Ring in the New Year with 10 Brownwood Resolutions

With more than 268,000 square miles, Texas offers plenty of room to roam. But before you get overwhelmed with resolutions of traveling the state, turn your sights to Brownwood. Whether you’re just passing through or you’ve put down roots, there’s more than meets the eye to our beloved town, and what better time to explore new activities than at the start of the new year! 

The turn of the calendar always marks a time of fresh beginnings and new goals. But New Year’s resolutions don’t always have to be about hitting the gym; why not set a goal you can actually stick to? As everyone was eating black-eyed peas and watching the ball drop last weekend, we made a resolution to fully immerse ourselves in the Brownwood experience while supporting our unique local business scene. Regardless of whether you’re a visitor or a local, join us in ten fun activities to enjoy your time here in Brownwood! 



Visit Lake Brownwood State Park

If your resolution is to spend more time outside, exercise, or experience nature, a season pass to Lake Brownwood State Park is a must! Just 20 minutes beyond the city, this park has something for everyone! Go boating, hiking, fishing, camping, swimming, biking, take in a sunrise, have a picnic, and even play volleyball or softball. A Texas State Parks Pass is an economical choice for a year’s worth of family fun and refreshing activity. 



Catch a Show at the Lyric Theatre

In the digital era of cell phone screens and streaming, there’s an undeniable thrill to live theater. There’s just nothing like sitting in an audience as the lights go down, the music swells, and talented actors take the stage. The Lyric Theatre is back with six productions in 2022, including the iconic Footloose and Chicago, so get your tickets before they sell out! 



Start the Day with Coffee From Golden Hour

We love our Keurig as much as the next guy, but every once in a while it’s nice to treat yourself to a luxury cup of coffee from Golden Hour at Shaw’s Marketplace. With gourmet flavors such as lavender, honey jasmine, and butter pecan, this coffee shop makes a cup of joe you just can’t replicate at home. What a great kick-start to your day! 



Have a Movie Night with Shuga Pops Popcorn

What’s a movie without popcorn? Shuga Pops takes movie night up a notch with intriguing popcorn flavors like jalapeno ranch, churros, and birthday cake. Bring a little excitement to a night in with the family! 



Surprise a Loved One with a Gift from Matt’s Mantiques

A very unique shop recently took residence in Brownwood that caters to a very specific customer base – men! Finally, the men who claim they have it all have a store dedicated to goods and collectibles they’re sure to love. So whether the boys are shopping for themselves, or ladies are gifting to a special someone, the grooming products, thematic signs, casual T-shirts, and man cave items found at Matt’s Mantiques are sure to turn a smile. 



Enjoy a Classic Brownwood Meal from Runaway Train Cafe, Studebaker’s, or Underwoods

These three classic restaurants built the food scene in Brownwood so naturally, no trip would be complete without dinner from one or all! And if you’re a local who has yet to try the Runaway Train Cafe, Studebaker’s, or Underwood’s BBQ, move this to the top of your to-do list asap. Choose from the best “hole in the wall” restaurant in Brown County, the home of the original World Famous BBQ Beef Steak, or a unique dining experience in an authentic railroad car. All are sure to serve a delicious taste of Texas! 



Try a New Wine at 10 Mile Productions

Resolutions are about personal growth so why not elevate your palette by trying a new wine from 10 Mile Productions. The more you try, the more you understand what’s in your glass. You may even discover a floral white or an earthy red that becomes your new favorite! And to top it off, each glass poured at 10 Mile supports the local wine industry in Texas. Win-win! 



Read a Book from Intermission Bookshop

Everyone should know the satisfaction of finishing a really good book. Reading feeds the mind and soul which is why many choose to include it in their resolutions each year. Intermission Bookshop has collected fascinating stories to truly enrich your life, so no matter how busy you may be, find the time in 2022 to sit down and finish a novel or two. 



Visit a Local Museum

Did you know that the first train pulled into Brownwood in 1885 and the addition of a railroad turned our small town into a trade center for nearly all of Central Texas by the 1900s? It’s no surprise that a town of such rich history has built multiple museums to protect our legacy. There’s so much to learn at the Brownwood County Museum of History and the Lehnis Railroad Museum.



Take Selfies at Local Murals

You don’t have to be an influencer to take fun photos! When people say street art, you may be surprised to think of Brownwood, but our town actually has a huge collection of murals and public art. Don’t miss an opportunity to view our city’s creativity, support talented artists, and take a cool photo to share with friends. 


There’s so much to do, adventures to be had, and memories to be made here in Brownwood. Enjoy checking activities off the list throughout the year and encourage others to join in on the fun. We don’t know about you, but we’re looking forward to 2022!