Ah Waco. A small town in Texas that is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for inspiration, to meet sweet people and eat a delicious cupcake. Jordan planned a trip for us to visit Spring At The Silos hosted by the Magnolia Silos this past weekend. Went last year with our friends Kendall and Jesse and we had such a fun time we had to go back.
I love visiting Waco because I leave inspired to work and serve where I am here in Tulsa. The beauty of Waco shows that you can make anywhere beautiful. I always leave in awe of what God can do in a small town as well as inspired to serve my community. The people are amazing, the food is delicious and you can see new life being breathed into every corner. There is just something about it, you have to go see for yourself.
I wanted to throw a little weekend guide together for you in case you make your way down to Waco. If you’re visiting Austin or Dallas, it is the perfect opportunity to take a day to visit Waco. Or it is also great for a weekend getaway.
WHERE TO SHOP
Magnolia Silos – The main event 😉 The shop is full of beautiful displays and beautiful home decor.
Wildland Supply Co. – I was so happy to stumble across Wildland Supply Co! Their curated selection of clothing and home accessories made me want to take home one of everything.
Spice Village – A huge shopping center with over 60 boutiques.
Harp Design Co – Of course if you watch Fixer Upper you’ll want to see where those beautiful tables are built! Plus it is fun to see the house right next door featured on the show.
Black Oak Art – Beautiful pottery customized to Waco!
Linen & Cake – Please stop by and say hi to Theresa, she is so kind and her shop is absolutely beautiful.
WHERE TO EAT
Magnolia Table – You have to go to the new Magnolia Table. Every detail was thought through, the food is amazing. Don’t forget to try their tater tots.
They open at 6am and if you’re going on a weekend or a busy event week I highly recommend going when they open. We waited 10 minutes at 6:30 am but I heard the day before the wait was a few hours later in the day (of course this was a busy event weekend – just be prepared). Overall, I can not recommend it enough!
Moroso Pizzeria – Delicious wood fired pizza. Be sure to try the lobster ravioli!
Hecho En Waco – Because Mexican food always hits the spot!
Food Trucks At Magnolia – Head over to the food trucks at Magnolia Silos for a treat. I love the Cheddar Box!
Silos Baking Co. – To top it all off, grab a cupcake! My favorite is Shiplap, good ol’ vanilla.
Milo All Day – Go for the atmosphere, stay for the biscuits.
Pinewood Coffee Bar – I loved their chai and the overall vibe is a place you want to hang out all day long.
Dichotomy – For serious coffee lovers.
Commongrounds – Close to the silos and Baylor, a place where everyone hangs out!
WHAT TO DO
Riverwalk – The river in Waco is so pretty, be sure to take a stroll along the path!
The Lawn at the Silos – The great thing about the Silos is you can relax and hang out all day on the lawn. I love going during events they host because the buzz of all the people is infectious and everyone is so nice!
Take a drive – It is fun to drive around and imagine what you would do to “fix up” each house like they do on Fixer Upper. Not every house has been fixed up yet 😉
WHERE TO STAY
Magnolia B&B – If you’re going with a large group, consider booking far in advanced and staying at one of the beautifully renovated B&B’s by Magnolia.
Airbnb – I love staying in Airbnb’s wherever I go to get a better feel for the city. Consider booking well in adnvaced! (Use that link for $40 off your first stay)
I hope you make your way to Waco to see the beauty for yourself! Have you been? I’d love to hear about your experience.