Hi babes!! Last week I took a one night trip with my sister and kids to Waco, it was her first time, and it was so fun to get away for just a little bit. With everything going on road trips are the only travel on our radar and we are actually loving it a lot. Being able to visit places in Texas has been so fun and really getting us to enjoy places that are close by. Waco has been a favorite since we visited 4 summer ages for our first family trip when Sofia was born and this time was Daniel’s first. I will say that if you plan on coming make sure to check out the times since a lot of places close earlier so plan accordingly.
Now I am going to share little bit of things to do and Waco and the gorgeous Airbnb we stayed at since I got so many questions about it. 🙂
Where to Stay
We stayed at the the Halet House which is located about 3 minutes away from Magnolia! The house was absolutely beautiful and was the perfect place to stay for our trip. The house can sleep up to 8 guests, has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. For this trip it was just my sister and I with the kids, but this house would be such a great spot to stay at for a girls weekend or bigger family trip. Not only is this house decorated beautifully and so clean, the backyard was huge with plenty of room for Sofia to run around and play. You can rent this house by clicking HERE or visiting their Instagram @thehalethouse.
What to Do
- Magnolia- Chip and Joanna Gaines created the beautiful silo grounds that contains all kinds of food, shopping, and entertainment options in the heart of Waco. You can totally make an entire day out of Magnolia. We started out by visiting Magnolia Market which has tons of home decor and souvenirs that look like they are straight out of a Fixer Upper by Chip and Jo! After browsing at the Market we headed to grab a bite at the Magnolia Silos Baking Co. They have tons of goodies and treats, Sofia loved getting a midday dessert from here. They also have a huge lawn with different food trucks and games for the family, which is a perfect spot to just sit back and relax at. In the morning before we left he made one more stop at Magnolia for their new coffee shop Magnolia Press Coffee Co. and it was delicious!
- Dr Pepper Museum- Unfortunately the rain kept us away from visiting the museum, but I’m sure we’ll be back and able to see it again soon. You can take a self guided tour through the Dr. Pepper museum and even get a free soda at the end of it! All tickets are $10.00 and under, and you can even upgrade your tour and make your own soda!
- Spice Village- If you love shopping, then making a stop at Spice Village on your Waco trip is a must! This “village’ is home to over 60 unique boutiques with something for everyone. This village is located right in the middle of downtown Waco so it’s walking distance to a ton of different destinations as well.
- Waco Suspension Bridge- Built in 1870, the Waco suspension bridge is definitely a historic sight to see. This bridge crosses over the bravos river, and is surrounded by a ton of walking and biking trails. At night the bridge is lit up beautifully with lights and makes for the perfect picture spot!
- Cameron Park + Zoo- A trip to the zoo is always fun, and this Waco natural habitat zoo is the perfect spot for the kids. All tickets for the Zoo are $12.00 and under and there are plenty of animals + play spots for the kids!