Sugar Land: Best Places to Stay, Dine and Play this Fall



Whether Houston is your home, or you’re just visiting the area, stop by for a visit to Sugar Land. Our charming suburban community is home to countless shops, restaurants and top-of-the-line accommodations. Enjoy fun events like the annual Dragon Boat Regatta, shop for seasonal bargains, or take a trek around the lake. Here is your guide to some of the top places to stay, dine and play this fall in Sugar Land, Texas.

Accommodations │ ShoppingEvents │  "Sweet" Dining Destinations

Accommodations

Extended Stay America Sugar Land

Do yourself and your bank account a favor by reserving up to seven days in advance at Extended Stay America Sugar Land and receive 5% off on your nightly rate (more than 21 days in advance, you receive 10%). If you’re planning to stay for more than one night and are looking for an apartment-like feel, this hotel is an ideal choice. Hotel rooms come with a full kitchen, with all the amenities like microwaves, stovetops and more. Bring along your furry pals, Extended Stay America welcomes pets, as well. 

Hyatt Place Sugar Land

Nature lovers, this is your place. Hyatt Place Sugar Land is known for its convenient location next to a gorgeous lake with a serene one mile walking trail that circles around it. Just across a pedestrian bridge you can access the Lake Pointe Town Center shopping complex, home to a Whole Foods, SubZero Ice Cream & Yogurt and plenty of other fun venues waiting for you to explore. The Hyatt is known for its luxurious atmosphere and securely holds a number one spot on Yelp for hotels in the area and for select service hotels on Trip Advisor. 

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Left to Right: Luxurious King Room at Hyatt Place Sugar Land and break-taking view of Sugar Land Marriott Town Square's exterior from Sugar Land Town Square.

Sugar Land Marriott Town Square Hotel & Conference Center

Conveniently located in Sugar Land Town Square, the Sugar Land Marriot Town Square Hotel & Conference Center is surrounded by a shopping district with fabulous stores and over-the-top dining establishments. Steps outside of the hotel, you can access the Town Square plaza that is known to host family friendly events throughout the year (you can schedule your stay around some of their live concerts and movie nights!). The hotel is fully equipped to host conventions and meetups. 

Drury Hotel Sugar Land

For a fresh, newly updated accommodation, look no further than Drury Inn & Suites Sugar Land. The hotel recently unveiled new renovations for its lobby, sleeping rooms and meeting spaces. The hotel is accessible from I-69, making it easy for guests to arrive in Sugar Land quickly. J.D. Power awarded Drury Hotel as “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Midscale Hotel Chains.” Be sure to enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers during your stay!

Click here for a complete list of Sugar Land's hotels.

Shopping

First Colony Mall

With 139 shops and restaurants to explore, First Colony Mall offers great deals on everything—from fashion at the stores you love to shop, like Abercrombie & Fitch, Express or Macy’s, to electronics, housewares, sporting goods and more.  Unwind after a day of shopping and catch up on newly released flicks at the AMC Theatre right next to the mall.

Lake Pointe Town Center

Home to dozens of stores, spas and restaurants, Lake Pointe Town Center is among the top spots for locals to hang out. Wear good walking shoes so you can explore the breathtaking lake located next to the center. Don’t feel like walking? Just enjoy the view while you’re shopping. The center’s stores, spas and eateries include Whole Foods, Veritas Steak and Grill, and Emmanuel Salon. 

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Left to Right: Every shopaholic's dream come true with the brands you love at First Colony Mall and hip and trendy styles can be found at Altar'd State located at Sugar Land Town Square.

Sugar Land Town Square

Located in the heart of the city, Sugar Land Town Square is where all the action happens. Pedestrian friendly, the square features rows of shops and restaurants with outdoor patios that overlook public art installments. Major corporations like Minute Maid and CVR Energy have made the square their home, making the area a lively hangout after work. 

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Events

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Left to Right: Get a taste of Italy through films and cultural events during Umbria in Sugar Land from September 27th - October 1st. Enjoy family-friendly activities or join in the racing fun at Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta this October.

Umbria in Sugar Land

The City of Sugar Land is hosting a multi-day festival from September 27th - October 1st, called Umbria in Sugar Land at locations throughout the city. The festival is an international project produced by the International Film Festival of Spello, also known as Festival del Cinema Città di Spello ed i Borghi Umbri. The film festival will feature both Italian and European films at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, a public screening of a film in Sugar Land Town Square and additional cultural events and seminars.

Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta

The dragons are coming… Hordes of traditional and colorful dragon boats, 40 feet long, with 20 paddlers, a drummer, and steersperson, take over Brooks Lake in Sugar Land, October 8-9. Whether competing with your company team or cheering from the sidelines, this immersion in Asian culture is something for all ages. Enjoy live music, cultural performances, and great food.

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Left to Right: Show off your costume at the City of Sugar Land's annual Halloween Town celebratione. Welcome the holiday season with Santa at Sugar Land's annual Christmas Tree Lighting in the Plaza.

City of Sugar Land's Halloween Town

For little ones, enjoy a not-so-scary, FREE Halloween celebration on October 30th at Halloween Town in Sugar Land Town Square. Families are encouraged to show up in spooktacular costumes to compete in a costume contest, go trick-or-treating, and engage in some of the activity stations set up by local organizations and businesses. 

Christmas Tree Lighting

Mark your calendar for December 1st to watch the lighting of the largest tree in Sugar Land at the Christmas Tree Lighting event in Sugar Land Town Square. The evening will include vibrant performances by musicians, dancers, and a grand entrance from Santa himself! 

Click here for a full list of events.

"Sweet" Dining Destinations

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Indulge in a delectable chocolate lava cake from The Middle Spoon or cool down with a refreshing green tea ice from Hippo Ice. Photo Credit: Marily S. and Tina L.

Mystic Dessert Bar

For those with a sweet tooth, this is your place! Mystic Dessert Bar is unlike your typical sweet shop, offering an upscale atmosphere of funky chandeliers and French furniture, and a jukebox for your listening pleasure. Walk up to the counter and order chocolate-covered bacon pieces or one-of-a-kind chocolate cake with pecan pie in the middle (yes, you read that right). Ice cream, cupcakes and candies are among other items to satisfy your sweet cravings at Mystic Dessert Bar

The Middle Spoon

While The Middle Spoon is known to serve tapas and tasty lunches, it’s the dessert menu that keeps people coming back for more. Every sweet dish is a work of art in itself, and diners can order margaritas or other cocktails that compliment your dessert. The upscale dessert items include sweet dishes like sticky toffee, chocolate lava cake, sundaes peanut butter pie and more. 

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt will not only satisfy your sweet cravings, but your curiosity, as well. With all ice cream recipes freshly made on site, guests can watch their recipes come to life! Sub Zero’s mission is to encourage ice cream lovers to learn the science behind their favorite sweet, and encourage this with science-themed motifs and trivia signs throughout. 

Hippo Ice

If shaved ice is your thing, then Hippo Ice will hit the spot. The venue is known for its extraordinary shaved ice flavors such as matcha green tea with mango, and brown rice. Guests can also create their own concoction by mixing the flavors of their choice. Strawberry with lychee jelly? Why not?! Watermelon basil with marshmallows? Sure! 

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Bite into fluffy, mouth-watering beignets from Chez Beignets III or into an exotic Sholay made from chocolate, organic cinnamon, red and black pepper from Chamak Chocolates & Cosmetics. Photo Credit: Somer N. and Zara G.

Chez Beignets III

No need to head to New Orleans to get yourself some bona fide beignets. At Chez Beignets, each bite of its powered treats will have you feeling like you’re right in the middle of the French Quarter. The beignets are served fresh out of the fryer and diners can drizzle honey over the sweets, and pair with an espresso on the side. 

Chamak Chocolates & Cosmetics

For adventurous foodies with a sweet tooth, Chamak is the perfect place to excite your taste buds with bold new flavors. Its sweets and chocolates are inspired by the spices of India and Pakistan. Close your eyes as you take a bite of the chocolates, tasting a hint of curry powder from a faraway land. While there, you can pamper yourself with henna or a makeup treatment, as well. 

The Sweet Boutique

Cake pops, macarons, and gourmet cupcakes—you name it, The Sweet Boutique has it all. The bakery prides itself on its detailed work, like teddy bear shaped cake pops. The macarons come in many exotic flavors like rose, Nutella and guava. 

Sleek Chocolatier & Crêperie

Sleek Chocolatier & Crêperie specializes in handcrafted chocolates and decadent dishes like Chocolate Shawarma, Snickers Pudding Bowl and Triple Chocolate Crêpe.