Hello. Are you looking for a list of things to do in The Woodlands? Well just look below for my list of things to do and see in The Woodlands. This list is perfect for anyone new to the area, looking to relocate, or anyone looking to just explore and experience what The Woodlands has to offer. I even made a cute little scavenger hunt bingo guide.
Things To Do in The Woodlands
Places to Experience in The Woodlands
Lakes Edge Boat House – You can rent kayaks and paddle boards.
Beautiful views of Lake Woodlands – Lots of “look out” spots to sit and relax.
The Band Shell – A beautiful stage for the concert series and public events.
Restaurant Row – Del Frisco's Grille, Fogo de Chao, California Pizza Kitchen, Truluck's, Local Pour, and Escalante's Fine Tex-Mex and Tequila.
Whole Foods – A healthy grocery story with food court and buffet.
Starbucks – A popular coffee chain with indoor and outdoor seating.
Embassy Suites – The newest hotel in The Woodlands, and the only hotel with a view of Lake Woodlands.
Market Street in The Woodlands
The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center – Once housed temporarily in a local parking lot, the ice skating rink is a local winter favorite, and now has a permanent home next to the pavilion.
Central Park – One of the most popular parks in The Woodlands, Central Park is just a big stretch of grass. One must visit it to truly appreciate it. Art, monuments, and memorials can be viewed on the outskirts of the park.
Storybook Maze – Found between Central Park and the library, this attraction is one of my favorites to visit when I want to unwind with the kinds. Brings be back to a simpler time.
Market Street Green – At the heart of market street is a newly designed park with splash pad, seating, tables & chairs, restaurants on each end, a Starbucks, and top-notch shopping/restaurants around the loop. It really is one of my favorite places to detox. P.S. This is where you can find the giant beautifully lit Christmas tree!
H-E-B – If you haven't yet experienced an H-E-B grocery store, Market Street houses a Central Market by H-E-B.
Hyatt Centric Hotel – The Woodlands does have a lot of hotels. The Hyatt is another one of my favorites. The convenient location and recent remodel makes it one of the most popular hotels in the area.
The Waterway in The Woodlands
Take a stroll – The Waterway is probably one of my favorite places to take a walk. Not only does it wind through through Town Center, but it connects all of the attractions along its path.
Waterway Square – This space can be simplified as a concrete park housing a mini concert stage, a splash pad, and the front steps of many restaurants, while being a little community hub.
Restaurants & Night Life – The Waterway District houses the best restaurants and night life. If you are craving pizza, Mexican, or something new, this spot is a go to.
The Koi Garden – Located on the south side, near the tall condo buildings that look like apartments (One Lakes Edge & Two Lakes Edge) is a public koi garden with walking path. It is a site to see.
Riva Row Boat House – Here you can rent kayaks, pedal swans, and paddle boards!
Waterfall – Where the waterway and lake meet at the Riva Row Boat House is a beautiful waterfall feature. Be sure to check it out!
Parks in The Woodlands
Northshore Park – Northshore Park is the only park with playground located on the lake, making it a absolute favorite. It is quite large in size and even hosts a Concert in the Park series (September – October) each year. Northshore also houses bbq pits, swings, play ground equipment, restrooms, volleyball courts, fishing, and more!
Timarron Park – Timarron Park, I am almost certain is the most popular quaint neighborhood/village park. It can be found tucked away in Creekside Park and boasts the largest splashpad in all of The Woodlands! There are basketball courts, BBQ pits, a parking lot, pavilions, picnic tables, restrooms, tennis courts, swings, and separate playing structures for young children and older children.
Town Green Park – Just had to add it to the list, even though it is listed above. 🙂
Rob Flemming Park – Found within Creekside Park (the newest village of The Woodlands), The Rob Flemming Park is one of the largest parks in The Woodlands. It houses The Recreation Center, countless parks, a dog park, the archery range, and the Texas TreeVentures (rope course attraction).
