Dive into Fun this Memorial Day at The Woodlands Resort

Dive into Fun this Memorial Day at The Woodlands Resort Blog Entry Image

Waterfalls. Twisting three-story waterslides. Underwater treasure hunts. S'mores at dusk. Dive-in movies. Enjoy these activities and so much more this Memorial Day weekend at The Woodlands Resort – the perfect getaway that’s just minutes from downtown Houston.

Favorites such as our resort’s two-story spiraling double water slides and lagoon-style pools will be in full swing, ready for the kids and adults alike to enjoy waterfalls, underwater music and murals.

Puffy’s Sprayground™, a synchronized water experience with waterspouts and fountains, serves as the perfect play area to cool off. Face painting, balloon art and live music add to the festive poolside atmosphere.

At dusk, you can gather around the fire pit for build-your-own s’mores and jump back into the pool for nightly dive-in movie screenings.  Check out this weekend’s activity guide here.

In addition to the poolside offerings, our Texas resort provides a variety of recreational activities including, bicycles for rent to cruise around the more than 190 miles of hike-and-bike trails, two championship golf courses, and 21 first rate tennis courts.

When it’s time to truly unwind, visit The Spa at The Woodlands Resort, featuring nature-inspired body treatments, relaxing to results-oriented facials and a variety of pampering for the hands and feet.

There is something fun for everyone this Memorial Day. Book now before it’s too late!

The Woodlands Resort Offers an Affordable Spring Break Full of Fun

The Woodlands Resort Offers an Affordable Spring Break Full of Fun Blog Entry Image

Get away and soak in the fun at The Woodlands Resort this Spring Break with affordable rates starting at $159. Rated as a Top 10 Pool Destination for Families in North America, the resort’s Forest Oasis Waterscape™ provides the perfect setting for family-friendly fun.

Adults and kids of all ages will enjoy our lagoon-style pool, a two-story waterslide tower, flowing waterfalls and Puffy’s Sprayground™, a synchronized water experience with waterspouts and fountains.  Weekend activities include face painting, karaoke, balloon artistry and magic. Once the sun has set, enjoy a dive-in movie under the stars.

In addition to all of the poolside fun, Spring Breakers can delight in a variety of our other recreational activities. The resort is the only Houston-area property with two on-property golf courses, Panther Trail™ and The Oaks.  Both incorporate all the ingredients for exceptional golf with deep woods, glistening waters, exceptional fairways and pristine greens. The tree-lined fairways and challenging elevations allow golfers of all skill levels to test their talent and grow their game. For tennis lovers, our resort features a first-rate tennis center with 21 first-rate clay and hard court playing surfaces.

A full-service spa, nearby hike-and-bike trails and great shopping and entertainment in The Woodlands Town Center round out a Spring Break experience for all members of the family. To view the our Spring Break activity guide, visit www.woodlandsresort.com/spring-break

For reservations and information, visit www.woodlandsresort.com or call 866-361-5674. The Woodlands Resort is located 30 minutes north of Houston, easily accessible from I-45, at 2301 North Millbend Drive.

Travel games to keep you entertained on a road trip

Travel games to keep you entertained on a road trip Blog Entry Image

“Are we there yet?” is a question all road warriors have endured at some point.  While entertainment gadgets can help fill some of the travel void, it is inevitable that boredom will raise its weary head. That's why we've compiled a list of road trip games that require only your passengers’ minds and the open road. There’s something for every age.

I Spy
One person chooses something they see either inside or outside of the vehicle. They then give one clue that starts, “ I spy with my little eye something that is_________.” The clue for the spotted object can be a color or first letter of the object. Keep in mind the object you choose should be something that can remain in eyesight while the other passengers are guessing. 

The Alphabet Game
The alphabet game consists of trying to find letters on various highway signs, license plates, billboards, etc., which you can locate outside of the car. The first person to find all the letters in the alphabet wins. 

