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Planning a day trip or weekend getaway to visit Waco? We planned out a couple of itineraries to make sure you get the most out of your time here. Check out our weekend trip bucket list to explore all that Waco has to offer, or pick one of our day trip itinerary options!

Weekend trip bucket list

  • Try the biscuits and strawberry butter at Magnolia Table
  • Park downtown and take the Silo District Trolley to the Market
  • Visit the Waco Farmers Market on Saturday morning
  • See the flowers in the garden at the Silos on your way to check out the Seed and Supply garden shop.
  • Take your family to Cameron Park Zoo to see the new baby lion.
  • Grab a cupcake (or 6) from Silos Baking Co.
  • Check out the visual displays inside the Market.
  • Visit Waco’s National Monument, the Waco Mammoth Site.
  • Visit the beautiful Waco Suspension bridge, which is the first major suspension bridge in Texas.
  • Grab a picnic and head over to Cameron Park on the river or Woodway park by Lake Waco.
  • Get a lavender latte from the patio at Magnolia Table.
  • Visit Harp Design Co. to shop handmade furniture and accessories.
  • Take a backroad out to see our favorite metal sign maker, Jimmy Don, at his shop—JDH Iron Designs.
  • Check out the Dr Pepper Museum—just a short walk from the Silos. After all, Waco is the home of Dr Pepper!

Day trip option one

  1. Head to the Magnolia Table first thing to grab a lavender latte on the patio before you’re seated
  2. Order breakfast at the Magnolia Table—don’t forget to try the biscuits and strawberry butter!
  3. Head over to Magnolia Market for silos and shopping. Doors open at 9 a.m
  4. Take a stroll in the garden on the grounds and check out the Seed & Supply garden shop.
  5. Enjoy some downtime on the lawn while you narrow down your lunch options.
  6. Grab lunch at one of our food trucks—there are plenty to choose from!
  7. Top off your meal with cupcakes from Silo Baking Co. We suggest one of each.
  8. Visit the Little Shop on Bosque and see where Magnolia got its start!

Day trip option two

  1. Head to Silos Baking Co. bright and early to grab a breakfast pastry and a cup of coffee. (Don’t forget to grab a box of cupcakes for later!)
  2. Have a seat at the picnic tables and soak in the early morning views.
  3. Start your shopping at Magnolia Seed & Supply after checking out the flowers in the garden
  4. Head into Magnolia Market to see this season’s visual display.
  5. Hop on the shuttle and ride over to the Magnolia Table for lunch…or another breakfast—it’s served all day!
  6. Either grab a seat inside, or if you’re feeling adventurous, pick up a lunch on-the-go in the Take Away section and head to Cameron Park for a picnic.
  7. On your way out, grab an afternoon iced coffee on the patio.
  8. Visit the Little Shop on Bosque and see where Magnolia got its start!