Make-up for lost time and make it a summer to remember with your family and friends. From family activities to friends night out, here are seven things for you to plan to do in Plano this summer.
Make Your Summer plans
1. 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!
2. Catch Live Music
When it comes to finding live music in Plano, Legacy Hall knows how put on a show! All summer long they are throwing out all the tunes of all genres. From Kenny Chesney and George Straight to ACDC and Journey, Legacy Hall has all the best tribute concerts covered this summer. Check out all their upcoming concerts on their calendar.
Legacy Hall is taking every precaution to make their live shows safe and fun. You must purchase tickets via Eventbrite to enjoy the music in the Box Garden. This will allow Legacy Hall to safely manage capacity. See more house rules on their website.
3. Attend a Sip & Stroll event
Join us in downtown Plano for the Margarita Walk on June 12 between 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. to taste a variety of mouthwatering margaritas! From watermelon and jalapeno to peach and swirl, there are 15 unique and delicious margaritas waiting for you to enjoy!
Participants will receive a Margarita Stroll taster and a map that will direct you to the 15 tasty stops. Tickets are just $30 per person. Tickets are very limited and support our friends at the Plano Arts & Heritage Foundation. Find more details here.
All summer long, enjoy the monthly Happy Hour Hikes with Legacy West and Plano Magazine. These are monthly sip-and-shop events where guests enjoy wine, beer and cocktails while discovering new shops, restaurants and experiences throughout the Legacy West neighborhood.
Guests will check in, receive a collectible tasting glass and map, and then set off to enjoy samples of wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic refreshers at participating restaurants and retailers at Legacy West. Be sure to stop by the Visit Plano Visitor Center for a refreshingly cold water while on your hike! Find dates and other details here.
Taking place on Saturday, August 14th in downtown Plano from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., the Plano Beer + Wine Walk has something to offer for everyone. Tickets include a signature taster and a map guiding you on your tasting journey. There are 20 stops with tastings of cold craft beer and tasty wines. Find more details here.
4. Shop Till You Drop
One thing is for sure when it comes to Plano, there are endless shopping options to experience. Dallas may be known as one of the top shopping destinations in the U.S., but just 20 miles north, you can continue the one-of-a-kind shopping adventure in Plano.
From Legacy West, The Shops at Legacy, The Shops at Willow Bend to the Downtown Plano Arts District and everywhere in between – Plano is brimming with shopping areas. Check out Plano’s shopping adventure here.
Don’t miss the new luxury shopping at Legacy West opening this summer! The line-up of the best-of luxury retail includes: Gucci (now open), CHANEL Beauty, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch (now open), and Louis Vuitton.
Spoiler alert: Visit Plano will be announcing a very special shopping promotion on June 9th! Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for updates.
5. Walk the boardwalk
Day or night, The Boardwalk at Granite Park makes for a special dining experience!
Nestled in the middle of the Granite Park corporate business center sits a 30,000 square foot restaurant park called The Boardwalk. With restaurants of all types, a casual family-friendly atmosphere, entertainment, and an amazing waterfront view, The Boardwalk is the perfect place for a patio brunch date with friends, a fun family dinner, or a late night date spot. Grab a beverage from one of the restaurants on The Boardwalk and relax with friends on the waterfront!
6. Dodge the heat and COol off at Crayola Experience
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.”
7. Fly high at Go Ape
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.