Things to do around Bryan / College Station

Cool Places

Texas A&M University Campus

The Texas A&M Campus is one of the largest in the nation with a golf course and airport on campus. The campus has some really great parks such as Research Park (at University Drive and Research Parkway) or the Bonfire Memorial. While on campus you may want to visit the George Bush Library & Museum or if you are into Aggie football, visit the Sports Museum at Kyle Field.

Map of Campus: Main Campus (PDF)

Wolf Pen Creek Park

College Station has some great parks, and this is one of the best. The park’s headline feature is an amphitheater surrounded by a small pond however we think the best feature is the walking trail. If you’re looking for a nice 2 mile jogging route this can’t be beat. The paved trail follows a small stream mostly hidden from the view of traffic.

Trail Map: Wolf Pen Creek Trails (PDF)

Historic Downtown Bryan

An eclectic area being revitalized as a historic main-street, USA. The area offers several antique shops, glass works, and several of the best restaurants in the city: Lemon Wedge, Café Capri, and Maddens. For later in the evening there are several drinking establishments including Uncorked wine bar, and Murphy’s Law Pub featuring “authentic” Irish and Germain fair.

Map: Downtown Bryan (PDF)

Forsyth Galleries

The art gallery of Texas A&M University located in Historic Downtown Bryan. The gallery offers several standing collections; in addition the current exhibition is “When They Came To Take My Father”. This exhibition features photographs and stories collected from holocaust survivors.

The Antique Rose Emporium

The Antique Rose Emporium features a large garden featuring all kinds of Roses intermingled with native Texas plants. The garden is located about 30 minutes south of Bryan / College Station in Brenham, Texas.

Awesome Restaurants

La Bodega Taco Bar – You will find the best Baja style Mexican food, if you want a great fish taco this is the place to go. Scott recommends getting the crab enchiladas. Located on the edge of the Northgate bar district next to campus.

 

Freebirds – The Aggie’s home town favorite burrito joint. This is a classic A&M icon that’s spread around Texas. Available at two locations, 1) on Northgate next to campus and 2) at the intersection Highway 6 and University Avenue

 

Naked Fish – The best sushi place in town. Be sure to try their spicy tuna sashimi. Located on Texas Ave a few blocks from campus.

 

Atami – The best hibachi grill in town. Located on University Avenue close to campus.

 

Blue Baker – Great sandwiches on fresh baked bread. This is a great place to get a sandwich or a bagel for breakfast. Located on Texas Ave a few blocks from campus.

 

Fritellas – Here you’ll find an old style Taco Bell building turned into one of the best Italian restaurants in town. This place has style; be sure to try their bread sticks. Located on Texas Avenue not to far from campus.

 

Green House Bakery – A tiny bakery outside of town that offers quick healthy, and great tasting fair – I suggest whatever is the daily special. There hours are a bit restrictive, so double check their website before heading out there. Located on FM 1179, on the way to the ceremony/reception site.

 

Uncorked Wine Bar – Offers a casual atmosphere and wine by the glass or bottle. Located in Downtown Bryan

 

Messina Hof Winery - An upscale resort and winery, it’s quite pricey but very nice. They are offering a Wine Thursday event before the wedding. Located a few minutes out side of town.

 

The Republic - A very upscale steak and whiskey restaurant, definitely considered “fine dining”. This is where Tina likes to go on her birthday! Located on Texas Avenue a few blocks away from campus.