New Ideas Excursions

Welcome to The Woodlands


Backstage Pass: A Journey Through The Pavilion’s Legacy

Stand in the same place as Post Malone, Chris Stapleton, Janet Jackson, Jimmy Buffet and countless others and imagine the fans screamng in front of you. In this behind the scenes tour of the #1 outdoor amphitheater in the world, you can do just that!

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is an anchor for The Woodlands destination. See how the expert Pavilion team makes up to 50 Live Nations shows happen a year along with a full schedule of arts-focused events and learn how they give back to the arts community. You can expect some fun behind the scenes stories, a full venue tour, and round out the experience with a refreshing drink at the Woodforest Bank Club! We encourage comfortable shoes for the tour.

Capacity: 50

Cinematic Elegance: The Audrey Experience

An upscale, relaxing opportunity to get away from it all. Come to Markert Street to see a private showing at Reel Luxury Cinemas. You can expect an upscale and luxurious, one-of a-kind environment, incredible snacks and drinks, and a great movie. Keep an eye out for a crowdsource on movie options if you plan to attend and help us choose the perfect showing!

When the movie is over, you are conveniently in the same space as The Audrey Restaurant and Bar if you are looking for a top-notch dinner option, or many Market Street restaurant options right outside. We invite you to dress in true Audrey Hepburn style, in honor of The Audrey’s name’s sake, encouraged but not required to participate.

Capacity: 40

Hops at Hughes Landing: A Bar Crawl Experience

We invite you to come and check out Hughes Landing that overlooks Lake Woodlands! Hughes Landing is home to Restaurant Row, that offers some of the best patio dining in the Houston Region. Experience a Bar Crawl like never before!

More details to come on participating restaurants and partners. Ready to get your crawl on?

Capacity: 60

Poolside Lounging at the Forest Oasis Waterpark & Lazy River

Get some sunshine at the Forest Oasis Waterpark & Lazy River located conveniently at The Woodlands Resort, Curio Resort by Hilton. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and some delicious snacks in between dips in the pool. Private Cabanas and Daybeds provided by The Woodlands Resort. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Capacity: 75

Leave an Impact: Interfaith of The Woodlands

Interfaith of The Woodlands is a nonprofit social service agency that provides programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands and the surrounding area. From senior wellness programs, a food pantry, to crisis assistance, and so much more. Interfaith offers many programs to support the community.

Help leave an impact on The Woodlands through some interactive programs with Interfaith. During this excursion, attendees will help Interfaith at the local Hand Me Up Shop that brings all proceeds back to the Interfaith mission. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Each participant will need to complete a waiver upon arrival at the shop.

Capacity: 20

Swan Boat Races on The Woodlands Waterway

Kickstart your afternoon by Swan Boating The Woodlands Waterway. This activity offers a fun way to check out Riva Row Boat House, Town Green Park, and boat past Waterway Square which will spark ideas for a great dinner location after the excursions. A hosted reception by The Woodlands Waterway Marriott will be provided after the boating experience.

Transportation will be provided to and from the excursion. Please wear close toed shoes and comfortable clothes and note that there will be a waiver to sign ahead of time.

Capacity: 30

Creating a Nation of Lifesavers - Hands on Training with the American Heart Association

Learn from the experts with the American Heart Association on how to take lifesaving actions in case of a cardiac emergency. Each year, over 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital in the Untied States, and 90% of these are fatal. CPR could double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

Let’s empower our membership to be a group of life saving action takers that can make an impact at home, at work, and in day-to-day life.

Capacity: 60+

A Modern Pizza Making Experience with Sorriso Italian Kitchen

We invite you to a modern Italian Kitchen experience at Sorriso, located within The Westin at The Woodlands. This will be a hands-on activity to learn from the experts on creating personalized authentic Italian pizza. Finish off the experience with a chic drink at Como Social Club with an opportunity to explore the rooftop terrace that overlooks The Woodlands Waterway.


Capacity: 20 FULL

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