During the hot summer months this family tends to go a little stir-crazy while taking refuge in air conditioned buildings.  Now that it is a cool 88 degrees in Texas, I decided to get us out of the house.  I chose a small town, rich in history, with plenty of entertainment for my kids, and only about an hour drive from our house.   Our itinerary is detailed below, but click on the Links below for specific information about our visit to each location.

Texas Sweat Rating (September):  4/5 Sweat Drops (see rating system at the bottom of the page)

Liberty Faux Real Trade Days – Click for Event Blog Post

321 FM 563, Liberty, TX

Open: 9am-5pm
Dates: Held once a month – Check the TVE Calendar

“Get ready for LFRTD Sept 23-25 at the Trinity Valley Exposition, Fairgrounds in Liberty, TX! Over 300 vendors, great food, mechanical bull, pony rides, and fun photo booth! Show your team spirit by wearing jerseys, t shirts, etc of your favorite team and enter to win some great prizes! We now have scooter rentals and valet parking at the Expo Hall! Over 250 covered vendors so no rain outs! Free parking and free admission! So much fun! Don’t miss it! 321 FM 563 in Liberty, TX!”

Find hand-crafted, local artwork at the Liberty Faux Real Trade Days fair near Houston, TX

Jax Hamburgers – Click for Restaurant Blog Post

428 Main St, Liberty, TX

Take a trip to Liberty, TX, to eat giant, fresh-made burgers from Jax Hamburgers

Haunted Ott Hotel – Click for Location Blog Post

305 Travis St, Liberty, TX
Private tours available by reservation

Visit Liberty, TX, to stay at the historic & haunted Ott Hotel near Houston, TX

Liberty Municipal Park (w/ Seasonal Splash Pad)

501 Richard E. Vinson, Liberty, TX

I try to find a local park for the kids to run around in during the day trip.  This park was in a beautiful, wooded area.  There were two playgrounds and a covered picnic area.  My kids loved both playgrounds.  One had mulch and the other (for younger kids) had a very squishy rubber flooring.  The Splash Park was closed because the season had ended.  We spent about an hour there after our tours and lunch, so the kids could run off some steam before our drive back.

On a Liberty, TX, daytrip the family can include fun & exercise at Liberty Municipal City Park


Sweat Drop Ratings

1 Sweat Drop = Brrrrr! Bring some hot drinks with you, and a hat.
2 Sweat Drops = Cool, pack a sweater or light jacket.
3 Sweat Drops = Ahhhh, perfect.
4 Sweat Drops = Bring a towel, you will be wet and sticky.
5 Sweat Drops = It’s a scorcher, so stay hydrated and find occasional AC.