Most urban areas in Texas are full of concrete and high rises. But The Woodlands, 30 minutes north of Houston, is a land apart from others. You may not have even realized that you’ve driven through it – because The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center was built among 28,000 acres of forest preserve.
Built several decades ago as a hub for big business conferences, The Woodlands Resort is now fun for the whole family thanks to the Forest Oasis Waterscape and lazy river. The resort is nicely spread out to accommodate 18 holes of golf, a tennis center, and dining options – such as Robard’s, where you can get a delicious prime steak with a bold cabernet and finish off with a slice of peanut butter pie.
The Woodlands boasts 194 miles of hike-and-bike trails and the 1,700 acre George Mitchell Nature Preserve.
Southern Living Magazine named The Woodlands “One of America’s Best Shopping Destinations” because of The Woodlands Mall and the burgeoning outdoor Market Street shopping area along waterway.
Market Street is full of dining options like CRÚ wine bar, Jaspers, Potbelly’s and Tommy Bahama Cafe – where you can order appetizers like chicken lollipops or macadamia-crusted goat cheese. At Market Street. you can shop, eat and catch a movie.
After your Woodlands experience, you can drive over to Katy’s brand new waterpark, Typhoon Texas, where you can make plenty of waves whether you choose to splash off the slides (like the Texas Twister) or a more peaceful option of sunning on your tube in the lazy river.