism to the stage, cleverly fusing a love story with an accessible and philosophical look at the illusive nature of love and time. [less-]

"Guys and Dolls": Gamblers, Dames & More in Broadway Hit

at The Grand, Galveston Island
OFFER DATES:
Sat, January 31
FULL PRICE: $46.00
OFFER PRICE: $16.10 - $23.00

This all-time Broadway favorite transports you back in time to New York City in the early 1950s ... with a side trip to Havana. Follow the romantic and criminal exploits of New York gamblers Sky Maste... [more+]

This all-time Broadway favorite transports you back in time to New York City in the early 1950s ... with a side trip to Havana. Follow the romantic and criminal exploits of New York gamblers Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit and the women who love them: Adelaide, who's been waiting for a marriage proposal for over a decade, and Sarah, an uptight missionary out to save Sky's soul. Frank Loesser's musical masterpiece brings to life the stories and characters of Damon Runyon with terrific numbers like "If I Were a Bell," "Adelaide's Lament," "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat." [less-]

Dysfunctional Family Drama "Other Desert Cities"

at Playhouse 1960, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, January 31
Fri, February 06
Sat, February 07
FULL PRICE: $18.00
OFFER PRICE: $9.00

Recently one of the hottest tickets on Broadway and a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, "Other Desert Cities" brings dysfunctional family drama to new heights. Christmas is always somewhat surreal... [more+]

Recently one of the hottest tickets on Broadway and a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, "Other Desert Cities" brings dysfunctional family drama to new heights. Christmas is always somewhat surreal in Palm Springs -- and it's made even more so when once-promising novelist Brooke Wyeth returns home after a long absence to present her conservative parents with a tell-all confessional memoir that exposes a pivotal event in their family history. Now, old wounds are reopened, childhood memories are tested and the Wyeth clan learns that some secrets can't stay buried forever, in this Playhouse 1960 production of the popular play by Jon Robin Baitz. Houston favorites John Stevens and Bonnie Hewett lead the ensemble cast. [less-]

"The Book of Mormon" Comes to Houston

at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts - Sarofim Hall, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sun, February 01
FULL PRICE: $54.50 - $99.50
OFFER PRICE: $42.50 - $98.50

Hailed by "The New York Times" as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards, "The Book of Mormon" is the blockbuster Broadway smash from "South Park" creators Trey Parker a... [more+]

Hailed by "The New York Times" as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards, "The Book of Mormon" is the blockbuster Broadway smash from "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar-winning composer of Disney's "Frozen" and "Avenue Q", Bobby Lopez. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now, with standing-room only productions in London, on Broadway and across North America, "The Book of Mormon" has truly become an international sensation. Don't miss it during its run at The Hobby Center in Houston. [less-]

View Poetry in Motion in the Enchanting "Metamorphoses"

at The Kaleidoscope, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sun, February 01
FULL PRICE: $40.00
OFFER PRICE: $20.00

The Kaleidoscope in Houston is transformed through stunning imagery and wildly imaginative storytelling in "Metamorphoses", the dramatic sensation that took Broadway by storm. Based on Ovid's epic poe... [more+]

The Kaleidoscope in Houston is transformed through stunning imagery and wildly imaginative storytelling in "Metamorphoses", the dramatic sensation that took Broadway by storm. Based on Ovid's epic poem of the same name, "Metamorphoses" utilizes a rippling pool of water to bring gods and mortals together in nine timeless and interrelated stories of romance, family, loss and redemption. Written by MacArthur and Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman, this widely acclaimed show, performed by Bayou City Theatrics, explores the inevitability of change and the transformative powers of love. [less-]

"Stargirl": Charming High School Tale of First Love & Acceptance of Others

at Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sun, February 01
Sun, February 01
Sun, February 08
+ 1 more dates
Sun, February 01
Sun, February 01
Sun, February 08
Sun, February 08
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

From the day Stargirl arrives at Mica High, the hallways hum with whispers and texts about the school's newest -- and most unusual -- new arrival. From her celestial name to her strange clothes and ou... [more+]

From the day Stargirl arrives at Mica High, the hallways hum with whispers and texts about the school's newest -- and most unusual -- new arrival. From her celestial name to her strange clothes and out-there behavior, Stargirl's just not like everybody else, and she doesn't seem to mind at all. Soon she and high school junior Leo Borlock become friends, leading to a courtship that'll change Leo's life forever. Based on the young adult novel by Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli, "Stargirl" weaves a tense, emotional tale about first love, the perils of popularity and non-conformity, and the acceptance of others. [less-]

