The Bryan/College Station Community

Segment #8 from Texas A&M University


Lauren is a senior sports management major. During her time in Aggieland, she’s grown to love the Bryan and College station community. Bryan and College Station are two cities that function as one community, home to about 200,000 people. Lauren, show us around town.

Hi everyone, and thanks Alex. Only two weeks before the start of my freshman year, I spontaneously decided to come to Texas A&M. The kicker though, I had never stepped foot on campus, nor had I ever been to Bryan College Station, Texas, but what I found when I arrived is that the location is full of treasure to discover with so much to offer college students, whether you’re having a picnic at Lake Bryan in springtime, driving through Aggieland Safari on a fall day, visiting Santa’s Wonderland in December, or simply enjoying a meal at one of college station’s mini restaurants after class, there is always a new adventure to be had. Located about a 100 miles outside of both Austin and Houston, College Station has established its own distinctive homey community, but is still close enough to Texas’s major metropolitan cities for a weekend to get away. As a Texas A&M student, I love spending my mornings in Aggie Park next to Kyle Field. Tailgating concerts and ring day traditions take place here, which are great experiences to share with friends and family. After classes, I head across the street to Century Square to visit shops and restaurants. My recommendation is a crepe from Sweet Paris Cafe, and you can trust me, I recommended it to my parents who now insist on going every time they come to visit. The Bryan College Station area is the prime example of the perfect college shop. It continues to grow and thrive, which is owed to the Texas A&M community that enriches the culture of this cherish city. Thank you for letting me share this special location with you guys. Back to you, Alex.

Thanks, Lauren. Bryan and College Station are a great place for students to explore between classes. How convenient is it to be within a two hour drive from Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio? You can spend your weekends exploring eclectic downtown Bryan, attending a professional sporting event, or singing along at ACL. That was great, thanks again.

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