10 Things To Do In Plano Texas
1. DISCOVER THE COLORFUL WORLD OF CRAYOLA
Plano’s most colorful attraction, the Crayola Experience at The Shops at Willow Bend, is an amazing place where visitors can explore 22 hands-on attractions in a 60,000 square foot space that Parents Magazine calls one of the “Top 10 Trips to Take Before Your Kid Turns 10.”
2. EXPLORE LEGACY WEST
Legacy West, Plano’s newest $3.2 billion 255-acre open-air development, hosts a plethora of unique restaurants, shops and other sights for you to enjoy. Here you can find the adored Sprinkles cupcakes, innovative Tesla cars, and an East meets West of Zen-inspired luxury hotel, The Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West.
3. DINE, DRINK, AND DISCOVER AT LEGACY HALL
Also at Legacy West is Legacy Food Hall, one of the nation’s largest and most unique food halls dedicated to serving the best-of food trends prepared by premier chefs and local artisans. The three-story, 55,000-square-foot European-style food hall, features 22 chef-driven food stalls, a brewery (Unlawful Assembly), and a live music and entertainment venue (the Box Garden).
4. SWIM ACROSS TEXAS
The historic Texas Pool is 168,000 gallons of saltwater shaped like the great State of Texas and is officially a National Landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The pool is open Memorial Day to Labor Day and features a diving board, two water slides, and an island with a shallow “South Texas” wading area for small children and parents. Cook out on their BBQ grills or enjoy the snack bar. There are also picnic tables and a beach volleyball court. Tourist passes are available!
5. GO APE AT OAK POINT PARK
The first treetop adventure course in Texas is just minutes from the Downtown Plano Arts District at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. This vast area of natural beauty sits on 800 acres and features more than just a canopy tour. Go Ape includes five individual sections with rope ladders and 39 exciting crossings.
6. CANOE AT OAK POINT PARK
There’s tons to see at this beautiful 800-acre preserve in Plano and canoeing is an active way you can get out there and explore by water. The park also has several trails if you prefer to run, bike, or just wander and enjoy being outside.
7. WALK THE BOARDWALK
Plano’s Granite Park Boardwalk has the same energetic but simultaneously relaxing feel that everybody knows and loves when it comes to boardwalks. The area has multiple restaurants with beautiful patio dining spots, outside games like Connect Four and Corn-Hole, and is a great place to stroll, dine, and unwind. Also, an over-water live music stage is opening soon!
8. PRACTICE BOWLING SPARES & STRIKES
Main Event Entertainment
Its unique Eat.Bowl.Play. experience features state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, high ropes adventure courses, billiards and interactive and virtual video games, with dining experiences ranging from fast-casual to chef-inspired casual and creative cocktails, beer and wine.
Plano Super Bowl
Open 24 hours and newly renovated, Plano Super Bowl offers everything you need for a fun night out with family or friends. Plano Super Bowl is home to Scratch Kitchen serving up made-from-scratch breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Be sure to check their bowling specials!
From state-of-the-art bowling lanes to its unique LED rock climbing wall, Pinstack has indoor games for the whole family. The one-of-a-kind indoor family activity venue features a full-service restaurant offering a chef-inspired menu featuring local and regional cuisine, a full bar and a private dining area.
9. SEE AN ACTIVE FARM AT HERITAGE FARMSTEAD
Wondering what the area was like in the 19th century? Heritage Farmstead can take you back with its original buildings, museum and active farm and garden museum. The 1891 Victorian farm is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a must-see for fourth graders in the Plano school district.
10. VISIT THE DOWNTOWN PLANO ARTS DISTRICT
It may look historic, because it is! Downtown Plano was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. However, the area still boasts an urban dining scene and a cool vibe with plenty to keep you busy. From coffee and breakfast spots to hip restaurants for a night out with the girls. If shopping is on your must-do, unique boutiques selling a variety of goods from handmade jewelry to antiques are also on the brick-lined street. Check out the event calendar to see what’s going on during your visit.
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