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Houston & Beyond Blog

Spring Shopping Daytrips

Spring cleaning can make you realize it’s time to throw the old out and bring the new in. We’re here to make that a little easier! With unique home furnishings, boutique clothing and beautiful plants for your garden, the Houston region tempts shoppers with can’t miss deals on one-of-a-kind finds. You’ll love vintage treasures, repurposed pieces and a plenty of options for a wardrobe remix at a variety of great locally owned boutique and antique shops in Pearland. In addition to top-shelf…

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St. Patrick's Day around Houston

This year, Saint Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday, so there’s no excuse not to get out, dance an Irish jig and have some fun with your family and friends. There’s plenty to do around Houston, but we’ve rounded up some can’t-miss activities in the surrounding areas. The doors of Goose’s Acre in The Woodlands will open at 8 a.m. for a fun-filled day featuring bagpipes, Irish dancers, green beer and more. Stop in for breakfast from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. or for lunch and dinner starting at 11 a.m…

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Last Minute Dinner Reservations for Valentine’s Day Dinner

Yikes! It’s the eleventh hour and you still don’t have a dinner reservation for tonight? Quick – book a table at a restaurant from one of our picks below and nobody ever has to know you waited until the last minute to plan something special. Killen’s Steakhouse Pray that you can still get a table at this dining destination named one of the “Best Steaks in the U.S.” by Food and Wine Magazine. Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef and Pearland resident Ronnie Killen is known for prime cuts at this…

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Best Golf Courses to Enjoy Year-Round Outside of Houston

In Houston, golf enthusiasts get to practice their swings year-round. The chilly weather in January and February is perfect for an early morning round of golf without the hassle of snow that Northern golfers have to contend with. And golfers will find 18-hole championship golf courses and courses with unique greens not too far outside of Houston. Pearland, for example, has golf courses designed for a variety of skill levels that make it ideal for a day trip from the city to golf. Perfect your…

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Get in the Game at the Winter Games of Texas

Get ready to start the New Year with a new outlook on health and fitness. Test your skills and up your game at the 2018 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Winter Games of Texas taking place in Pearland on January 12-14, 2018. The three-day sports festival is patterned after the Olympic Games with athletes earning medals for competitive sports. Debuting in Pearland after a 12-year run in Frisco, Texas, the inaugural year includes archery, basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, kickball…

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Capture the Magic of Christmas in Pearland

Start or keep a holiday tradition in Pearland this year and join us for a few, annual events capturing the magic of the Christmas season. Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting The Christmas spirit comes alive at the Pearland Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting event on Friday, December 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center (11200 Broadway Street). Santa Claus kicks off the traditional lighting of the city’s Christmas tree at this free, outdoor event. Enjoy dancing to the tunes of a live band…

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Pop’n Summer Fun in Pearland

Nestled minutes from Houston, Pearland is a perfect pick” for weekend fun in the Texas Gulf Coast region. You’ll find plenty of outdoor activities, including golf, tennis, splash pads for the kids, and hiking and biking trails—all in the city’s more than 175 acres of beautiful park land. Enjoy scenic places to picnic as well as outdoor entertainment and a Bass Pro Shop—a show in itself and a living museum of Texas hunting, fishing, camping, and other outdoor gear. Bargain treasure hunters won’t…

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