By Cameron Hill, Economic Development & Tourism Marketing Manager
Nothing matches a Texas A&M football game day weekend! But the action and excitement aren’t limited to Kyle Field.
The Heart of Aggieland is renowned for its timeless traditions, incredible food, and indomitable spirit. We know you want to soak it all in, so here are 10 can’t-miss ways to enjoy the best of game day weekend.
1. First Stop: Brunch!
The best way to start your day in Aggieland is with a delicious meal. From chicken and waffles to shrimp and grits, our Top Brunch Spots are guaranteed to satisfy your palate.
2. Game Day Merch
The unifying element of game day in The Heart of Aggieland® is Aggie maroon. We have several one-stop shops providing essential apparel, accessories, tailgate supplies, and much more. Aggieland Outfitters, Hullabaloo Ave, Maroon U, and The Warehouse @ C.C Creations are among the stops to take care of all your game day needs.
3. Hometown Tailgate
Visit College Station invites you to the grand opening of its new Visitor Center and event space and the inaugural Hometown Tailgate from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday at 1207 Texas Ave. The kickoff event features food, beverages, music, games, and an opportunity to shop our new and exclusive merchandise.
The community tailgate is also a fantastic opportunity to take photos at the already-popular “I Heart Aggieland” sign across the city hall lawn.
4. Live Music
Hurricane Harry’s features various country artists and bands with advance tickets available. Other live music venues include The Tap, O’Bannon’s Taphouse, Mo’s Irish Pub, and the Canteen Bar & Grill. Stay updated about our live music events at visit.cstx.gov/events.
5. Historic Northgate
One of the oldest and most revered Aggie traditions is Northgate. The vibrant entertainment district’s roots began in the 1930s and expanded as A&M grew, and students and faculty needed a place to eat, drink, and be merry. No game day weekend is complete without a stop in famous establishments such as the Dixie Chicken, The Corner Bar and Rooftop Grill, or Chimy’s to absorb a piece of history – and some tasty food!
6. Bush Presidential Library & Museum
The George Bush Presidential Library & Museum is a must-see in College Station. Learn about the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush in an educational and entertaining format.
“A Spirit Can Ne’er Be Told…A Century of Aggie Football“ will be on exhibit in the Ansary Gallery of American History through April 28, 2024.
7. Aggie Park
Located in the heart of the Texas A&M campus, beautiful Aggie Park is designed to be the hottest spot in Aggieland on game day weekend – outside of Kyle Field. of Kyle Field. The picturesque outdoor offers tailgating, stunning water features, an outdoor amphitheater, performance pavilion, and public Wi-Fi, making it a perfect place to celebrate another Aggie victory.
8. Aggieland Official Watch Party
Don’t have game tickets? Then, head to Stage 12 for the official Aggieland watch party, just a short walk from Kyle Field. Watch the game on the massive screen as you enjoy refreshments, grab-and-go meals, and bar drinks. Stage 12 has a fantastic atmosphere and is the next best thing to being at Kyle Field.
9. Photo Ops
Capture your favorite weekend moments at these 10 picture-perfect photo op locations. Express yourself, show your team spirit, and make timeless memories that last a lifetime. Be sure to tag us @visitcstx to be featured on our page!
10. Kyle Field
Of course, nothing beats the football game day experience at Kyle Field. With a capacity of almost 103,000 exuberant fans, typical game day attendance nearly doubles College Station’s population.
College football is back! Enjoy an unforgettable game day weekend in The Heart of Aggieland.
Gig ‘em, Aggies!
About the Blogger
Hill is in her first year as marketing manager for the Economic Development & Tourism Department. She joined the city as a marketing coordinator in 2022 after serving as a marketing assistant at Messina Hof Winery and Resort. Hill earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication/journalism from Texas A&M in 2020.
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