Houston is a large metropolis and the most populous city in the state of Texas. The tourist destination welcomes more than 22 million people each year, according to figures released by Houston First Corporation, and a large percentage of these visitors consist of families with kids.
From world-class dining and shopping to arts and activities, there’s plenty to love about Houston. By choosing the right accommodations, you’ll be able to see all of the area’s top attractions with minimal driving time. Check out our choices for Airbnbs in Houston that are safe, comfortable, and kid-friendly.
1. Urban Cowboy-Inspired Apartment
Family Features: Open floorplan, shared backyard, and BBQ access
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Pack ‘n Play, high chair, baby monitor, baby bath, and bathtub
This urban cowboy-inspired apartment rental features a monochrome interior with pops of color throughout. The apartment is located on the lower level and has an open floorplan, shared backyard, and access to a BBQ.
There is much to see and explore while in beautiful Houston. Take the kids on a leisurely walk in Memorial Park which covers approximately 1,466 acres. Or grab tickets for an unforgettable Disney on Ice show at NRG Stadium.
2. Industrial Luxe Townhome
Family Features: Dining space, covered patio, and full kitchen
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Pack ‘n Play, room darkening shades, bathtub, children’s dinnerware, and high chair
Clean and cozy, this lavish townhouse is the perfect place for a family to spend a weekend or an extended stay. Enjoy the breeze on the covered second-story patio or hangout in the dining space below the exposed rafters. There is also a double shower, smart TV, and ultra-deep sectional where guests can enjoy their favorite shows.
Keep the kids entertained during your visit to Houston by visiting one of the local kid-friendly attractions. Urban Air Adventure Park offers a massive trampoline park and Warrior Obstacle Course. Also make time to go to the Fort Bend Children’s Discover Center which offers a wide range of exhibits for kids of all ages.
3. EaDo Guesthouse with Bunk Beds
Family Features: Bunk beds, fully-equipped kitchen, and outdoor seating area
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Pack ‘n Play, high chair, children’s dinnerware, children’s books and toys, outlet covers, changing table, and baby monitor
This cozy four-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse spans 288 square feet and offers a comfortable living room, kitchen area with appliances, stand-up shower, wifi, and wall-mounted TV preloaded with Prime TV, Netflix, and Hulu. There are also bunk beds for the kids.
There is something to do no matter how old your children are. Toddlers and small children will love playing in the splash pads at Jaycee Park. Older children may enjoy eating, shopping, and playing at CityCentre, a premier destination in Houston that has become a community hot spot for families.
4. Spacious Home Near the Airport
Family Features: Backyard, patio, outdoor seating area, kids play area, and fully-equipped kitchen
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Pack ‘n Play, high chair, baby bath, and children’s toys and books
Conveniently located near the Bush Houston International Airport and downtown Houston, this spacious four bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home offers plenty of room for the whole family to spread out and relax. There is a backyard and play area for the kids and an outdoor seating area where parents can sip coffee while watching the kids play.
If you’re visiting Houston during the summer months, you may find it too hot to stay outdoors. Beat the heat at Main Street Indoor Park, a colorful indoor playground. Your family may also have loads of fun touring the Bluebell Ice Cream creamy in nearby Brenham. See how ice cream is made and sample some of the company’s most popular flavors.
5. Family-Friendly Home Near Washington Corridor
Family Features: Fenced backyard, fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, and jacuzzi tub
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Game console, bunk bed, and children’s books and toys
Ideal for families and groups, this 2,368 square-feet home is centrally located near the Washington Corridor and within close proximity to local restaurants. The home has two spacious bedrooms, three-and-half baths, dining table with seating for six, fireplace, modern kitchen, and small fenced-in backyard where the kids can safely run and play.
There is also much to enjoy near this prime location. If your little one is a fan of dinosaurs, take a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science and see ancient fossils up close. Younger children will enjoy the games, live music, shows, and vendor booths at the Houston Children’s Festival, open each Saturday and Sunday.
6. Spacious Home in Gated Community with Playroom
Family Features: Community pool, large grassy area, indoor play set, fully-equipped kitchen, soaking tub, dining table, and washer and dryer
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Crib and children’s toys
Maintain peace of mind while staying in Houston when you reserve this clean and safe home, situated in a small gated community. The home is located just 15 minutes from Galleria Mall and downtown attractions. Guests have direct access to a swimming pool and a large grass area in the back where the kids can play.
While exploring the city, the Kemah Boardwalk is a must-visit. This attraction is packed with kid-friendly activities that will keep the whole family entertained for hours. Get food from the dispensers on the docks for just a couple quarters and feed the fish. There are also coin-operated telescopes, $5 train rides, dancing water fountains, and an arcade.
7. Modern Home in Museum Park Place
Family Features: Patio, outdoor dining space, sunken bathtub, fully-equipped kitchen, and garage
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Pack ‘n Play, high chair, baby bath, and children’s dinnerware
This modern home has been recently updated with upscale furniture and décor. The home boasts original artwork by Rylie Caldwell, as well as wood-rich interiors and a bathroom with sunken bathtub and dual vanity.
When families are not enjoying meals on the back patio, they can explore the local area and its many attractions. Consider a visit to nearby Moody Gardens, an educational tourist destination that offers a golf course, 3D and 4D theater, zip line and rope courses, and other fun things to do.
8. Home in Prestigious Woodland Heights
Family Features: Fenced in yard, front porch, security system, automated gate, fully-equipped kitchen, and kids room with bunk beds
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Pack ‘n Play and high chair
This stunning Craftsman-style home has been decorated with a butterfly theme and features high-end upgrades and antique pieces throughout. From the lavish clawfoot tub to the private yard, the home oozes comfort and luxury. There are four spacious bedrooms, each with quality plush mattresses and hypoallergenic linen. The residence is also fully fenced with a camera security system and automated gate.
While staying at the Butterfly home, be sure to bring the kids to see the nearby attractions. The Children’s Museum of Houston is a local staple and offers a wide range of activities that foster learning. For younger children, Old MacDonald’s Farm is a fun place to spend the day. The amusement center offers a petting zoo, swimming pool, mini-train, pumpkin patch, and other fun activities.