A trip to Pearland isn’t complete without stopping by for art, culture, food, and fun in this Texas Gulf Coast city.
Discover the many things to do in Pearland situated just south of Houston. Pearland is both a destination all its own and the ultimate starting point to exploring the Texas Gulf Coast.
Visit the Sri Meenakshi Hindu Temple
With its looming towers covered in deftly carved statues, the Sri Meenakshi Hindu Temple is an architectural wonder and a cultural oasis.
Watch as roseate spoonbills and great blue herons wade in shallow waters and listen to the chirps of colorful songbirds as you wander along woodland trails.
Located in the heart of a major migratory path, Pearland is a fantastic place to go birding year-round.
Even better, its variety of habitats—from wetlands riparian forests—provide a safe haven for an array of birds that are rare to find all in one place.
Although Pearland is a year-round birding destination, each season has its own surprises.
Warblers and other songbirds arrive in the Spring and Fall, while woodpeckers, ducks, and red-shouldered hawks reside here throughout the year.
To see these amazing avians, head to either the Delores Fenwick Nature Center or the Shadow Creek Ranch Nature Trail, each of which has their own trails to explore. Needless to say, don’t forget your binoculars.
Taste True Texas Craft Beer
Pearland has two craft breweries that offer a mouthwatering range of beers. Take your pick from the seasonal and flagship brews at BAKFISH Brewing Company, Pearland’s first craft brewery. There are even more brews to enjoy at Vallensons’ Brewing Company, including inventive beers like the dark Settlers Oat Meal Stout named in honor of Pearland’s early settlers.
Pearland’s own King’s Biergarten & Restaurant, one of the top German restaurants you’ll find anywhere in the U.S., offers an impressive menu.
Pearland may be on the culinary map for its German food, but there’s no shortage of other great eats to find here.
Sink your teeth into some slow-cooked brisket and ribs at Killen’s Barbecue (named in Texas Monthly’s list of the top 50 barbecue joints in Texas), Central Texas Barbecue, and Big Horn Barbecue.
Even if barbecue isn’t your thing, there are so many locally-owned eateries serving up food from around the world that you probably won’t know where to start.
Follow the Pear-Scape Trail
Pearland was named for the abundance of pear trees that were here in the community’s earliest days.
Where better than here to have a collection of four-foot-tall pears spread throughout town? Each pear, painted by a local artist, sits at 10 of the major locations in Pearland.
Visiting each site is like going on a massive scavenger hunt to some of the coolest places in town, such as Pearland Town Center and Independence Park.
Take your tour of the Pear-Scape Trail to the next level with one of these actual scavenger hunts and head out on your quest to find all of Pearland’s pears.
Shop Until You Drop
Hunt for a great deal or something fashionable in Pearland. Start at the Pearland Town Center, a sprawling outdoor, retail center that houses big-brand department stores.
Download a visitor savings pass at VisitPearland.com/visitorsavingspass to score some unique finds at local shops
Cruise along Broadway Street to encounter a plethora of antique and boutique shops filled with one-of-a-kind treasures.
Where to Stay
Pearland is home to twelve name-brand hotels with an array of perks.
With plenty to see and do in town, plus its ideal location in the Houston area, Pearland is a great starting point for your next getaway – prepare to love it!