"Getting Paid to Talk": An Introduction to Voice Over

at Leonel Castillo Community Center , Houston
OFFER DATES:
Mon, February 02
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Has anyone ever told you that you've got a great voice? Learn how to make money with it in this popular seminar led by a voice-over pro. The growing voice-over industry is a great field for anyone wit... [more+]

Has anyone ever told you that you've got a great voice? Learn how to make money with it in this popular seminar led by a voice-over pro. The growing voice-over industry is a great field for anyone with a background in theater, music or public speaking, but even if you've got no experience, your fabulous voice is all you really need. Discover how to make a professional voice-over demo, hear examples of demos from professional voice actors and record your own mock commercial script under the direction of the instructor-producer. Filled with practical advice rather than bogus "get rich quick" secrets, "Getting Paid to Talk" could be your first step in an exciting new career, or just a fascinating glimpse inside a unique industry. [less-]

Asia Society Texas Center: Explore the People, Cultures and Traditions of Asia

at Asia Society Texas Center, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Mon, February 02
Wed, February 04
Sun, February 08
+ 3 more dates
Mon, February 02
Wed, February 04
Sun, February 08
Wed, February 11
Wed, February 18
Thu, February 26
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $10.00 - $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00 - $12.50

Featuring everything from the performing arts to architecture, language-learning crash courses to sake-tasting sessions, Asia Society Texas Center forges closer ties among Houston and the peoples and ... [more+]

Featuring everything from the performing arts to architecture, language-learning crash courses to sake-tasting sessions, Asia Society Texas Center forges closer ties among Houston and the peoples and institutions of Asia. Since it opened in 1979, the center has enriched and engaged Houstonians through innovative programs in arts and culture, business education and community outreach. Asia Society Texas Center's eclectic programming includes a forum on Asian wildlife conservation and extinction, as well as a performance of "Wayang Kulit", a traditional form of Malaysian shadow puppet theater. You can explore the latest in Asian cinema through the Screen Asia film series and even learn more about the ancient mind-body practice of meditation. [less-]

Jim Brochu's Valentine to Broadway's Best: "Character Man"

at Stages Repertory Theatre--Yeager Theatre, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Tue, February 03
Sun, February 08
FULL PRICE: $29.00 - $32.00
OFFER PRICE: $14.50 - $16.00

Leave it to the only person to win the Drama Desk (New York), Ovation (Los Angeles) and Helen Hayes (Washington) Awards to star in "Character Man", a solo tribute to the great character actors of Broa... [more+]

Leave it to the only person to win the Drama Desk (New York), Ovation (Los Angeles) and Helen Hayes (Washington) Awards to star in "Character Man", a solo tribute to the great character actors of Broadway. Through songs, backstage tales and more, acclaimed performer Jim Brochu ("Zero Hour") summons the shades of such theatrical legends as Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Barney Martin and Brochu's own mentor, two-time Tony Award winner David Burns. This funny, spirited and fascinating show features songs by Meredith Willson, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Stephen Sondheim and more. Declared an entertaining "blend of cabaret, theater and scrapbook" by "The New York Times", "Character Man" now comes to Stages Repertory Theatre. [less-]

One-Woman Comedy "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"

at Stages Repertory Theatre--Yeager Theatre, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Wed, February 04
Tue, February 10
FULL PRICE: $21.00 - $31.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.50 - $15.50

For "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe", Denise Fennell ("Sister from the Late Nite Catechism" series) ably steps into a big pair -- well actually, many pairs -- of shoes. Lily ... [more+]

For "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe", Denise Fennell ("Sister from the Late Nite Catechism" series) ably steps into a big pair -- well actually, many pairs -- of shoes. Lily Tomlin originally starred in this acclaimed one-woman comedy penned by Emmy-winning writer Jane Wagner. In this adaptation at Houston's Stages Repertory Theatre, Fennell embodies Trudy, a perceptive bag lady who has appointed herself the task of showing visiting extraterrestrials the variety of life on Earth. She introduces dozens of quirky characters who seek a deeper understanding of art, love and their place in the world. [less-]

Rapper Wale Stops in Houston on His Simply Nothing Tour

at House of Blues, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, February 05
FULL PRICE: $33.66
OFFER PRICE: $15.00

