Things To Do In Waco

From downtown’s trendy social scene to Cameron Park’s incredible beauty, there’s plenty to do in #Wacotown!

  • Fabled: A beautiful private book store and coffee shop with hand selected titles. Careful, you’ll love it so much you might be tempted to transfer so this can be your new study spot. 
  • Waco Cha: Placed on Forbe's Next 1,000 list for the founder's vision to create an authentic Taiwanese bubble tea spot that fosters community, Waco Cha's handcafted, organic milk tea will not disappoint! 
  • Common Grounds 8th Street: Beloved by Baylor students for its quirky vibe and renowned for its “Cowboy Coffee.”
  • Lighthouse: An awesome little spot with syrups made in-house!
  • Dichotomy: Cool vibe with a rad rooftop seating area. 

Places to Eat
  • Guess Family BBQ: Texas makes the best BBQ in the country. Don’t try to change our mind... For a taste of some of the best BBQ in the state as voted by Texas Monthly Magazine, visit Guess.
  • Union Hall: A food hall filled with local eateries. They’ve got everything from hipsterfied-ramen to Mexican-style tacos.
  • Alpha & Omega: You'd be wrong if you didn’t think you’d find incredible Greek food in the middle of Texas!
  • Healthcamp: Anything but healthy... Waco’s got some legit burger joints and Healthcamp is at the top of the list. No silly fusion ingredients here, just straight up melty, tasty burgers and fries. 
  • Hecho en Waco: Tex Mex is more than a genre of food. Experience Tejano culture and cuisine at this local spot. 
  • Mamaka: Looking for a healthy smoothie bowl that tastes incredible? Say less, friend. 
  • Lula Janes: Yelp says this is one of the top rated spots to eat in the country. Known for its scratch baked goods and breakfast, you won’t be disappointed. Mind the hours, Ms. Grayson, the owner, works when she wants. 
  • Shorty’s Pizza Shack: So college. So good. 
  • Revival Eastside Eatery: Healthier option. Cool vibe with incredible sandwiches, burgers, and salads. 
  • Heritage Ice Cream: Locally sourced glorious goodness. 
  • Route 77 Food Park: Some of the best food trucks in town live here!

Cool Spots
  • Cameron Park: Waco has the country’s second largest municipal park, right after Central Park in New York City. This place has miles of trails that hug the Brazos River and is a great spot for your pre-conference workout.
  • Dr Pepper Museum: The glorious 23 flavors of Dr Pepper came together here and the soda was bottled in Waco for decades. Check out this fun museum for all the history and a sweet treat. 
  • Magnolia Silos: Long before the hit HGTV show took off, Chip and Jo were local legends. It’s hard to describe the Silos to non-Wacoans... Food trucks? Home decor? Whiffle ball field? Excellent coffee? Home garden? Bakery? Yes!