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The Woodlands TX Spring Break Fun

THE WOODLANDS TX – If Spring Break brings to mind relaxing along a lazy river, zooming down a twisting waterslide, or perhaps kayaking, hike-and-bike trails, dining and shopping – then experience Spring Break 2015 in The Woodlands.

The Woodlands Resort Lazy River

Just 30 minutes north of Houston, The Woodlands offers a setting where families can choose from several Spring Break experiences.
Enjoy the fun of The Woodlands Resort’s Forest Oasis Waterscape and its signature lazy river, two-story water-slides, pop fountains, underwater scavenger hunts and poolside games along with on-property golf, tennis and spa, dive-in movies and s’mores by a fire pit.

Families also enjoy deluxe accommodations at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott located next to Waterway Square or at Hyatt Market Street, the boutique hotel situated among the shops and restaurants of Market Street where guests can enjoy a $100 food & beverage credit and 25% off the Hyatt daily rate. The offer is available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night stays by calling the hotel directly to make reservations using offer code TXFB15.

The Woodlands Hyatt-Market-Street

Other properties in The Woodlands include Best Western, Candlewood Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Drury Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Place and Marriott Residence Inn.

Vacationing families in The Woodlands can board a Waterway Cruiser, delight in the synchronized fountains at Waterway Square, enjoy a picnic and kite flying in Town Green Park, visit exhibits at The Woodlands Children’s Museum and more, all within The Woodlands Town Center.

For great shopping finds, The Woodlands certainly will not disappoint. At Market Street, shoppers can browse luxury favorites such as Trina Turk, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, Michael Kors, Elaine Turner, Tiffany & Co. and more. Nearby, The Woodlands Mall is home to a recently opened Nordstrom as well as Forever 21, Coach, Apple, Microsoft and more.

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.


The Woodlands Development Company Garners 2009 Landmark Award for Best Office Project

24 Waterway The Woodlands Town Center
The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC), developer of The Woodlands, is the winner of the 2009 Landmark Award for Best Office Project, presented by the Houston Business Journal.

TWDC won the award for the development of 24 Waterway Avenue, a 308,206-square-foot Class A mixed use building with 12 office floors and retail on the ground floor. Anchoring the north end of Waterway Square Park, it is the largest mixed-use office/retail building planned for The Woodlands Waterway Square District, located in the heart of The Woodlands Town Center. Waterway Square Park is a one-acre, European styled plaza with multiple fountains and water features overlooking the 1.4-mile long The Woodlands Waterway®. The building is 95 percent leased with office and retail combined.

Distinguishing features of the project include floor-to-ceiling windows throughout; spectacular views of Waterway Square and The Woodlands Waterway; in-building parking with easy ingress/egress for office and retail tenants; lobby finishes that include granite floors; limestone and anigre wood finishes on walls and art glass features. The building was designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects of Boston, MA. Architect of record is Gensler of Houston. The general contractor was D.E. Harvey Builders of Houston.
Source: TWDC


The Fun of the Irish in The Woodlands

We officially honor good ol’ St. Patrick on Tuesday, March 17, but Goose’s Acre, the official Irish pub of The Woodlands, is celebrating throughout the weekend to lead up to this special day.

On Thursday, March 12, enjoy the third annual Sexy Kilt Contest. Both men and women are welcome. Contact the restaurant to sign up.

On Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, Goose’s Acre will host some great rock music. Irish rock band The Ruse will take the stage on Friday, and the Kris Harper Band will be there Saturday. Both shows start at 10 p.m., and various promo girls will be all over both nights.

At the third annual St. Baldrick’s Day party, on Sunday, March 15, you can shave your head for charity! If that’s a little much, simply donate a little money for one of the brace souls. Find out more at stbaldricks.org.

It all culminates on Monday, March 16, with an Irish Whiskey Dinner. Enjoy a selection of five Irish whiskeys accompanied by a four-course meal created by Goose’s Acre chef David Medina. Space is limited, so make reservations. Dinner is $45/person.

Goose’s Acre is at 21 Waterway in The Woodlands. Visit thegoosesacre.com for more information.
Source: TWDC


Parade of Floats Launches Waterway® Arts Festival – April 4

The Floating Art Parade will kick off The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival on April 4. The parade features floating art pieces created and designed by local businesses and organizations. The floats parade down The Waterway from Town Green Park to The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and then back again. The floats remain moored for public viewing throughout the festival.

Participants are asked to design and create a float reflecting this year’s theme: “Outer Space.” The best entry receives The Waterway Cup, a unique piece of art designed by one of the festival artists. Festival jurors vote for the best entry.
Festival organizers have also put out a call for entries for the annual Student Art Scholarship Program. Local high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to create original artwork for display at the event and the chance to earn scholarship money for their efforts. The deadline to enter is March 5, 2009.

The Student Art Scholarship Program recognizes exemplary student achievement in the visual arts. The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council has awarded $45,000 in art scholarships over the past three years. The deadline to enter is March 5, 2009. See the Festival’s website (linked below) for more information.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival features more than 200 national and regional artists of various mediums selling their original creations. Last year, approximately 15,000 people attended the two-day festival which takes place along The Woodlands Waterway from The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel alongside The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and culminating at Town Green Park. Festival hours are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.

For more information about The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, visit www.woodlandsartsfestival.com, send an e-mail to info@woodlandsartsfestival.com or call 281-507-0343.
Source: TWDC