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5 Places to Visit in The Woodlands

This is a partnered post with Ozarka. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. These 5 places to visit in The Woodlands are perfect for families.

I’ve lived in Texas my entire life and I honestly cannot imagine living anywhere else. The summer heat is usually unbearable, the bugs can be bigger than my hand, but I love everything about this great state!

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It’s where I was born and where my children were born. It’s where I got married, where I purchased my first home, where my heart lives. Everything that I hold near and dear is here.

Texas really has it all. From the beaches and deserts, to the mountains and prairies, Texas offers a lot to love.

If you plan on visiting the Houston area, here are 5 places to visit in The Woodlands, Texas, a small community on the north side of Houston.

The Woodlands is about 30-minutes north of Houston and offers so much for families. From the ice rink in the winter, to the free splash pads around town, there really is something for everyone. If you’re making a trip to the area, these are 5 places to visit in The Woodlands.

If you plan on visiting the Houston area, here are 5 places to visit in The Woodlands, Texas, a small community on the north side of Houston.

5 Places to Visit in The Woodlands

Waterway Square: This one-acre public plaza with unique water features and green spaces serves as the centerpiece of The Woodlands. Here you can experience the excitement of earth, wind and water in a synchronized choreography of motion and sound! The water displays provide the perfect backdrop for pictures. Surrounded by many dining establishments and a splash pad, it’s the perfect spot for families.

If you plan on visiting the Houston area, here are 5 places to visit in The Woodlands, Texas, a small community on the north side of Houston.

Hiking Trails – Much like it’s name suggests, The Woodlands is known for its tall trees and lush landscaping. That’s part of its charm. There are over 200 miles of hiking and biking trails that meander through the southern, wooden oasis. Whether you want to walk, run, or ride your bike, there’s a trail for you. In fact, if you visit Waterway Square, there’s a trail that you can walk right next to the water.

If you plan on visiting the Houston area, here are 5 places to visit in The Woodlands, Texas, a small community on the north side of Houston.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Surrounded by the beauty of The Woodlands and its lush forest, this outdoor amphitheater provides visitors with an array of performing arts events, educational outreach programs and contemporary entertainment.

If you plan on visiting the Houston area, here are 5 places to visit in The Woodlands, Texas, a small community on the north side of Houston.

Market Street – Upscale home and fashion boutiques line the streets of Market Street. This unique outdoor shopping and dining experience features shops like Michael Kors, Tiffany & Co., and Kendra Scott with an array of dining options including Jaspers and Tommy Bahama. The square also offers a splash pad and grassy area where kids can run and play.

If you plan on visiting the Houston area, here are 5 places to visit in The Woodlands, Texas, a small community on the north side of Houston.

The Woodlands Mall – A mall, really? YES! The Woodlands Mall has it all. It’s not just a mall. Offering over a million square feet and more than 400 shops, entertainment venues and restaurants, this mall features fashion retailers and popular home furnishing stores, in addition to a variety of restaurants. It’s a perfect escape from the heat and offers the opportunity to eat, shop, and play!

If you plan on visiting the Houston area, here are 5 places to visit in The Woodlands, Texas, a small community on the north side of Houston.

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If you plan on visiting the Houston area, here are 5 places to visit in The Woodlands, Texas, a small community on the north side of Houston.

Have you ever been to The Woodlands? What’s your favorite thing to do in the area?


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18 thoughts on “5 Places to Visit in The Woodlands”

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I have never been to Texas before – ok, I was, but just for a layover so that doesn’t count. I would LOVE to visit the woodlands someday ?

  2. Pam W says:

    I haven’t been to Texas in a while! The Woodlands Mall sounds like a fun place to go if you are in the area.

  3. Lindsey says:

    the market area looks fun. I love those townhome shaped shops with plenty of window shopping.

  4. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    The Woodlands is one of those places that my family could spend all day exploring. I love outdoor/indoor areas like this.

  5. Kayla says:

    I’ve never been to Texas before but it’s one of the states I would love to check out one day just to say I’ve been. Plus I don’t know if I’d like living there or not until I check it out and see if I can deal with that unbearable heat you mentioned. It really sounds like there’s quite a bit to do and see though!

  6. Brandy says:

    It looks really beautiful here! I would love to check out the hiking trails!

  7. Lisa Joy Thompson says:

    I’ve heard a lot of great things about The Woodlands, but I’ve never visited! I’ll have to plan on visiting on my next trip to Texas!

  8. Liz Mays says:

    These sound like wonderful places to visit. I’d definitely want to check out some of the trails.

  9. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    I have never been to Texas, but my sister lived there for many years. She really enjoyed it. I will have to ask if she ever visited the Woodlands.

  10. rachel ferrucci says:

    I’ve never been to Texas but would love to. The Woodlands looks like a place we would really enjoy!

  11. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    These are all great places to check out. I would love to start with The Woodlands Mall.

  12. Melisasource says:

    I have been to Texas a few times but I’ve never had extended stays where I could explore. I definitely would like to visit the woodlands.

  13. Monica says:

    Beautiful photos! I’ve never been and would love to take my city kids to experience a place like this. The trails sound incredible.

  14. mary says:

    I’ve only been to Austin, Texas. The Woodlands looks like a nice place to take the family! I’d be exploring the trails

  15. Katherine G says:

    I would love to visit Texas one day. It looks like it has so much to offer. I definitely would check out this area.

  16. nathalie porbes says:

    That is one beautiful place. I’d love to go there someday.

  17. Nicole Escat says:

    Wow, there are so many wonderful places int the world. Thanks for bringing Woodlands to us.

  18. Karla says:

    As a different person who lived in a humid country, I think Texas is perfect and that includes the weather turning into one of the Pros instead of a Con for me. I would really like to visit Woodlands, I’ve only been to the major cities and not to places like this.

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