George Mitchell Preserve – This 1,800-acre preserve connects the adjacent forest, Spring Creek Greenway, with Creekside Park, The Woodlands. The nature trails are favorites for many local bikers and hikers.
Events in The Woodlands
The Township has a calendar of free events. Including the Rock the Dock concert series, the lighting of the doves, and so much more. I really recommend checking out their calendar of events for your visit.
Farmers Market in The Woodlands
The Woodland’s Farmer’s Market at Grogan's Mill – The Woodlands Farmer's Market at Grogan's Mill was established in 2008 as “The Grogan’s Mill Farmer’s Market,” a weekly community event sponsored by the Grogan's Mill Village Association. The Market is open Saturdays from 8 am – 12 pm at the Grogan's Mill Center. The market typically closes only one Saturday during the year, the Saturday between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Tamina Farmers Market – Founded in October 2016, this market has undoubtedly become a foodie's farmer's market! Located west of The Woodlands, you will find it just off of FM 1488 & FM 2978 in Magnolia, TX within the Westwood subdivision. This market boasts a large variety of high-quality farmer and artisan vendors that will keep you coming back each week.
Golf in The Woodlands
From disc golf to a serious round of PGA approved golf, The Woodlands area has plenty of options to fulfill all of your golf needs. Public golfing options are a bit limited, but…
The Woodlands Resort – The Oaks
Guests of The Woodlands Resort can make tee times when making room reservations, otherwise, tee times require a one-week advance reservation.
Art in The Woodlands
The Woodlands is home to one of the largest and most dynamic collections of public art in Texas, including more than 50 outdoor sculptures. The expansive collection of art benches in The Woodlands continues to grow. Since 2014, twenty art benches have been commissioned and installed in prime locations near The Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands. These benches are usable public art that increases awareness and appreciation of the arts. There are more than 21 mosaics in The Woodlands for public viewing. These mosaics have been created by renowned artists, most from the area, showcasing the world-class talent that can be found here.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
East Shore – If you are looking to walk, bike, or drive by some of the most beautiful homes in The Woodlands, East Shore is one of the most accessible spots to do just that. The architecture found in this enclave makes it a site to see. It is also the most popular place to call home, if wanting to live on the lake.
The Woodlands Mall – The Woodlands Mall is a fun shopping and dining destination. If you are new to Texas, be sure to drop by the Chick-fil-A. Just know it is closed on Sunday. 🙂
Creekside Park Village Center – Every village in The Woodlands has a village center. Creekside Park just so happens to house the most popular village center. It is similar to the one found in market street, with a handful of restaurants, a candy shop, ice cream shop, grass area with splash pad, and so much more. Across the street you will find an H-E-B and a brand new shopping center that houses a movie theater!
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion might just be the most popular attraction in The Woodlands. The Pavilion consistently ranks in the Top 10 Outdoor Amphitheaters in the World. In 2018, it ranked No. 4, based on the number of tickets sold throughout the year. The long list of past performers here includes Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Johnson, Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Chesney and Frank Sinatra. You can also catch performances by the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet here. Located on The Woodlands Waterway, walking distance from Market Street, Waterway Square, and Town Green Park.
The Woodlands Children's Museum – Let your kid’s imagination run wild at The Woodlands Children's Museum. This colorful wonderland has all the tools for the little ones to play, pretend and grow.
Play Street Museum – Your kids will have fun imagining and pretending in our town square or exploring the many interactive exhibits and kid's activities in their educational play space. Adults are welcome to join in on the adventure, or sit back and relax while their children discover a world that is just their size in our interactive children's museum.
The Woodlands Resort – Escape to a true oasis in the woods: The Woodlands Resort. The drive up the tree-lined path, through a championship golf course, to this resort on Lake Harrison sets the tone for a fun-filled, relaxing retreat. Spread across the resort grounds studded with lagoon-style pools, you'll find plenty of meeting space, multiple restaurants, bars, and a lazy river. The Woodlands Resort—your private paradise—is popular for destination conferences and retreats and makes for a great family vacations as well.
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