Guess the Rhyme
Think of a two-word rhyming phrase, such as "fat rat." Then give a two word clue in which each word is a synonym of the words in the rhyming phrase. In this instance you might give the clue of, “overweight rodent.” The first person to guess the correct rhyming phrase wins.

Going on Vacation
This is an add-on memory game. The first person starts the game by saying, “I’m going on vacation,” and then adds something they want to pack. For instance,  “I’m going on vacation and I’m going to pack a toothbrush.” The next person adds on their item by saying, “I’m going on vacation and I am going to pack a toothbrush and a bathing suit.”  Passengers keep adding on items that they would pack, until someone forgets an item. Then that person is out. The rest of the players continue the game until there is a winner.

20 Questions
One person thinks of an animal, vegetable or mineral. The other passengers then try to guess the object by asking twenty questions or less. The first question asked is always, "Animal, vegetable or mineral?" After that the passengers take turns asking questions that will help them guess the answer, noting that the answer to the questions can only be “yes,” or “no.”

Geography
Start by choosing a geography topic such as cities or states. The first player names a city, and the next player has to name another city that starts with the last letter of the previous player's city. For example, if the first player names “The Woodlands,” the next person would have to name a city that starts with the letter, “S,” such as “San Antonio.”

Ring in 2014 in The Woodlands with our New Year’s Eve Escape package

Ring in 2014 in The Woodlands with our New Year’s Eve Escape package Blog Entry Image

Come celebrate New Year's Eve in The Woodlands, just a few minutes drive north of Houston. After counting down to 2014, escape away to your own private retreat with deluxe resort accommodations, breakfast for two, champagne, and late check out at 2 pm. What better way to start off the new year than in a relaxed state of mind? Come stay with us close to home, but worlds away! Call to book now - 281.367.1100.

The Woodlands – A Golfer’s Dream Destination

The Woodlands – A Golfer’s Dream Destination Blog Entry Image

The Woodlands is a golfers haven.  You can find stunning golf courses by golf legends such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Fazio, and famous architects, Joe Lee & Robert von Hagge.

Next week, several former members of the University of Missouri-St. Louis Men’s Golf team will be headed to Houston for the 2nd annual golf getaway.  Last year the group traveled to Kiawah Resort for four days and took on the famed Ocean Course.  This year it’s The Woodlands Country Club, including the Tournament Course that formerly hosted the Shell Houston Open.

Click here to listen to an interview with Morgan Gonzales, UMSL Hall of Fame Member and current General Manager at the Palmer Course as he discusses golf in The Woodlands on ESPN's Back Nine Radio Show with Dustin Ashby.

Woodlands Resort Recognized As Top Golf Retreat For Groups

Woodlands Resort Recognized As Top Golf Retreat For Groups Blog Entry Image

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center has been recognized by ConventionSouth Magazine as one of the “South’s Top 18 Golf Retreats For Groups.”

ConventionSouth’s editorial team researched golf retreats throughout the South and selected 18 of the best sites for golfing and meetings based on golf course accolades and golf club amenities for groups, affordability, accessibility, and the amount of on-site or neighboring meeting venues and accommodations for groups.  The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center was one of only two resorts recognized in Texas.

“As the only Houston-area resort and conference center with two on-property golf courses, we are proud to be listed among some of the greatest golf resorts in the nation,” said Greg Parsons, General Manager and Vice President of Hospitality at the Woodlands Resort & Conference Center. “Meeting planners love that they can provide their attendees with a championship golf experience in addition to a host of other amenities at the resort. Once our $60-million expansion and renovation of the property is complete, we will have even more to offer including a new guest room wing, a 1,000-foot lazy river and a high-end Texas steakhouse restaurant.  The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center provides a world-class luxury experience for golf enthusiasts, whether they are here for business or leisure.”

ConventionSouth Magazine will feature the South’s Top 18 Golf Retreats For Groups in its November 2013 issue.

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