Experience a Couples Getaway in The Woodlands
Nothing beats indulging in life’s finer things, unless you’re doing so with your significant other, of course. When you’re ready for your next romantic getaway, find your way to The Woodlands. Located just north of Houston, this picturesque destination has everything you need for a weekend with your amor. Relax in an upscale resort or hotel, treat yourself to world-class dining at an endless array of restaurants, overcome obstacles among the treetops, and take some time to reconnect.
Treat Yourself To A Dreamy Retreat
THE WOODLANDS RESORT
Start your days in The Woodlands embraced by luxury, as the city is home to numerous first-rate hotels ideal for cozy nights and leisurely mornings. To set the stage for a romantic getaway, book the Date Night Package at The Woodlands Resort. Make yourself at home in a room or a suite with either golf course or pool views and enjoy sparkling wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries, rose-petal turndown, and a $50 dining credit to one of the resort’s on-site restaurants. Outside of your room, play a round on the resort’s two first-rate golf courses, rent bikes and pedal along tree-shaded trails, take a tennis lesson, or relax in the year-round Forest Oasis pool complex.
HYATT CENTRIC THE WOODLANDS
Perfectly placed in the heart of Market Street, The Woodlands’ highly walkable upscale shopping and dining district, Hyatt Centric The Woodlands is a great option if you want to be near it all. Settle into your stylish room or suite and you’ll adore how eye-catching art seamlessly blends with bold colors and warm wood tones. High-end Italian-cotton matelassé coverlets and upscale bath products provide a sumptuous touch, while the on-site Market Street Kitchen and Market Street Bar serve up organic coffees, teas, microbrews, cocktails, and elevated bar fare.
EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON THE WOODLANDS
Overlooking Hughes Landing and Lake Woodlands, Embassy Suites by Hilton The Woodlands is just as ideal for couples as it is for business travelers. If you want to splurge, opt for the one king bed, two-room suite with a lake view and you can greet the sunrise with a cup of coffee from your very own private balcony. Ready to step out of your room? Savor a complimentary breakfast before working up a sweat in the fitness center or relaxing by the rooftop pool. As the sun sets, get dressed up and embark on a quiet stroll to one of Hughes Landings’ many restaurants, such as Escalante’s Fine Tex-Mex & Tequila and Del Frisco’s Grille.
Find Your Perfect Date Night Out
BACK TABLE KITCHEN + BAR
Tip back a glass of wine, dine on dishes crafted by some of this part of Texas’ finest chefs, and follow it up with a luscious dessert. If this sounds like the perfect evening with your partner, you’ll find a seemingly endless array of spectacular restaurants here in The Woodlands. Even if you aren’t staying at The Woodlands Resort, you should still reserve a table at Back Table Kitchen + Bar. Come in the early evening to watch the darkening sky through the large floor-to-ceiling windows as you relish entrees like braised beef short ribs and beer can chicken along with a glass of wine, beer on draft, or a tantalizing cocktail.
SORRISO MODERN ITALIAN KITCHEN
Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen is just the place to go if you’re craving the distinct flavors of Tuscany, Sicily, and throughout Italy. Split an order of veal meatballs or beef carpaccio to start as you sip a red or white from the masterfully curated wine selection. Then dine on black spaghetti, fusilli pesto, or pan-roasted salmon before treating yourself to a cannoli or tiramisu. Keep the night going after your meal by going upstairs to Como Social Club, where you can order a limoncello mule (the house specialty) and listen to live jazz or blues from within the chic bar or on the elevated outdoor patio.
Are you and yours craft beer enthusiasts? Indulge in something from the long list of ales and lagers at the energetic Local Pour, where you can watch the sunset from the back patio as you nosh on buffalo cauliflower, a sandwich or burger, or an entrée like chicken-fried ribeye or achiote quail.
OTHER LOCAL FAVES
Dance the Night Away
THE CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION
Enjoy a performance by your favorite artist at one of Texas’ premier concert venues. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, hosts big-name bands and performers like Houston’s own ZZ Top, John Mayer, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, and Chance the Rapper. Today, The Pavilion puts on as many as 65 events from March through December, including free orchestral performances. Whether you’re sitting under the large canopy or sprawled out on the lawn, The Pavilion is a fantastic place to see a show.
LOCAL BARS & PUBS
While The Pavilion excels at large-scale shows, The Woodlands’ music scene is ubiquitous. The Refuge Bar & Bistro, known for its flatbreads and cocktails, is a rustic live music space on Friday and Saturday nights, while the stage at Mahoney’s welcomes local performers. Wednesday through Sunday and you’ll catch a great show while relishing the Texan-Irish pub fare and a cocktail or a local brew.
The Goose’s Acre is another destination you should check out, and Central Park in Market Street frequently hosts performers as well. If you’re here in the spring and summer, head to Waterway Square for Waterway Nights, a free concert series that showcases area bands. Spring and fall are undoubtedly the seasons for music here, as Hughes Landing, Market Street, and Northshore Park each have their own concert series.
Explore the Outdoors
THE WOODLANDS WATERWAY
Sometimes, keeping things simple is the best way to spend time with your partner. You can do just that by going for a stroll along The Woodlands Waterway. Follow the wide concrete path on both sides of The Waterway and you’ll pass iconic spots like The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Waterway Square, as well as eye-catching mosaics and one of the largest collections of public art in Texas. Find your way to the Koi Garden to watch the fish swim among the lily pads. Get an early start and you may even see turtles and great blue herons perched on The Waterway’s concrete banks.
Meandering along The Waterway is a stellar way to check it out, but you can also explore by renting a swan boat, tandem (or a single) kayak, paddleboard, or a water bike and enjoy direct access to beautiful Lake Woodlands and The Woodlands Waterway. Or ride the air-conditioned trolley that offers an easy way to get to Hughes Landing and Market Street. Full of hidden treasures and native wildlife, The Woodlands Waterway is the kind of place you’ll want to take your time to explore.
If both of you are adventurous, you’re in the right place. To chase that feeling of conquering obstacles together, Texas TreeVentures’ aerial adventure course offers a date like no other. Ascend to the tops of lush pine trees as you climb ropes, cross hanging platforms, and even pull yourself from one platform to the next in a kayak.
GEORGE MITCHELL NATURE PRESERVE
Tie on your hiking shoes and retreat to the George Mitchell Nature Preserve. Located just a few miles away from The Woodlands Waterway, the nature preserve feels like its own world. Explore five miles of trails within a dense pine forest that’s home to a multitude of native and migrating birds and other wildlife. Of course, The Woodlands has more than 220 miles of hiking and bike trails as well as 150 parks, so there are plenty of other ways you can enjoy nature here.
World-class dining, thriving arts and live music scenes, easy access to first-rate outdoor adventures, and amazing hotels. The Woodlands has all the ingredients you need for your next romantic getaway.