Come early or stay late, and have a little fun! Downtown Waco is home to HGTV-famous Magnolia Market. A week day is the perfect time to visit to beat the week-end crowds. Also downtown is the Dr Pepper Museum, the historic Hippodrome Theatre and Waco Suspension Bridge and Riverwalk. Riding the Silo District Trolley makes it easy to visit these stops as well as other shopping and dining establishments along the way. Take a stroll down the Brazos River to Baylor University and you will find even more treasures. Visit the Armstrong-Browning Library and get a glimpse of the beautiful stained glass windows or visit the Mayborn Museum Complex and see a mammoth, or two. If you want to venture further out, consider visiting Waco Mammoth National Monument, Cameron Park, or the Zoo and see the new baby orangutan.
If food is what you fancy, downtown has you covered for that too. Try a gyro at Alpha Omega, Mexican food at Ninfa’s, or have a little fun at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. Other local favorites include George’s, Vitek’s BBQ, and Cricket’s Draft House and Grill or choose from options like Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, and Panera.
Whether you are here just for the workshops, or can stay a bit longer, there are several hotel options nearby. Downtown has the Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor, Hilton Waco, Courtyard by Marriott, and the Residence Inn by Marriott Waco. Prices range from $125- $158 per night. Other hotels within a short driving distance include Home2Suites by Hilton Waco, Quality Inn and Suites near the University, and Candlewood Suites Waco off Interstate 35 and Homewood Suites by Hilton, and Holiday Inn Express and Suites Waco South off Highway 6. Prices on these range from $76- $144 per night.