Experience A Family Getaway To The Woodlands, Texas This Summer
Jun 16, 2015, 09:00 ET
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Families looking for a unique summer getaway can choose from a wide variety of experiences in The Woodlands, just 30 minutes north of Houston, from concerts under the stars, kayaking and Waterway Cruisers to world-class shopping, dining and more.
Enjoy summer concerts at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with performances by Steely Dan, July 18; Kid Rock, July 22; Chicago with Earth, Wind and Fire, July 25 and Idina Menzel, July 31. Live music also can be enjoyed at Market Street's Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series and in its restaurants and cafes throughout The Woodlands Town Center.
Another popular destination in The Woodlands, the Riva Row Boat House, rents single and tandem kayaks for those who would prefer to take in the beauty of The Woodlands from the water. Life vests are included, and boats are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis or by reservation.
Those looking for a more relaxing way to enjoy The Woodlands Waterway can board a Waterway Cruiser on the weekends or sit back and enjoy the synchronized Fountains at Waterway Square, a 120-foot long water wall with 22 choreographed jets of water framed by restaurants and wine bars. An interactive children's pop fountain with 34 color-lit spouting jets provides extra family fun.
For great shopping finds, The Woodlands certainly will not disappoint. At Market Street, shoppers can browse luxury favorites such as Trina Turk, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Elaine Turner, Tiffany & Co. and more. Nearby, The Woodlands Mall is home to a Nordstrom, Forever 21, Coach, Apple, Microsoft and more.
Those planning a Fourth of July getaway can experience the annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza, featuring live entertainment, children's activities, hot dog and watermelon eating contests, vendor booths and one of the region's largest fireworks displays after dark.
Those visiting The Woodlands can also choose from a variety of hotel options to suit any budget.
Enjoy the fun of The Woodlands Resort's Forest Oasis Waterscape and its signature lazy river, two-story waterslides, pop fountains, underwater scavenger hunts and poolside games along with on-property golf, tennis and spa, dive-in movies and fire pit s'mores. The resort offers several special packages throughout the summer, including a Bed & Breakfast Package, Tame Your Game Golf Package, Enchanted Romance Package, Nature's Best Spa Package and a Shoppin' & Stylin' Package.
Families also enjoy deluxe accommodations at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott located next to Waterway Square, which is offering a special Weekend Getaway with Breakfast package through the summer.
Other hotels in The Woodlands include Hyatt Market Street, Hyatt Place, Best Western, Candlewood Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Drury Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Marriott Residence Inn.
Visitors can request a Discovery Guide and Savings Book for The Woodlands at www.VisitTheWoodlands.com where information also is available on hotels, things to do, shopping and dining out. Also, "Like" The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VisitTheWoodlands, "follow" them on Twitter www.twitter.com/TheWoodlandsCVB and "view" them on YouTube www.youtube.com/TheWoodlandsCVB.
About The Woodlands
Located just 30 minutes north of Houston, Texas and minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands is the destination for leisure guests, individual business travelers and groups of all sizes. Visitors to The Woodlands and residents of the community enjoy more than eight million square feet of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment options, more than 194 miles of hike-and-bike trails, 124 parks, the 1,700-acre George Mitchell Nature Preserve, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, kayaking on Lake Woodlands, and taking a cruise on The Woodlands Waterway. The Woodlands features world-class sporting events including the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas, Insperity Golf Championship and the Nike South Invitational. The Woodlands also is home to more than 1,650 guestrooms in upscale and boutique properties, select service, limited service, conference and convention centers and a resort.
SOURCE The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau
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