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Surprising college town trumps big cities as most exciting in Texas

Surprising college town trumps big cities as most exciting in Texas

12th Man statue of E. King Gill in front of Kyle Field at Texas a&m cropped
College Station is the most exciting city in Texas, apparently. Courtesy of Aggiemedia.Tamu.edu

When you think of the word "exciting," what comes to mind? Eating at a new restaurant? Exploring the outdoors? Catching a live show? College Station?

Yep, you heard us. According to a new list from Gogobot, College Station is the most exciting city in Texas, ranking ahead of all major metros. To determine the rankings, Gogobot used the number of bars, restaurants, hotels, and outdoor spaces per capita to create a composite score for each city.

With a huge student population to satisfy, College Station is home to a surprising number of entertainment options per capita. According to Gogobot, College Station "ranked fifth or better in all the categories we surveyed." 

Austin, No. 2 on the list and the only big city to crack the top five, ranked No. 1 for bars and restaurants per capita. Dallas ranked No. 2 in that category but No. 9 overall.

Waco, Amarillo, and Abilene all fared better than Big D. As did No. 7 Denton, noted for its Arts & Jazz Festival and North Texas State Fair and Rodeo.

Rounding out the list are Houston (No. 6), Beaumont (No. 8), and San Antonio (No. 10).