Brenham, Texas : Things to Do

Friday, August 05, 2016

As I've mentioned from this week's series of posts : Kimono Dress x Quarter Strap Sandals and Chappell Hill Lavender Farm : A Photo Diary, Gideon and I went on a road trip to Brenham, Texas last weekend. Brenham is a country in between Austin and Houston on Hwy 290. From Austin, the drive took more than a hour to get there.

Things to Do at Brenham Texas Travel Guide

WHERE TO EAT

  • Chappell Hill Bakery and Deli - This is our first stop from Austin for lunch. Don't be fooled, while the sign outside says 'Bakery & Deli' they actually serve meat! As of writing, Chappell Hill Bakery and Deli's brisket is our new best. It's a must try if you happen to stop by and dine.
  • Chappell Hill Sausage Company - We haven't really stopped by this restaurant but according to what I've researched, this restaurant serves oh-so-heavenly-sausages.
  • Must be Heaven - If you're into light meals like soups, salads and sandwiches then this restaurant is what you're looking for. This is located at Brenham Downtown Historic District. Gideon and I stopped by to order Blue Bell ice cream here. Yummy!
  • Volare Italian Restaurant - This is another restaurant that I've listed as one of those places we wanted to check out. They serve authentic italian food. If all those meat we had for lunch from Chappell Hill Bakery and Deli hadn't filled out stomach's to the brim, we would have stop by and dine here. According to what I've researched, the restaurant has a large window that overlooks the garden and patio outside. This sounds like a romantic restaurant to dine in.

Things to Do at Brenham Texas Travel Guide

WHAT TO DO

  • Blue Bell Creameries  - Blue Bell is surprisingly Texan. It was founded in Brenham, Texas on 1907. Gideon and I really love Blue Bell ice cream. I hope they had more flavors displayed at Walmart stores. Unfortunately, we aren't able to visit the creamery because it is close on weekends and they no longer offer tours because of the recent issue they had with food poisoning. :( I heard the ice cream cone sold at the creamery is at $1 USD only. 
  • Chappell Hill Lavender Farm - Because we're located 5,000+ miles to Provence, there's no reason not to visit Chappell Hill Lavender Farm which is just an hour+ drive from Austin. The best time to visit would be the lavender cutting season when the lavender's are in full bloom. Don't forget to check out their gift shop, where all the nice smelling products are sold. :D
  • Brenham Downtown Historic "Main Street" District - Don't you just love visiting old towns? I'm glad the people of Brenham took good care of their downtown district. Brenham's quaint historic town reminds me of our trip to Route 66 last fall. I heard you can take a tour of Heritage Homes in Brenham, fully furnished with original antiques. Ah, I would have love to see a beautiful 19th century home. :/
  • Antique Rose Emporium - If you're into romantic antique roses, native plants, old fashioned perennials, herbs and wildflowers. Then visiting the Antique Rose Emporium wouldn't disappoint.
  • Wineries - How about visiting wineries while enjoying the countryside views?

Things to Do at Brenham Texas Travel Guide
Things to Do at Brenham Texas Travel Guide

Ah, he looked so relaxed. Loving' the scenery, eh? Oh, I've made a snapchat video of our trip to Brenham, TX as well. Do check out my post : What to Bring on a Day Trip : A Checklist for ideas and inspirations on what to bring on a day's worth of road trip.



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