My friend and I recently took a trip to Texas and we spent a day exploring all Waco had to offer. We stayed in Georgetown, Texas (see my post HERE!) so it was about a hour and 15 minute drive.
We woke up early and headed to Magnolia Market at the Silos first. Since we were here so early, we were able to snap a few pictures of the beautiful grounds. These two square blocks in the heart of Waco were revitalized by Chip & Joanna Gaines from the TV show “Fixer Upper”.
There is a lot of free parking around this area so find a spot and head over to the Silos. We first saw the Silos Baking Co. which is the cutest little place. This place sells the famous cupcakes so get in line early if you want some! The line had already started to form an hour before they actually opened! We opted to skip the cupcakes…unfortunately LOL!
We then headed across the grounds and made our way to Magnolia Press which is a gorgeous coffee shop.
We each got a coffee and a bite to eat. I had the lemon blueberry roll and Amy had the coffee cake muffin. Both were delicious!
We then strolled the grounds looking at all the cute buildings. This place was perfection. It was meticulous! It reminded me of Disney World how everything was so clean and so well planned out. Even the bathrooms were cute!
There are also six shops towards the back which are really cute. I loved the stationary shop! Everything is displayed in a unique fashion.
We really enjoyed our time here. We spent about two and a half hours here, but you could really spend all day, browsing the shops, eating at the food trucks and playing games on the lawn. I was highly impressed!
Next, we headed over to Spice Village which has a lot of little shops on the top floor of a warehouse. This was a fun way to shop and we picked up a few things here and there.
Not far from Spice Village is the “Branding the Brazos’ Sculpture so we checked that out.
We also wanted to walk across the iconic suspension bridge over the Brazos River, but it was closed for renovations. So we snapped a couple pictures from the river bank and headed back to our car.
Next, we headed a bit out of town to the Lake Waco Wetlands. It was a bit chilly and very windy so we took a short walk across the boardwalks and around the grounds. I bet this place is really pretty in the summer! Everything was just starting to turn green!
We headed back towards Waco and got a Sonic chili cheese dog & a vanilla Coke Zero (I think this has become a tradition for Amy and I on each trip! LOL!) and stopped at Jacob’s Ladder which is part of Cameron Park. This is a really neat staircase built into the side of the cliffs overlooking the Brazos River. We climbed to the top, caught our breath and then headed back down. It was a fun little thing to do. We drove to a couple other overlooks in the park and then headed home.
I had so much fun exploring Waco! This city really had a lot to offer and we saw so much! The next day, we came back towards Waco to visit Mother Neff State Park. You can check out that blog post HERE!
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