Do Bellaire

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At McHugh Tea (5305 Bissonnet St.), master tea blender Kim McHugh teaches a variety of classes in addition to serving up her custom blends. And the handmade mother/daughter aprons are fabulous. 

The Family Aquatic Center (7001 Fifth St.) makes summer fun easy with its splash pad and waterslide. Get your ballroom on (dancing that is) at the adjacent Bellaire Recreation Center (7008 Fifth St.). 

Bowling and a full bar are on tap at Palace Lanes (4191 Bellaire Blvd.), where you’re almost sure to get right to it with 44 lanes available. 

Explore inside and out at the Hana & Arthur Ginzbarg Nature Discovery Center (7112 Newcastle St.), which sits on almost four acres. And while not technically in Bellaire, you’re close enough, so head to Chinatown and poke around. 

A dine and a do, Ocean Palace (11215 Bellaire Blvd.) is famous for their dim sum, while the lily pond outside is a kid magnet, too. A more elevated state awaits down the road at the Chung Tai Zen Center (12129 Bellaire Blvd.), which offers free 12-week meditation classes.

Did we mention that Bellaire’s Town Square is where it’s at? Mark your calendar now for Holiday in the Park on Dec. 3, complete with Santa and snow