Texas Chapter of American Planning Association (TxAPA) Comes to Waco!

In preparation for the roughly 1,000 planners and spouses that will descend upon Waco this week as part of the Texas Chapter APA conference, I spent some time thinking about the places I would suggest they try to visit.

As a recovering City Planner (and now Assistant City Manager in Waco), I remember attending state conferences in El Paso and Galveston. These were great cities for planning conferences, but I remember feeling like I should have planned better to see more of the city.

To help the attendees at this year’s conference have an amazing time in Waco, I curated a Story Map below to highlight a few of my favorite places. This includes:

  • 9 museums/galleries
  • 25+ public art locations
  • 5 local coffee shops
  • 12 independent restaurants
  • 12 locations for a post-session drink or happy hour

Use the tabs to find what you are most interested in and plan to make the most of your time in Waco. Almost all of the locations are walk-able from the Convention Center or downtown hotels like the Hilton, Courtyard by Marriott, Hotel Indigo, or Residence Inn.

Waco, as millions have learned over the last couple years, is a great place to spend a few days. It is a beacon of small business and entrepreneurial spirit. The establishments highlighted are filled with businesses that have poured their heart and soul in Waco. Stop by and say hi to them.

It is a City full of hope, creativity, and fun.

Check out the map by clicking here

Published by Bradley Ford

Local government professional in Texas that enjoys discussions on data, analytics, and leadership.

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