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Waco is an easy drive, located 100 miles south of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and 100 miles north of Austin, right on I-35—the main street of Texas. While it’s just a drive away, Waco will take you far beyond what you ever imagined with unique, surprising, and memorable experiences, especially during spring!

Spring is one of the best times to visit. Waco is greening up and blooming. Weather is mild, cool, and comfortable with highs from 77-91 degrees and lows from 54-71 degrees—perfect for enjoying some beautiful outdoors strolling through Cameron Park or down the Riverwalk or our many indoor shops, restaurants, museums, and more.

Springtime is an exciting season when festivals in Waco abound. April 1 serves up the Texas Food Truck Festival hosting restaurants-on-wheels from Texas competing for the best specialty dish. Next, Waco welcomes top rowing athletes from all over Texas for the Texas Rowing Championship on the Brazos, one of the longest uninterrupted stretches of navigable water in the U.S. Spring finishes in May with the beloved Brazos Nights concert series, lavish Cinco De Mayo Hispanic heritage celebrations, and a Juneteenth weekend commemoration.

Of course, no matter what time of the year, shopping is a must at our world-famous Magnolia Market flagship store, now even better with six new shops to discover. But that’s only a start. You’ll also fall in love with our many specialty and antique stores in an inviting downtown filled with that recognizable “Waco Style” charm.

For something completely different, trade surfing the aisles for surfing some righteous waves at Waco Surf. Book a lesson from the experts and learn wave riding. Stay and Surf sessions can be booked 3-8 months in advance with a booking at the Waco Surf Hotel.

Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or great shopping, come experience a GETAWACO!

For an amazing spring getaway, there’s nowhere else close! Plan your GETAWACO today at