Old Town Spring

This whistle stop just north of Houston is a bevy of kitsch and pomp. Take the kids for a trip back to the good ol' days to a walkable community of clothing shops, art galleries, antique markets, craft and toy stores, museums, and eateries. Many storefronts are fashioned in saloon-style, and there is definitely something for everyone. The excursion could land you at the Gypsy Rose clothing store first; and then on to The Dugout for vintage sports memorabilia; and end up at the Jitterbug Coffee House or Peace Love-n-Cupcakes. Any route you take will lead you to a shopper's paradise.

606 Spring Cypress, Spring, 281.288.2355, www.shopspringtexas.com