Top spots to get the kids cool this summer

Start making plans because summer is coming, y'all

HOUSTON – Summer is just around the corner, which means you have to start thinking about where to take the kids to keep them entertained and to keep them cooled off.

“One of the things I used to do, especially when my kids where little and not proficient swimmers, splash pads, because so many around the city are free and so many of them are so easy to come in and come out of,” said Amanda Sorena, contributor at Mommy Nearest, a popular free app to discover family-friendly places across the country, including right here in Houston.

She stopped by our studio with her top five choices, and three of them are free. Sorena also shared two beaches near Houston, perfect to beat the summer heat when the kids are out school.

To see her favorite choices around town, check out the video above.