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The Woodlands

Located just 30 minutes north of Houston, Texas and minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands is the destination for leisure guests, individual business travelers and groups of all sizes. Visitors to The Woodlands and residents of the community enjoy more than eleven million square feet of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment options, more than 200 miles of hike-and-bike trails, 135 parks, the 1,700-acre George Mitchell Nature Preserve, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, kayaking on Lake Woodlands and taking a cruise on The Woodlands Waterway.  In fact, The Woodlands was recently ranked number 1 among the Best Cities to Live in America by Paper City Magazine. The Woodlands also features world-class sporting events including the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas, Insperity Golf Championship and the Nike South Invitational. The Woodlands also is home to more than 2,200 guestrooms in upscale and boutique properties, select service, limited service, conference and convention centers and a resort. Learn more by visiting

5 Tips to Enjoy The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is known nationally as one of the top arts festivals in the country. And for good reason! The festival includes artwork from over 200 juried artists from across North America, even featuring artists from Israel and Canada. Join us in The Woodlands April 4-5, 2020 for this highly anticipated two-day event. The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is more than art, it’s music, performing arts and a great all-around experience. Stay Nearby Being that the…

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Stay Merry in The Woodlands This Winter

Make the holiday season extra special with a stay at The Woodlands Resort! Guests can enjoy holiday-themed games and other entertainment like ornament making, holiday story time, and cookie decorating. Be sure and check out all the fun events for guests. To fit with the season, you can have your little ones tucked in by one of Santa’s elves along with a bedtime story, milk and cookies. This will surely leave your little ones with dreams of sugar plums dancing in their heads! The Woodlands…

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Ultimate Drink Flights to Order in The Woodlands

The Kitchen Why choose one drink when you can order a whole flight? Opt for a variety of flavors at these Woodlands restaurants! The Kitchen Nothing pairs better with brunch than a mimosa, and The Kitchen has the mimosa game on lock with their Prickly Pear Basil, Mango Lime and Pomegranate Candied Ginger Mimosas. Fielding’s Wood Grill Fielding’s Wood Grill is known for their flights, offering everything from boozy coffee flights to craft beer and mimosa flights. But their signature Bloody Mary…

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Explore The Treetops in The Woodlands

Explore nature and see views of The Woodlands area like never before. The outdoor climbing adventure park called Texas TreeVentures is now open! Operated by The Woodlands Township, the three-level aerial course is located on the campus of The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park at 6464 Creekside Forest Drive. From way up high, you will be able to see some of the coolest views The Woodlands area has to offer. “ The course is directly adjacent to the expansive 1,800 acres of the George Mitchell…

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The Woodlands Holiday Event Guide

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you deserve a getaway to The Woodlands. Experience a masterfully planned winter wonderland featuring ice skating, photos with Santa, and more. Still looking for a last-minute gift? The Woodlands is home to over 70 boutique shops at Market Street as well as iconic retailers inside The Woodlands Mall. Read on for a list of this community’s top holiday events. Photos with Santa | Through December 24, 2017 This holiday season, snap a memorable photo while your…

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The History Behind The Trees: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Founded in 1974, The Woodlands was created to give residents and those visiting an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The tall, lush forests that run throughout The Woodlands create just that, a relaxing experience. From the outside, it may seem like that’s all The Woodlands consists of: trees and more trees. Considering the master-planned community is fairly young, it can be easy to underestimate the development, amenities and even the history lying beyond the trees. The Cynthia…

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