Bryan continues to grow in leaps and bounds, and as more new residents arrive to enjoy our thriving downtown, desirable quality of life and excellent schools, they do so in the knowledge that these programs – and numerous others from the Bryan Police Department – are providing them with the safety and security that Bryan residents have come to expect. It’s just another reason that people want to experience “The Good Life, Texas Style.”
Explore Bryan’s Historic Downtown and Cultural District
Take a stroll in Historic Downtown Bryan and take in the historic architecture, explore one of the many unique shops, or stop in at a local restaurant. With much to explore and experience, Downtown Bryan is the place to be.
Connect with nature at Lake Bryan
With more than 20 miles of hiking and biking trails, campgrounds, swimming areas, a boat ramp, and great fishing spots, you’ll find there are countless ways to connect with nature at Lake Bryan. Catch a sailboat gliding across the water or paddle your way across the lake yourself with kayak and paddle board rentals.
Try our flavorfully diverse eateries
From authentic street tacos to Asian and European-inspired restaurants, you won’t have to wander far to try international cuisine in Bryan! In the mood for something closer to home? Try one of the many homestyle and soul food eateries Bryan has to offer.
Experience First Friday in Downtown Bryan
Join in on the excitement in Downtown Bryan on the first Friday of each month for live music, arts and craft vendors, pop-up experiences, and all-around fun. Bring your family, your friends, or your pet; all are welcome at First Friday!
Shop local at the Farmers’ Market
Featuring over 50 local vendors, the Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market provides an opportunity to connect Bryan residents with locally sourced produce and product. From jellies and jams to farm fresh eggs and Texas beef, if you’re interested in stocking your pantry locally, the farmers’ market is a must!
Explore Bryan’s history
With Bryan in its 150th year, it’s no secret that Bryan is teeming with stories from the past. To experience it, you can stroll through our historic downtown, wander through the exhibits at the Boonville Heritage Park, explore the artifacts at the Brazos Valley African American Museum and the Brazos Valley Natural History Museum, or dive into the historical narrative at the Carnegie History Center.
Join in on the family fun
Bryan hosts many family-friendly locations and activities. Explore over 50 local parks and trails, join a local sports league, or make new friends at one of many Parks and Recreation programs. During the spring and summer months, you can dive headfirst into two public pools featuring water slides and splash features.
Check out Bryan’s music scene
As a certified Texas Music Friendly Community, Bryan knows how to enjoy music. With ample festivals and events featuring music throughout the year and several live music venues finding music in Bryan is not hard to do.
Have fun at Midtown Park
Midtown Park is where the outdoors meets competition and fun! Quickly becoming the center of sports and activities in Bryan, keep your eye on events and activities located here. Take a swing at Big Shots Golf, catch a game at Travis Fields, wander down the walking trail, or work on your kickflip at Williamson Skate Park.
Take in the wildflowers
With wildflowers dotting alongside roadsides and front yards, the view in Bryan during the spring and summer is unbeatable! Enjoy the many colorful backdrops of bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, and coreopsis throughout town during the spring and early summer months.