The Old Town of Spring, Texas is still alive with the old houses turned into quaint shops and specialty stores. The prices are quite high but it's especially fun around Christmas time to see the place decorated and hopping with busy shoppers. I like to go on quiet weekends to visit the local businesses and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts.
Old Town Spring offers restaurants, eateries, wine tastings, and more. So you can visit even if your pocket book is not very deep. The last two times I've spent three dollars total on a quick drink.
The streets are very packed so be careful. I would highly recommend the parking on the left of the shops. Take the right fork on the road and turn right at the first intersection. You'll see it on the right. That's the only place to park during their wine, crawfish, and Christmas festivals. During those times you might be charged to something like $3-5 to park but on off weekends I've never had to pay for parking. You can also try parking on the street if you're good at parrallel parking.
I enjoy the shop owners more than I do the merchandise. They are usually very friendly and helpful. It makes it hard to walk out empty handed though...
Old Town Spring also has two bathroom facilities. One up by the front of the area and another towards the parking area. They are not port-a-potties!! I hate those things...
Towards the front you'll also find the Spring Museum which has old artifacts that show how this land came to be so populated and busy. It's free but the nice lady volunteering is too cute to resist donating a few dollars. Make sure to skip the Civil War Museum...See next few hints!
Old Towne Spring offers many shoppes, with a variety of offerings: candles, books, clothing, toys, furniture, and more. There are several places to eat in Old Towne Spring. I recommend Wensche Bros cafe.
You can also visit the Old Towne Spring museum to learn about the history of Spring, TX in particular and the Houston area in general.