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Texas is filled with amazing outdoor adventures. But, nowhere is the great outdoors more accessible than in The Woodlands, where the line between world-class shopping, top-name performances, and inspired dining blurs with lush green spaces and glistening waterways. There’s no need to burn precious vacation time commuting out of town to find your next adventure. See all The Woodlands has to offer you and your family this summer.

The Sounds of the Summer

Has it been a while since you felt the thrill of a live concert? It’s time to check The Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavillion event calendar! With concerts covering all genres and eras of music, it’s no wonder The Pavillion has been named one of the “Top 10 Outdoor Amphitheaters in the World,” according to Pollstar magazine. Whatever your taste in music, there’s a perfect concert waiting for you in The Woodlands.

Looking for a more intimate venue? Add Rock The Row or Waterway Nights to your itinerary! Local and regional bands play a variety of favorites on scenic Lake Woodlands at Hughes Landing on Thursday evenings during Rock The Row. Find family-friendly performers during Waterway Nights, a local favorite outdoor concert series on the iconic Waterway Square. Don’t forget to stop by Restaurant Row to enjoy Happy Hour specials or order meal to-go from The Woodlands’ 100+ local restaurants to picnic and dance the evening away.

Find Your Adventure

Adventure is never far away in The Woodlands, and you have countless options to choose from to determine what adventure means to you. It can be as laid back as hopping into a swan-shaped pedal boat for a laughter-filled photo-op, or a quiet morning run along nature-lined paths. You can paddleboard or kayak past restaurants, deciding which of The Woodlands’ chef-driven restaurants you’d like to try next, or escape further into nature further south and see the Loch Ness Monster art installation.

After your time on the water, visit Grandma’s Purse in Waterway Square. Send the kids on a scavenger hunt to find the “lost contents” of the almost lifelike sculpture while hopping through the attached splash pad. To spend a full day in the water, dive into the oasis at The Woodlands Resort. Float along the lazy river or splash around in the pool surrounded by nature’s beauty while laughing and enjoying each other’s company.

Make Your Stay In The Woodlands A Family Affair

Family vacations stick in a child’s memory for the rest of their life. Whether you’re running around with little ones or planning a get-together with the whole now-grown group, there are many things to do in The Woodlands that are fun for all ages. Conquer Texas TreeVentures, an aerial outdoor adventure course, or spend the day hiking the tree-lined trails at the George Mitchell Nature Preserve.

Looking for indoor fun? Stop into The Woodlands Children’s Museum or Play Street Museum to ignite your child’s imagination, as well as your own, by the many interactive activities. Head to Little Beakers Science Lab for Kids for exciting science experiments designed for growing minds. Families looking for an adrenaline rush can soar to new heights at iFLY Indoor Skydiving near The Woodlands.

Explore The Woodlands

As the days grow longer, there’s no better time than summer to discover The Woodlands. You may know this destination for its world-class shopping and dining options, but it’s what’s in between all of those places that set it apart from other cities around Texas. Art, family fun, and nature’s beauty are woven through every part of The Woodlands.


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