Kids love Brenham because it's the home to Bluebell Ice Cream, Texas’s beloved frozen treat. But their parents know it as a picturesque city that recalls slower-paced times. Set amid a bucolic pastureland dotted with storybook cows, this area was home to Texas’s first capital. Sophisticated bed and breakfasts, inns, and restaurants bring weekend travelers, who spend hours sorting through the town’s coterie of antique stores. Spots to peruse include Forever Young Resale Shop, Bluebird off the Square, and Schleider Furniture Company.