IRONMAN North American Championship
Just 30 minutes north of Houston, The Woodlands offers a picturesque escape filled with outdoor activities, beautiful forest trails, luxury accommodations, arts, and entertainment.
Start your visit with a splash when you venture out onto the water. The sunny climate and shady trees in The Woodlands make it a perfect place to rent a kayak, stand-up paddle board or pedal boat from either Riva Row Boathouse or Lakes Edge Boathouse. Enjoy the breeze and fun exercise, and explore The Woodlands from a different perspective.
At Market Street, stroll through a Main Street-styled shopping and dining destination, where relaxing music fills the air, eye-catching art abounds and a central park, with an open-grass area, pop fountain and live performance stage provide year-round entertainment. Nearby, The Woodlands Mall features more than 180 stores from the most popular names in retail.
The Woodlands also offers dining options to suit any occasion and budget. Dine al fresco, along The Woodlands Waterway®, enjoy cuisine from award-winning chefs at one of the area’s many fine dining spots, like TRIS where Chef Simmons combines worldly flavors with classic culinary techniques. Or go cozy with the traditional French provisions at Sweet Paris where the croissants are made fresh daily.
Discover a peaceful path through the tall pines when you explore over 150 miles of hike and bike trails or spend some time exploring the 1,700-acre George Mitchell Nature Preserve. Revel in the quiet, take in nature, and feel worlds away from home as you hike, bike or walk through the trees.
Ready to turn up the volume? The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's season kicks off in mid-April, with some of the biggest names in music performing through November. This unique outdoor amphitheater is consistently ranked one of the best of its kind, offering a live music experience that's sure to be a highlight of your visit.
The Woodlands also plays host to a variety of world-class events including the award-winning The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival and the IRONMAN North American Championship. Check out a full list of events in The Woodlands here.