“Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau. As always, all opinions are my own.”
Cheers from Waco
Cheers from Waco! I just spent another amazing weekend in the heart of Texas and I was so excited to check off more things from my Waco bucket list. I will be sharing what to do, where to eat, and where to stay on your next trip to Waco.
What to do
There are so many bucket list things to do in Waco but here is what I did on this trip!
Horseback riding – Make sure you add this to your bucket list! Go on a 2hr horseback at sunset tour with Brazos Bluffs Ranch. It makes a stop at the most beautiful spot to watch the sunset and have some snacks or s’mores.
Go mural hopping – Waco has so many murals! Start off at the Cheers from Waco mural located at Bicycle World, then find the Waco Y’all mural across the street. Afterward, head on over to Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits and find a hidden mural upstairs. For more murals click here for an interactive map.
Waco Food Tour – Go on a food tour with Waco Food Tours! Visit 4-5 amazing restaurants and hidden gems in Waco. In addition, they also offer private tours and bar hopping tours.
Levitt Amp Waco Series – If you love live music, make sure you head to Bridge Street Plaza for the Levitt Amp Waco Series. It is completely free, family-friendly, and is scheduled for every Saturday thru July 1st.
St. Francis on the Brazos – Take a self-guided Latino history tour of Waco starting at the beautiful St. Francis on the Brazos. It reminds me so much of the missions in San Antonio! Click here for more locations on the tour.
Doris Miller Memorial – Then learn about the African American history in Waco starting with Doris Miller. He served valiantly during World War II and was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross. Click here for more locations on the tour.
Waco Mammoth National Monument – One of the coolest things in Waco! Head to this dig site where mammoth fossils were found.
Get your shopping on at Spice Village – I can’t believe this was my first time here! There are over 60 boutiques ranging from clothing, home decor, jewelry, souvenirs, and so much more!
Where to Eat
Union Hall – You will find over 20+ eateries ranging from pizza to pupusas, to juice and acai bowls, there is definitely something for everyone. I had a chance to try Pupusa Paradise and Honest Juicery and I will definitely be back to both!
Maria Mezcaleria – One of the newest restaurants in Waco! I was so excited to try it and I highly recommend the sopecitos and “La Guera” if you like Mezcal.
Pignetti’s Waco – The cutest spot for brunch! You have to get the Italian avocado toast, trust me.
Hecho En Waco – Two words, Che tacos! It’s a carnitas taco filled with cheese and avocado and it was definitely one of my favorite things I ate that weekend!
In addition, for coffee options stop by the cutest bookshop, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, a Waco staple, Common Grounds, or Bitty & Beau’s which has an inclusive mission.
Then, for drinks head to a speakeasy, Undercroft Social Club, or for drinks and an appetizer Huaco Lounge. If you like bars check out One Day, or Stay Classy, and if you like beer stop by Brotherwell Brewing.
Where to stay
There are plenty of Airbnb or hotel options in Waco but I chose to stay at the beautiful new and modern Element Waco. The hotel is located right across from Magnolia Table, and close to Baylor. It is an extended-stay hotel with a full bar and restaurant on-site and complimentary breakfast. I absolutely loved how much room there was in the 1 bedroom suite!
If you are looking for more things to do in Waco check out my other post here.
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