Dreaming of a spring getaway, or planning ahead for a summer vacation to remember? Conroe, Texas is the ultimate destination to experience the lake life with your family and friends. From thrilling outdoor attractions, to paradise inspired amenities, and a bustling historic downtown scene, you can enjoy it all in Conroe. Below are three ways to spend a memorable vacation in Conroe that will leave you feeling naturally inspired and excited for your next visit.
Spend the Day on the Sparkling Waters of Lake Conroe
Picture it: the Texas sun is shining on your shoulders and is reflecting off the water of 22,000-acre Lake Conroe, otherwise known as Houston’s aquatic playground. Make Lake Conroe your own personal playground during your vacation. This beloved lake is perfect for a variety of recreational activities. Start the morning off carving through the water on a boat, jet ski, paddleboard, or kayak, or try them all to discover which activity is your favorite! When you are looking for a unique way to explore the water, rent your very own tiki cruise for an afternoon of fun and sun. Lake Conroe is also known as a top fishing destination for anglers and fishing enthusiasts alike. Cast your lines and expect to reel in an exciting catch.
When you are ready to cool off, Conroe has two public access points where you can take a refreshing dip. Lake Conroe Park boasts everything from swimming and fishing piers, to playgrounds and barbeque pits for all to enjoy. Scotts Ridge Swim Area & Boat Launch is the other popular public access swimming area open from May through September complete with pavilions, fishing areas, and picnic tables. If it is an especially bright day during your visit, you will likely catch a glimpse of the 90 foot Lake Conroe lighthouse as you are wading in the water.
All that swimming and adventuring is sure to work up an appetite. How about dining on the lake? Dock your boat at Papa’s On The Lake and munch on everything from pizza to Cajun fish tacos. Conroe Lake House is another delicious option when you want to enjoy American and Seafood cuisine just steps away from the lake.
Wave Hello to Paradise at Margaritaville Lake Resort
The lake life with a paradise twist continues at Margaritaville Lake Resort, a Jimmy Buffett-inspired resort nestled on 186-waterfront acres. Drop off your bags at your waterfront cottage and then make your way to one of the resort’s five pools for an afternoon of sunbathing and sipping on margaritas. Grab a tube and take a trip down the lay-z river and then hop into the heated infinity pool for a relaxing float. Adults will appreciate the 5 o' Clock Somewhere Pool where they can swim up to the pool bar, grab a tropical cocktail, and then enjoy it on the half-submerged lounge chairs. The kiddos will spend the day splashing and playing on the Jolly Mon Water Park waterslides and giant splash bucket.
Dry off and pick your next adventure, are you heading to the golf course, or the spa? If you are wanting to practice your swing, the 18-hole golf course is the place to play. Perhaps an afternoon massage and facial sounds like your idea of a dream vacation activity. The St. Somewhere Spa is ready to transport you to a paradise state of mind with their body, facial, nail services, and more.
Other onsite activities include the Parrot Island Mini Golf Course, Fin City Arcade, pickleball and tennis courts, and various events hosted by Margaritaville. When the lake is calling your name again, Einstein's Surf & Boat Shop located on the resort will provide you with everything you need to enjoy the water from boat rentals to stand up paddleboards.
Explore Historic Downtown Conroe
Round out your vacation with a night exploring historic downtown Conroe. From shopping and dining, to entertainment and nightly live music, Conroe’s walkable downtown has a little something for everyone. Begin the day searching for the perfect memento to remind you of your trip to Conroe. Browse a number of unique shops from boutiques to custom goods and antiques. After shopping around, enjoy Conroe's cultural side and discover local artisans via exhibits at one of downtown's three art galleries, or get those feet moving with a walking tour of local art on benches that line downtown.
As the sun begins to set, grab some dinner and live music at local Conroe favorites including Red Brick Tavern and Pacific Yard house. Make sure to hear some of your favorite songs being sung, or your favorite shows being performed, the weekend you are in town at the historic Crighton Theatre and Owen Theatre. Conroe is a Texas Music Friendly Community after all! Round off the night with a nightcap of honey wine at The Ferm Meadery. If you are looking to spend an afternoon touring Conroe’s wineries and breweries, consider embarking on a winery and brewery tour.
At the end of your weekend getaway, you will find that Conroe has left its mark on you. Whether you are posting a photo of your time on Lake Conroe, requesting Jimmy Buffet songs for the journey home, or reminiscing about your downtown explorations, your trip will surely be one for the books.