Waco, Texas

Ever dreamed of the most picturesque place in Texas to slay the Instagram game?

Magnolia Market.  Chip and Joanna Gaines are HGTV icons who have put Waco, Texas on the map with their endless love of shiplap, silos and creative design.  Waco itself actually is a college town known to Baylor University, yet most people associate Waco with Magnolia Market.

IT IS A TEXAS MUST.

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With it being an hour and a half drive from Dallas or Austin, it makes for an easy day trip.  If you travel to Austin or Dallas, it would not be a long ride or you could find a quiet Texan Airbnb.  In Waco, you can stay in an airstream or tiny house for around $85 and probably makes some great pictures with those backdrops.

WHAT’S THERE

Food Trucks at the Silos.

Luna Juices features these amazing watermelon smoothies that are perfect for a hot summer day in Texas.  Cheddar Box has gourmet grilled cheese, soups, and homemade macaroni combination that are out of this world.  They also have everything from popcorn to crepes…  Something to please the whole family.

Magnolia Market + Lawn.

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The actual market is a store where you can buy home goods that Joanna or Chip would use to style their HGTV home transformations.  They feature metal and wood signs, shabby chic wall fixtures, leather goods, and t-shirts for all ages.  The lawn is a wide open area that children can swing, eat popsicles, and lounge in bean-bag chairs.  The lawn and food trucks are all in the same areas, so it’s a great place to take your family for the afternoon.

Magnolia Seed + Supply.

Not to mention the peaceful presence of the herbs and spices in the garden, this is a great place for gardeners or DIY moms or dads to gather some great idea on how to spruce of the landscape outside the house.  They sell gardening tools, gardening kits, and seasonal produce.

Silo Baking Co.

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These scrumptious cupcakes are honestly just as good as they look.  Usually, the biggest line is the bakery, because the hype is so real for those cupcakes.  My husband and I got quickly through the line as a bakery worker handed us a menu to be ready once we got inside.  I suggest the Lemon+Lavendar cupcake, The Prize Pig Biscuit, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie or Nutty Cinnamon Roll.  You won’t regret the calories.

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