Destination Conroe: A Vacation Getaway

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(Last Updated On: June 6, 2014)
Conroe, Texas, located 40 miles north of Houston, is often referred to as Houston’s playground.

Conroe is home to many elegant wineries, lake-front eateries and adventure-filled parks. Unique attractions like the Heritage Museum, Wolf Sanctuary, and the Southern Star Brewery make planning your summer vacation to Conroe a trip you will treasure forever.

The Heritage Museum located at 1506 Interstate 45 N in Conroe, TX 77301 is a restored home of a pioneer family featuring the life of Charles B. Stewart, the designer of the state flag and the Texas state seal. The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday thru Saturday, and closed holidays. The museum also offers an educational summer camp for school-age kids.

The Landing at Seven Coves Resort offers a must-see view of the Lake Conroe Lighthouse, one of  five Texas historic lighthouses. Don’t leave before taking a trip down Seven Cove Road to get a whiff of Lake Conroe’s fresh water and a towering glimpse of the Lake Conroe Lighthouse.

Seven Coves is known for holding many events at its Marina year round. It will host its First Annual Seven Coves Kids Fishing Derby this May and provide fishing equipment to children who do not have it.

Music lovers can enjoy the 2012 Lake Conroe Texas Country Music Series every Friday night until August 31 on County Line’s beautiful waterfront patio while chowing down on County Line’s “get it all over ya’ BBQ.” County Line is famous for its television debut on the Food Network and its ability to welcome customers by land or water. Plenty of free boat docks, ground parking and covered patios make having lunch or dinner on Lake Conroe golden.

County Line, Surf Shack, the Conroe Yacht Club and Just For Fun Watercraft Rentals offer boat and jet ski rentals.

North Lake Conroe Paddling Company offers year-round kayak rentals for the recreationist or the diehard daredevil. Visit www.northlakeconroepaddling or call 936-203-2697to plan your kayaking adventure.

If you just want to board a flight, you can take a thrill-seeking helicopter tour of Lake Conroe. Scheduled tours leave Water point Marina at 15264 Hwy 105 W. Call 832-317-5426 today to schedule your unforgettable ride!

Need to wind down from all the excitement: parents feel free to drop the kids off and enjoy the night out! Conroe Parks and Recreation Department has fun activities on Fresh Fridays for Kids ages 7-13, located at 1203 Callahan Avenue, from 7p.m. – 11p.m. The cost for entry is $10. Call 936-522-3900 for more information.

If you visit June 25, flip-flop the whole family at $5 a person over to the Conroe Aquatic Center at 1205 Callahan Avenue from 8 – 10 p.m. to ‘Flick and Float’ for a relaxing dip in the pool while watching a movie on the big screen.

While taking a break from the kids, indulge in some Conroe “adult time” with an evening of music, dancing or theater. The City of Conroe Parks and Recreation Department presents “FREE First Thursday Concerts” (until September) in downtown Conroe at Heritage Place located at 500 Metcalf Street. Rain or shine, bring a cooler, a chair, and a blanket, and enjoy a concert under the stars. Several plays including ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and ‘Grease’ are showing through the summer at the Owen Theater located at 225 Metcalf Street, Conroe, Texas 77301.

The Southern Empress Paddle wheeler offers a delightful cruise on Lake Conroe, described as a “trip back in time … of sumptuous hospitality and Victorian splendor….” To enjoy the riverboat’s elegance coupled with a romantic dinner, dancing or the perfect Sunday brunch, call 936-588-3000 for reservations and cruise dates and times.

To end the day on the perfect note, relax on the patio of the Sonata Piano Bar, overlooking the West Shore of Lake Conroe and La Toretta Resort and Spa’s Aqua Park. The bar’s exuberance of class, with its “soaring ceilings, plush seating, and top notch sushi,” make this spot “chic and inviting” to groups and couples.

Even though Texas has seen positive annual job growth, gas prices are still climbing and worldwide six million people worldwide are still unemployed, so consider taking a less expensive trip up town this summer to Conroe, TX because, as you can see, the small city of Conroe has a big heart filled with endless treasures!