College Station’s prime location at the center of the Texas Triangle, a metropolitan hub formed by San Antonio, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, gives you easy access to some of the most memorable experiences Texas has to offer.
Explore the many unique destinations and popular activities offered by Aggieland and its surroundings.
At one of the largest universities in the nation, students have an abundance of dining and entertainment options. Texas A&M University’s active campus life offers something for everyone.
Student organizations are one of the easiest and most accessible ways to get connected with fellow Aggies and build lasting relationships. Our ever-growing list of involvement opportunities covers a broad spectrum of interests and prepares students for roles in social, future career and academic leadership.
Embrace the spirit of the 12th Man at one of the many Texas A&M University sporting events. Supporting our nationally-recognized teams and athletes is one of the most exhilarating experiences Aggieland has to offer. Recreational Sports allow students to participate in athletic opportunities beyond the sidelines.
The Memorial Student Center Opera and Performing Arts Society (MSC OPAS) brings professional productions of theatre, musical and dance programs to the Brazos Valley. Whether a member of MSC OPAS or the audience, you’ll be a part of performance experiences that inspire, enlighten and delight.
George H.W. Bush Library Center
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a popular destination amongst students and visitors alike. Learn about our 41st president, his public service and family from the museum’s incredible exhibits and explore the beautiful Barbara Bush rose garden and presidential pond. Special exhibits keep locals visiting the museum several times a year.
Located at West Campus, The Gardens is a living teaching environment created to inspire program initiatives and community engagement. Visit the peaceful space to relax, study and learn from the nature surrounding you. Be sure and visit during the spring when the wildflowers are in bloom.
From grab-and-go options to restaurants, the Texas A&M University dining has something for everyone. Use meal or retail swipes, dining dollars, cash or card at our dining locations on campus.
From lively commerce districts to natural parklands, Bryan-College Station offers the best of city and small-town life. Its easy-to-access activities and destinations makes this a great area for college students to thrive.
College Station Parks
The 58 parks throughout College Station make it easy to connect to nature and be active. You can walk or ride a bike along paved or gravel trails, play sports, picnic with friends and access many more amenities at any of these peaceful spaces.
Located across the street from main campus, Century Square is one of College Station’s premier community destinations. Enjoy the shopping or food scene or attend any of the fun-filled events the district has to offer.
Northgate Entertainment District
Northgate Entertainment District is home to College Station’s vibrant nightlife scene. Whether looking to dance the night away or enjoy a relaxing evening with friends, “Northgate,” as it’s affectionately called by the student body, can deliver.
Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater
Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater is College Station’s most popular destination for outdoor performances. Its lineup of concerts, plays and festivals attract students, visitors and locals alike. Concert or no, its surrounding park makes it the perfect spot to hang out.
Downtown Bryan’s rich and historic atmosphere makes it one of the area’s most unique destinations. Explore all the shops, restaurants, cafés and galleries downtown has to offer throughout the year, but be sure to visit on the first Friday of every month. First Friday, Downtown Bryan’s signature event, brings musicians, displays and merchants to the district, making the area the place to be.
Regulated by Texas Parks & Wildlife, Lake Bryan is the perfect place for a daytime get-away or an overnight camping experience. The lake’s the best place in town for water activities, including swimming, fishing, kayaking, and more.
Out of Town
Many of Texas’ most popular destinations are less than three hours away. Whether planning a day trip or a weekend getaway, these fun-filled tourist or nature attractions are worth the drive.
Located less than 180 miles southwest of College Station, San Antonio is home to the Alamo, the Riverwalk, and amusement parks. With a backdrop of rich culture and history, San Antonio is one of the state’s most walkable and compelling destinations.
The capital city is less than 110 miles west of College Station and noted for its vibrant entertainment, downtown and nature scene. Home to some of Texas’ biggest festivals, including Austin City Limits and South by Southwest, Austin also offers beautiful lakes and parks, including Zilker Park, Barton Springs and Lake Austin.
Dallas-Fort Worth is less than 190 miles north of College Station and is North Texas’ bustling economic district. The twin cities are home to the Fort Worth Stockyards and Historic District, a variety of museums and attractions, and the state’s biggest shopping scene.
Located less than 100 miles southeast, Houston is College Station’s biggest neighbor city. Hosting the largest and most diverse metropolitan area in Texas, it’s also home to Space Center Houston, a variety of museums and exhibits, and an active sports scene.
Just less than 100 miles northeast of College Station, Waco is located along the Brazos River and near the heart of Texas. It offers some of Texas’ most notable attractions, including Magnolia Market and the Dr. Pepper Museum.
Galveston is less than 150 miles southeast of College Station and is one of Texas’ most popular coastal getaways. Home to one of the closest beaches, the Moody Gardens and the Historic Pleasure Pier, Galveston is always on island time.
Brenham, located less than 50 miles south of College Station, is a small town with big fun. Home to the annual Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas and Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham is a great place to visit.