A girlfriend getaway is one of life’s necessities. With the struggles of work, juggling the kids, the house, the extra-curricular activities… you all know what I’m talking about. Life is sometimes a mundane routine; shake it up a bit! Grab the gals and plan a weekend away – to Plano!
Plano is easily accessible. Just minutes north of Dallas, you have easy access from Dallas Love Field and Dallas-Fort Worth International airports. We’re also easy to get to by car: 197 miles from Abilene, 215 miles from Austin, 199 miles from Shreveport, 257 miles from Houston, and 202 miles from Oklahoma City.
Plano has fabulous accommodations. With 55+ hotel options and more than 7,200 rooms across the city, you’re sure to find something to meet your price point and must-haves list. From budget-friendly to luxurious full-service properties like the newly opened Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West, Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, and the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center, sleep comfortably for a weekend of shopping, dining, and pampering. Reserve your hotel room now!
Plano has shopping. Your options are endless, unique, and diverse! The $3.2 billion dollars, 255-acre Legacy West development boasts 415,000 dynamic square feet of open-air retail and restaurant space. Shop for stylish home decor items at West Elm and Frontgate; and women and men’s high-end apparel at Bonobos, Fabletics, J.Crew, Johnny Wass, Lululemon, Peter Millar, Pockets, Suitsupply, and Tommy Bahama.
A “Main Street-style” experience, The Shops at Legacy combines a “downtown” feel with the intimacy of a neighborhood and community, with today’s modern styles. The Downtown Plano Arts District boasts a charming historic downtown area lined with clothing and jewelry boutiques, specialty shops, antique stores, and more. The Shops at Willow Bend offers visitors a unique blend of Texas-style ambiance and world-class shopping. The center is anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Neiman Marcus. Check out our shopping blog post to learn more about shopping in Plano.
The Shops at Legacy is also a culinary landmark for some of DFW’s finest chefs and restaurants. Enjoy meals and drinks all day at the many popular restaurants like Fearing’s, Seasons 52, Mexican Sugar, Kenny’s Smokehouse, RA Sushi, Henry’s Tavern, Main Street Bistro & Bakery, Del Frisco’s Grille, and Bob’s Steak & Chop House. Downtown Plano features several one-of-a-kind eateries like Urban Crust, Urban Rio, The Fillmore Pub, Jorg’s Cafe Vienna, and Fourteen Eighteen Coffeehouse.
Situated across from the luxurious patio of the 299-room Hilton at Granite Park, this 30,000 square foot expanse features a variety of restaurants with patios serving burgers, gourmet biscuits, southern California boardwalk-style cuisine, brew pub fare, specialty coffee, pastries and more. There are also beachy deck chairs that afford a great view of the park’s inviting water feature and live music stage.
You can’t have a girl’s weekend without brunch; learn more about brunching through Plano here. We’ve got you covered; here’s a list of all the dining options by category.
Plano has outdoor adventures. Plan a morning hike to start your day. With more than 82 miles of recreational trails, chances are there’s a trail near you. Get trail information here including downloadable trail maps. Two major parks in Plano offer great opportunities to connect with the outdoors. Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve is 800 acres and has 3.5 miles of concrete trails and 5 miles of soft trails along Rowlett Creek. Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park with hike and bike trails, a 2-mile walking trail, and stunning views of the prairie and forest. And now, due to a partnership between the City of Plano, Toyota, American Park Network, and Time Warner Cable, free Wi-Fi is now available at City parks and recreation centers!
If you’d rather have a little more intensity, check out the new Go Ape Treetop Adventure course at Oak Point Park which is made up of numerous rope ladders and 39 exciting crossings, including five zip lines!
Plano has pampering. After your morning hike and brunch, you’ll need to take some time for a little R&R. With places like The Woodhouse Day Spa and Drybar, you’re sure to get some much-needed pampering. See a list of spa and beauty options here.
Plano has live music. Check out these places for live music opportunities to cap off your night: Love & War in Texas, McCall Plaza, Sambuca 360, Taverna Rossa, The Ginger Man, and Urban Rio/On The Rocks.
Guy friends, don’t worry; we have a Guy’s Weekend Itinerary just for you! Visit our event calendar to see what’s going on while you’re here. We’d love to see where your Plano adventure takes you! Tag your photos #visitplano and #loveplano.