If you’re looking for a great summer getaway that won’t break the bank, check out Pearland. It’s a hidden gem “pear”-fectly located near Houston, offering major brand hotels with easy access to downtown Houston and Hobby Airport.
Where to Stay
Courtyard by Marriott Houston Pearland
Weekend hotel rates in Pearland are ah-MAY-zing. With weekend room rates starting as low as $86, you can’t beat the value for the money. Plus, hotels in Pearland offer plenty of perks including outdoor pools, spas, fitness rooms and complimentary WiFi. You’re sure to discover unexpected amenities and unique experiences. Check out these great weekend rates.
What To Do
Whether you want to explore a Hindu temple, play a round of golf, enjoy local theater, or spend the day shopping, Pearland is a convenient starting point for your summer family getaway.
You can visit the nearby space museum, aviation museum, beach, or boardwalk. Pearland is just ten miles from Downtown Houston, 16 miles to the Johnson Space Center, 20 miles to the Kemah Boardwalk and only 30 miles to Galveston.
Whether you want to see the mission control room that guided the astronauts on their space missions or head to the coast for a stroll on the beach, a stay in Pearland puts you in the middle of it all.
Pack your clubs in the car if you have room, because Pearland is home to not one, not two, but three golf courses including Pearland Golf Club. Let the gofers play golf and the shoppers go shopping. Everyone will be happier at the end of the day!
Check out the top seven things to do in Pearland and the surrounding area
EXPLORE HOUSTON AND BEYOND
Embark on your own journey of discovery through the Houston Museum District, home to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Houston Zoo.
Head toward the coast for more adventures. See the mission control room that guided the astronauts on the Apollo and Gemini missions, or take in a sunset on Mars at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
For some sunbathing, make your way down to the sandy beaches of Galveston. Enjoy the warm Gulf breezes or take a stroll downtown to see one of the state’s most captivating collections of Victorian-era architecture.
Don’t forget the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. This is where Texas won her independence. Here, you can climb aboard the Battleship Texas, a veteran of both world wars.
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WHERE TO EAT
With over 140 dining choices in a variety of cuisines, you’ll find plenty of delicious options in Pearland. The widely acclaimed Killen’s Steakhouse was voted #6 on the list of top 20 steakhouses in the country by Daily Meal. Also adding a bit of local flavor to the mix is King’s Biergarten with authentic German/Austrian cuisine, and Central Texas BBQ serving hickory smoked meats with homemade sides and desserts for over 40 years.
Pearland is also home to the hugely successful Killen’s Barbecue, noted by foodies and food critics alike for its smoked meat offerings. Enjoy live music by local artists on weekends in most places around town.
Grazia Italian Kitchen will transport you to Italy upon arrival. This elegant Italian restaurant is a staple when visiting Pearland. Goat Cheese Bruschetta and a Bello pizza are just some of the tasty options.
If you’re craving Tex-Mex, look no further than Emma’s Mex Grill, where the Mendieta family has hand-selected each barrel of tequila and mezcal for their famous agave bar. Paired with a menu of meticulously crafted traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex fare, it’s no wonder Emma’s is giving Pearland a reputation as a foodie destination.
Where to Shop
First off, take advantage of Pearland’s Visitor Savings Pass. You can get some great deals on some of our favorite stores.
The perfect starting point for your weekend shopping escape is Pearland Town Center. There are plenty of stores and restaurants to keep you busy for a while. Some of our favorite retailers are Charming Charlie, Chico’s, Dillard’s, Express, and Qwashae Boutique.
Next on our list (and it should be on yours, too) is Queen Bling Boutique. This shop features contemporary fashion must-haves that you won’t want to miss. The accessory section of this boutique is to-die-for. Seriously. Also, don’t forget to check out their impressive selection of cowboy boots featuring name brands such as Old Gringo!
Mainstream Boutique is simply anything but mainstream. This is the store for you if you are looking to pick up a trendy head-to-toe outfit for a night on the town with your BFFs. We know what we’re talking about when we talk about accessories, and we don’t lie when we say Pearland and Mainstream Boutique know accessories, too.
Your trip isn’t complete without a visit to Rustique General Store. They are experts at restoring furniture, while putting their own personal flair on each piece. This home decor and general store is the perfect place to help make your home complete.
Think of Pearland for your next summer getaway.
Pearland is a great starting point for your next getaway, with plenty to see and do in town, and it’s also an ideal location in the Houston area.