Who said staying inside can't be fun? We've put together a list of things to help you beat those boredom blues, and keep you and your family entertained while stuck at home.
1. Take In, Dine Out
Spice up your mealtime routine by ordering in from one of your favorite local restaurants! A number of BCS restaurants have made it a priority to provide a takeout or dive-thru option to their storefront experience. For more information on local restaurant's drive-thru, delivery, and curbside options, click here.
To make getting access to your food even easier, mobile application delivery services are still operating. The following applications are currently delivering in Bryan College Station:
- Grub Hub
- Door Dash
We want to see pictures of the delicious food you've ordered! Hashtag your photos with #bcstx for a chance to be featured on our social media.
We’ve got family packs and you can order them online! The family pack includes: 1lb chopped brisket, 1/2lb turkey or pulled pork, 1/2lb sausage, 2 pints of sides, 1/2 loaf of bread, all the fixins, a gallon of unsweet tea, sweet tea, lemonade or 1/2 lemonade+1/2 tea. Check the link in our bio to order! #ATKM #meatandgreet #texasbbq #craftcocktails #familypack #smokedmeats #downtownbryan #betterinbryan #BCSTX
2. Get up and move
Getting up and moving throughout the day, especially if you are working from home, has proven to boost mood and productivity. Even though your gym might be closed, there are still ways to add an exercise routine into your day. Several gyms in Bryan College Station are offering at home exercise programming, whether it's via Zoom or their social media channels. While we might be stuck at home, we can still do our best to stay active and healthy! We've compiled a list of gyms in the area providing a wide variety of exercise opportunities. Check back here to see an updated list as we find more.
- Piranha Fitness
- Tone 360 Fitness Studio
- Dance Barre BCS
- Camp Gladiator
- Orange Theory
- Texas A&M Rec Center
- Balanced Body Works Fitness
- Gold's Gym
- College Station Fit Body Boot Camp
- Planet Fitness
- College Station CrossFit
3. Stay busy with at home virtual activities
While your favorite BCS attraction or storefront might be closed, there is no need to worry. Local business, attractions, and organizations are making it easy for you to get your fix and stay engaged despite the circumstances:
- Experience a virtual tour of the George Bush Library
- Get to painting by downloading "Twist at home" painting kits from Painting with a Twist
- Piece together a jigsaw puzzle of a local attraction here in BCS
- See what's on the menu with Dinner Tonight's live cooking demos each day
- Channel your inner green thumb with Aggie Horticulture
- Let the kids channel their inner green thumb, too with Junior Master Gardener - they can even get a certificate just by watching!
- Participate in a science project with Texas 4-H
- Go out on the town (from the comfort of your home) with Downtown Bryan's virtual First Friday happening on the first Friday of every month
Join us on our Aggie Horticulture Facebook Page at 1pm Central time on Wednesdays & Fridays for Facebook Live Events. Tomorrow Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent & Horticulturist Skip Richter will be sharing about "Planting vegetable transplants or direct seed into your garden!" Go to this website for our latest schedule of topics and additional resources - https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/ #gardening #homegarden #vegetablegarden #txextension #aggiehorticulture #stayhome #eathealthy #freshfood #fblive #foodsecurity @txextension @brazosco_mastergardeners
But wait, there's more! Participate in our "this or that" social media campaign by choosing from the templates below and posting them on your Facebook and Instagram stories. Get your friends to participate, too and tag us @experiencebcs.
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4. Feel #athomeinBCS
Several community organizations have joined together to launch “AT HOME IN BCS.” This campaign is a collaborative effort to maintain a sense of unity while so many of us are isolated at home during these unique times. Features will include updated lists of virtual events, details on take-out and delivery options at local restaurants and retail shops, online activities, and much more. #athomeinBCS will be a hub of information and resources from different organizations and businesses across Bryan College Station. Bryan College Station is our home, and we always want you to feel welcome - today, tomorrow, and for the many days to come.