I cannot believe it took us this long to visit this absolutely charming little Texas town! With fun things to do and excellent restaurant options, Brenham is the perfect weekend getaway or an excellent daytrip from Houston!
Read on for tips on what to do and where to eat in Brenham, TX
Things to do in Brenham
See the bluebonnets.
If you go during bluebonnet season (late March to the middle of May), make sure you drive the country roads and photograph the beautiful bluebonnet fields.
Ride the Flying Horses carousel.
This fully-restored pre-1910 carousel "was discovered in 1930 by Mr. Hugh Durden in Clay, Texas. It was left in a pasture years earlier, during the Depression, by a carnival that couldn't afford to pay rent on the land they used for their carnival." (Historical Market Database) For $1.00 per ride per person, your family can enjoy this beautiful piece of history.
Tour Giddings Stone Mansion.
Though we were unable to go inside to take the full tour because of time constraints and a very cranky toddler, the exterior of this 1870 Greek Revival home is stunning, and the reviews are great. It's on our bucket list; put it on yours too!
See the murals.
Downtown Brenham features a large number of murals. Take a walk around the town and see the owls, the tiger eyes, the birds, Blue Bell ice cream, and much more!
Take Pictures in the Gazebo.
In front of the Washington County Courthouse on Main Street is a beautiful gazebo that is perfect for your Insta profile!
Places to Eat in Brenham
For amazing Texas Q, including melt-in-your-mouth brisket and creamy mac n cheese, check out Truth Barbeque. The line of people waiting for their counter-serve barbeque is proof that the food is worth the wait!
Must Be Heaven
This old-fashioned ice cream parlor (serving, of course, Blue Bell Ice Cream!) and sandwich shop has been delighting guests since 1982. Get there early, though; they close at 3:00.
Housed in a lovely little 19th-century converted home, Cibo-e-Vino features an exquisite menu and absolutely oozes charm.
Brenham offers all the charm of some of our favorite small Texas towns. If you haven't been to Brenham, I highly recommend that you put it on your list of places to visit. If you are right down the road in the Houston area, Brenham is a great daytrip from Houston!
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