spring roadtrips

With Spring right around the corner, it’s time to start planning any fun activities and trips you want to take during the warmer months! One of the benefits of living at 8085 at Traditions is the central location and ease of traveling to and from Bryan, TX and the College Station area. Grab your friends, pick up some snacks, and start planning these day trips!

Austin – 2 hours

Austin is known for its eclectic music scene, delicious food, and the University of Texas flagship campus and is just a quick two-hour drive from Bryan.

Must-Do Activities in Austin:

  • Eat brunch at Holy Roller
  • Visit Austin’s iconic murals – our favorites are “I love you so much” at Jo’s Coffee, “Greetings from Austin” at South First’s, and “You’re My Better Half” on East MLK)
  • Take a trip to The Continental Club or C-Boy’s Heart & Soul for a taste of classic tunes

Houston – 1.5 hours

Home to the Houston Texans, Rockets, and Astros, sports are a big deal in this city! If sports aren’t your thing, there are plenty of delicious restaurants and museums to enjoy instead.

Where to eat in Houston:

Revival Market – A craft butcher shop and café serving breakfast and lunch dedicated to sourcing food responsibly located on Heights Boulevard, you will not be disappointed with your meal! We love the breakfast tacos, citrus beet salad, biscuits and gravy, and of course – the charcuterie plate.

Xochi – Located inside of the Marriot Marquis downtown, Xochi specializes in Oaxacan food. Come prepared to drink mezcal! We recommend the ostiones de lujo and the barbacoa de res de zaachila.

The Classic – A modern twist on the classic diner, The Classic is a light-filled American bistro with a touch of retro charm serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Stop in in the morning for the breakfast sandwich (complete with habanero cheddar cheese!) or head in for dinner and order the mushroom casarecci.

Waco – 1.5 hours

An increasingly popular destination, thanks to our good friends Chip and Joanna Gaines, there’s plenty to do in this small city! From Baylor University sporting events to visiting Magnolia Market at the Silos, you’ll be in awe of the gorgeous landscape. On those chillier (or even rainy!) days, stop into the Dr Pepper Museum or the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.