Top 12 Romantic Things To Do In Waco, TX

romantic things to do in waco tx
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Waco is a gorgeous city that sits in the center of Texas. It has delicious food, wonderful shopping sites, scenic views, world-class attractions, and more. This city is great for everyone, whether you are on a family trip, a solo traveler, or with your honey. There are plenty of can’t-miss spots for lovers here. Tons of restaurants have romance in the air and will give you a memorable day. Green gems, like Cameron Park, offer a quiet place for couples who want to have some quality time together. If you love Chip & Joanna Gaines, it’s now time to eat some sumptuous breakfast at their restaurant, Magnolia Table. You can choose among the top RV rentals in Waco as your home away from home. There are also Vrbo vacation rentals in Waco for other lodging options. Check out these top romantic things to do in Waco, TX!

1. Join a river cruise with Waco Tours

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Posted by Waco Tours on Friday, September 18, 2020

In case you need a little breather from the world’s hustle, walk away from the stress and take your partner to Waco. One of the most peaceful things to experience in the city is a river cruise by Waco Tours. Beginning at McLane Stadium, this one-of-a-kind affair takes a little over two hours and cruises along the scenic Brazos River. As you make your way along the river, your guide will narrate heartwarming stories about the city and its hospitable people.

Waco Tours

Address: 215 S University Parks Dr Suite #104, Waco, TX 76701, United States

Website: Waco Tours

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2. Get crafty and go pottery making (from USD 98.0)

If you’re looking for a unique activity to do as a couple on your trip to Waco, we recommend that you get your hands dirty and participate in this pottery making Airbnb Experience hosted by Caroline. You’ll learn how to prepare the clay and apply it to the wheel. In this two-hour class, you’ll be able to make up to six pieces. You can design your own bowl, vase, or cup and have them fired up and shipped to you afterward.

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3. Indulge in an excursion to Cameron Park

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If you want to have some quiet time with your honey, Cameron Park is your refuge. This 416-acre (168.4-hectare) park is one of the biggest green gems in Texas and is surrounded by nature. Greenery, gorgeous rives, stunning cliffs, and a National Recreation Trail system await you here.

The park offers plenty of entertainment, from the Cameron Park Zoo to playground and picnic areas to hiking and biking opportunities. Cameron Park prioritizes life and the park serves as a venue for events, sports, and festivals.

Cameron Park

Address: 2601 N University Parks Dr, Waco, TX, United States

Website: Cameron Park

Opening hours: 6am - 12am (daily)

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4. Taste some delicious wine at the Tehuacana Creek Vineyards & Winery

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Ah, wine. Whether celebrating an anniversary or having a romantic date, wine should always be included on your list. Situated in the historic district of Waco’s downtown, the Tehuacana Creek Vineyards & Winery offers something unique that will wet your whistle. They specialize in port-type wines but never stop exploring and innovating to discover new, sophisticated flavors. Come to the vineyards for wine tasting, which happens to be one of the best things to do in Waco for couples.

Tehuacana Creek Vineyards & Winery

Address: 6826 E State Highway 6 Waco, Texas 76705

Website: Tehuacana Creek Vineyards & Winery

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 2am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am; Sun: 2pm - 8pm (closed Mon)

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5. Experience horseback riding at Brazos Bluffs Ranch

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One of the most romantic treats you could ever give to your honey is a horseback riding trip. It is a unique experience where you can ride on a majestic horse, enjoy nature, and admire some picturesque views. Luckily, Brazos Bluffs Ranch features a wonderful and scenic Waco horseback trail riding tour.

This 300-acre (121.4-hectare) private ranch is a combination of everything you are looking for in a horseback riding adventure, from friendly horses to beautiful nature and a great guide.

Brazos Bluffs Ranch

Address: 7007 Gholson Rd, Waco, TX 76705, United States

Website: Brazos Bluffs Ranch

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

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6. Discover the history of soft drinks at the Dr. Pepper Museum

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Visiting the Dr. Pepper Museum is one of the quirkiest date night ideas in Waco, TX. It may not be so romantic, but it’s guaranteed a memorable fun time together with your honey. This cool museum in Waco features history, exhibits, and everything about the history of the beverage, all within its old bottling plant. It is a historical place with lots of displays, from ads and designs to plenty of documentation about the history of Dr. Pepper and 7Up. You can see a lot of interesting stuff here, from soda fountains and interactive presentations to attempts at new flavors and even cotton candy.

