Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person. If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Waco are August, November, and then July.
Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid July.
By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st. The best time to ski (if at all) in Waco is often around April 9th when fresh powder is deepest.
April’s average wind speed of around 9.7 knots (11.2 MPH or 18 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 18.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions.
Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. The busiest month for tourism in Waco, TX, US is April, followed by March and July.
Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 44.1 in October means 44.1% of the tourists vs. April.
Spring (March through May) Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August) The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Waco, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. Whether you're a diehard Chip and Joanna Gaines fan or a first-time Fixer Upper watcher, a trip to Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas is an amazing, fun-filled vacation to take that's perfect for your next long weekend with friends or family.
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While you’re in town, you have to go to the Dr Pepper Museum to learn how the oldest major soft drink on the market was invented in 1885. Explore dozens of exhibits showcasing Texas’s top players in football, basketball, tennis and more.
Waco is full of history and a great place to brush up on all the details is at the May born Museum on the Baylor University campus. You’ll find exhibits about Waco’s history as a Mammoth hangout to the various sea animal fossils found in the area.
It was once the world’s longest single pass suspension bridge when it was built, but now it’s a great way to take in the beauty of the Brazos River and downtown Waco. You know what this is…it’s like a “Fixer Upper” Disneyland where you can buy every design thing you’d ever need, eat from local food trucks, hang out on the lawn or grab a cupcake from the bakery.
Clint Harp is more than just the beloved carpenter of “Fixer Uppers,” he’s an artist who handcrafts incredible woodwork. Stop by his store to see his crafted creations, from kitchen items to expertly carved furniture.
True to their name, the “Fixer Uppers” Chip and Jo took the historic Elite Café, and turned into a new, yet still, iconic Waco restaurant. If you’ve ever wondered how Ship lap Cupcakes taste, you need to hit up this bakery, because (spoiler alert) they’re delicious.
You don’t have to be a college student to enjoy the hand-tossed, cheesy pizzas with gourmet toppings at this local favorite. Hike to the top of Lover’s Leap or Commons Cliff to see breathtaking panoramic views of the Brazos and Mosque Rivers.
We’re only three hours from Waco, but somehow I’ve made it seven years in Texas without ever visiting! I’ll admit it, prior to three years ago, I didn’t think of the city as much more than a convenient stopping point between Dallas and Austin.
Now unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Joanna and Chip Gaines, the couple behind the popular HGTV show, Fixer Upper. They’ve made a name for themselves flipping houses, transforming Waco, and inviting visitors to come to their shop, Magnolia.
Maybe it’s because they’re super cute, or the fact that Jared and I can relate a little too much with the struggles of working with a spouse, but we may have developed a slight couple crush. We’ve been dying for an excuse to visit Waco, so I was super excited when Uber asked us to partner on some travel focused content.
I wanted to stay for a few days, so we created the ultimate Weekend Guide to Waco : Staples to see besides Magnolia. Assuming you’re arriving late afternoon on a Friday and are looking for dinner, you’ll love Morose Pizzeria.
I’d definitely suggest heading downtown and visiting the staple Magnolia Market (est. They have a million different breakfast options, but we settled on crêpes from one of the food trucks.
The downtown area is growing quite a bit, so it’s fun to walk around and check out the shops! Plus, if you’re a Magnolia fan, you’ll also want to stop by Finder, Pa pillion Antiques, Harp Design Co., and Poverty’s for quirky home decor.
For a good happy hour, head to Balconies Distillery (est. Uber fare $7) and try a whiskey flight. If you aren’t big on whiskey, The Waco Wine Shoppe is also a cool spot that’s close by.
Uber fare $7) is a hidden gem in Waco and has the most amazing fried chicken! It didn’t hurt that the outdoor patio is super cute and perfect for dinner al fresco.
They serve coffee and spirits, so it’s also a fun stop for cocktails in the evening if you’re looking for another cozy spot. Plus, just next door, the same owners have a quirky coffee shop called Common Grounds.