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October 7, 2020 / Millerann Moya / , , , , , , , / Comments

Plano Texas Travel Tips

Written by: Kelly Tomlinson, Live Love Texas @liveluvtexas

Planning a pet friendly staycation in Texas? These Plano Texas Travel Tips will show you where to stay, what to eat, and what to do!

This year for our end of summer getaway, we packed up the truck and headed three hours north to Plano TX. If you’re not familiar with where Plano is it’s a suburb just north of Dallas. Plano is centrally located and just a few hours from most major cities in Texas. And you’re close to both DFW Airport and Love Field. Thanks to our sponsor Visit Plano for hosting us to provide you with these Plano Texas travel tips!

WHERE TO STAY IN PLANO TEXAS

It was our first time staying in a hotel since the pandemic began. While we were a little apprehensive about staying somewhere other than our RV, our minds were quickly put to ease. State law in Texas requires masks when social distancing isn’t possible and we noticed several businesses that shared their enhanced cleaning protocols.

It was also our first time staying in a hotel with our dogs. In the past we’ve always boarded them when going on vacation but since Plano is so pet friendly, we jumped at the chance to bring along the entire family. Our dogs are now seniors and both get really anxious when they’re boarded, so this seemed like a great opportunity to test the waters and see how the dogs did in a hotel.

HOME2 SUITES LEGACY WEST

You have tons of options for hotels in Plano TX. My pick is for the Home2 Suites Plano Legacy West. With daily housekeeping along with full kitchens, pet-friendly accommodations, and all the luxuries of home Home2 Suites is your home away from home.

The rooms are each equipped with a full kitchen to keep you comfortable and leave you feeling as if it’s a home and not just a hotel room. There’s a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and dishwasher and you can also request a burner and skillet free of charge to make meals on the go.

As opposed to traditional hotel rooms, Home2 Suites, creates a home like environment. With a computer desk and chair, make shift dining room table, as well as ample entertaining room. So whether you’re in town and looking to completely social distance in your home away from home or a place with all the amenities you need for an extended business trip, Home2 Suites has you covered.

For pet-friendly accommodations, Home2 Suites in Plano really goes above and beyond. From providing designated potty areas to complimentary dog bowls, it’s easy to bring your pets with you on the road.

The rooms are each equipped with a full kitchen to keep you comfortable and leave you feeling as if it’s a home and not just a hotel room. There’s a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and dishwasher and you can also request a burner and skillet free of charge to make meals on the go.

As opposed to traditional hotel rooms, Home2 Suites, creates a home like environment. With a computer desk and chair, make shift dining room table, as well as ample entertaining room. So whether you’re in town and looking to completely social distance in your home away from home or a place with all the amenities you need for an extended business trip, Home2 Suites has you covered.

For pet-friendly accommodations, Home2 Suites in Plano really goes above and beyond. From providing designated potty areas to complimentary dog bowls, it’s easy to bring your pets with you on the road.

You’ll also get an amazing pool experience, full cable, and high speed internet as part of your stay. And if you’re flying into town for a long weekend or even driving and don’t want to worry about parking, the Home2 Suites has a complimentary shuttle with a 3 mile radius. This means you can access all the best shopping and restaurants in the area without having to worry about traffic, parking, or a designated driver.

If you’re looking for a dog friendly (and kid friendly) getaway in Texas, you have to check out Plano. Had it not been for the August heat, we would have been able to take our dogs with us almost every place we went.

Overall the hotel was really quiet. Aside from at the pool, where there were two other families, we only saw three other guests our entire weekend in Plano.

There are also other ways to stay in Plano that are convenient base camps for your trip. You can find AirBNBs, RV parks, and other hotels.

Tip: For any pet-friendly travel, always request a first-floor room near an exit (if possible) to make potty outings as easy as possible.

WHERE TO EAT IN PLANO

Taking your dogs out to eat with you has gotten more and more popular. Thanks to that, there are a lot more pet friendly options available when you want your dog to join you at a restaurant.

While finding pet-friendly restaurants in your city may be hard to find, Plano has so many of them and with really great food. Aside from Legacy Food Hall, all other restaurant picks are dog friendly!

BREAKFAST

STARBUCKS RESERVE LEGACY WEST

If you need a quick breakfast to start the day, Starbucks Reserve is the place to go. You can find all of the traditional Starbucks menu items and more at Starbucks Reserve. This upscale coffee bar features rare, flavorful coffee roasts and unique menu items as well.

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