If you happen to be traveling in Texas and happen to be on I-35, I-45, or I-10, you might be wondering where you can stop for the night while traveling. Fortunately for you, there is a city tucked away in the triangle made by these particular thoroughfares (perhaps the busiest in the state of the Lone Star) called Brenham, Texas. And if you stay at one of the Brenham hotels, you'll do yourself a favor.
Brenham really is the heart of Washington County, Texas, which is probably the most important part of state history. Brenham is small (about nine square miles in area), but has doubled its population in the last five decades. Considering it's the home of Blue Bell Ice Cream and a great middle ground for travelers between Austin and Houston, Brenham is perhaps the best thinking as a pleasant reminder of the life of a small Texas town with the glamor of big cities only a short drive away.
Brenham happens to be home to some of the most inspiring arts and entertainment found in Texas, featuring upcoming artists in front of the public, as well as the way nationally known artists showcase their work. There is also a growing performing arts scene that caters to all ages, so there is always a show or concert to check out. For outdoor enthusiasts there is golf, horseback riding and bike trails. Brenham also touches tremendous proximity to winning Texas wine producers and is perceived as the epicenter of the blue zone in Central Texas.
With so many offers, there is no doubt that you will try to book your trip as soon as possible. The question remains – where does one stay?
Don't sweat it. If Brenham is the next place to visit on your list, here are seven secrets to finding a great hotel for your stay:
Search the web – In this day and age, this is the first place to start looking. Although Brenham is small, you will find many results.
Online reviews – Tourism is a core industry, so all accommodation options in the city tend to separate.
Vary your search terms – Because Brenham has a wide variety of travelers passing by, their hotels cater to many needs, including if you are traveling with a pet.
Outside the box – You may actually be visiting a larger city, but you don't want to deal with traffic and noise in big cities. Finding a hotel in Brenham that is close enough to get you far is the way to go.
State Tourism Website – Checking out the official Texas tourism website is a very easy way to find out what's on offer.
City website – In the same direction, go right to the source. Searching for the official website of the city in Brenham not only gives you information on places of stay, but gives you a basic breakdown of events in the city.
Council for Chambers and Visitors – Brennan also has one of the easiest websites related to tourism. A look at the hotels, as well as everything the city and county have to offer visitors, is just a click away.
Wondering if you can find hotels in Brenham? This is actually the easy part. I'll see you soon!