Are you considering, or have you already planned, a trip to the Dallas, Texas area? Covering more than 9,000 square miles and encompassing 13 counties, the “metroplex”, as it’s known, can be a daunting destination for trip planners. Located just 25 miles from each of the area’s major airports, the city of Frisco offers a convenient location to make a home base as you explore the larger DFW area. But don’t let its proximity to Dallas be the only thing that draws you to the city; Frisco offers a wide array of attractions, opportunities for dining, entertainment, world-class accommodations, and has rightfully earned a reputation as a vacation destination on its own merits.
Frisco offers attractions geared to any type of visitor, regardless of your interests. There really is something for everyone here. Do you enjoy spending time taking in art and culture at a museum? Well, you can take your pick! Frisco is home to the following museums:
- The National Video Game Museum
- The Museum of the American Railroad
- The Frisco Heritage Museum
- Play Street Museum
Modern art lovers will have plenty to see in Frisco, too. If free art is your thing (and really, who doesn’t love free?), be sure to pop in at the Frisco Art Gallery. Its galleries are free and open to the public. Spend part or all of a day outside enjoying the art and artistic landscapes at the Texas Sculpture Garden. It offers Texas’s largest private collection of contemporary pieces. All sculptures have been created by Texan artists.
Perhaps you’d prefer to spend your time getting your sports to fix on. Frisco’s got you covered. Visit the Frisco Athletic Center for 100,000 square feet of indoor workout space, open to the public. Soccer fans will enjoy Toyota Stadium, home to the FC Dallas. The Dr. Pepper Ballpark is home to Frisco’s minor league baseball team, the Frisco Rough Riders. It is a great place to catch a Friday night game. Of course, any fan of the Dallas Cowboys cannot miss a visit The Star, the Cowboys’ headquarters.
With so much to see and do, you’re sure to work up an appetite. This being Texas, it would be almost illegal not to hit up a steakhouse or a barbecue joint. Luckily, there’s no shortage of those in Frisco. There’s also a whole host of cuisines offered, everything from Korean, to Greek, to Sushi, so everyone is sure to find a place to suit their appetite.
At the end of the day, you’re going to want a comfortable place to recharge for your next activity-filled day in Frisco. Where you choose to stay should largely depend on the attractions you plan to visit. Cowboys fans will likely want to stay at one of the hotels near the Star, such as the Omni Frisco House. If you plan to spend a portion of your time shopping at the Stonebriar Centre, you might find the Hyatt House Dallas/Frisco a convenient option. Wherever you choose to make your home base, there’s no shortage of comfortable hotels for all budgets.
A visit to Frisco, Texas is an opportunity to see, explore, play, shop, and learn in one of the best places to live in the United States. What are you waiting for?