Waco: Visit Our Waco, a small urban town

Waco. Wacotown. It has a new place on the map. The map of destinations. People are actually traveling here. To see Waco. Visiting our Waco. It is getting recognition. Some good. Some bad. But we, as Wacoans, are getting noticed. And, everyone knows Magnolia is playing a large part. Baylor, good and bad, has also played a part in the notoriety.

Before you visit our Waco, read a few articles, (linked in this blog post originally posted in October 2016), I have written and discover a few hidden gems in our town.

Waco: our small urban town
Austin Avenue in Waco


People from all over the United States are traveling to our small urban town and exploring what we have to offer. Visiting our Waco.

Waco: our small urban town
historical Suspension Bridge over the Brazos Rive
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Waco: our small urban town
Silos at Magnolia Market in Waco

I was blessed, as a journalist, and as a fangirl, to be invited to the media event last year, when Magnolia Market opened. I was able to interview JoJo and was blessed to bring Cameron, my daughter, along to photograph everything.

Waco: Visit Our Waco, a small urban town
The moveable “do you want to see your Fixer-Upper” sign in front of Magnolia Market, last year. Photo by Cameron Davis
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It was a day Cameron and I will never forget.

Waco: our small urban town
Interviewing JoJo, at the media event, last year. photo by Cameron Davis

Read about the unforgettable day here.


I also was lucky to be a guest photographer and Instagramer, called a baton photographer, for the ilovetexasphoto Instagram account. I did this in March, less than a week before I had ACL replacement surgery. I hobbled along Waco, photographing my favorite places. I then blogged about the experience and all my Waco-loves and you can read about those three days here.

Waco: our small urban town
The Alico and her March blooms

I started thinking, all these people are coming to Waco to visit the silos and Magnolia Market. To visit our Waco. Then what? There is far more to do in Waco. But do these visitors to our town know about these cool spots to visit, eat and drink?

Waco: our small urban town
Waco Hippodrome on Austin Avenue with The Alico peeking through

So I wrote an article for Culture Trip, an online travel magazine, based in London. Yes, London! I wrote the article for Culture Trip Texas, a hub of the larger magazine. You can use this as a great source when traveling. There are articles about every major city in the world-including Waco!

Waco: our small urban town
my Waco article pinned on Pinterest 1.8K times!

Read the Culture Trip Texas article here.

Waco: our small urban town
Washington Bridge over the Brazos River

I was looking at Pinterest one day and I was shocked to find my article for Culture Trip had been pinned 1,8K times! I am proud of this article.  It was one of my first and of course–it is about visiting our Waco!

Waco: our small urban town
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This was a ohhh-mmmm-geeee moment for me!
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during the interview with JoJo at the Magnolia Market media event, last year. Photo by Cameron Davis

My husband and I recently moved about two minutes from downtown, in the Castle Heights neighborhood. We are enjoying being so close to all the new growth and commerce.

Waco: Visit Our Waco, a small urban town

I am a contributing writer for Waco Moms BlogI recently wrote an article about the food trucks in Waco.  If you plan on visiting our small urban town, I highly recommend trying some street-eats at one (or more) of our many food trucks.  I love writing for Waco Moms Blog because I love writing about Waco! I also have blogs published about coffee bars, where to find the best local pizza and an article about what to love in Waco.  You can find all those on the Waco Moms Blog, as well.

Waco: Visit Our Waco, a small urban town

Keep Waco Wacko! And, please–visit our Waco!!

Love and blessings~dd

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Waco: our small urban town

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dedradavis

I am a late-in-life journalist that is God-fearing, husband-loving, with three beautiful grown children. I love my dogs, my family and my friends. I love traveling and am also in the process of discovering Waco, after living 20 minutes away since 1998; it is about time! My goal is to grow and push myself daily.

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