By Jennifer Kingsbury, Visit College Station Marketing Coordinator
Can you think of many places more exciting than The Heart of Aggieland on a football game day?
If you happen to be among the thousands of fans headed to College Station this fall, you can count on making life-long memories with your friends and family. From tailgate parties and the Aggie Corps of Cadets’ march-in to local shopping and dining, College Station is without question one of the country’s friendliest and most spirited towns.
Of course, the Aggie football team is pretty awesome, too!
You won’t want to miss anything while you’re here, so let’s get you started with five ways to enjoy an unforgettable Aggie football weekend:
1. Look the part by wearing maroon.
First things first. You can properly outfit yourself in maroon from head to toe in just about any store. The available merchandise is almost unlimited.
So be sure to check out our list of unique and Aggie-owned shops, and don’t forget to give the good ole Gig ’em thumbs up – and tag us at @VisitCSTX – when snapping that perfect photo.
2. You don’t need a game ticket to join the fun.
Let’s be real – Aggie football is a colossal deal here, but if you don’t have a ticket, that’s okay. Aggies games are televised in fan-friendly establishments all over town. Here are some favorites:
- Dixie Chicken
- The Backyard
- Corner Bar & Rooftop Grill
- Duddley’s Draw
- Smitty K’s Bar & Grill
- The Tap
- Four Downs Sports Bar
- Century Square Biergarten
- The Spot
- Mo’s Irish Pub
With all these great choices, it’s tough to decide where to satisfy your cravings – a burger and beer? Wine and steak? Or just a chill drink on a patio?
Our complete list of delightful restaurants can help you make up your mind. Many of these businesses offer drink and food specials specifically on game day.
3. Check out Kyle Field on game day.
If you’re attending the game in-person or tailgating, here’s some helpful information:
If you haven’t spent enough time around Kyle Field, it’s time to learn about and feel the 12th Man spirit. You can tour the venerable stadium for $12 per person or $10 per person for groups larger than 25. Email Kyle Field Tours to reserve your spot.
4. Explore captivating local entertainment options.
The captivating things to do and see in College Station are nearly infinite. From visiting the Northgate Entertainment District to bowling, axe-throwing, watching a movie, or just exploring, we have plenty to fill your time before or after the game.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Grand Station Entertainment
- Escape Room BCS
- Star Cinema & Grill
- Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial
- The Gardens at Texas A&M
- Unique Photo Opportunities
Be sure to look over our event calendar, too – and there’s always live music on a patio or in a dance hall!
5. Plan your next Aggie game day weekend.
So check out the Aggie football schedule, book your next stay in a bed and breakfast or full-service hotel early, and plan the rest of your trip today – we’re ready to welcome you!
Gig ’em, Aggies!
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