Since its asphalt cooled in 1968, Texas World Speedway has hosted races big and small, gaining renown as “the world’s fastest speedway” in 1973 when Mario Andretti set his closed-course speed record there. The racing mecca continues to expand its repertoire with a performance driving school, which couples classroom learning with on-road experience, as well as through a work-drive program that lets young racers exchange a day of toil for everyday practice on the track. Frequent visitors can reap the rewards of the speedway‘s membership program, which grants holders access to benefits such as gear, discounts, exclusive events, and secret handshakes that produce motor oil.
It's a 5K that's "more fun than run." In fact, contestants don't have to run at all. They can run, walk, skip, stroll, or even stroll while pushing a stroller. At the Color Up 5K in College Station, there are no timers and there's no pressure. The only thing a contestant needs is a partying spirit, sunglasses or goggles, and preferably a white shirt to serve as a cotton canvas for the trek's frequent explosions of technically edible cornstarch colors. With plumes of technicolor fumes that would inspire Francis Scott Key descendants to pen another tune, the Color Up 5K sends friends and families on a kaleidoscopic quest punctuated by giggles and gentle chromatic showers.
Besides the glee of fellowship between contestants, the post-race color party also benefits community-based charities. Color Up 5K donates $5 from every race fee to Keep Brazos Beautiful.
The North Pole's most famous resident descends from his workshop to share the lights, fun, and food of the holiday with revelers at Santa's Wonderland. For 15 years, the larger-than-life Christmas experience has dazzled visitors with sparkling, colorful light displays that stretch more than 37 acres, following a path traversable by car, horse and carriage, or hay ride. Said to be one of the largest Christmas attractions in Texas, this yuletide haven has been delighting families for more than a decade. After gazing upon the 2.5 million twinkling L.E.D. bulbs, visitors can head over to Santa's Town to enjoy a bite of barbecue and continue the festivities. Trumpeted by the owners as a "Texas Christmas Village," the community invites guests to shop at an old Western ghost town and little ones to hop aboard a kids' train before meeting Santa and one of his reindeer. Marshall Frostbite, the park's smiling officer, encourages visitors to watch a nightly holiday movie on a large screen, run their fingers through the fur of the barn animals in the petting zoo, and try their hand at riding a mechanical bull.
As odd as it sounds, College Station Yoga got its start at an ice-skating rink. Once it was clear that yoga classes were in high demand, though, the instructors found a more appropriate, warmer locale to hold sessions. Now, it's the first hot-yoga studio in the area, offering a mix of yoga styles?from non-heated restorative to hot vinyasa flow?and options for beginning to advanced students. Thanks to the small class sizes, instructors can keep a careful eye on yogis, and help modify poses as needed.
The staff at Tiki Tan supplies the environment for guests to acquire a deep, tawny hue any time of year. Three levels of tanning beds adjust to different skin tones, and a leg-specific bed ensures limbs stay dark even after shaving. The center also offers VersaSpa sunless tanning, which deepens complexions and moisturizes skin through an even coating of bronzing solutions and hydrating botanicals.
Auto Fix Unlimited’s four facilities staff ASE-certified technicians who offer oil changes, maintenance services, and repairs to keep cars running at peak performance. In addition, they also provide towing services and diagnostics, as well as state inspections. Loaner cars are available to customers if they need a ride while their cars are being serviced.