Once known only through news headlines, Waco has become a desirable destination in its own right. The city is home to Baylor University, a major college football hub and a center of cultural activities. A beautiful river walk runs along the Brazos River from the Baylor campus through the downtown area. The downtown itself is home to new businesses, shops and art galleries. And with many cheap hotels in Waco, you can take advantage of all the city has to offer even if you're on a budget.
What to Do in Waco
One of the best places to stay in Waco is in the university district, and Travelocity offers great deals on many hotels near Baylor University. Spend the morning exploring the campus, which was built in 1845 and features a fascinating mix of architecture. Next, head towards the downtown and spend some time enjoying the river walk. If you're a biker, you might even want to contact one of the famous local bike clubs about going for a ride. Either way, you'll be able to take great pictures of the Waco Suspension bridge, a fantastic symbol of the city. Then, finish your afternoon at the Cameron Park Zoo -- more than 1600 animals call it home.
Where to Eat in Waco
Once you've found a hotel in Waco, you'll want to explore the city's culinary offerings. Head to the downtown area and check out Heritage Square, a two-block region that hosts Waco's new downtown scene. While you're there, you can visit the Dr. Pepper Museum too. If you're headed to Waco on business, there are plenty of business hotels in Waco that offer rooms at a reasonable rate. No matter the reason for your trip, trust Travelocity to find the best savings on Waco hotels. Download the Travelocity mobile app to get mobile-exclusive deals.