The Woodlands is open, and we are ready to safely welcome back visitors! Things may look a little different, but know that you can travel confidently because The Woodlands is committed to protecting your health while ensuring you have a safe, memorable vacation. To help you safely explore our beautiful destination, we've compiled a list of our recommendations in our Safe Travel Guide below.
EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS
The Woodlands is an ideal location for travel when social distancing is in mind. Here, you can indulge in natural beauty with expansive views of The Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands that are best enjoyed from a kayak or paddleboard. Both Riva Row Boat House and Lakes Edge Boat House offer a variety of rentals for water recreation with accommodations for solo travelers, couples and families. Swan Boats seat up to four passengers and are a fun way for travelers to explore The Woodlands Waterway while offering views of public art.
The Woodlands has over 220-miles of pathways to explore and this is a great way to see the woods and waterways. Texas TreeVentures is an outdoor aerial adventure course set amongst one of the more forested areas of The Woodlands. This unique course provides mentally and physically challenging obstacles for guests to overcome in a safe and exciting environment.
ENJOY PUBLIC ART
The Woodlands has dozens of public art pieces, including more than 50 outdoor sculptures and 24 art benches. This growing outdoor art collection is known as one of the largest public art collections per capita in the United States! We're also home to the annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival which is held outdoors along The Woodlands Waterway each spring and features over 150 juried artists from across the country.
EXPERIENCE LIVE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
Enjoy a night of live music under the starts at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, starting in June. Consistently ranked as one of the “Top 10 Outdoor Amphitheaters in the World,” according to Pollstar magazine, past performers include Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Taylor Swift and OneRepublic. You can also enjoy performances from the Houston Symphony and the Houston Ballet at The Pavilion.
More outdoor concerts and live music occur throughout The Woodlands, year-round. Waterway Nights, Concerts in the Park and Rock the Row are all highly popular to visitors and residents alike. These smaller concerts series are free to the public and feature local and regional talent. Plenty of space to spread out with shopping and dining areas nearby make them a safe, family-friendly choice.
INDULGE IN PATIO DINING
Waterfront views and patio dining options are plentiful in The Woodlands. Popular spots include Restaurant Row at Hughes Landing and Waterway Square, with both offering live music, happy hours you can't resist and nearby accommodations. Market Street is another great option that also features luxury shopping in an outdoor main-street style atmosphere. View our full list of restaurants that offer outdoor seating.
Insider Tip: Many restaurants are dog-friendly and will provide a water bowl or special menu for your four-legged friend!
REST EASY AT OUR HOTELS
Each of the 14 hotel properties in The Woodlands has implemented enhanced safety and cleaning procedures to help keep visitors safe. As you plan your trip, you can visit each property's page to see how they are safely welcoming guests.
Insider Tip: To save on your hotel stay, utilize the booking feature on our website! By selecting your preferred travel dates, our site will provide you with the best rates at each hotel.
HOW TO STAY SAFE WHILE TRAVELING
To help keep yourself and others safe, we encourage you to follow CDC Guidelines, including practicing social distancing and washing your hands often. Please note that businesses may require face masks or have capacity limits. We appreciate your support as we all work to keep you and our community safe while traveling. For more information on what The Woodlands is doing to keep travelers safe, we invite you to review our Woodlands Cares Stay Safe Pledge as well as our COVID resource page.
Whether you're traveling by air, planning a Texas road trip, or you're a local enjoying a staycation, we're here and ready to welcome you back whenever you're ready.