Our time here in Texas this week kicked off with a trip to the Hill Country + Magnolia Market. There’s nothing I love more than the rolling hills of Texas, all the beautiful spring flowers, and a gorgeous Texas sunset, so I was excited to travel around Texas for a few days.
Wednesday we headed over to the Hill Country and eventually made our way to the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa. I stayed at the Hill Country Resort when I was younger and thought it would be a fun vacation spot as we kicked off our week in Texas.
The resort is absolutely beautiful and I love the landscaping and pools.
The resort has two amazing pools and a really fun lazy river. Sadly, Magnolia is going through a “I hate water” phase, so we took turns playing with her outside of the pool and river.
Wednesday night we left the resort and grabbed dinner at Rudy’s. We love their BBQ and had to get some brisket while we were in town. It was delicious!
Thursday morning we got up slowly, checked out of the hotel, and then headed back to my parents house before driving up to Waco for the day.
The drive up to Waco was pretty easy, rain aside. The Magnolia Market is literally off of Interstate 35, so the drive was a straight shot. Next to the market are a few parking lots, which charge $10. They are definitely making bank off of the Market as the Market itself doesn’t have parking. There are free lots across the railroad tracks, but the paid parking is definitely convenient.
When you walk up to the Market, the new Bakery (which isn’t open yet) is on your right side, next to the Silos. On your left is the Magnolia Market store.
Between the Market and the Silos is a turf lawn area, with lots of sports equipment, chairs, and these adorable swings. There are food trucks along the outside of the market, which is fun for those wanting to have lunch while there. They also have a new barn in the works, but it was still under construction when we were there.
The Market itself was really beautiful. It didn’t have as many items for sale as I thought it would, but the layout and designs were beautiful. Definitely an idea generating store! I bought a t-shirt, candle, and a small tote to bring back to DC!
The drive back to San Antonio was a little rough, just due to our timing and the traffic through Austin, but I’m glad we traveled to Waco to see the Market. The rest of our week was spent here in San Antonio and yesterday we celebrated my sister’s graduation from Texas State University. I’m so proud of her and can’t wait for her to move to the east coast this summer!