Sun, Apr 22: Fly to Dallas, Texas and transfer to Historic Downtown Grapevine, a walkable, preserved historic area with winery tasting rooms, one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and art galleries. Enjoy lunch on your own and time to explore at leisure. Check out the farmers market or try some wine ice cream at Sloan & Williams Winery before heading to the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, once home to cowboys, cattlemen and outlaws. A guided tour provides a taste of the true American West and reveals the rich history of the area as well as the background of the “World’s Largest Honky Tonk,” Billy Bob’s Texas. Check in to the Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards for one night and enjoy a Welcome Dinner with the group at a local restaurant. (Meals: Dinner)
Mon, Apr 23: Depart Fort Worth for the Homestead Craft Village, a traditional crafts village offering demonstrations of woodworking, pottery making, fabric crafts, cheese making, basket weaving, iron work and more. Explore the shops with one-of-a-kind handcrafted items and enjoy a locally sourced lunch. Continue on to Waco for a guided tour and see the Suspension Bridge, historic homes and neighborhoods, Baylor University, Harp Design Co. and pass a few of the Fixer Upper homes. A highlight will be a stop at Jimmy Don Holmes’ JDH Iron Designs store and workshop, frequently featured on the show. Check in to the Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor for two nights and enjoy the evening and dinner at leisure. (B,L)
Tue, Apr 24: Today is free to shop! Magnolia Market is just blocks from the hotel. Take your time shopping in the Market, playing games on the lawn, checking out the garden and dining at the food trucks located at the Silos. The free Silo District Downtown Trolley makes it easy to get around to the unique shops, many of which that have been featured on the show. Be sure to stop by the Waco Visitor Information Center and take a selfie with a life-size cutout of Chip & Joanna! (B)
Wed, Apr 25: Following breakfast depart for Dallas and fly home. (B)
Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
Nestled in the heart of the Historic Stockyards, the hotel offers the perfect combination of convenience, comfort, and Southern hospitality with bold Texas overtones. Highlights: spacious guestrooms featuring plush Hyatt Grand Bed® • in-room coffee maker and mini refrigerator • complimentary in-room Wi-Fi • breakfast restaurant, bar and market • fitness center • outdoor pool.
Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor
This modern hotel is just a few blocks from the Magnolia Market and ideally situated for independent exploration. Highlights: spacious guestrooms • in-room coffee maker and mini refrigerator • complimentary in-room Wi-Fi • restaurant and bar • fitness center • indoor/outdoor pool.