Welcome to The Woodlands, Texas.
Just 30 minutes north of Houston lies a thriving, up-and-coming entertainment community, surrounded by lush forests and proud to be Texas' newest getaway destination. When you visit The Woodlands, you'll discover a world of fun to suit every taste, from cruising to world-class shopping to a thrilling nightlife. In The Woodlands you'll find an unexpected vacation spot that's perfect for couples, families, girl getaways, or anyone who wants to experience the best that Texas has to offer. With concerts, world-class dining, and outdoor festivals and events – just for starters – The Woodlands is your destination for Texas-sized enjoyment.
Looking for a unique vacation without the crowds and high costs of the big city? In The Woodlands, you'll find hundreds of things to do from the outdoors jaunts to the concert venues. Whether your tastes run to golfing, shopping, live music, outdoor festivals, fine dining, or just lounging by the pool, The Woodlands has something for you.
- Take a cruise on The Woodlands Waterway. Kayak across scenic Lake Woodlands. If you're looking for outdoor enjoyment, The Woodlands 124 parks and nearly 200 miles of hike-and-bike trails provide ample places to play.
- If shopping is more your scene, you're sure to get your fill in one of our many retail centers, where you can find everything from the latest upscale fashions to fine jewelry to one-of-a-kind gifts. With millions of square feet of retail space, The Woodlands is fast becoming one of Texas' top shopping destinations.
- Discover a wide range of attractions and sights, including a 120-foot choreographed waterfall, a seasonal Ice Rink, and some of the most exquisite landscapes in the state. Experience unforgettable music at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, one of the highest ranked amphitheaters in the world. Or venture a little further out: we're just minutes from Houston's most popular tourist attractions.
- The Woodlands is home to hundreds of outdoor festivals, events for the whole family, and exciting seasonal and cultural happenings year-round. From food and wine tastings, to fireworks, to the largest seasonal outdoor ice rink in the Southwest, The Woodlands offers exciting recreational and cultural events from January to December.
The Woodlands features hundreds of bars, eateries, and restaurants with dining experiences ranging from the comfortable to the cosmopolitan. Whether you're out for a five-star dining experience or just a good microbrew and delicious pub fare, you'll find it in one of The Woodlands' many restaurants.
In The Woodlands, we also know how to combine good eating with a good time. After your meal, take a cruise on The Woodlands Waterway, located just steps from a variety of fine eating establishments. Or visit one of our downtown night spots, and enjoy a Latin jazz combo as you sip your sangria.
Accommodations in The Woodlands are aimed at every visitor and budget. Our hotels, resorts, and extended-stay establishments are conveniently located with easy access to shopping, dining, and tourist attractions. Call a local hotel today to plan your next business meeting, convention, team retreat, or personal vacation.
The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau is here to help you discover all the sights, delights, and experiences this fast-growing community has to offer. Take a few minutes to browse our web site and request a free visitor's guide and savings book. Book your trip to The Woodlands, and experience Texas' newest vacation destination today.