What We Love About The Woodlands

Our love for The Woodlands community is at the heart of everything we do. From hosting Farmers Markets to building even more access points to quality care, we are steadfast in our commitment to keeping The Woodlands community healthy. Join us and share your love for the things that make our community home using #WeHeartTheWoodlands.

The Woodlands Mall

This two story enclosed mall is the perfect place for a little retail therapy. Bring the family so the kids can get the latest back-to-school looks while you get the latest gadgets. If you get hungry, you’re in luck! There are numerous food options, from pretzels and coffee to steak and wine and everything in between!

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281-363-3409

Rob Fleming Aquatic Center

Not only is this attraction great for kids, it’s also fun for adults. This attraction is a reasonably-priced mini water park perfect for the whole family. There is a kids play area and tube slide, as well as a lazy river great for just floating around. The prices per person range from $8 to $10, which is a bargain considering all the fun you’ll be having. Season passes are also available but are definitely a better value for residents of The Woodlands Township. Don’t forget the towels and sunscreen for this attraction!

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281-210-3950

George Mitchell Nature Preserve

While this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, hiking through this nature preserve left mostly undisturbed by people (with the exception of the trails) is quite literally a walk in the park. The serene scenery is sure to charm any visitor and the shady canopy will keep you cool. It is crazy to think it’s less than ten miles from the inner city of The Woodlands. The parking is limited, so try to get there earlier in the day.

Portofino Shopping Center

This outdoor shopping venue offers a classic Venetian style with lovely Roman fountains and 10-foot waterfalls—a great shopping hot spot for the whole family.

Sterling Ridge Shopping Center

Whether you need a haircut for yourself, a spa day for your pet, or subs for the whole family, Sterling Ridge is a go-to for your shopping needs.

Market Street

The open-air urban shopping center is great for friends and family alike, with on-site dining and even a hotel for the occasional staycation.

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281-419-4774

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Buy lawn tickets ahead of time for the whole bunch, bring a blanket or some chairs, and enjoy the show! The casual atmosphere is perfect to add interest to an otherwise monotonous weekend. If you’re going to see one of the more popular acts, be sure to get there early so you have time to park and snag a great spot on the lawn.

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281-364-3010

The Woodlands Children's Museum

Spend a day learning and exploring with the entire family. This museum is definitely ideal for toddlers to preteens and will be a whole lot of fun for younger children. The activities may include dancing to Tom’s Fun Band, meeting small creatures during Critter Time, or learning fun new science facts.

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281-465-0955

Riva Row Boat House

Take the family kayaking on Lake Woodlands. Prices range from $10 to $20 per person for the first hour and $5 for every additional hour. An hour may not seem like much, but after an hour full of paddling yourself around, it’s likely you’ll be ready to chill out and grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant.

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(281) 210-3965

Wet'n' Wild Splashtown

With three new attractions including Wet‘n’Wild Jr. (an expansive play area) for the kids, you’re sure to have a fun time slipping and sliding on a sunny Texas day.

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The Woodlands Hike and Bike Trail

These beautiful pathways stretch for more than 160 miles around The Woodlands area, allowing community members ample room to get out of the house and get their blood pumping. You can run, bike, blade or skate these extensive trails.

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Farmers Market at CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands

This Farmers Market features local vendors and happens most Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., perfect for you to stop by on your lunch break.

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Town Green Park

Near the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Town Green Park has a lawn area for a number of outdoor activities, as well as a children’s garden complete with a natural labyrinth of 3-foot-high hedges. The entrance is also rather scenic as is the sculpture garden.

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281-210-3900

WG Jones State Forest

Not only are there a number of trails to hike, there are also picnic, fishing, and bird viewing areas. Go for a horseback ride and check out their famous champion sweetleaf tree.

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936-273-2261

Lake Conroe

The spacious lake is great for going out on a boat, participating in your favorite watersport (kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, etc). You can also grab some bait and take the family fishing.

