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Where to Go in The Woodlands, TX

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Go to Alden BridgeThere are some amazing options when it comes to finding places to go in The Woodlands. Trying to decide where to eat? Whether you are looking for a great pizza restaurant or a wonderful steakhouse, there are more than 250 restaurants located throughout The Woodlands.
The Woodlands is centrally located less than 80 miles from Galveston on the Gulf Coast and within minutes of the Sam Houston National Forest making it easy to enjoy the more than 250 days a year that are warm and sunshiny. And what better way to do that than by packing the picnic basket and heading out to one of the more than 210 parks in The Woodlands. Take Fido out to one of the five dog parks and let him or her romp around and make some new canine friends. Kids and adults alike can splash away the summer heat in one of the 13 pools, three splash pads or spraygrounds, & Water Parks in The Woodlands. Or maybe a more leisurely stroll or great place for a run is what you’re looking for; walk, jog, or even bike along the various pathways in The Woodlands as well as the ‘River Walk’ while taking in the music and lights along The Waterway.
The Woodlands is also home to a wealth of golf courses, providing a number of options to golfers both professional and amateur. Adjacent to The Waterway are a number of shopping options for the avid window browser, but The Woodlands is home to a diverse assortment of shopping centers and central village marketplaces throughout the area. The villages and public areas in The Woodlands are connected by 48" wide sidewalks suitable for walking, jogging, biking, skateboarding, everyday strolls as well as providing a safe way to travel in an environmentally friendly manner.

Shopping in The Woodlands

The Woodlands Town Center features what could best be described as a 'Shoppers Delight'. Town Center offers The Woodlands Mall, Market Street, and other well known retail outlets all within close proximity. Residents of the various villages enjoy the close proximity of local grocers within their respective villages - HEB, Kroger and Randalls all have at least one presence in the Woodlands' Village shopping centers along with restaurants, national pharmacy locations, gas stations and more. Those who are inclined to do so, can venture to the village centers via the miles of connecting pathways within the community. No matter what you want to do today; this is the place to find where to go in The Woodlands.

Restaurants in The Woodlands

Scattered among the village retail centers including Town Center and neighboring communities such as Shenandoah, Spring, and Oak Ridge North, are several Restaurants including Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe, Jasper's, and cold, Sweet Treats like (Fro-Yo), & Cold Stone Creamery, Red Lobster, Morton's Grill, Spring Creek Barbeque, Beningans, 5 Rico's Mexican locations, Pallotta's Italian Grill, Perry's Steak House, Panera Bread and of course the usual assortment of drive-thru burger and taco fast food options. TWE has an extensive directory of Woodlands Restaurants sorted by various categories including cuisine type, village center location and more. We also offer our own collection of area restaurant reviews.

Market Street The Woodlands

The Woodlands public Parks range in size from small neighborhood parks or tot lots, to larger parks complete with gazebos, fishing, BMX style tracks and skateboard parks. There are also fourteen public pools, and Splashpads & Spraygrounds at parks throughout The Woodlands.

The Woodlands Children's MuseumThere are two Cinemark Movie Theaters in The Woodlands; both located near the Mall; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 on Lake Robbins Drive at Waterway Avenue and Cinemark at Market Street. Both Theaters offer stadium style seating with plush high back reclining chairs, and between them more than 20 screens offering a range of entertainment from first-run blockbusters to limited-release indie films. Tinseltown 17 has two extra-wide screens and offers 3D and XD/HD movie selections while the Market Street Theater offers Cinéart selections along with first run movies.


The Woodlands Waterway - Built in a similar fashion to the San Antonio River-walk, The Woodlands Waterway is bound on either side by shops and restaurants. Take a relaxing stroll or a guided tour on the Waterway Cruiser and enjoy the amazing scenery and colored lights of the Fountain at Waterway Square. Walking along the Waterway you might see ducks, egrets, turtles and of course wild fish, not to mention koi in the Koi Pond. You can also get a 360-degree view of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion from multiple access points as well other hotels and restaurants along The Waterway. During cooler weather, you might enjoy renting a Kayak and rowing out to Lake Woodlands for an hour or two. Riva Rowe Boathouse, located at the dam between the upper and lower waterway offers kayaks and stand up paddle boards (also known as SUP) rentals by the hour.

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