Plan Your Waco Weekend Getaway Today: 10+ Impressive Tips

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Have you been bitten by the travel bug? Looking to explore new parts of Texas? Then a Waco Weekend Getaway should be part of your itinerary, even just as a pit stop! Especially because in less than 2 hours you can find yourself at the Fort Worth Stockyards or enjoying everything that Dallas has to offer!

Waco Weekend Getaway

Cafe Homestead

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Cafe Homestead, a fan favorite since 1994! They’re known for their award-winning local cheese so you’ll have to grab yourself a “Pimento Cheese Spread” when you swing by. After you’ve indulged in your fresh and natural meal, you can tour the farm and gardens. Get ready for a cozy, scenic, and even romantic hayride that overlooks the Brazos River.

Mon-Wed | 11:00am–3:00pm
Thurs & Fri | 11:00am–3:00pm; 5:00pm–8:30pm
Sat | 8:00am–3:00pm; 5:00pm–8:30pm
Sun | Closed

📍 608 Dry Creek Rd, Waco, TX 76705

Waco Weekend Getaway

MOROSO Wood Fired Pizzeria

Who doesn’t love a delicious pizza pie? Take a trip to Italy by making a pit stop at Moroso. There you can find authentic Italian dishes like Pollo al Marsala and tasty Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas like the Wild Hog. The atmosphere is perfect for date night, so make sure you grab yourself a glass of Antico Fuoco!

Mon | Closed
Tues-Thurs | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Fri & Sat |  5:00pm–10:00pm
Sun | 10:00am–2:00pm

📍 4700 Bosque Blvd, Waco, TX 76710

Waco Weekend Getaway

Jake's Texas Tea House

You’re in for a treat if you decide to stop at Jake’s Texas Tea House for some grub. Aside from the delicious southern comfort food like Chicken Fried Chicken with Jalapeño Gravy and fun decor, you’ve got to leave room for dessert. We’ve heard it’s the best part! From German Chocolate Cake to Bread Pudding, and even Pecan Pie, they’re all made in their kitchen the old-fashioned way. Yum!

Mon | Closed
Tues – Thurs | 11:00am–2:30pm
Fri & Sat |  11:00am–3:30pm
Sun | 11:00am–2:00pm

📍 613 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701

Waco Weekend Getaway

Magnolia Market at the Silos

The fun possibilities at Magnolia are endless! It’s a must while on your Waco Weekend Getaway. Explore the castle, grounds, and shop for awesome goodies. Did we mention that they also host loads of events like monthly farmers’ markets? Check out the schedule here.

Eating at Magnolia is an activity on its own. There’s something delicious for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for fluffy and sweet cupcakes, looking to grab a quick cup of coffee, or want to enjoy a sit-in lunch, you’ll find that here and more!

Mon-Sat | 9:00am–6:00pm
Sun | Closed

📍 601 Webster Ave, Waco, TX 76706

Waco Weekend Getaway

Waco Ale Company

Don’t forget to enjoy a brew, you’re on vacation after all! Located in the historic and gorgeous downtown, Waco Ale Company is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Sip on a light “American Style Pilsner,” Bear Bones. The homemade brew is made up of lime, honey, and clover flavors!

Feeling snack-ish? Order some Al Pastor tacos that’ll pair perfectly with your brew or the Loaded Cheese Curds and fuel up!

Mon | Closed
Tues & Wed | 11:00am–9:00pm
Thurs | 11:00am–10:00pm
Fri & Sat |  11:00am–12:00am
Sun | 12:00pm–8:00pm

📍 806 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701

Waco Weekend Getaway

Waco Surf

Texas is known for its scorching hot weather almost year-round, which makes Waco Surf the perfect activity to enjoy during your weekend getaway. It’s known as one of the largest inland surfing spots in the country and they also offer a cool recreation center with water slides and even a lazy river! 

Take a peep at what’s included with your specific passes or book a surf session!

You’ll never go hungry or thirsty at Waco Surf! Purchase your refreshing cocktails and snacks at The Dive Bar, Surfside Shack, Wedge Grill, or Lakeside Saloon!

Mon-Fri | 12:00pm–6:00pm
Sat & Sun | 11:00am–7:00pm

📍 5347 Old Mexia Rd, Waco, TX 76705

Waco Weekend Getaway
📷 Cameron Park Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo

A family-friendly activity that kids will absolutely love is getting to explore the 52-acre Cameron Park Zoo along the Brazos River! The journey will consist of observing animals like Jaguars, Elephants, and even Lemurs! 

Make sure to check out the future events hosted by the Cameron Park Zoo to enjoy Scavenger Hunts and Harry Potter Trivia! 

Pro Tip: Pack snacks, drinks, and a delicious lunch to enjoy a memorable picnic with the kids!

Mon-Sat | 9:00pm–5:00pm
Sun | 11:00am–5:00pm

📍 1701 N 4th St, Waco, TX 76707

Waco Weekend Getaway


You’ll find everything you’ll need during your Waco Weekend Getaway and more at Pivovar! Not only is it a hotel, which means you can stay here to rest but it also features a brewery, bakery, beer garden, restaurant, beer spa, and loads more! You can eat, drink, and stay at the Czech-inspired experience.

Hotel: 24/7

Sun-Thurs | 11:00am–9:00pm
Fri & Sat | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 320 S 8th St, Waco, TX 76701

Other Places You Can Stay in Waco

You can also get yourself a good night’s sleep at these other spots around Waco. A cozy bed and breakfast sounds divine!

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Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!