The Woodlands Farmer's Market At Gorgan's Mill

Why spend a Saturday morning in bed when you could be out supporting local businesses? The attractions could include a food truck, a balloon artist, and fresh Texas produce, maybe even some handmade soap. You’ll want to get there bright and early to get the best picks. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday mornings.

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713-419-3388

Golf at The Woodlands Country Club

Join The Woodlands Country Club to gain access to three scenic private golf courses. There are also resources available to improve your game.

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281-863-1400

Panther Trail Golf Course

Woodlands-Area members can enjoy the gorgeous Bermuda fairways, sparkling waters, and tall woods of this expansive golf course. Surrounded by Texas wildflowers, the scenic course is sure to make your outing a hole in one.

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281-882-3000

Dog Parks

The Woodlands is home to many dog parks to let your playful pooch explore. Visit Bear Branch Dog Park, Cattail Park, or Tamarac Park to let your dog off its leash in a fenced-in area, complete with watering holes and separate sections for small and large dogs.

Republic Grille

Known for their chicken fried chicken, this casual southern-style restaurant is ideal for the whole family. This is the perfect location for a nice meal in a family-friendly environment. Check out their extensive list of delicious salads with homemade dressings.

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Hubble & Hudson

Hubbell & Hudson offers three different dining experiences: Bistro, Cureight, and Kitchen. The seasonal menu is sure to wow your taste buds and provide an exciting twist to any meal!

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RC's NYC Pizza and Pasta

Experience a slice of New England with the best New York style pizza The Woodlands has to offer. Their award-winning pizzas will have you coming back for more. Opt for their whole wheat crust to add some whole grain to your plate.

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The Refuge

This bar and bistro offers an antique ambiance with dark mahogany elements and ornate details. Kick back after a long day’s work at this hideaway in The Woodlands. Order one of their flatbreads to cut down on the carbs with a thinner crust.

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Leuvre Bakery & Patisserie

Experience traditional French cuisine and goodies made with fresh ingredients. The food is prepared with organic flours and produce fresh from the farm—be sure to check out their seasonal fruit bowls!

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Fielding's Wood Grill and Fielding's Local Kitchen & Bar

Find all-natural meats and sustainable seafood at Fielding’s Wood Grill or an array of sandwiches, pastas, salads, and pizzas at Fielding’s Local Kitchen + Bar. Both use local ingredients and are housed in energy-efficient environments made with many repurposed materials.

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Cypress

Right down the road you can find even more shopping, entertainment, and family-friendly activities. We recommend exploring:

  • Pearl Fincher MFA
  • Barbara Bush Library
  • Houston Premium Outlets
  • Boardwalk on Towne Lake

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

Splurge on a luxury room at this resort and relax at the spa or spend a day playing golf. Award-winning dining options, nature trails, tennis courts, and even a lazy river are ready to give you a staycation that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.

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Wine and Food Week

This week is a collection of smaller events that occur over the span of a week in early June and celebrates culinary virtuosos and wine connoisseurs. The individual events cost anywhere from $20 to $135.

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Annual Children's Festival

This annual event takes place in mid-November at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and costs $8 per person ahead of time or $10 at the gate. There are fun activity zones as well as performers, both local and well-known.

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The Woodlands BBQ Festival

This event happens in late September with tickets ranging from $60 to $120, depending on the type of admission you’d like and the number of tickets you are purchasing. Come out to try the delicious meats that all of the different barbeque joints have to offer!

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The Woodlands Taste of The Town

This annual event, hosted by The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce in late January, is $15 per child and $25 per adult, although there are group discounts available. Attendees are in for a taste of local restaurants and businesses in the food industry; there is something for everyone. At the 2016 Taste of the Town, CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital won Best Dessert for our Black Bean Budino!

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Home and Garden Show

This event in mid-August features quality goods and companies that provide reliable services for home and garden renovations. Bring your renovation plans and cash for the cash-only ticket purchase– $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, and free for children 12 and under.

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Red, Hot and Blue Festival

This festival and fireworks extravaganza takes place at Town Green Park and The Woodlands Waterway on July 4th. With entertainment on multiple stages, vendors present, children’s activities, and food (of course!), there’s something for everyone.

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