My friend Cindy and I did a quick day trip to Waco, Texas over the weekend. We planned this for the longest time, so I’m glad we finally checked it off our list (: Waco is about a 2-hour drive away from Dallas, so it’s an easy trip if anyone has not done it yet! Waco has always been a stopping point for my Austin trips, but I’ve never stopped to explore after all these years. Read on!

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Here’s a recap of what we did for the couple of hours in Waco:

  • Brunch at the Waco Hippodrome Theatre: It’s a theatre but there’s a restaurant upstairs. We found this on Yelp with good ratings, so we gave it a shot. I’m not a huge fan of fries, but their fries are bomb (:
  • The famous Magnolia Market at the Silos : Thanks to Chip & Joanna, this downtown Waco retail destination seems to be the small town’s icon now! The Market was packed and almost too chaotic. I hope to come back next time when it’s less crowded. As you can see in all the pictures above, the Magnolia Market is full of stylish home decor, lifestyle goods, Silos Baking Co. (bakery), food trucks and a lawn. The line was so long for the bakery, but it really must be good!
  • Coffee at Common Grounds: I always stop by this hipster coffee shop in Waco when I’m driving to Austin. It has a little drive-through and a selection of interesting drinks. Located right next to the Baylor campus, you’ll always find a bunch of college students in the coffee shop!
  • Walk around the Baylor campus: The campus really helped me reminisce about my campus and look back at my college years. The campus was super empty because all the students seemed to still be on break, which I kind of liked. Also, I never knew that Baylor actually had real bears on the campus. That was the most interesting to me!

p.s.Thank you Cindy for driving! Btw, I’m off to Paris tomorrow and can’t wait for all the things I’ll see + to act like I’m a Parisian over the weekend (: Let me know if you guys have any recommendations as far as places to visit + restaurants I must eat at. Hope everyone has a great weekend and thank you for reading!