Seasonal Things to Do in College Station
Spring is a time to hit the road, and there’s no better place to make a stop than quaint Bryan College Station. Home to Texas A&M University, College Station is known by many as the stomping ground for the Fightin’ Texas Aggies. But what’s lesser known is College Station as a community and as a town, facets of College Station’s identity that make it an ideal spring destination.
Small towns like Bryan and College Station make it easy to get to know them, to get acquainted with the sights, sounds, and flavors unique to their corner of the universe. Spring trips can be quick, which is why you’ll want to spend your time in a town you can truly embrace. In College Station, you can get up close and personal with the very fabric of not just Bryan College Station, but also small-town Texas in the spring. Discover all the activities you won’t want to miss if you’re passing through.
Bluebonnets are native only to parts of central and southern Texas, which is why the flower has become a calling card for the Texas way of life. Like cowboy hats and Aggie’s, bluebonnets are as quintessentially Texas as it gets. Fortunately, these wildflowers bloom aplenty between April and May in College Station, making for a breathtaking, if brief, attraction of their own.
Where to find them:
- Bluebonnets Field - Highway 6 near Navasota
- Agriculture Life Sciences Building
- The George H.W. Bush Memorial Library
Bryan comes to life the first Friday of every month, thanks to the First Friday events hosted by the Downtown Bryan Association. The town of Bryan, just a 5 mintue drive from campus, comes to life with live music, art, and unique shopping and dining options that aren’t always available at the town’s brick and mortars. This free event brings out the best of downtown, true to Bryan’s small-town spirit.
When to Attend:
- First Friday of each month
- Activities last 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- See First Friday activities here
Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market
Just like First Fridays are a College Station, TX, answer to buying local, the Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market is the perfect intro to eating local. Fresh, seasonal food abounds at this year-round market, which has been opening its stalls since 1997. Open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, visitors and locals alike get their fill of local produce from some of the best vendors in the area.
- Every Saturday on North Main Street
- Market hours: 8 a.m. to noon
- Vendors include 4C Cattle Company, Aggieland Coffee, AMMACO Orchard, and more.
College Station breaks the small town mold in more ways than one, but perhaps the most exciting is the community’s embrace of cuisine of all kinds. Texas A&M University alone welcomes people from around the world, and with them the culture and food of their homes. These influences have only bettered the College Staton dining scene, where you’ll now find everything from classic Texas BBQ to Asian delicacies and tried-and-true American favorites.
On the Menu
- Breakfast at Brazos - Proper Texas Kitchen
- Fries, flatbreads, burgers, and more at Block T Bar & Grill
Winter Things to Do in College Station
Winter in College Station is unlike winter in almost any other small town. Whereas small towns in colder climates hunker down, College Station seems to rise up as the humidity retreats and the temperature settles at a moderate 50 degrees. In Aggieland, fall and winter are the seasons to get outside.
Come winter, you can celebrate the holidays, sip local wine, peruse museum exhibits and more, all in or within close proximity to Bryan College Station. Get away to small town Texas and add these winter things to do in College Station to your vacation bucket list.
Hit the Ice
Get out on the ice every day of the winter season at Spirit Ice Arena. Their public skate days are an affordable way to take your skates for a spin. Be sure to check the ice schedule as public skating is only offered during certain times of day.
Picnic at Research Park
Located next to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, Research Park is a campus favorite for picnics. Grab a delectable sandwich or salad to go from The Junction, then head out for an afternoon of picnic and disc golf.
Cozy up in Block T Bar every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Take advantage of unique "Howdy Hour" specials like 20% off food, $3 Domestic Bottles, $5 Texas Draft Craft Beers, $5 Well Cocktails & $7 Select Wines. Meet, greet, and get howdy.
Stroll Downtown Bryan
Historic Downtown Bryan is home to attractions aplenty. Stroll past the W 31st St Murals or put your creativity to the test at Purple Turtle Art Studio. Lights are strung in Downtown Bryan during the winter to make your outing that much more enchanting.
Listen to Front Porch Music Series
Head to The Green at Century Square for a weekend full of music. All winter long, The Green will host fun music events Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Listen to open mics, solo performances, and a song-swap style spectacular.
Explore the Northgate District
A favorite among students, the Northgate District is your go-to for arts and nightlife. The district spans 145 acres and is known for its ecclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. It's also just over a mile from our hotel!
This is Howdy Hospitality
From the minute you walk in the door to the minute you rest your head, immerse yourself in the bold Aggie spirit unique to College Station.
Stay in Texas A&M University's guest room, just steps from campus and minutes from other College Station attractions like Northgate and Historic Downtown Bryan.