Whether traveling solo, as a couple, as a family, or with friends, Plano, Texas can provide as adventurous or as relaxed of a vacation as you wish. Dining, shopping, and adventure are our scenes and we invite you to experience it all for yourself. Blending historic charm with modern luxury, Plano brims with attractions and amenities, including 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.
We’ve created a video series called “Let’s Go!” featuring various itineraries travelers can use as inspiration for their stay in Plano. From hotel options to family-friendly things to do, we’re on a mission to showcase how It’s All Here in Plano. Over the next year, we’ll debut one featured video a month.
Find the complete series of Let’s Go! itinerary videos here.
Featured attractions & hotels
Plano’s most colorful attraction, the Crayola Experience at The Shops at Willow Bend, is an amazing place for families to 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.” Purchase discounted tickets here.
Downtown Plano Arts District
It may look historic, because it is! Downtown Plano is on the list of 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 fun night out. 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 our event calendar to see what’s going on during your visit.
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.
Heritage Farmstead Museum
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 history and animal-loving kiddos and adults alike.
Hilton Dallas Plano Granite Park
Situated in the prestigious Granite Park development in Plano, the full-service 299-room Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park conference hotel features a 30,000 square foot conference center with two ballrooms, Executive Lounge, 24-hour fitness center, resort-style outdoor swimming pool, and an on-site restaurant and Prairie Fire bar.
Legacy Hall, one of the nation’s largest and most unique food halls is 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, brewery and live music and entertainment venue is now open in Plano’s acclaimed Legacy West development and was named USA Today’s 2019 2nd Best Food Hall in the U.S.
If shopping is your guilty pleasure, you need to find your way to Plano’s Legacy West! The 415,000 square foot Legacy West urban village is a shopper’s paradise. With chic brands like Frontgate, Gucci, Lululemon, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Bahama, Tory Burch, J.Crew, M.A.C, Johnny Was, West Elm, and Tumi, everyone is bound to find something they can’t live without.
This unique shopping experience is complete with fabulous dining and plenty of free parking. What helps set Legacy West apart from other shopping destinations in the area is its diversity in types of stores. From luxury home décor and beauty to accessories and men’s clothing, Legacy West has a bit of it all for your next shopping adventure.
Marriott Dallas/Plano at legacy town center
Surrounded by scenic parks and water features, this picturesque, upscale and full-service property is located in Legacy Town Center and is within walking distance to upscale shopping, fine dining and entertainment. Complete with 404 guest rooms and 35,000 square feet of banquet/meeting space, the luxury hotel serves leisure and corporate travelers and provides an exquisite setting for weddings, events, and meetings of all sizes. Amenities include a beautiful outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, fitness center, and concierge service.
renaissance dallas at plano legacy west
Situated at the south end of Legacy West, the 15-floor Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel is the perfect destination for some R&R after a day’s unique shopping and dining adventures. Special features include a high energy lobby and bar, an onsite Asian-fusion restaurant, a third floor amenity deck with swimming pool, a bar concierge lounge, fitness center, and outdoor event space. At the Renaissance at Plano Legacy West, guests are fully immersed in the hotel’s West of Zen culture.
shops at legacy
Legacy Town Center is a mélange of homes, businesses, shops, restaurants, a hotel, and open spaces all in an urban village-style setting. The Shops at Legacy features an upscale retail mix of men’s and women’s clothing, home furnishings, beauty, and more. The Shops at Legacy is a part of a 168-acre master planned development of boutique retail, and best-in-class restaurants. Shoppers will discover an expansive selection of upscale stores, independent boutiques and high profile brands in an inviting outdoor setting.
Just outside of Plano, Texas, Southfork Ranch is home to the 13-year hit TV series Dallas. Once a partial filming set for the show, is now a museum, souvenir shop, event venue and group tour attraction! Enjoy some real Texas-sized fun while exploring the property and riding the trails on horseback.
The boardwalk at granite park
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.