From shopping then playing at Central Park to enjoying a relaxing Sunday afternoon dinner, you can get it all in one stop at Market Street in The Woodlands. Located across the street from The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Market Street is in between Lake Woodlands Drive and Six Pines Drive – right in the middle of all of the action The Woodlands has to offer. And, we have a few insider tips to help you get the most out of your next visit.
“I think it’s an experience when you come here,” said Noemi Gonzalez, Marketing Director for Market Street – The Woodlands. “It’s not your typical shopping center. Kids can play in the park, you can have dinner and then, of course, we have shopping.”
Gonzalez tells us nowadays, this type of shopping is what consumers are looking for.
“We want to create a full experience for them,” she said. “For example, I can run and get something for my kid and while there he can play for a bit or maybe get some ice cream. It’s not your typical mall.”
LARGE GREEN SPACE – The shops and restaurants at Market Street are arranged in a square sort of design so in the middle sits a large green space known as Central Park. There are often various art installations set up on the grass. On weekends if the weather allows, games like Connect Four, Jenga and Bean Bag Toss are out and about for you to enjoy.
The green space of the shopping center known as Central Park provides an open area to enjoy.
EASY PARKING – There is a large parking garage on the property where you can easily park and get right into Market Street. They also have premium parking spots in front of the stores. A percentage of the parking meter fees goes back to local charities. Market Street leaders choose four different charities to support each year. Valet is also an option from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 7 days a week.
COOL EVENTS – There is always something cool going on at Market Street. The Woodlands Car Club gathers on the first Sunday of the month from 7 -to 11 a.m. and bring out cool cars to put on display. They also have a spring and fall concert series on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. View more events here.
FREE TROLLEY – Need to make a stop by The Woodlands Mall, Waterway Square or Hughes Landing? There is a free trolley service that will bring you! The trolley makes the rounds several times each hour and makes it easy for you to hop over to other popular spots in The Woodlands.
STORES FOR ALL BUDGETS – From Tiffany and Company to Michael Kors, Market Street provides high-end shopping for people to enjoy. But, there are plenty of shops that have budget-friendly options for you to choose from. You can check out a complete shop directory here.
PLENTY OF DINING OPTIONS – There are 15+ restaurants on the Market Street property. You can choose something casual like Zoës Kitchen or make it more upscale at Jasper’s Gourmet Backyard Cuisine. Many restaurants organize and host specials for Brunch, Happy Hours and more. Dine at some of the newer additions to the area, True Foods, Levure or Sweet Paris.
TREAT YOURSELF – Market Street is not just for shopping and eating, it’s also a great place to pamper yourself with a spa treatment or fun workout. Studio A Pilates, Bella Rinova Day Spa, Boardroom Salon for Men and LUSH to name a few. You can also take a break from the day at the Cinemark Movie Theater.
GET YOUR “STEPS” IN – For many people, heading to the mall and walking around is the way they get their exercise in. You can enjoy “mall walking” at Market Street too! We did a rough estimate and think it’s about .30 miles if you walk the inside perimeter of the property. Do this three times and you’ve almost walked a mile!
COMPLIMENTARY UMBRELLAS – This may seem like a small thing but trust us, it’s not. Have you ever been stuck somewhere in the pouring rain? Market Street makes sure it doesn’t happen when you visit. They have umbrella baskets strategically placed around the property for you to borrow. Just grab, go and return when you are done!
RELAX & RECHARGE – Head over to the covered seating areas located in Market Street’s Central Park, take some time to sit back and relax while you recharge your phone at their free charging stations. Stations are BYOC (bring your own cord) but if you find yourself without one, stop by our Concierge Desk in the North Commons for a complimentary charging cable!
“We know people like to be outdoors and we really do encourage people to enjoy the area,” she said.
For help planning your next trip, check this map of the property and see specials that certain stores may be offering.