Beyond the Trees

Exploring the area around The Woodlands® Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton reveals exciting activities and attractions for all
ages. While there is plenty to experience right on-site, our property, located north of Houston, Texas, is within a short distance
of the parks, shopping, dining, entertainment, nightlife, art, culture, and family-friendly things to do in The Woodlands
community. Travelers and locals alike will find plenty of diversions to add to their itinerary while in the area.

Make Your Way to The Woodlands

Must-Do Experiences for When You Are In Our Neck of the Woods

The Woodlands is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! 

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, George Mitchell began developing plans for a new hometown called The Woodlands. It was a vision of an all-encompassing, integrated community where residents could live, work, play, learn and pray among a natural forested and preserved environment.

Almost 50 years later, The Woodlands is thriving and has been ranked the #1 Community to Live in America in 2021 and 2022. Now it’s time to celebrate five decades of diversity, innovation and community pride, as we look forward to a promising future.

The Woodlands has once again been named the Best City to Live in America by

The Woodlands has approximately 120,000 residents and over 2,000 businesses. It is home to over 150 parks and is connected by more than 220+ miles of hike and bike trails.

The Woodlands is also ranked in the top 10 by in 2022 for the following:

  • Best Cities to Buy a House in America (#2 of 228)
  • Best Cities to Raise a Family in America (#2 of 228)
  • Cities with the Best Public Schools in America (#6 of 228)
  • Best Cities to Retire in America (#6 of 228)
The Cynthia Woods Michell

Out and About

Nightlife and entertainment are happening after the sun goes down in The Woodlands. You will want to keep these spots on your radar.

  • Music lovers can catch headliners and up-and-coming acts at The Cynthia Woods Michell Pavilion. This outdoor amphitheater that always has something going on throughout the year, including a phenomenal performing arts lineup from April through December.
  • Marvel at the mesmerizing, synchronized light, water, and sound show at Waterway Square, a one-acre public plaza.
  • Hughes Landing is a lively spot with a  Restaurant Row as well as live music during the Rock the Row Concert Series in the summer and fall.
Shop Til You Drop

Shop Til You Drop

When the mood for a little retail therapy strikes, The Woodlands has plenty of places for shopping.

  • The first stop should be Market Street, a lively open-air shopping destination with luxury boutiques and specialty stores, as well as restaurants to grab a bite.
  • Over at The Woodlands Mall right along The Woodlands Waterway is where you can find 160 shops and eateries waiting for you.
  • For original handmade products and artisanal foods, be sure to stop by Farmers Market at Grogan’s Mill every Saturday.
George Mitchell Nature Preserve

Outdoor Adventures

With over 220 miles of hiking and biking trails, more than 150 local parks, and beautiful waterways, you cannot go wrong with spending time outside.

public art

So Artsy

Art lovers have so much to admire when visiting The Woodlands, from public works to a contemporary museum and more.

  • Vibrant visual works are on display at every turn in The Woodlands. From colorful benches to sculptures, there are more than 100 public art installations, such as the Midgard Serpent in Lake Woodlands.
  • Take in the works of more than 200 international, national, and regional artists at The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival, an annual event featuring a showcase of original works, live music, and other festivities.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum

All in the Family

Kids of all ages will have so much fun while in The Woodlands, where they will find dynamic family-friendly destinations to enjoy.

  • Stimulate the mind with fascinating exhibits and hands-on activities at The Woodlands Children’s Museum, which features fun, themed areas like the Read-A-Lot Kingdom and Waterplay.
  • The Carousel at The Woodlands Mall is the perfect ride to go for a whirl.
  • Get into the thick of the wilderness at Texas TreeVentures, an aerial adventure course that makes for a thrilling time.
  • Practice figure-eights at The Ice Rink in Waterway Square, a seasonal attraction open from November through January.
  • Indulge in friendly competition and arcade action at the always popular family-friendly destination, Dave & Buster’s.
  • Score some points with the little ones when you take them to Bowlero, a hip bowling alley also featuring an arcade and billiards.
  • Take your pick of fun experiences at Main Event, an activities mecca with immersive virtual reality games, bowling, and laser tag.
  • Bring the minis to Shankz Blacklight Miniature Golf, featuring an 18-hole course aglow in neon as well as arcade games.
  • Soar to new heights at iFly, an indoor skydiving destination with vertical wind tunnels that gives you the sensation of flying.
Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas

Exciting Events

Every year, thousands of spectators and participants travel to The Woodlands to be part of our world-class events.

  • Running enthusiasts will not want to miss The Woodlands Marathon. This exciting multi-race event takes place over several days in late February and early March and features a scenic course that winds through the natural surroundings.
  • In April, one of the most spirited races in North America happens right here in The Woodlands. You will want to come out and show your support as athletes race to the finish line as they swim, cycle, and run in the natural splendor of The Woodlands in the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas.
  • The jewel of the Texas fine arts scene and one of the top arts festivals in the country, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival takes place every April along the scenic banks of The Woodlands Waterway and Town Green Park and features an outdoor art gallery, food, children’s activities and more.
  • In April and early May, the Insperity Invitational attracts golf enthusiasts during this popular tournament at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course.
  • June brings epicureans to town during the annual Food and Wine Week featuring special events, pairings, tastings, a wine walk, and a grand showcase.