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Explore The Woodlands

Beautiful Inside and Out

The Woodlands is a gorgeous vast natural forest. But it’s also home to a number of attractions and amenities that entertain and delight. Shopping, dining, exciting entertainment. More than 200 miles of nature trails to hike or bike, over 100 parks to play in, and outdoor sculptures to discover.

There are a lot of reasons why The Woodlands has been named one of the top master-planned communities in the country for many years running. Take your time and explore The Woodlands by car, trolley, water taxi, bicycle or on foot.

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A night time show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

An outdoor amphitheater surrounded by lush forests, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 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 is the home-away-from-home of the Houston Ballet. Located in Town Center within walking distance of The Woodlands Mall and a short 5-minute drive from The Woodlands Resort.

A large illuminated fountain sprays water at nighttime.

The Woodlands Town Center

The “downtown” of The Woodlands, this is where you’ll find 1,000 acres of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment including the most recognizable icons of The Woodlands: The Woodlands Mall, Market Street, and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

It’s also home of many annual festivals and 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.

Thee ladies walk carrying shopping bags.

The Woodlands Mall

More than a million square feet of upscale shopping. Over 400 shops, entertainment venues and restaurants including Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Bebe, Black House/White Market, Nordstrom, and more.

Market Street

A unique outdoor shopping and dining experience and host of special events such as the Jazz Beat at Market Street.

Find upscale home and fashion boutiques, such as Michael Kors, Tiffany & Co., Kendra Scott, Charming Charlie and Z Gallerie, paired with an array of dining options including Jaspers, Tommy Bahama, and Cru Wine Bar.

A lake on a cloudy day.

Lake Conroe

A short drive north of The Woodlands, enjoy water sports and fishing on the beautiful 22,000-acre Lake Conroe, which offers several marinas, boat rentals, fishing guides, and assorted casual dining options.

A small park with tall office buildings in the background.

Downtown Houston

Being at The Woodlands Resort means you’re close to Houston and the city’s many tourist attractions. America’s fourth largest city, Houston beckons with many compelling options from fine cultural experiences to professional sporting events.

Activities & Adventures

Texas TreeVentures

Texas TreeVentures is a challenge by choice aerial adventure course located in The Woodlands, Texas on the campus of the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park. The course is directly adjacent to the expansive 1,800 acres of the George Mitchell Nature Preserve, which is home to abundant wildlife, several miles of wooded trails, and Spring Creek.

Parks and Pathways

Trek the majestic forest and you may encounter Longleaf and Loblolly Pines or spot a rare Red Cockaded Woodpecker or even a Bald Eagle or two. The Woodlands community boasts over 100 parks and several lakes, including the 200+-acre Lake Woodlands. A dazzling array of natural attractions are at your feet.

Texas Axe Throwing

2 Hour Guided Axe-periences throughout the day. Visit the website for additional times. Private Sessions for large parties offered.

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 paddleboarding classes in addition to standard single and tandem kayak rentals.

The Woodlands Country Club

Riva Row Boat House is a beautiful amenity in The Woodlands that’s perfect for many occasions, including a family outing, a date or group games. Within walking distance from Market Street and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, it’s a great way to see The Woodlands Waterway

Nearby Dog Parks

Travelling with your furry best friend? Affectionately knowns as “Bark Parks," make your way to any one of these specially designated, fenced-in areas, so your buddy can run free and make friends with other pooches. Most dog parks have water sources and a separate area for big dogs and smaller dogs.

Naturally in Nature

SHINRIN-YOKU - FOREST BATHING - NATURE & FOREST THERAPY ‪Whatever the name may be, the goal is to increase physiological relaxation. Leading the class will be Cynthia Scott, BCTMB, MTI, CLT Meet at Jones State Forest Environmental Classroom

Main Event

More than just 28 lanes of state-of-the-art bowling, laser tag, karaoke, and over 100 games. It's also one of the best venues for birthday parties, group events, company holiday parties, and even team building.

The Woodlands Children's Museum

The Woodlands Children's Museum creates opportunities that Educate, Empower and Excite children and families through play while inspiring a lifelong sense of wonder and discovery.

Astros Baseball

The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The Astros compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League West division, having moved to the division in 2013 after spending their first 51 seasons in the National League.

Rockets Basketball

The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The Rockets compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the Toyota Center, located in Downtown Houston.

Texans Football

The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The Texans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division. The team plays its home games at NRG Stadium

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