It’s no surprise visitors feel an instant connection with Plano. Serious shoppers love the selection – antiques, boutiques, and some pretty major indoor malls, too. Kids and kids at heart take to the thrilling nearby amusement parks and museums. Plano also has lots of parks for picnics, swimming and tennis laced with miles of hike and bike trails. Those who love sports in a major way appreciate the fact there’s always a pro team playing nearby. Foodies are delighted to discover hundreds of restaurants on Plano’s menu, while free spirits revel in the knowledge that Plano has plenty of nightspots for nightcaps and dancing.
With over 5,500 hotel rooms, Plano can easily accommodate any budget, from family-size economy to luxury suites for two. And with most major attractions a mere 30 minutes from a visitor’s centrally located door, peaceful Plano is a nice and convenient place to call home after calling it a day.
Food and Shopping
If visitors are looking for a unique way to wine and dine, try Legacy Food Hall, now open at Legacy West. This three-story food hall features 20 different food vendors in 200 to 300 square foot stalls on the building’s first floor, along with a fast-casual restaurant on the second floor and a craft brewery occupies the third floor. This gives visitors significant options all in one location.
Legacy West also provides visitors with over 415,000 square feet of open-air retail space turning the sport of shopping into a luxurious, relaxing and stress-free outing. With vibrant streetscape plazas and sleek metal canopies, each block represents a unique environment for a series of different shopping experiences.
Plano itself offers a surprising number of things to see, visit and do – a perennial favorite being the Plano Hot Air Balloon Festival. Held each September since 1979, the popular event has earned Plano the title of “Hot Air Balloon Capitol of Texas.”
Plano’s live music scene is stronger than ever before. Even locals may be surprised to learn there are more than 25 venues across the city that offer some sort of live music on a regular basis. From hip restaurants to unique venues, visitors are bound to find something close by that interests them.
Plano is conveniently located 20 miles north of Dallas, so whether the trip is headed south through Texas or east and west, it is a great location for an overnight stop as visitors’ head to their next location.
Coming in from Tulsa on 75 or Oklahoma City on 35? Plano is a must see stop and the same goes for anyone going east and west on 20 from Midland/Odessa, Abilene, Dallas/Plano, Tyler, Longview and on to Shreveport or vice versa.
Want to feel more connected? With family? With friends, old and new? Or with business associates? For more about Plano, call 1-800-81-PLANO or visitplano.com.