Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion

Spend a day, a week or a weekend in The Woodlands, and you’ll find this is far from the ordinary destination.

With all of the amenities of a larger city, neighboring proximity to major Houston airports, and one of the region’s top shopping, dining and entertainment areas, The Woodlands is a place of ideal paradox and a breath of fresh air.

Lively, yet serene. Urban, yet spacious. Refined, yet casual.

Enjoy a fist-pumping night of live outdoor music at one of the top amphitheaters in the world (Number 2, according to Pollstar Magazine), or a round of golf on PGA-champion designed courses. Here, you’ll find a destination perfectly tailored for your next getaway.

An ideal destination to enjoy all things outdoors, The Woodlands is just a short drive from many of the larger Texas cities people love to escape from for the weekend.

Explore over 220 miles of hike and bike trails that meander through the area, and pay a visit to the George Mitchell Nature Preserve, where you’ll discover secluded trail loops, lake views and local wildlife, all surrounded by 12,000 acres of protected pine forests. 

Texas Tree Adventures

The more adventurous will find plenty of thrills at Texas TreeVentures, a three-level aerial ropes course set amongst the trees. This unique course is both mentally and physically challenging, offering a great outdoor activity as you attempt to traverse a series of poles, cables, and other elements. 

Head to either Riva Row or Lakes Edge Boathouse in town to rent a kayak, stand up paddleboard or swan pedal boat and enjoy an afternoon on the water. If staying on land is more your speed, there’s plenty of sightseeing to do on foot, or even by trolley.  

Take the free Town Center Trolley around Hughes Landing and The Waterway Arts District to spot a collection of outdoor sculptures and benches from the community Art Bench Project.

Or, take a stroll around the newly remodeled Market Street. Shop ’til your heart’s content, and wrap up a perfect day outside with an al fresco dinner on one of the area’s many restaurant patios. 

The Woodlands is full of fun and excitement to uncover no matter the season.

Enjoy the holiday season with a glide across the ice at The Woodlands Ice Rink, a 21,000 square-foot facility, located in the heart of The Woodlands Town Center.

Indulge in holiday shopping and horse-drawn carriage rides at Market Street, featuring upscale retailers like Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors. Find more holiday festivities at


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