We know that aside from attending the Reset Conference, many of our attendees go for the experience of visiting new parts of the country. That’s why we are THRILLED to welcome you the heart of Texas and a place that many of our friends have visited — Waco!
This will be the warmest climate we have ever had for Reset (welcome to the South!), and especially in late September, it should be plenty warm — perfect for lots of outdoor activities and photography opportunities.
So if you plan to extend your trip by a day or two on either side of Reset to make a mini-vacation out of it, here are some activities you may want to add into your trip!
Cameron Park Zoo This 52-acre zoo is situated right along the Brazos River, and is fully accessible. The zoo features a wide variety of animals from all over the world, including elephants, giraffes, bison, etc. You can even feed the giraffes ($) if you are there at the right time.
Dr Pepper Museum We are Dr. P fans, and think it’s so cool that there is a museum dedicated to the carbonated beverage!
Riverwalk The city of Waco hugs the Brazos River, and you can see the most beautiful spots in the city by following the Riverwalk map along your own personal walking tour of the area.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visit the Waco Vietnam Veterans Memorial and pay your respects to the 83 soldier from McLennan county who lost their lives in this war. The memorial is situated along the Waco river trail.
Waco suspension bridge The bridge is an historic spot in Waco, and was one of the earliest suspension bridges in the country. It’s flanked by parks on either side, and looks beautiful when lit up at night! It’s right near the convention center, so we anticipate lots of traffic over there — we’re smelling a photo shoot coming on! Maybe with some OCF at night?! 😉
We’ve recently found out that sadly the suspension bridge will be under contruction through the remainder of 2021. Bummer!
The Magnolia Trail The Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau created this self-guided tour of all the Magnolia stops due to popular demand. This is the best way to see some of the houses featured on HGTV’s Fixer Upper. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see some of Chip & Jo’s handiwork in person!
River Cruise with Waco Tours Waco Tours offers a wide variety of ways to explore this diverse city. There is a classic Waco tour that will take you to all the Waco hotspots (hello, Magnolia!), a river tour along the Brazos, and a private tour option for groups.
Waco Pedal Tours Have you ever done a pedal tour? They are SO FUN! They offer public, private, and custom tours, so you can join in the fun with just a couple of friends, or a large group up to 16. All tours are BYOB and include stops on the route at local watering holes and shops.
Waco Wine Tours The Waco Wine Tours offer varying price points, with several options available. Choose between a bus tour (private/public) or a brewery tour. Individuals, couples, and groups welcome! These need to be booked in advance, so be sure to plan ahead.
Cameron Park This 400-acre park is one of the largest municipal parks in Texas. It features cliffs, rivers, hiking & biking trails, and not to mention a lush green space adjacent to the Brazos River and downtown Waco.
Waco Axe Co. Who else needs to let out some aggression?! After the year we’ve just had, it would probably be therapeutic to throw some axes at some targets. Get a group of roommates or friends together and head to the Waco Axe Co. for a fun outing!
There is SO MUCH to explore in Waco! We are looking forward to the 2021 Reset Conference, but also the chance to explore a city with so much character. We can’t wait to see what all you do, eat, drink, and see there in September!