What to do in Texas? Here are 8 things

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What to do in Texas? Here are 8 things

Although I must admit, I didn’t know of Waco, Texas until I watched Fixer Upper with Chip & Joanne Gaines.

However, the town should have been popular way before their shout out on the widespread show. We truly enjoyed our little day trip and hope you find this post helpful for your trip!

1. Silos Baking Co.

I mean… I did mention that Joanna Gaines lives in Waco, right? Of course, the first thing on our list was her Silos Bakery. Even though we got there early, the line was already wrapped around the building. Although you can walk through the courtyard area and walk towards the back of the bakery to find a little shop selling the bakery items, we just had to go to the original bakery. The line went pretty fast, to be honest, and I mean you are in Texas… there are no strangers in Texas! So we passed the time in line talking to people and making new friends.

It’s hard for me to compare anything to the Silos Baking Company. The building is so chic (of course, this is Joanna Gaines we are talking about) and clean. There were a lot more items on the menu than I expected. While you are in line, they pass around your order card. From there, you place your order! Andrew and I tried the classic chocolate chip cookie, the nutty cinnamon roll, the cranberry orange biscuit, AND the campfire cupcake.

We couldn’t help it! Everything sounded so delicious… and we are both fat kids at heart. Anyways, we scored a patio table without friends and soaked up the cold weather in the sunshine. It was such a beautiful day and the bakery was everything I thought it would be and more.

2. Waco Mammoth National Monument

Next up, we went to the Waco Mammoth National Monument! Mammoths in Texas? Yep, that’s right! This place is truly underrated. I loved hearing the story about how the mammoth bones we discovered by two Texas cowboys, not long ago and how the monument became established. There is so much great information and our tour guide was exceptional at explaining things to us and fielding our questions.

3. Waco Suspension Bridge

4. Alpha Omega Grill & Bakery Mediterranean Grill & Bakery

5. Ride the Silo District Downtown Trolley

6. Dr. Pepper Museum

7. Balcones Distilling

Andrew and I chose the Rumble (Texas wildflower honey, Mission figs, and turbinado sugar), the Baby Blue (made from blue corn) and the Single Malt. The single malt was easily my favorite, and it’s easy to see why it’s won award around the world! Andrew is not a fan of whiskey but I finished off the flight! The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable!

8. Magnolia Market at the Silos

There’s shopping for charming farmhouse inspired decor, delicious food trucks that serve everything from crepes to Korean BBQ, a gorgeous garden with a supply shop, and a huge area for families to come and play outdoors and more. Although we didn’t buy anything, it was fun to walk around the market and soak up Joanna Gaines spirit.

Have you ever been to Waco? What did you do?

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