Weekend Getaway in Sugar Land


Sugar Land is one of the sweetest places in Texas to enjoy a long weekend. If you’re wondering how to spend three days here, you’ll find that there are tons to see and do, from live entertainment performances to a day full of discovery and pretend-play­ and of course, delicious eats and sweets along the way to keep you fueled during your sweet journey through the city! Here are some of the best things to do in Sugar Land this weekend! 

 

FRIDAY

 

Beef and melted cheese sandwich at Spice Lane restaurant

The Uncle Phil sammich at @SpiceLn

After you’ve checked in at your hotel, lounge by the pool and enjoy Sugar Land’s warm weather before kicking off your night at one of our dynamic restaurants. Kick off your trip with a visit to Spice Lane to indulge in their crafted cocktails and shareable appetizers like their spicy Shrimp Dynamite and Loaded Fries with shrimp, garlic butter and garlic aioli. You can’t miss their signature Uncle Phil sammich with gooey melted cheese and steak.

In the mood for a sweet treat after dinner? Sugar Land has a variety of ice-cream shops for an after-dinner treat. One of our top recommendations is Red Circle Ice-Cream and their Churro Daddy dessert which is a vanilla soft-serve and a warm and crunchy churro. Finish your day by relaxing with a casual stroll in Sugar Land Town Square or The Lawn at First Colony to enjoy what the plazas have to offer ranging from live music, shopping and dining.

Girl playing at the "How Does it Work" area at the Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center

The Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center is an interactive destination for the whole family!

SATURDAY

 

Start your Saturday with coffee at Blendin Coffee Club! Savor one of their specialty coffees and small pastries in their modern space while taking in the morning sun through their floor-to-ceiling windows. Have a weakness for caffeine? Then you’ll have to hit up our top coffee shops in Sugar Land during your trip. In town with younger children? Hop on over to the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center which promises a day of family-friendly fun! Let your littles wander around Kidtropolis, a mini city full of pretend-play opportunities to work as a veterinarian, bank clerk, paramedic and more! The older kids can hang out in the ‘How Does It Work’ area and let them boggle their minds with their own science questions and research. Be ready for a day full of hands-on activities and play. Plan your visit and check out their current events on our calendar. 

For an exciting addition to your night, catch a show at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land a state-of-the-art performance venue. It was named Best of Houston® Large Venues in 2019 and 2020 by the Houston Press and has an impressive rotation of acts like Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Dancing with the Stars Tour, Maluma, Timbiriche and Santana. Check out their lineup.

Looking for dinner after the show? La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant is open till midnight on show days at the Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land and is only minutes away. Enjoy their tableside guacamole, fresh-made tortillas and hearty Tex-Mex dishes like fajitas, taco and enchiladas. Cap off the evening with a Tapatia Rita and toast to yet another amazing day in Sugar Land!

Two friends walking the trails at Cullinan Park

SUNDAY

 

Start your day with a delicious meal at one of our top brunch spots in Sugar Land. Jupiter Pizza and Waffles offers a twist on a breakfast staple: the Fried Chicken and Belgian Waffles dish ranges from decadent dulce de leche to s’mores varieties to satisfy your sweet tooth. If a savory breakfast is more up your alley, the Club Waffle with grilled chicken, smoked bacon, mozzarella and arugula will make you very happy.

After enjoying your southern feast, explore Cullinan Park and Conservancy, one of Sugar Land’s biggest parks in Houston. It’s 754-acre acres of parkland are suitable for hiking, birdwatching and getting in touch with nature (there’s alligator sightings!). The park also features an observation tower, boardwalk, educational signage and trails. Hitting the trails will make you hungry and you can't leave without trying one of our Vietnamese restaurants. Pho Ben has a variety of their signature Banh Mi sandwiches made with either seared pork, beef or chicken and topped with crunchy and fresh ingredients like  shredded carrots, cucumbers and jalapenos in a warm toasted french bread. 

Mochi donuts at The Sweet Boutique Bakery.

The Mochi donuts at The Sweet Boutique!

Your trip needs to end on a sweet note so visit The Sweet Boutique, featured on Food Network Baking Championship and famous for their heavenly Mochi gluten-free donuts available in flavors like Thai Tea, Ube and Pistachio Rose.


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