Explore the Many Things to Do in The Woodlands
From superb shopping to delicious dining to exhilarating outdoor activities, there exists a wealth of things to do in The Woodlands. Situated in the heart of The Woodlands, a short drive away from downtown Houston, The Westin at The Woodlands places travelers near an exciting array of activities and attractions. Explore our top choices, below, and begin planning a weekend getaway to The Woodlands today.
Situated in the heart of The Woodlands and home to The Westin at The Woodlands, Waterway Square offers travelers plenty of things to do, including upscale shopping and fine dining. A focal point of the district is a central plaza with band shell framed by a choreographed, night-lit display of dancing columns of water, cascading waterfalls and “boomer” jets shooting water more than five stories high.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Located steps away from The Westin at The Woodlands and ranked as one of the best outdoor amphitheaters in the world, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion features performing arts events and some of the region's most sought-after concerts.
Town Green Park
Arguably the “Central Park” of The Woodlands, Town Green Park is located on the banks of The Woodlands Waterway, in close proximity to our hotel. The four-acre gathering space offers visitors an assortment of things do, including a children’s literary labyrinth with life-size Aesop’s Fables, a children’s amphitheater and entertainment stage area with natural seating. Spend a weekend afternoon relaxing or picnicking on the great lawn or enjoy special events year-round, including the Lighting of the Doves at Christmas to the Red and the Hot and Blue Festival on July 4.
Riva Row Boat House
Experience The Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands via kayak or paddle board. The Riva Row Boat House is situated at the juncture of the upper and lower levels of The Woodlands Waterway, near Town Green Park. Single and tandem kayaks, paddle boards, lifejackets and paddles are available for rent, and lockers are also offered.
Hiking and Biking
There are more than 160 miles of pathways and trails lining The Woodlands Waterway and linking the villages within The Woodlands. Connecting neighborhoods, parks and shopping centers, they also provide an ideal opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. The George Mitchell Nature Preserve is part of the Montgomery County Spring Creek Greenway and covers nearly 1,700 acres with amenities including a two-mile main hiking trail loop, three miles of bike trails and lake paths.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum
Ideal for children seven years of age and younger, the museum offers opportunities to explore and discover exhibits especially designed for them. Creative and imaginative play experiences are available alongside daily interactive activities. Admission is complimentary.
Just blocks from the hotel and reminiscent of a classic town square with a central green space, Market Street features an annual roster of complimentary entertainment and activities and is home to an impressive collection of boutiques, restaurants and service providers including Tiffany & Co., Orvis, Lululemon Athletica, Kate Spade New York, Johnny Was, Allen Edmonds, Brooks Brothers, Vineyard Vines, Trina Turk, Lucky Brand, The Boardroom Salon for Men, European Wax Center, Lens Crafters, Uni Sushi, Cinemark movie theater and Vogue Cleaners.
The Woodlands Mall
Showcasing elevated department stores like Nordstrom and Macy's, as well as an array of upscale shops like Michael Kors, Apple, Coach and Sephora, the two-story, enclosed Woodlands Mall is situated a short walk away from our hotel. An outdoor plaza offers waterfront dining options including P.F. Chang's China Bistro and The Cheesecake Factory.