HGTV Fans, Plan Your Next Vacation In This State To Stay At Chip And Joanna Gaines' Luxury Hotel

The show "Fixer Upper" provides equal parts entertainment and inspiration. Watching Joanna and Chip Gaines completely transform below-average living spaces into full-on oases is nothing short of impressive. It's no wonder that the power couple has drawn such a strong fanbase, and it has certainly helped draw visitors to their home city of Waco, Texas. Waco saw close to 100,000 tourists in 2023, and much of that can be attributed to those who have flocked from all over the globe to see some staple Chip and Joanna landmarks.

For those who want to take their fanfare to the next level, why not stay at the iconic hotel owned by Chip and Joanna? Conveniently located in Waco, Hotel 1928 is simply the only accommodation option for those traveling to Waco out of sheer desire for an HGTV-inspired vacation. The hotel boasts luxurious, chic designs in a timeless setting. Would you expect anything less than impeccable décor from the interior design moguls?

The ultimate Chip and Joanna vacation

If you're ready to start planning your Chip and Joanna-themed getaway, you'll need to book one of the 33 rooms available at Hotel 1928. It is adorned with a cozy library, a rooftop bar perfect for sipping a cocktail or two, and even a brasserie serving southern classics with a Texan twist. This historic boutique hotel is far more than just a place to sleep.

Staying at Hotel 1928 is not the only way to ensure you have a Chip and Joanna-focused vacation. You'll absolutely need to stop by Magnolia Market. Magnolia Market, which is free to enter, is a place to shop, eat, and explore. The two magnifying silos give this celebrity-owned hotspot its signature look, and the home goods sold here can be shipped back home to any of the 50 U.S. States. You won't want to miss out on the decadent cupcakes at Silos Baking Co, and make sure to check out the food trucks that are lined out back.

What else to do in Waco?

Waco is certainly not only limited to Chip and Joanna Gaines and their influence on the city. There's plenty else to do in this charming Texan town. If you want to explore outside your favorite HGTV show, there's seemingly no shortage of what to do. For one of the quirkiest museums in the USA, head to the Dr. Pepper Museum, which is super colorful with a mural right out front. In this multi-story museum, you can learn all about the beloved beverage.

If you're looking for authentic Texan-sized food, Waco is a foodie's paradise. Health Camp is a no-frills burger shop; pro tip: They make a mean banana cream milkshake. For a lunch made for a real-life Texan, head to Jake's Texas Tea House, a quirky, colorful eatery with road signs galore. Torchy's Tacos is a Texan chain, but they have a location in Waco, and it's well worth swinging by for some trashy trailer park tacos. Texas is also well known for its Tex-Mex food, so head to Ninfa's Mexican Food to try staples like fajitas and enchiladas.

You'll also want to check out one of the city's most famous landmarks: the Brazos River. It's one of the longest rivers in the United States. If you don't know where to begin when it comes to exploring Waco, booking a tour with Waco Tours is a great idea. Best of all, some tours offer jaunts that incorporate "Fixer Upper" highlights.