Beat the Heat

From patios with misters to cooling spa treatments, find the best summertime retreats in Houston.

Updated: April 28, 2006

Ways to Keep Cool in Houston

Little Woodrows

5611 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005

Ditch the tie and party on the ultracasual deck with an ice-cold beer or a refreshingly spicy michelada.

Walking Co

5015 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

It may be hot outside, but on the ice rink, it's always cool.

Moody Gardens

1 Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554

Enjoy the white sand of Palm Beach then escape into the air-conditioned Imax theater. Check ahead for show times.

Skyline Bar & Grill

1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

Perched on the top floor, this swanky bar and grill gets you high above the downtown swelter.

Kemah Boardwalk

Bradford Ave and Second St, Kemah, TX 77565

Take a ride on the Boardwalk Beast speed boat into Clear Lake or Galveston Bay and prepare to be splashed.

Dave & Buster's

6010 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77057

This super-sized heavily air-conditioned multiplex has enough games, food, drinks and fun to keep you indoors all night.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

2026 Lockheed Rd, Galveston, TX 77554

Elan Day Spa

12440 Fm 1960, Houston, TX 77065

Cool down with a glass of complimentary chilled champagne before your treatment.

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Taco Milagro-Kirby Llc

2555 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77019

Hush Nightclub

15625 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77094