Ranked as one of Jerry Seinfeld's top five favorite rappers of all time, D.C.-based Wale stops at House of Blues Houston on his Simply Nothing Tour, named for his fourth studio release, "The Album Abo... [more+]

Ranked as one of Jerry Seinfeld's top five favorite rappers of all time, D.C.-based Wale stops at House of Blues Houston on his Simply Nothing Tour, named for his fourth studio release, "The Album About Nothing", a play on his friend and mentor Seinfeld's famous "show about nothing" concept. In fact, Seinfeld's collaborating with Wale on his latest recording. Wale first got some shine in 2006, when his song "Dig Dug (Shake It)" became popular in his hometown. Since then, he's released three studio albums, the latest, "The Gifted", in 2013. In 2011, "No Hands" won a BET Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger. His "Nothing" album drops in March, and the single "The Body" featuring singer Jeremih debuted last September to positive reviews. Opening acts include Doja Cat, Audio Push, Bizzy Crook, Roosh and Jay Kell. [less-]

Charming Southern Comedy "Wedding Belles"

at Grace Theater, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, February 05
Fri, February 06
Thu, February 12
+ 1 more dates
Thu, February 05
Fri, February 06
Thu, February 12
Fri, February 13
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $40.00
OFFER PRICE: $20.00

Nobody can dish out heaps of Southern charm quite like Alan Bailey, creator of " Smoke on the Mountain", one of the world's most produced plays. And as far as folksy charm goes, Bailey's comedy "Weddi... [more+]

Nobody can dish out heaps of Southern charm quite like Alan Bailey, creator of " Smoke on the Mountain", one of the world's most produced plays. And as far as folksy charm goes, Bailey's comedy "Wedding Belles" has plenty. Four garden-club ladies turn their little Texas town upside down when they meet a young girl set to marry an infantryman before he ships off for World War II. Friendships will be tested as these ladies frantically race to put together an elaborate wedding in a single afternoon. Ronnie Claire Edwards, best known as Corabeth Godsey on TV's "The Waltons", co-wrote "Wedding Belles", which Houston's A.D. Players bring to life on the Grace Theater stage. [less-]

"Don't Talk to the Actors": A Comedy of Crazy Egos

at Theatre Suburbia, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, February 06
FULL PRICE: $16.00
OFFER PRICE: $8.00

Meet fledgling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his betrothed Arlene Wyniarski, a couple of Buffalo greenhorns who are suddenly swept up into the whirlwind of New York's theater scene when Jerry's auto... [more+]

Meet fledgling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his betrothed Arlene Wyniarski, a couple of Buffalo greenhorns who are suddenly swept up into the whirlwind of New York's theater scene when Jerry's autobiographical play is optioned for big bucks on Broadway. But what seems at first like a young playwright's dream quickly devolves into the stuff of which nightmares are made. As crazy divas and out-of-this-world egos conspire to drive the characters of "Don't Talk to the Actors" crazy, you can just sit back, enjoy the show and laugh yourself silly. [less-]

"Broadway for All": From "South Pacific" to "Wicked", Broadway's Best on Stage

at The Music Box Theater, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, February 06
Sat, February 07
Fri, February 13
+ 18 more dates
Fri, February 06
Sat, February 07
Fri, February 13
Sat, February 14
Sun, February 15
Fri, February 20
Sat, February 21
Fri, February 27
Sat, February 28
Fri, March 06
Sat, March 07
Sun, March 08
Fri, March 13
Sat, March 14
Fri, March 20
Sat, March 21
Sun, March 22
Fri, March 27
Sat, March 28
Fri, April 03
Sat, April 04
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $27.00
OFFER PRICE: $13.50

Usually you have to wait for the Tony Awards in June for a moving and musical tribute to Broadway's best. But now a glittering valentine to live musical theater has arrived early: "Broadway for All", ... [more+]

Usually you have to wait for the Tony Awards in June for a moving and musical tribute to Broadway's best. But now a glittering valentine to live musical theater has arrived early: "Broadway for All", a hilarious cabaret that spans decades of theatrical history from "South Pacific" to "Into the Woods" to "Wicked". For the third year in a row, the talented singers and musicians of Music Box Theater bring the bright lights and brilliant sounds of 42nd and Broadway to Colquitt and Kirby. Peppered with the company's own zany brand of humor -- and more than a few winks and nudges -- "Broadway for All" abundantly delivers on its title promise: an all-new, all-singing, all-wonderful production for all ages. [less-]

