For many years running, The Woodlands has been named one of the top master-planned communities in the country. Home to over 1,000 company headquarters (and growing daily), the location is popular with families, who choose to call The Woodlands home because of its vast natural forest, nature trails and parks as well as its exciting dining and entertainment options.
The community offers numerous attractions and amenities to entertain and delight. The Woodlands' many shopping and dining environments allow you to choose from a broad array of compelling destinations and worldly entertainment. The Woodlands also offers over 100 parks and over 200 miles of nature and hiking trails. Throughout The Woodlands, outdoor sculptures provide a cultural counterpoint to the natural forested beauty of the community. Take some time to explore The Woodlands by car, trolley, water taxi, bicycle or foot.
Considered the "downtown" of The Woodlands, Town Center is 1,000 acres of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Town Center includes the most recognizable icons of The Woodlands including The Woodlands Mall, The Woodlands Waterway, Market Street and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Town Center is also the location of many annual events including The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival in May, the Red, Hot & Blue Festival in July, the Lighting of the Doves for the holiday season, Taste of the Town in January, and many more family activities and events.
Surrounded by lush forests, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, is an outdoor amphitheater that provides the Greater Houston region with an array of performing arts events, educational outreach programs and contemporary entertainment. The picturesque venue is the summer home of the Houston Symphony and home away from home of the Houston Ballet. The Pavilion is located in Town Center at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, within walking distance of The Woodlands Mall. Being just a 5 minute drive away, The Woodlands Resort is one of the hotels near Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
When it comes to upscale shopping, The Woodlands Mall has it all. Offering over a million square feet and more than 400 shops, entertainment venues and restaurants, the mall features fashion retailers such as Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Bebe, Black House/White Market, Nordstrom and more. Within its Courtyard Shops are gathered popular home furnishings stores such as Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma.
Market Street offers a unique outdoor shopping and dining experience. Upscale home and fashion boutiques, such as Michael Kors, Tiffany & Co., Kendra Scott, Charming Charlie and Z Gallerie, are paired with an array of dining options including Jaspers, Tommy Bahama and Cru Wine Bar. Market Street also hosts special events such as the Jazz Beat at Market Street.
The Waterway Square district is not only host to office buildings, but also offers visitors a variety of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and outdoor green spaces. The plaza and waterfall area offer a welcoming outdoor environment with choreographed fountains feature colored lighting and music during evening hours. Take a tour of over 20 art benches, or cruise by kayak from the Riva Row Boat House.
Located on The Woodlands Waterway, Riva Row Boat House offers 90-minute, Sunday kayak excursions, kayak rentals with picnic lunches and Saturday stand up paddle boarding classes in addition to standard single and tandem kayak rentals.
Founded in 1974, The Woodlands Country Club offers a time-honored tradition of excellence in a beautiful forest setting. The club encourages friendly competition in golf and tennis associations.
Located 15 minutes south of The Woodlands, Old Town Spring comprises over 150 quaint stores and restaurants. Visitors can sip tea at one of the charming tea rooms, enjoy a flight of wine at one of the many wineries, visit one of the local museums or peruse unique shops for one-of-a-kind items.
A short drive north of The Woodlands, water sports and fishing are enjoyed on the beautiful 22,000-acre Lake Conroe, which offers several marinas, boat rentals, fishing guides and assorted casual dining options.
The Woodlands Resort’s close proximity to Houston allows guests convenient access to the city’s many tourist attractions. America's fourth largest city and home to one of the largest ports in the world, Houston beckons with many compelling options from fine cultural experiences to professional sporting events. The arts scene in Houston is impressive; the museum district's 16 institutions boast some of the finest facilities and collections in the world, showcasing both historical fine art and contemporary art. The performing arts scene is equally well represented with internationally renowned symphony orchestra, opera, ballet and theater companies.
Houston boasts pro teams in every major sport and a trip to NRG Stadium, Minute Maid Park, BBVA Compass Stadium or the Toyota Center is guaranteed to be a fun experience. In the Clear Lake area, NASA's Johnson Space Center is a major attraction and, within a few miles of this cutting-edge facility, one can visit the imposing San Jacinto monument, which commemorates the battle that won Texas its independence.