Fixer Upper, Magnolia Market, the Bakery…any Chip and Joanna Gaines fans out there?! We watch the show religiously every week and drew a lot of inspiration from them when building our new house. It seemed only fitting that we would make a stop in Waco on our road trip to our new home!
We arrived into town on a Saturday morning and of course needed to make a coffee stop first. Kane just happened to take a lucky turn and we found ourselves at Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits. This was such a nice little coffee shop right in the downtown area and had a pretty cool vibe about it. The latte was yummy and the barista was incredibly friendly. There was also a Farmers Market going on across the street. We didn’t stop by because I was way too eager to get to the Silos…but if you’re in town on a Saturday, it might be a fun thing to do!
Like I mentioned, our next stop was Magnolia Market. We were shocked when we pulled up because they offer a ton of free parking! You don’t find a lot of free parking in Houston so that was a pleasant surprise. They also don’t charge to get into the Silos…which I wasn’t expecting. You walk into a huge open area that has a ton of activities for kids, food trucks and a large turf area. Grey’s favorite part were the swings!
We ventured into the actual store and it was huge. It was also packed…and pretty expensive! I felt like a lot of the items could be found at other stores for much cheaper…but I still purchased a few things! They have a ton of employees working the check out lines so that helps things go a little quicker but it was still a little bit of a wait. However, all of the employees are incredibly friendly!!
After we got done shopping, we honestly didn’t know what else to do. We had only been at the Silos for about an hour but decided to leave. It was kind of underwhelming and if we had traveled a long way…we might have been a little bit more disappointed. I am still glad we stopped and it’s definitely a neat place to see, though.
We decided to check in to our hotel after that so we could relax a little bit and take a break. We stayed at the Hilton and I am so glad we did. The location is perfect. You are close to the Silos, downtown, the suspension bridge and there are food trucks across the street. Also, if you have kiddos, there is a park across the bridge and to the left! It is called the Bledsoe Miller Community Center and it has a great playground right along the river. The hotel itself is really nice too and we enjoyed our stay. It’s attached to the Waco Convention Center so we actually got to see part of a wedding…which was pretty fun! I would highly recommend staying at this hotel if you are taking a trip to Waco.
Across the street from the Hilton is a shopping center called Spice Village. We had no idea what this was but I am so glad we decided to venture in! It’s a huge store with a ton of really neat items ranging from clothing to kitchen supplies. It honestly had a lot more than Magnolia and it wasn’t near as busy. (Plus the prices were better!) I actually saw a few of the same things being sold at both places. This is a must do if you are in the area!!
That pretty much concluded our trip to Waco. I could see Waco being a really fun girls trip but I am not sure that I would travel really far to see it. Have you been to Waco? What were your thoughts??
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