Things seem to move a little more slowly around here in the summer. We are a college town after all, and when school is out and the sun is shining the fun really begins. From an adults-only lazy river, to a safari adventure for the whole family, there’s tons of fun in the sun to be had for all ages! So keep scrolling for 7 of the top things to do on your summer getaway in Bryan College Station, Texas.

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Daycation at The Cove

The Cove at BearX Daycation Resort is the ultimate destination for the 18+ crowd to beat the heat. Float the days away in the lazy river, put your surfing skills to the test, hop on a wakeboard, or kick back with an ice cold beverage in a private cabana or bungalow. With day passes starting at just $10, and summer fun options for adults of all ages, it’s no wonder they call themselves “The Good Vibe Tribe!”



Tiger King is out, Giraffe Queen is in.

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Go on an adventure at Aggieland Safari

"The Serengeti of the South" is open and ready to welcome your family for a walk (or drive) on the wild side! Explore 250 acres of safari from the comfort of your own car, and get up-close-and-personal with exotic animals in the 20-acre walkthrough zoo. Located just outside Bryan, a trip to Aggieland Safari is sure to be an adventure the whole family will love.


Discover a foodie's paradise

It's no secret that we love food here in BCS. With hundreds of restaurants offering unique creations and classic favorites, even the pickiest of eaters is sure to find something to please their palate. Looking for something for the kids? Howdy’s Texas Grill’d Pizza is an award-winning local favorite offering bold, authentic flavors on hand-tossed, flash-grilled, artisan doughs.

If tacos are your thing, check out Fuego for some crazy good creations that’ll make the whole family’s mouth water, or head to Mad Taco for deliciously unique tacos and a flight of some of the best margaritas around. Looking for some smoky Texas barbeque? Head out on the Brazos Smoke Texas BBQ Trail and find out what makes our local BBQ scene one of the best in the whole state.

For something a little fancier, we recommend Christopher’s World Grille, The Republic, or Madden’s Casual Gourmet. For farm-fresh goodness, check out Ronin Farm & Restaurant in Historic Downtown Bryan.

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Cool off at a resort-style hotel pool

With a totally unmatched boutique hotel scene, along with global brands you know and love, there’s no shortage of accommodations in BCS, and many of them offer incredible resort-style pools. Dive in at the super dog-friendly Cavalry Court, work on your tan with a view of Kyle Field at the Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center, or find something else more your speed here. We promise there’s a perfect spot for everyone here!



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Explore our museums & art galleries

Escape the heat and explore one of our world-class museums or art galleries! The Brazos Valley African American Museum, Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, and Museum of the American G.I., among others, are all open and ready to welcome guests. Hours and operating procedures may vary for summer 2020, so please check each museum’s social media for the most accurate information.



One year later 🖤

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Sample craft beverages

Try a summer brew at Blackwater Draw Brewing Co. or partake in a tasting at the award-winning Messina Hof Winery & Resort. Looking for a pick-me-up? Check out one of our many local coffee shops like Harvest, Sweet Eugenes, or Gogh Gogh Coffee Co.


Listen to live music

Summertime in BCS means there’s pretty much always live music being played somewhere in town on most evenings. From Grooves On The Green at Century Square, to Summer Sounds at Lake Walk, to concerts at Southern’s and Harry’s, there’s almost always an opportunity to get out and dance the night away. Click here for a full calendar of live music events.

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