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14 Fun & Romantic Waco Date Ideas

With its quirks, special spots, and charming scenes, Waco stands out as a wonderful city with a variety of date ideas. If you’re in the heart of Texas seeking enjoyable, romantic activities for a date in Waco, you’re in the right spot. Let’s discover 14 different fun, exciting, and romantic Waco date ideas.

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The Many Murals of Waco

For years, Waco has been growing its reputation as a hub of arts and culture, and nowhere is this more apparent than on its public walls. Everywhere you turn in the City of Waco, Texas, a mural of inordinate quality is likely to greet you, offering insights into the town’s history or just being darn cute. Here are six eye-catching murals and 25 related others that make for a fun and funky treasure hunt.

The 11 Best Bars in Waco

Welcome to Waco’s lively night scene! From historic family-owned bars to modern nightlife spots, it’s time to indulge in the sweet flavors, aromas, and essences of Waco bars. From whiskey to wine and cocktails to craft beer, these bars in Waco are always worth visiting. Read here to check out the 10 best bars in Waco, TX. Hot spots include Balcones Distillery, One Day Bar, Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits, The Backyard, and Valley Mills Vineyards.

Total Eclipse of the Sun (Waco’s Version)

Baylor prepares for a once-in-a-lifetime event when Waco, TX will become a prime location to view a total solar eclipse. On April 8, 2024, observers in Waco will be in that “right time and right place.” The total solar eclipse is predicted to last more than four minutes and is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. The last total solar eclipse visible in Waco was on July 29, 1878; the next one is not anticipated until after year 3000.

The Carleen Bright Arboretum Is Back and Beautiful

Just fifteen minutes down the road, the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Woodway, TX, is named after Baylor alumna and community leader Carleen Bright. It may be the perfect place to spend a day away from campus or if you need a break. “The Jewel of Woodway” is open again after renovations, attracting butterflies and plenty of local residents.

Get Your Cowboy On: Waco’s Western Attractions

There’s more to see in Waco than the Magnolia Silos. Just off the beaten path are some hidden gems: old-school barbeque joints, dance halls built by Czech immigrants, and a general store that carries everything from pearl-button shirts to the licorice-flavored chewing gum introduced way back in 1884.

Waco’s Fall Festival Roundup

Waco is now more than just a “college town,” and these events in and around the city are sure to offer visitors unique experiences with explosive local flavor.

14 Best Coffee Shops in Waco

Coffee is for everyone – that’s what we learned by exploring Waco’s coffee scene during our trip. From a robust brew that embodies the Texan spirit to a light, sweet coffee beverage that reminds us of Southern hospitality, the local offerings are as varied as they are delightful.

21 Things to Do in Waco with Kids

Planning a family trip to Waco, TX? Check out the best 21 things to do in Waco with kids by reading this post. Whether you’re having fun in Indian Spring Park, exploring Cameron Park Zoo, or catching a concert at the Waco Hippodrome Theatre, there’s plenty of activities to fill your next family trip to Waco.

16 Best Spots for Brunch in Waco, Texas

Discover the ultimate brunch experience with our curated list of 16 spots for brunch in Waco. Adventure and flavor await at these 16 best spots for brunch in Waco, Texas. Check out tested favorites, like Cafe Cappucino and Magnolia Table, or try something new or off the beaten path, like Harold Waite Pancake & Steak and Homestead Heritage.

The Great Waco Water Watch

The City of Waco’s contingency plans for keeping water flowing for residents is top of mind as Texas sizzles in the summer sun. Lake Waco’s water levels in July 2023 are actually lower than the previous year — one of the worst on record. At the same time, twice as much precipitation has helped keep the ground saturated, allowing for reserves to build and the region’s flora to remain better hydrated. What are Wacoans to do?

A (Suspension) Bridge Over (Brazos) Water

The Brazos River’s temperamental mood swings made the cattle driving business unreliable, difficult, and frequently dangerous. In 1866, shortly following the Civil War’s conclusion, the Texas State Legislature chartered the Waco Bridge Company, granting the enterprise a $25,000 budget, not to mention essentially a local monopoly, to construct a new bridge spanning the wild Brazos. It cost the city one dollar. Well, technically.

If You Grill It, They Will Come

Hungry Wacoans and Baylor students continue to build Jake Patterson’s Yaki dreams. Teriyaki as it is known today first originated during the 1700s in Japan, and refers to food that is grilled or broiled in a glaze traditionally composed of soy sauce, rice wine, and sugar. It wasn’t until 1976, however, that the first dedicated teriyaki restaurant in the United States opened — Toshi’s Teriyaki in Seattle, Washington. And now, there’s a growing Yaki empire in Waco.

70 Years Later: The Terror of the Waco Tornado

On March 2, 2023, Waco and Baylor students took shelter under a tornado warning for approximately 12 minutes. No damage occurred and the night continued as planned. Seventy years ago, on May 11, 1953, a tornado ripped through Waco with no warning, killing 114 people and damaging 196 buildings.

Reaping the rewards: Mission Waco’s Urban REAP Program

In Texas, there is a 30-year difference between the highest and lowest life expectancies, and with earthworms, composting, aquaponics, and gardening, Urban REAP, a renewable energy and agriculture project within Mission Waco, is working to address that concerning statistic. REAP provides an educational center for children and adults alike to learn more about the world around them.

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