If you're a Fixer Upper fan, this post is for you! If not, you can stick around for some pretty pics, or maybe learn something about a place you've probably never been. It's a gem of a small town and I'd go back in a heart beat.
1. Magnolia Market & Bakery- I love Fixer Upper, but mostly I love Chip & Joanna. It's one of the few shows on tv, that is wholesome and I can relate to the people. So ever since they opened this gem, I've been wanting to go. If I lived in Waco, I'd spend an obscene amount of time here. It was just that beautiful and completely peaceful. Everyone that works there is SO HAPPY. They ask to take your pictures, strike up engaging conversations and there is always someone two feet away if you need help. I was in heaven. I also took a ridiculous amount of pictures. It was very Instagram worthy.
We hit of the bakery bright and early for some coffee and breakfast and then stayed for lunch, choosing from two(MiloWaco and Club Sandwich) of the 10 food trucks they have on property. It was SOOOOO good!! Sat under the large covered patio and enjoyed the music.
The market is TO DIE FOR! It's staged like an art show. Each corner is so meticulously designed and put together. I couldn't believe some of the things they did. I walked around for a good hour just in awe and got plenty ideas for our new house. Everything white and black? Mmmkay!! So so classy!
It was most definitely worth the trip!
2. Harp Design Co- Again, you have to have seen Fixer Upper to know what this store is. Joanna's go to wood worker is Clint Harp and this is his store. I LOVED THIS STORE!! Although small, they fit tons of unique, simple, rustic items, that I just loved. I didn't take any pro pics here so here's a sampling from my phone. It's also right next door to Harp's home that was featured on Fixer Upper's 2nd season. It's super cute and it available for rent on AirBNB.
3. The Spice Market- This was not something we knew about before going. But we LOVED it! It was two blocks from our hotel so we walked there twice. This place is just a gem! It's a year round market, full of Waco, TX souvineres and local boutiques of every kind. There's over 60 vendors and we really enjoyed all of them. We picked up hats and shirts for our kids here.
4. Dr. Pepper Musuem- Magnolia and Dr. Pepper in the same town, yessir! I was obnoxiously excited about this (just ask my husband) and I LOVED it! It's a fabulous museum and we learned lots about soda in general. It was also very kid friendly and my kids would have loved it. We particularly loved the it was originally called Crazy Water and loved the old fashion sign about how good it was for you, ha! It's walking distance from Magnolia, so hit up Magnolia in the morning and head to the museum in the afternoon.
5. The Suspension Bridge- This was right across the street from our hotel, so it was our first stop. I had never seen or been on one and it was so neat. It's a popular place for pictures and for college students, who toss tortillas onto a platform in the water. Such a fun and interesting tradition!