10 picture-perfect photo ops that help capture the spirit and passion of the Heart of Aggieland

By Aubrey Nettles, Visit College Station Marketing Manager

College Station is home to many unique, artistic, picture-worthy photo ops that can take your photographs to the next level. We have you covered if you want to show your school spirit or give off a more artsy vibe!

Century Square

1. Howdy From Aggieland

Century Square’s “Howdy from Aggieland” mural has become a staple for local photo ops. Century Square also offers excellent shopping, food, and entertainment.

Kendra Scott

2. Kendra Scott

While at Century Square, check out the fabulous photo ops inside and outside at Kendra Scott. College Station is the home of howdy hospitality, and Kendra Scott is the place to celebrate it.


3. Gringos

The wait is over, and Gringos has opened in College Station! While enjoying a fantastic meal, don’t miss the opportunity to snap photos of the custom murals dedicated to the 12th Man.

Aggieland Outfitters

4. Aggieland Outfitters

Everyone knows Aggieland Outfitters is one of the hottest places to get Aggie apparel and décor but did you know it’s also an excellent place for photo ops? Stop by the university location for a wide range of statues honoring Texas A&M.

Northgate Entertainment District

5. Bottle Cap Alley

The Northgate Entertainment District’s Bottle Cap Alley is a cherished piece of College Station history. With decades of discarded bottle caps from generations of Aggies, it’s a piece of history. Take a photo and enjoy a burger at the Dixie Chicken while you’re at it. 

The Toasted Yolk

6. The Toasted Yolk

One of our newest brunch dives, The Toasted Yolk, has gifted us a new option for great food and a new Aggie-themed mural.

Stella Southern Cafe

7. Stella Southern Café

Spring is celebrated year-round at Stella Southern Café, where flowers bloom on the walls and birds and butterflies wander. Locally owned and operated, Stella Southern Café exudes freshness from the food to the beautiful exterior artwork.

Kyle Field

8. The War Hymn Monument

“The War Hymn Monument” near Kyle Field is one you can join! Put your arm around one of the statues and saw varsity’s horns off as you belt out the Fighting Texas Aggie War Hymn.

Velvet Taco

9. Let Them Eat Cake

You’ll find a queen eating cake outside Velvet Taco in Century Square. Join her for a piece of Velvet Taco‘s delicious red velvet cake. It’s impossible to pass up!

The George Hotel

10. Texas Flag Book Wall

The George Hotel is a stunning boutique hotel featuring the Texas Flag Book Wall inspired by and dedicated to former First Lady Barbara Bush, who championed literacy efforts.

You don’t have to look hard to find these and other perfect spots that capture the Spirit of Aggieland in the Heart of College Station. Please share your photos with us @VisitCSTX!

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About the Blogger

Aubrey is in her first year as Visit College Station’s marketing manager after almost a year as Missouri City’s executive director of economic development. Before that, she served seven years with the City of College Station as economic development manager and special projects coordinator. A native of Smithville, Aubrey earned a master’s in public administration from the University of Houston in 2012 and a bachelor’s in communications from Texas A&M in 2010.

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