Wacoheartoftexas.com is the Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau’s visitor website. Due to the volume of businesses in the Waco area, not all can be listed on this website. Please read the basic criteria under each section for guidance. Unless otherwise noted, listings must be for businesses in the cities of Waco and Hewitt. Submissions will be reviewed by Waco CVB staff to determine if they are eligible for inclusion on this website. Most listings will also appear on the Waco Visitor App, and Visitor Kiosks located at the Waco Convention Center, Waco Tourist Information Center, and Waco Regional Airport. They will be added where eligible for inclusion in printed materials as those are reprinted.
NOTE: All submissions are subject to approval and are not guaranteed to be listed.
Lodging (short-term rental properties, and bed and breakfast establishments)
Properties within the Cities of Waco or Hewitt that are licensed/permitted and registered to pay the City of Waco (or Hewitt) and McLennan County Hotel Occupancy Tax are eligible to be considered for listing in the Lodging section of the Waco CVB visitor website.
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This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all restaurants and food trucks in Waco and Hewitt. Due to the sheer volume of restaurants, fast-food establishments are generally excluded.
This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of retail establishments in Waco and Hewitt. Shops inside malls or collections of shops may be considered for listing under the main mall / collection of shops storefront listing, but are not listed separately.
Attractions listed should be of interest to visitors and located within McLennan County.
Event Submissions are accepted for events in the Waco area only (McLennan County). Events should be of interest to visitors. Meetings and classes are not typically included.
Group Tour Services
Information submitted for inclusion on Group Tours page is geared toward bus groups or groups of 20 or more people.
Waco is centrally located in the State of Texas, making it a prime location for meetings and events.
Music Friendly Submissions
On July 30, 2020 the State of Texas certified Waco as the twelfth Texas city designated as a “Music Friendly Community”. Participation in the program establishes a public reputation for Waco as a community that not only has a growing and thriving music scene but as a community that promotes what we have here.
The City of Waco is certified by the Texas Film Commission as a Film Friendly community.
- Assistance with information about permits for street closures
- Assistance with contacts for local services and vendors
- Assistance with hotel rooms for your crew
- Assistance with location scouting
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Contact Susan Morton at (254) 750-8610 or email@example.com.