There’s so much to do in The Woodlands — outdoors, indoors, or a combination of both! When loved ones visit from out of town, make it the best vacation ever. Help new neighbors explore our area with an introduction to cultural events, celebrations, and favorite go-to places.
One sure resource for tour guiding is visitthewoodlands.com. The website is amazingly comprehensive whether you’re a longtime resident or still learning about The Woodlands. There are always happenings around the corner and endless shops and eateries to try. With a bit of planning, you’ll be leading the way through Restaurant Row at Hughes Landing, shopping at Market Street, navigating the Waterway, and showcasing it all!
“Our purpose is ensuring the visitor experience is seamless. We welcome, inspire, and point people to everything The Woodlands has to offer,” says Elizabeth Eddins, Executive Director of Visit The Woodlands. Go online, request the visitor’s guide, and sign up for the monthly newsletter. The blog, too, is an excellent resource.
For outdoor transport, check out the complimentary Town Center Trolley that connects shopping, dining, and entertainment. Plan a swan ride on the Waterway and see maps at visitthewoodlands.com for routes, driving, and parking tips.
Your overflow guests will enjoy their stay at The Woodlands Resort, Waterway Marriott, The Westin, Embassy Suites, Hyatt Centric, and many other options. When it’s time for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour, and nightlife, choose from a wide variety of sipping, dining, and dancing options. Our local restaurants and bars can’t be beat!
What Do We Do Today?
Is it bright and sunny outside? Book a climb at Texas Treeventures Aerial Adventure Course (a thrill seeker’s dream), and hike and bike at George Mitchell Nature Preserve. Access is near The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, which is hosting a Spring Home Landscape Gardening Class on April 15.
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is in town on April 14 to 16. Join the crowds in cheering the Ironman Texas triathlon contestants on April 22 along the Waterway. The LPGA Chevron Championship is slated for April 19 to 23 at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Carlton Woods. Pickleball enthusiasts can watch a mixed doubles tournament on April 23 at Shadowbend Park Tennis Courts.
Treat guests to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion outdoor amphitheater for a lineup of great concerts. Have a Guy’s Night in The Woodlands at Top Golf or spend a day golfing at The Woodlands Resort. Join The Woodlands Cars & Coffee for a Cause at Central Park, sponsored by The Woodlands Car Club, from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. every month.
It’s always a delight to rest and refresh at the Woodlands Resort and Spa, the Spa at The Waterway inside The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Get pampered at several spas on Market Street as well.
The carousel at The Woodlands Mall is always a hit, and Kiddos also love the splash pads at Market Street, Creekside Park, Town Center, Waterway Square, Grogan’s Mill, and Cochran’s Crossing. The Story Book Maze between Town Green Park and the Library is loads of fun, and The Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands are strewn with art benches (try counting them all).
At Play Street Museum, a miniature play city includes a Waterway Trolley, a bank, a school, and a doctor's office. At The Woodlands Children’s Museum, put out flames at the Fire House, build a castle, and attend Rhyme Time for babies and toddlers on the first and third Tuesdays this month.
The Woodlands Methodist’s indoor Safari Stop playground is free to the public and a blast!
Find inspiration, ideas, and insider tips at visitthewoodlands.com and visitthewoodlands.com/blog. You'll become a top-notch tour guide in no time!