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Sitting in between Austin and Dallas; Waco seems rather humble compared to its nearby neighbors, but there's plenty packed into this unassuming city. It's the site of many notable Texas events and rich in history, and the streets are full of well-preserved buildings from the earliest days of the pioneers. Like many areas of Texas it has a friendly and laidback vibe, with a thriving downtown area full of wholesome fun.

Things to see

The bright and modern Waco Convention Center welcomes many business travelers to the city, and with several different spaces for events and functions you'll find a calender stuffed full of gun shows, dances, consignment sales, and graduations. The Dr Pepper Museum pays homage to the sickly sweet soda whose humble origins in a drug store in Waco turned into international success. Walking around the museum you'll find one of the largest collections of soft drink paraphernalia in the world, and you can enjoy a cool drink in the vintage styled soda shop. The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is a tribute to the law enforcement officials of the state, from the early days of gun-toting, horse riding officers, to the Rangers of today who work on high profile investigations. Texas is also a state obsessed with its sports heroes, and Waco has the honor of hosting the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. With dozens of notable players honored with glass cases full of memorabilia, you'll find heroes of football, basketball, and many other sports given space here.

Hotels in Waco

If you're looking for cheap hotels in Waco then you'll be pleased to see plenty of 1 to 3 star options that offer a comfortable stay. The area is host to many motels and inns which have practical features such as free WiFi, complimentary continental breakfasts, business centers, 24 hour front desks, and free parking. Rooms are clean and have everything you need to relax, with amenities such as air conditioning, coffee makers, hair dryers, showers and tubs, HBO and premium television channels, refrigerators, and microwaves. Many properties also have rollaway beds and cribs for hire, and some will also allow pets in a few rooms.

Where to stay

Waco's downtown area has a vaguely bohemian feel, with lots of boutiques, stores selling homemade crafts, and regular farmers' markets lining the streets. The city is also gaining a reputation for participating in the arts, and you'll find art galleries, local theaters, and outdoor event spaces where musicians play on balmy evenings. There are also several lively cafés and cozy wine bars where you can enjoy a friendly and chatty atmosphere. On one of the many sunny Texan days, there are plenty of green areas to escape to, and you'll often see locals playing baseball and other sports on the well-manicured parkland greens.

How to get to Waco

Waco Regional Airport is about a 20 minute drive from downtown, and there are regular flights from Dallas arriving at this small airport. The terminal has car rental desks, and there are also shuttle services that can be booked in advance. Austin–Bergstrom International Airport has flights arriving from around the world, and is a major hub about an hour and 40 minutes away from Waco. If you don't feel like driving, there are regular Greyhound services between the 2 cities so you can just sit back and enjoy the view. McGregor just outside of Waco also has an Amtrak station on the Texas Eagle line, with trains running as far as Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Chicago.