Dr Pepper Museum

Address: 300 S 5th St, Waco, TX, United States

Website: Dr Pepper Museum

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 5:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 5:30pm (closed Thu & Fri)

Price: from 6 USD

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7. Walk along the Brazos River at Brazos Park East

Brazos Park East is one of the most romantic spots in Waco. It is a gorgeous park next to the Brazos River that offers panoramic views, horseshoe pits, and well-maintained boat ramps. Walking along the river while admiring the boat ramps, especially at night, will melt anyone’s heart. The live music here also ads to experience. If you want more, a difficult disk golf course is also available here.

Brazos Park East

Address: 3516 N MLK Jr. Blvd, Waco, TX, United States

Opening hours: 7am - 12am (daily)

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8. Experience a sumptuous meal at 135 Prime

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Posted by 135 Prime on Thursday, 6 February 2020

Fine dining never goes out of style for a romantic date idea. 135 Prime is one of the most romantic restaurants in Waco. It is an upmarket steakhouse that serves quality beef, fresh seafood, comforting sides, and farm-to-table produce. The restaurant is a combination of elegant decor, fantastic food, and impeccable service. Perhaps order their sea bass with risotto, combined with a glass of wine, sure to make your night memorable.

135 Prime

Address: 1201 Hewitt Dr #110, Waco, TX 76712, United States

Website: 135 Prime

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4:30pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 4:30pm - 11pm

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9. Watch a concert at Jubilee Theater

Posted by Mission Waco Jubilee Theatre on Saturday, 17 March 2018

The Jubilee Theater is another place to consider spending some quality time with your loved one, especially if they are into art. The Jubilee has a cool, artsy vibe and the ambiance is cozy, making this a great spot to watch some plays or concerts. This awesome community theater features comfortable 200 seats that cater to different events. The theme of the Jubilee Theater surrounds social issues and their work in making the world a better place to live.

Jubilee Theater

Address: 1319 N 15th St, Waco, TX, United States

Website: Jubilee Theater

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10. Relax at Klassy Glass Wine Bar

Situated on Austin Avenue in the historic downtown of Waco, the Klassy Glass Wine Bar is another exciting place for lovers. A cozy ambiance, romance in the air, a superb wine list, great food, fast service – in other words, this bar is nothing short of splendid. What’s more? Soothing live music will make your date extra special. But, the real draw of this bar is the owner, who works to make everyone comfortable by making recommendations and giving local touristy tips.

Klassy Glass Wine Bar

Address: 723 Austin Ave #1, Waco, TX, United States

Website: Klassy Glass Wine Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 12am; Sat: 5pm - 12am (closed Sun)

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11. Plan a movie night at the Waco Hippodrome Theater

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It may sound old school, but watching a movie together makes for a memorable moment. And catching a film at Waco Hippodrome Theater is one of the best romantic activities in Waco. The theater is as cozy as your home living room – but way more exciting. This theater is a combination of superb service, cozy ambiance, and state-of-the-art movie technology. It features a variety of movies, so there is something for everyone, from family-friendly classics and documentaries to competitive independent films and first-run blockbusters.

Waco Hippodrome Theater

Address: 724 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701, United States

Website: Waco Hippodrome Theater

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12. Have a relaxed and enjoyable day at the Cameron Park Zoo

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Youngsters in love will find themselves enjoying the Cameron Park Zoo. This 52-acre (21-hectare) zoo sits in Cameron Park, near the Brazos River, and offers a dose of fun for everyone. Experience a 3-D animal adventure, be amazed by the otters and their acrobatics, and laugh at the zoo’s orangutan and its practical jokes – this is just some of the entertainment you can expect at the zoo.

Besides entertainment, visiting this attraction provides you with possibilities to admire nature, as the property is surrounded by greenery, waterfalls, a lake, and ponds.

Cameron Park Zoo

Address: 1701 N 4th St, Waco, TX 76707, United States

Website: Cameron Park Zoo

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm

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Romance is in the air at Waco

Waco is one of the favorite spots for a romantic getaway. It is home to plenty of big things, from Bale University and Dr. Pepper to the gigantic bones at the Waco Mammoth National Monument. Whether you are looking for a spot to have a quality time, walking hand-in-hand in one of Waco’s green gems, or simply aiming to have a relaxed night, Waco has always something for lovers such as gorgeous cabins with a view.

There are also lofts for rent in Waco for more accommodation options.

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