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Welcome to the Woodlands!


Whether you are a first time visitor to The Woodlands, or a regular tourist that has taken Houston weekend getaways before, we strive to provide all of the information that you will need for your visit right here on our page. Whether you want area information for weekend family getaways, a list of things to do around Houston, or information about entertainment in The Woodlands, all of the information that you need is right at your fingertips here on our website.


What the Woodlands Has to Offer

The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering a variety of quality programs, events, and help tourists to find affordable vacations and hotels. Call us now at 281-363-2447.

 The Woodlands is located just 30 minutes to the north of Houston. Our thriving community is the perfect place for last minute weekend getaways to surprise the family, or to stay in The Woodlands hotels, when you are attending events in Houston and the surrounding areas. With lush forests, magnificent scenery, and enticing nightlife venues, we have become one of the preferred weekend destinations for people of all ages in the State of Texas. When you are considering weekend getaways in Texas, The Woodlands is the perfect choice. People that choose The Woodlands for their frequent weekend vacations will discover fun times and activities that everyone will love. Families, singles, and couples that want a romantic weekend getaway destination will all be exposed to great things when they visit. From world-class cuisine and outdoor events to shopping in Houston, Texas and visiting all of the wonderful places to see in Houston, you will never lack for things to enjoy. From meeting facilities and sports venues, to weddings and team building activities, we have a wealth of information on everything related to our community.


Nearby Attractions


  • Waterway Square
  • Riva Row Boat House
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • Splash Town
  • Space Center in Houston
  • Museum of Natural Science


Whether you want information on weekend getaways in Houston, or want to know of area attractions and things to do in Houston, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about what The Woodlands offers, or to get your questions answered. We will be pleased to help in any way that we can.


  • Sights and Delights Minutes from Houston

  • What to Do

  • Where to Eat

  • Where to Stay

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.