The Woodlands, there's fantastic getaway just north of Houston. You'll find more than 5 million square feet of terrific shopping, award-winning restaurants, fabulous hotels, entertainment, golf, and more. It's all in the Woodlands, with something for everyone amid 28,000 acres of serene forest.


The Woodlands is also a great place to get back to nature. It has more than 180 miles of hike-and-bike trails, the 1,700 acre Mitchell Nature Preserve and the Riva Row Boat House, where you can rent kayaks. To get around The Woodlands, climb aboard The Woodlands Trolleys, a free service with stops throughout Town Center. Or enjoy air-conditioned water taxi along The Woodlands Waterway.


In November, The Woodlands hosts some of the region's outstanding holiday celebrations: Lighting of the Doves, International Winter on the Waterway festival and the region's largest ice rink.