Wanting to explore the area? Here’s a list of fun things to do


Courtesy Main Street Crossing

Main Street Crossing sits in Old Town Tomball.

Saige Klein, Senior Writer

We all experience times when we are bored and have nothing to do. Here are several places that all many fun things to do and experience. 

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is a world-class concert venue located in The Woodlands, that hosts live shows and other events. The Pavilion is known for having the option to purchase lawn seats that allow you to bring/rent lawn chairs and blankets. The seats tend to be a more affordable option for people who want to enjoy a live performance without having to pay lots of money for it. They also do have the option to pay for actual seats that are closer to the stage. To see more information about upcoming events go to woodlandscenter.org. 

Main Street Crossing

Main Street Crossing is a local live music venue that gives the audience a chance to experience an up close and personal concert. Main Street Crossing also serves as a community center, church, private venue, and non-profit organization. It’s also conveniently located in Old Town Tomball across the street from many other restaurants and small businesses. While listening to live music, Main Street Crossing allows you to eat while you enjoy the performance. You can eat a juicy burger while also listening to your favorite cover band. Not only are you supporting a local business, but tickets tend to be more affordable. Visit mainstreetcrossing.com for more information.

Tomball Farmers Market

The Tomball farmers market is a weekly farmers market, beginning in 2008, located in Old Town Tomball. At the Tomball Farmers Market, you can find anything from fresh eggs to homemade jewelry and baked goods. The Tomball farmers market allows you to get your fresh produce for the week while also supporting local vendors and Non-Profit organizations. For many people, this farmer’s market is a part of their soul income meaning they rely on people to support them. If you would like to become a vendor or read more about the organization, please visit tomballfarmersmarket.org.

George Mitchell Nature Preserve

If you are interested in hiking, biking, or just exploring nature, the George Mitchell Nature Preserve might be a perfect place to spend some free time. The George Mitchell Nature Preserve is a 1,800-acre preserve located in The Woodlands and offers many hiking and biking trails. There is also a lake located within the preserve offering mass amounts of beautiful scenery. For more information visit thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

The Woodlands Mall

Whether you’ve been there or not, The Woodlands Mall is a huge mall, built in 1994 and boasting 1,350,000 square feet. From Barnes & Noble to Hot Topic, The Woodlands mall has many stores for everybody’s tastes. The Woodlands mall is also right next to The Woodlands Waterway, which connects to many hotels and restaurants. For more information about The Woodlands Mall and Waterway, please visit visitthewoodlands.com