Things to Do in Destination Bryan
Shop, sip, and savor your way through the streets of Historic Downtown Bryan, get up-close-and-personal with exotic animals at Aggieland Safari, or discover the Brazos Valley’s rich heritage at one of our incredible museums. These are just a few examples of the many things to do in Bryan. Read on for even more essential Bryan experiences.
Discover shops, restaurants, and art in Historic Downtown Bryan
Historic Downtown Bryan is home to some of the best eats in the Brazos Valley, and you’re always steps away from a unique retail experience. Sample the seasonal brews at Blackwater Draw Brewing Co., try one of Texas Monthly’s Best BBQ Bites at All The King’s Men, or grab a delicious brunch at 3rd on Main. Retail options abound in Downtown with local favorites like Old Bryan Marketplace and Bird’s Nest Gifts and Antiques.
The arts also have a home in Historic Downtown Bryan. You’ll find public art and galleries throughout Downtown Bryan. Performances, festivals, and other activities are also a regular occurrence in this recognized Texas Cultural District. Find Downtown Bryan restaurants, retail, and art at www.downtownbryan.com.
Meet our wildest neighbors at Aggieland Wild Animal Safari
Located just outside the city, Aggieland Wild Animal Safari is home to more than 250 acres of fun for the whole family. Explore the “Serengeti of The South” from the comfort of your own vehicle, and then get up-close-and-personal with exotic animals in the 20-acre walk-through zoo. Learn more about Aggieland Wild Animal Safari at www.aggielandsafari.com.
Stop by one of the most-awarded wineries in Texas
Founded on the cornerstones of family, tradition, and romance, Messina Hof Winery & Resort has held its place as a Brazos Valley staple since its start in 1977. The Tasting Room at Messina Hof Winery showcases its immense wine selection suitable for any palate. Among these award-winning wines, there is a reserve selection of ultra-premium and library wines you cannot get anywhere else.
Guests can also enjoy:
- Wine Flights & Weekly Specials at The Wine Bar
- Tours & Shopping in The Tasting Room
- Fine dining at The Vintage House Restaurant
- Weekend getaways at The Villa Bed & Breakfast
- Special events and festival all year long
Learn more at messinahof.com
Get outdoors under the wide-open Brazos Valley skies
Bryan offers lots of ways to enjoy the outdoors. Foremost among them all are the outdoor activities at Lake Bryan. The lovely, 829-acre reservoir is a popular spot for boating, swimming, and fishing, with a boat launch and healthy populations of largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish.
The area around the lake also has 125 acres for tent and RV camping and 16 miles of hiking and biking trails. A few miles south of the lake lies the City Course at the Phillips Event Center, a great place to play 18 holes of inexpensive and challenging golf.
Find dining, events, wellness offerings, and luxury accomodations at Lake Walk
Naturally spirited, Lake Walk Town Center will engage your senses and replenish your soul. With an emphasis on wellness and an appreciation of your healthy lifestyle, Lake Walk is the perfect place to begin and end your day.
Lake Walk is home to a 5-acre lake, seasonal events, regularly-scheduled wellness events, a weekly market, a restaurant, coffee shop, and a bar, and The Stella Hotel, recognized as a Top 3 Hotel in Texas by Condé Nast Traveler. Learn more at lakewalktx.com