Plano, Texas is truly the land of plenty. Blending historic charm with modern luxury, the city brims with attractions and amenities. With nearly 60 hotels of various price points, 1000+ restaurants, world class shopping, a lively arts and nightlife scene, abundant natural beauty, and four walkable districts, Plano is the perfect city for a leisurely family weekend trip, a romantic getaway, or a fabulous friends-trip. 

Just a four-hour drive from Houston, and conveniently located near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport, Plano offers everything travelers are looking for, including fine dining, exceptional shopping, nearby sports venues, top-notch public golf courses, inviting day spas, a variety of interesting and entertaining attractions, and much more.

There are four walkable entertainment districts in Plano with shopping, dining, nightlife, and entertainment, three of which include an anchor hotel.

Legacy Town Center is a mélange of businesses, shops, hotels, restaurants and open spaces all in an urban village-style setting. The Shops at Legacy feature an upscale retail mix of men’s and women’s clothing, home furnishings and more. The development is also home to the Angelika Film Center & Café, a stylish five-screen boutique cinema devoted to independent specialty film, as well as some of the area’s best restaurants, including Bob’s Steak & Chop House, Fleming’s, and Mexican Sugar. The Shops at Legacy is anchored by the 417-room newly renovated Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center.

Legacy West is known as a “city within a city”; it is the largest mixed use destination in North Texas and is a great place to meet, play, shop, dine, and stay. The 255-acre development boasts plenty of open-air high-end retail (think Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Gucci) and restaurants. Here, visitors can satisfy every craving, whether for steak or a good old-fashioned milk shake, French bistro fare, or a perfect plate of pasta. Anchoring Legacy West is the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West, known for its West of Zen ambiance, “cowboy meets Samurai” décor, and rooftop pool and cabanas.

For those who can’t decide on where to dine, Legacy Food Hall has it all. In this one-of-a-kind artisanal food hall at Legacy West, visitors can wander over 20 stalls and bars to meet local purveyors and sample everything from lobster rolls and sushi to old fashioned hamburgers and duck fat fried chicken. There is also has an on-site brewery and an outdoor entertainment stage. Legacy Hall was even named the #2 best new food hall in the nation by USA Today in 2019.

Across from the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park hotel sits a 30,000 square foot restaurant park called The Boardwalk where visitors can enjoy waterside eateries featuring a French tea room, gourmet biscuits, and even a local brewery.

Not to be missed is the Downtown Plano Arts District, which was named one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in America by Livability.com, offering a charming setting for a simple stroll, a unique dining experience, an afternoon of shopping, or an evening’s entertainment at McCall Plaza. Don’t miss the opportunity for an Insta-worthy photo with one of the several downtown Plano murals.

Other attractions not to be missed include Crayola Experience, Plano’s most colorful attraction featuring 22 hands-on attractions, and Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Park at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve featuring multiple ziplines and dangling obstacles. 

For more ideas for Plano hotels, dining and activities, check out visitplano.com.

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