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Pro tips from our travel blog: Everything you need to know for a perfectly rewarding trip to Waco

Take a walk around Waco and you will understand the meaning behind the local phrase ‘Keep Waco Wacko!’ There is plenty for lovers of the weird and wonderful in this Texan city, such as a museum dedicated to Dr Pepper and a Mammoth site. Furthermore, it is home to the country’s oldest continually operating university and suspension bridge. Pair this with friendly people, great antique stores, lots of outdoor activities, and an abundance of food trucks all over the city. All in all, there are a ton of reasons to visit Waco.

Where to stay in Waco, Texas

If you want to stay in the heart of the city, near attractions such as the Dr Pepper Museum, Magnolia Market at the Silos, Waco Convention Center, the Art Forum of Waco, and Fort House Museum, opt for a downtown Waco hotel. There are also lots of bars and restaurants in this area, which makes it perfect for those wanting to chill out on vacation.

East Waco is where the city’s culture is largely based. Stay here to be close to some of the best spots like Baylor University, Armstrong Browning Library, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, and Texas Sports Hall of Fame. North Waco, on the other hand, is a quieter area situated north of the river, its most notable attraction being the McLane Stadium. It is a great spot to stay for those who wish to be out of the city center but still want to be able to experience Waco’s great vibe.

A more relaxed, rural place to stay in is the Cedar Ridge area. This is home to Hawaiian Falls, the Cameron Park Zoo, Brazos Park East, and the famous Waco Mammoth National Monument. The plethora of things to do in this area will provide guests with kids with plenty of things to do throughout their stay.

3 Star Hotels in Waco, Texas

With 14 3 star hotels all over Waco, budget travelers will easily find comfortable and affordable accommodation. Depending on budget and preference, visitors can choose between higher end, more luxurious stays or cheaper hotels, ranging from chain hotels to independent ones. For example, Waco has one boutique hotel, which is very highly rated. It is located in a fantastic area and intrigues with its quirky interior, perfect for those wanting a city vacation with a difference.

Those traveling with a dog can make the most of the city’s 25 pet-friendly hotels. Out of those, a few can be found within the city and one lies further afield in McGregor. Choose from 3 star accommodation or more budget-friendly options.

In case you have got business to attend to in Waco, choose to stay at one of the 36 business hotels in the city. You can make your pick between independent hotels or chains, if you want a reliable hotel to conduct your work from.

Hotels near Waco Regional Airport and Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport

Located five miles out of town, Waco Regional Airport flies to Dallas and Fort Worth, where lots of connections all over the world can be made. Choose to stay in a Waco airport hotel to reside in a great location between flights. This is especially handy when you are scheduled for very late or early flights.

Another airport option is Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport. This is a smaller establishment with some commercial flights to places like Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta, and Houston. It lies 69 miles from downtown Waco, so staying at a Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport hotel before or after your flight is a great idea.