Houston, Sugar Land and the Surrounding Areas Resources
Things to Do in the Area
Find fun for all ages and all thrill levels in Houston, Sugar Land and the Surrounding Areas, where you can experience the city's history while enjoying the best recreational options it can offer. Here are some things to do around the Houston, Sugar Land and the Surrounding Areas.
Houston, Sugar Land and the Surrounding Areas Historical Sites and Museums
Learn how Sugar Land got its name by visiting the historic headquarters of Imperial Sugar or the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Museum. A weekly Farmers' Market sets up shop outside the historic Imperial Sugar Factory.
Revisit Sugar Land's history on the walking tour through Sugar Land along the Heritage Hike, held on the second Saturday of every month.
Discover natural history and science at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, and visit George Ranch Historical Park to experience living history.
Shopping and Dining in Sugar Land
Enjoy restaurants, retail shops, and more at Sugar Land Town Square and First Colony Mall, popular destinations in Sugar Land for shopping and community celebrations. Restaurants around town serve a variety of local cuisine and international fare.
Sugar Land Parks
Playgrounds, trails, sports fields, and more are available for enjoying at Houston, Sugar Land and the Surrounding Areas parks:
- Sugar Land Memorial Park
- Lost Creek Park
- Oyster Creek Park
- Sugar Mill Park
- Eldridge Park
- Ron Slockett Park
- Butterfly Garden
- Mark McGrath Municipal Park
Relax and enjoy lush green fairways, challenging golf courses, and leisure activities at Riverbend Country Club, Sugar Creek Country Club, and Sweetwater Cypress Course & Country Club.
Sugar Land Sports Parks and Annual Events
Experience an adrenaline rush at Sugar Land's sports parks and annual sporting events. Enjoy the thrilling terrain at Lost Creek Park BMX Track and challenging course at Sugar Land Skate Park. For more indoor fun, visit the Sugar Land Ice & Sports complex.
Sugar Land's annual races and sporting events include:
- Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Half Marathon
- Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta
- Memorial Hermann TRY ANDY'S Triathalon
- Sugar Land Surgical Turkey Trot
Sit on the edge of your seat with Sugar Land's professional sports teams. Catch a game of Sugar Land Skeeters baseball at Constellation Field or watch the Sugar Land Imperials hockey team take on their opponents at the Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center.
Annual Festivals in Sugar Land
Celebrate Sugar Land's diversity with the Cultural Kite Festival at Sugar Land Memorial Park in March.
All around Sugar Land, thousands of food and drink enthusiasts gather for the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair at various locations across town for dinners, sampling events, demonstrations, and seminars at the 5-day celebration in April.
Sugar Land transforms every October into Halloween Town. Enjoy Sugar Land's popular costume contest and spooky celebration at Sugar Land Town Square.
Late October ushers in the lively Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta, a cultural celebration held at Brooks Lake.
Welcome the holiday season at the start of December with the Christmas Tree Lighting in the Plaza. The evening unveils the lit tree at the Sugar Land Town Square.
Kick off the new year with Sugar Land's New Year's Eve Celebration, held December 31st at Sugar Land Town Square. Entertainment and a live 3D show count down the seconds to midnight.