The Top Ten Reasons Why Brenham, Texas is the Perfect Weekend Getaway

  1. It is beautiful
  2. Something to do for all ages
  3. Wineries/Brewery
  4. Food
  5. Shopping
  6. History
  7. Night life
  8. Accommodations
  9. Proximity to Houston
  10. Friendly

Brad and I fell in love with Brenham last year when Brad booked a bed and breakfast for my birthday weekend.  We spent the entire weekend exploring the area and participating in the activities that Brenham and the surrounding area had to offer. We decided (along with Corrin and Dave) that this would be the perfect place to build a barndominium and spend the weekends.

Where is Brenham?

Brenham is about an hour west of Houston.

What is Brenham known for?

Blue Bell Ice Cream and Bluebonnets

Brenham is a hidden gem that when people discover, they are shocked that it is so close to Houston.  The historic downtown has everything you need: food, shopping,and entertainment.  

Sample Weekend Itinerary (Couple’s Getaway)


Ant Street Inn (best location), Main Street Bed and Breakfast, Brenham House B&B, or rent a VRBO

(This is our friend’s VRBO which is outside of Chappell Hill.) 


Drive from Houston to Brenham in the afternoon/evening

Eat at Volare Italian Restaurant

Go have drinks at BT Longhorn Saloon & Steakhouse


Drive to Independence and take the walking or driving tour (Independence is a beautiful town with many important Texas history associations).

Drive to Chapel Hill and have lunch at Bevers Café

Go to Texas Star Winery

Go to Pleasant Hill Winery

Go to Brazos Brewery (for those who don’t want to go to the brewery, shop in the antique stores downtown).

Dinner at 96 West ( an eclectic tapas/fusion wine and craft beer restaurant)

Home Sweet Farm Market & Biergarten for live music

After hours: Little Mikes Dance and Club (This is a place where locals go which has a little bit of everything…rap, country, people dressed up….people in yoga pants…All are welcome)



Visit downtown shops or visit Washington on the Brazos (park located on the Brazos river which chronicles the indpendce of Texas from Mexico)

Family Itinerary


Go to the Bluebell Factory by 5:00 PM for a cup of ice cream

Have dinner at BT Longhorn Saloon and Steakhouse


Drive to Independence and take the walking or driving tour

Drive to Chapel Hill and have lunch at Bevers Cafe

Go Washington on the Brazos

Go to Brazos Valley Brewery (bring some cards or a board game for the kids to play)

Dinner at Brenham Grill

Home Sweet Farm Market & Biergarten (is kid friendly) for live music


Visit downtown shops

My question for you is this:  Who wants to go to Brenham?

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