ComedySportz: Fast and Funny Improv Comedy Competition

at Holiday Inn Houston West-Energy Corridor, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, February 06
Sat, February 07
Sat, February 14
+ 2 more dates
Fri, February 06
Sat, February 07
Sat, February 14
Fri, February 20
Sat, February 21
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $18.00
OFFER PRICE: $9.00

If you like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" then you'll love ComedySportz Houston, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family. See two teams battle for laughs and points as they make u... [more+]

If you like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" then you'll love ComedySportz Houston, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family. See two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. With the help of a referee, the audience will generate suggestions for improv games and determine the winner. Fast, fun and interactive, no two shows are alike. [less-]

Rock Musical "Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story"

at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, February 06
Sat, February 07
FULL PRICE: $43.00 - $63.00
OFFER PRICE: $23.00 - $33.00

Just three years -- that's how long it took for rocker Buddy Holly to change music history forever. A hit Broadway musical, "Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story" follows Holly's childhood in Texas, his mus... [more+]

Just three years -- that's how long it took for rocker Buddy Holly to change music history forever. A hit Broadway musical, "Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story" follows Holly's childhood in Texas, his musical beginnings with a group of high school friends who later gained fame as The Crickets, his meteoric rise to fame, and his tragic early death -- all set to a soundtrack of some of rock 'n' roll's biggest hits. One of the first "jukebox musicals," the show features "That'll Be the Day," "Not Fade Away," "Peggy Sue" and "Oh, Boy!" among other timeless Holly tunes. This high-energy show has delighted audiences across the nation and beyond, and now comes to Houston's Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. [less-]

The Temptations and The Four Tops: Relive the Motown Magic

at Arena Theatre, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, February 07
FULL PRICE: $72.00
OFFER PRICE: $36.00

Two Motown legends, The Four Tops and The Temptations, come together for an unforgettable night full of your favorite songs at Houston's Arena Theatre. With smooth choreography and sweet harmonies, Th... [more+]

Two Motown legends, The Four Tops and The Temptations, come together for an unforgettable night full of your favorite songs at Houston's Arena Theatre. With smooth choreography and sweet harmonies, The Temptations were the definitive male vocal group of the '60s, turning out classics like "My Girl," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone." The Four Tops also helped define the Motown sound. With favorites like "Reach Out I'll Be There" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," they were one of the Detroit label's most consistent hitmakers. Now you can relive the magic of the Motown era live with these two iconic groups. [less-]

"Girls Night: The Musical" -- Hit Off-Broadway Comedy

at Stages Repertory Theatre--Arena Theater, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Wed, February 11
Fri, February 13
Sat, February 14
+ 5 more dates
Wed, February 11
Fri, February 13
Sat, February 14
Sun, February 15
Wed, February 18
Fri, February 20
Sat, February 21
Sun, February 22
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $21.00 - $39.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.50 - $19.50

It's "Desperate Housewives" meets "Mamma Mia!" ("Applause Magazine"). Hilarious, touching and outrageous, "Girls Night: The Musical" follows five girlfriends on one wild night out. This "tell-it-like-... [more+]

It's "Desperate Housewives" meets "Mamma Mia!" ("Applause Magazine"). Hilarious, touching and outrageous, "Girls Night: The Musical" follows five girlfriends on one wild night out. This "tell-it-like-it-is" musical finds these friends turning heartbreak into happiness through a night of karaoke that features renditions of hit songs like "Lady Marmalade," "It's Raining Men," "I Will Survive," "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" and more. As these women relive the past, celebrate the present and anticipate the future, you may find it impossible not to laugh, cry, sing and dance along at "Girls Night: The Musical" at Houston's Stages Repertory Theatre. [less-]

"Menopause The Musical" Finds Humor in "The Change"

at Cullen Performance Hall, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Wed, February 11
Thu, February 12
Fri, February 13
+ 1 more dates
Wed, February 11
Thu, February 12
Fri, February 13
Sat, February 14
[less-]
FULL PRICE: $39.00 - $49.00
OFFER PRICE: $23.40 - $29.40

This international hit is an inspiring musical parody that showcases the funny sides of a woman's "change of life." As four ladies with little in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a linger... [more+]

This international hit is an inspiring musical parody that showcases the funny sides of a woman's "change of life." As four ladies with little in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale in a department store, they poke fun at their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. With classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s moving the action along, these diverse women create a sisterhood as they realize that menopause is a shared experience that doesn't have to be suffered in silence. [less-]