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The Best Fall Day Trips From Houston

Brooke Lewis
Posted on October 3
People pose in front of a large group of pumpkins at a patch in Spring.

Make a quick day trip to Old Time Christmas Tree Farm in Spring. (Old Time Christmas Tree Farm/Facebook)

A cold front is coming and it’s starting to feel a bit like fall in Houston.

To celebrate, I’m sharing some quick day trips you can take throughout the season that will provide beautiful sights, delicious food, and great entertainment. Enjoy!

A Haunted Hotel In Beaumont

Beaumont, an hour east of Houston, is a perfect escape away from bustling Houston for the day. Check out their fall festival and pumpkin walk on Oct. 21. Enjoy a haunted hayride, tour of a haunted French home, shop at the vendor fair, or decorate your own pumpkin for their annual contest. While you’re in town, visit their Haunted Hotel all October, an annual tradition for more than 30 years. At the hotel, participants are given clues and have one hour to escape.

Pumpkin Patches In Spring

Grab the fam or a group of friends and head to Old Time Christmas Tree Farm in Spring to enjoy their beautiful pumpkin patch. They also offer barbecue, funnel cakes, and tons of photo opportunities to post on your social media. While you’re in town, attend this free fall festival at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church for food, bingo, shopping, and games on Oct. 7 and 8.

Explore The Texas Renaissance Festival

It always feels like fall once you take a trip to the Texas Renaissance festival in Todd Mission, Texas. The festival kicks off this weekend and lasts until November 26. If you attend this weekend, the theme is the Queen’s Birthday Celebration and you get bargain tickets that start at $12. Enjoy performances from clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and magicians. Feast on delicious food, including my favorite — their turkey leg. Pro tip: They have a two-hour pub crawl that gives a prize for the person who provides the most laughter throughout.

A Quick Trip To Bellville

Make a stop in this quaint small town about an hour outside of Houston. Many visit this place to see the breathtaking Newman’s Castle, which has a moat, 3,000 pound drawbridge, a chapel, and more. After your trip to the castle, make a pit stop at this historical county landmark, the Austin County Jail museum. Hungry, now? Grab a delicious burger from The Hill, which has rave reviews.

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