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Safety Score

Waco, TX

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High

Exercise Normal Precaution

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Getting Around

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Known For

  • College Town

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Risk Level

High

Vaccination Progress

57.3%

Daily new cases

16.7 Per
100k

Infection rate

0.93

Positive test rate

31.3 %

% Vaccinated

57.3 1+ Dose

The best times to visit Waco are in the spring and fall. Temperatures are milder then, and there are a variety of events and activities going on.

There is plenty to do in Waco! Visit the Baylor University campus, explore the Waco Mammoth National Monument, take a river cruise on the Brazos River, or tour one of the many historic homes and buildings. There's something for everyone in Waco.

There are a number of great places to stay in Waco, depending on your budget and preferences. For a more upscale experience, try one of the boutique hotels downtown. Or, for a more laid-back stay, check out one of the many RV parks or campgrounds in the area.

Waco has no shortage of great places to eat! For a casual meal, try one of the many BBQ joints or burger spots. For something a bit nicer, there are several excellent restaurants downtown. And for a truly unique dining experience, don't miss out on Magnolia Table - it's owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper fame!

If you're short on time, be sure to visit the Baylor University campus, tour the Waco Mammoth National Monument, and take a river cruise on the Brazos River. These are the three most popular attractions in Waco and they can all be done in a day.

Waco has a number of great free and cheap attractions! Visit the Dr Pepper Museum, take a walk or bike ride through Cameron Park, explore the Baylor University campus, or visit one of the many historic homes and buildings. And don't forget to check out Magnolia Market - it's owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper fame!

The weather in Waco is hot and humid in the summer, mild in the spring and fall, and cool in the winter. However, temperatures can vary depending on the time of year. Be sure to check the forecast before you visit.

Depending on the time of year you visit, you'll want to pack different items. In the summer, shorts and light-weight shirts are a must, as well as sunscreen and insect repellent. In the spring and fall, jeans and a jacket or sweater should suffice. And in the winter, you'll need a heavier coat. No matter what time of year you visit, be sure to pack comfortable shoes - there's a lot of walking involved in exploring Waco!