A Pearland stay is full of possibilities – we’ve put together just a few trip ideas to help you make the most of your visit to Pearland. Whether you’re staying for a day, a weekend or a few days, you’ll find plenty of things to do in and around the Pearland area with easy access to many attractions – start planning now!Shopper's Paradise
Pearland offers great shopping options with something for every style and personality. From the open-air lifestyle mall to a wide variety of name brand stores, eclectic boutiques, antique stores and vintage/resale shops, there is no shortage of choices for retail therapy here.
Arts & Culture
- Anchored by Macy’s and Dillard’s, Pearland Town Center is an open-air lifestyle mall that offers over 140+ specialty stores including a variety of restaurants to fuel your shopping experience.
- Looking for one of a kind barstools or antique window frames to style your home with? How about a wardrobe update? Check out one of Pearland’s 25+ Antique & Boutique shops – don’t forget to check out the local picks from Shop Across Texas.
- Long standing local favorite is Cole’s Antique Village & Market. Only open on the weekends, grab a friend and make some trunk space for unique finds from a variety of vendors.
- Visit the Sri Meenakshi Temple for a neat theological experience. This south Indian Hindu Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Meenakshi and is a replica of the original in Madurai, India. If visiting on a weekend, check out the vegetarian cafeteria. Request a copy of the self – guided tour here.
- Make plans to attend a local production at either the Pearl Theater or Kids’ Backporch Productions.
- Check out the Pearland Alliance for Arts & Culture (PAAC) Kanappan Art Museum with the “Visions of India” exhibit.
- Hop in the car for an afternoon visit to the Houston Museum District. Enjoy off the beaten path gems like the Rothko Chapel and Menil Collection or enjoy true fan favorites like the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
- Looking for some outdoor adventure on your trip to Pearland? Here is a sampling of the best recreation opportunities available to those looking to reconnect with nature while in the area. Don’t forget to bring your favorite outdoor gear!
- Pearland sits in the Central Flyway meaning that a variety of migratory birds can be seen during the spring and fall migration season. Check out the John Hargrove Environmental Complex for a spectacular opportunity for bird watching the Pearland Area. Take a peek inside the newly opened Delores Fenwick Nature Center to learn about native species local to the area. Here’s the scoop on all things birding in Pearland.
- Bass Pro Shops is a must stop for those interested in gearing up for their time outdoors.
- If you’re looking for a freshwater experience, 288 lake is a lovely spot to bring your favorite non-motorized watercraft or rent a stand up paddleboard for an afternoon on the water.
- Should you need a new pair of shoes to hit the trail with, pay a visit to local favorite Wild Pear Running. If you prefer cycling, check out nearby Pearland Bicycles.
- Nearby Brazos Bend State Park offers 37 miles of trails and is famous for its wildlife species diversity. Purchase a day pass or use your Texas State Parks Pass.
- Pearland is defined by a rich heritage with its inception dating back to 1894. The city showcases a few historic sites that speak to Pearland’s legacy including the pivotal Gulf, Colorado and Sante Fe railroad depot and the Old Settler’s Cemetery.
- Take a stroll through historic Zychlinski Park in the Pearland Old Town Site and peek at the 1937 High School (Killen’s BBQ is in the original cafeteria!) while you’re there. The Old Settler’s Cemetery is home to the graves of six Civil War veterans.
- Pearland’s development, delayed by the devastating storms of 1900 and 1915, was sustained by the promotion of the area as an agricultural wonderland with vital railroad access. Enter the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Depot. While not currently open to the public, the building is awaiting repairs and renovations after being damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008.
- Just outside of Pearland, the 1940 Air Terminal Museum is quite the spot for aviation and history enthusiasts, and even planespotters.
- If you are a Texas History buff, explore the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.
- For a true Texas history experience, George Ranch Historical Park is the place to be! Situated on 20,000+ acres of working ranch land, the Park offers a glimpse of Texas history through four generations of one family.