Plano Named Best City for Staycations

Family on patio at Legacy West

WalletHub named Plano, Texas the Best City for Staycations in the U.S. After months of finding comfort in our homes, when the time is right for you and your family, break out of quarantine and safely stay a night or two at a Plano hotel.

With plenty of safe family friendly activities, there is so much to do to keep busy during your staycation. If R&R is more your style, that can be done too. Girlfriend getaway or guy’s weekend adventures, find it all safely in your own backyard.

Keep staycations in mind this summer as you #DreamTexas and rediscover your city all over again.

Plano Hotels

From economy to luxury, Plano has hotel options for every style and budget.

Take a look at Plano’s hotel offerings here.

Things to Do in Plano

Ready to do some exploring in your own city? Planning a staycation can lead to new discoveries. Have you already heard about a certain place, but have never been? Now is the time! Look for those hidden gems too (like Go Ape & The Texas Pool).

Stay tuned as Plano attractions re-open and announce their new safety protocols. 

For when you’re ready, we’ve compiled a list of all the great things for you to explore in Plano. No matter how long you’ve lived here, I bet there are still adventures you need to check off.

20 Things To Do in Plano

Try New Restaurants

Plano has over 1,000 restaurants of all cuisine types. Surely, there are still plenty of “must try” restaurants on your list to explore.

Many Plano restaurants are re-opening safely under the governor’s orders. Be sure to call ahead for a reservation.

Let That’s Tempting help you find new restaurants. That’s Tempting showcases what’s new, what’s known, and downright delicious in Plano. From Texas barbecue to Japanese and coffee shops to sweet treats, That’s Tempting highlights every type of cuisine across Plano.

Find a list of restaurants and their offerings here.

Take a Walk in a Plano Park

Venturing outdoors has become more common, but have you experienced all of Plano’s amazing parks yet? Plano has 4,370 acres of park land, leaving plenty to discover and endless trails to walk.

Discover a new Plano park.

WalletHub’s Methodology

To determine the best places for a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 15 key metrics.

In order to determine the best staycation destinations, WalletHub compared 182 U.S. cities across two key dimensions: recreation and rest and relaxation. Their data set ranges from parks per capita to the average home square footage and the idealness of summer weather.

They evaluated those dimensions using 15 relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for staycationers.

WalletHub then determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order the sample.

Read WalletHub’s complete methodology here.

Find all your staycation inspiration by browsing Plano dining, hotels, things to do, and shopping venues.
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