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Where To Go - The Woodlands Texas
Where to Go in The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands is centrally located less than 80 miles from Galveston on the Gulf Coast and within minutes of the Sam Houston National Forest making it easy to enjoy the more than 250 days a year that are warm and sunshiny. And what better way to do that than by packing the picnic basket and heading out to one of the more than 210 parks in The Woodlands. Take Fido out to one of the five dog parks and let him or her romp around and make some new canine friends.
The Woodlands Waterway
The Woodlands Waterway - Built in a similar fashion to the San Antonio River-walk, The Woodlands Waterway is bound on either side by shops and restaurants. Walking along the Waterway you might see ducks, egrets, turtles and of course wild fish, not to mention Japanese Koi in the Waterway Meditation Garden. The Woodlands Waterway provides pedestrian access to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, hotels and restaurants along The Waterway. During cooler weather, you might enjoy renting a Kayak, or a swan boat for some water-based exercise. Riva Rowe Boathouse, located at the dam between the upper and lower waterway offers Swan Boat, kayaks and stand up paddle boards (also known as SUP) rentals by the hour.
There are two Cinemark Movie Theaters in The Woodlands; both located near the Mall; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 on Lake Robbins Drive at Waterway Avenue and Cinemark at Market Street. Recently added movie theaters like Xscape Theater on FM 1488, the Movie House at Creekside Park, Star Cinema Grill ins Springwoods Village, and AMC Theater in Shenandoah are raising the bar when it comes to interior design, seating, and audio quality. The Woodlands Movie Theaters now offer more luxurious seating and amenities designed to appeal to your cinematic senses and appetite.
Scattered among the village retail centers including Town Center and neighboring communities such as Shenandoah, Spring, and Oak Ridge North, are several Restaurants including Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe, Jasper's, and cold, Sweet Treats like (Fro-Yo), & Cold Stone Creamery, Red Lobster, Morton's Grill, Spring Creek Barbeque, Rico's Mexican Grill, Pallotta's Italian Grill, Perry's Steak House, Panera Bread and of course the usual assortment of drive-thru burger and taco fast food options. TWG has an extensive directory of Restaurants in The Woodlands sorted by various categories including cuisine type, village center location and more.
There are more than 200 public parks among the Villages in The Woodlands. The parks range in size from the smaller simple amenity parks with a pond, to the larger Village parks with pavilions, sports fields, play-sets, and more. You'll find a variety of public parks in every village.
From any of the several local Bars to Township Music Events, to The Woodlands Pavilion, you can frequently find a live music presentation in The Woodlands. The Woodlands Township's Live Music events are held at several locations in different villages across the community.
The Woodlands plays host to several festivals throughout the year. Town Green Park in Town Center is a frequent festival location, along with Northshore park, and Hughes Landing.
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Truly the heart of The Woodlands, Town Center encompasses the vast majority of dining, retail and entertainment complexes, well-placed commercial office space and beautiful, walk able landscapes.The Woodlands Town Center Town Center is the 1,000-acre 'downtown' of The Woodlands and a regional destination for shopping, dining, commerce, urban living and entertainment.
Each of the 9 Villages in The Woodlands feature a skateboard park. These Wheel Friendly Parks vary in size between the different locations.
All of these 'skate-parks' are under the same set of rules set by The Woodlands Township.
Wheel-Friendly Parks (Parks for Skateboards, Skates and Bikes.) Wheel friendly areas are concrete based features including ramps, banks, pipes, bowls, walls, rails and jumps.
Frisbee Golf Courses
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf but, instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970's and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest throws. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is a "Pole Hole"®; an elevated metal basket.
There are currently five (5) dog-friendly parks throughout The Woodlands. Each offers plenty of room for your Fido or Fifi to run, play and socialize with other dogs from around the neighborhood.
Bear Branch, Cattail, Harper's Landing, Tamarac, and Terramont parks all include a dog friendly area.