They say everything is bigger in Texas and this definitely rings true for the Dallas suburb of Plano! While Plano may not receive as much hype as downtown Dallas, there are so many things to see and do in this fabulous community. With a population of almost 300,000 natives, the area definitely doesn’t come up short.
Chances are you’re familiar with at least one of the many attractions offered in Plano and if you’re staying at the Hyatt Place Dallas/Plano you’re in luck! Many of the attractions are just a short hop away. Check out this list of main attractions:
If you’re a foodie at heart, you’ll love the Plano restaurant offerings. For a juicy steak with a classy ambiance check out the beloved Capital Grill. To experience local Texas hospitality in a low-key setting you’ll want to visit the Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar. You’ll bask in their all-American menu and enjoy browsing the endless list of creative whiskey cocktails. These are just a few of the many popular restaurants in the Plano area. The community simply offers something for every taste bud.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
There is no shortage of shopping opportunity in the Plano area. The Shops at Willow Bend is a traditional walking mall boasting over 125 stores and three anchor departments. You’ll find your traditional fashion brands sprinkled throughout. The Shops at Legacy offer a different vibe boasting unique local shopping and upscale eateries. At this location, you’ll enjoy a more urban ambiance. If you’re looking for an experience the Richardson Farmer’s market is another great venue for browsing and gift-shopping.
Crayola Amusement Center
If you’re visiting Plano with small children, the Crayola Amusement Center is a must-do. Offering several interactive art exhibits and a full-blown Crayola shop this center is full of fun and will keep the kiddos entertained for the day.
Dr. Pepper Ballpark
Sports enthusiasts will love this double-A minor league baseball stadium home to the Frisco Rough Riders. The venue holds almost 8,000 guests and has recently undergone a series of high-end renovations including a new HD video board, an upgraded sound system and the addition of a stadium saloon. The stadium also boasts a lazy river which is a major attraction for visitors across the state. Tickets to the park are fairly inexpensive and the outing makes for a fun day in the sun.
Heritage Farmstead Museum
If you’re into a local culture you might enjoy a trip to the Heritage Farmstead Museum. As you know, agriculture and livestock are a major part of the economy in Texas. In fact, over 86 percent of the land in Texas is in some form of agricultural production. The Heritage Farmstead Museum is dedicated to preserving the history related to the daily lives of Texas farms in the 20th century. Guests can explore the old outhouses, take a peek at the one-room schoolhouse and enjoy a collection of stories and photos on display in the museum.
These are just a few of the many fun things to do while visiting the Plano, Texas area. Hotels in Plano book fast so if you’re considering a trip this New year start planning now!