Things to do
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN PLANO TEXAS
Want to come and hang out in one of the safest cities in the U.S?* How about checking out one of the best places to live?* Well, Plano has you covered. Take a look below at our top 10 things to do in Plano Texas.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
This large park is open from 5am to 11pm. Picnic pavillions can be booked for large parties, the kids can go to the playground, and there is plenty of parking for all to use. Arbor Hills has approximately 2.3 miles of paved recreational trails for walkers, joggers and bikes, natural unpaved trails for pedestrians only and a designated off-road cycling trail (approx. 2 miles). Make sure to check out the views from the observation tower and the Indian Creek.
Heritage Farmstead Museum
This 4 acre museum preserves a way of life during the height of farm prosperity in the early 1900s. The beautiful Victorian home and twelve outbuildings were the hub of a 360-acre farm operated by local resident, Ammie Wilson.
Historic Downtown Plano
With over a dozen historic homes and brick streets with unique shops, you’ll be transplanted back in time. Most of the buildings and properties are designated as historic landmarks.
The Shops at Legacy
Legacy Town Center hosts urban style homes, businesses, retail establishments, hotels, restaurants and open spaces in a community setting. This is a great urban area for hanging out with friends, having a glass of wine, enjoying a dinner outside or shopping.
Plano Balloon Festival
If you’re visiting in September, be sure to check out the Balloon Festival that features 100 hot air balloons, sky divers, fireworks, concerts, food, and so much more over three days.
Interurban Railway Museum
This small museum is located in Haggard Park in the old train station building that was used on the old electric railway that ran between Dallas and Denison from 1908 until 1948, after cars became the primary mode of travel. The City of Plano restored and converted the building into the museum in 1990. You can’t miss the restored train car outside next to the museum.
Old Point Park & Nature Preserve
At 800 acres, this is Plano’s largest park. It extends from Chapparal Road on the North to Parker Road on the South and swings left to right from Spring Creek Parkway out east to Los Rios Boulevard. Come enjoy the outdoors and keep in mind that there are concerts on the Western edge of the preserve in the Amphitehater.
What child doesn’t love a pony ride, petting zoo, or games? Take a walk through this farm and see what life on the farm used to be all about. Make sure to stop by the market and take home some delicious farm fresh produce.
The Main Event
Great place for birthday parties or if you just want to get in some bowling, mini golf, lasertag, or play some arcade games. There is so much more to be seen here, so make a day out of it!
This world famous ranch is best know for it’s days on the hit television show Dallas in the 80’s. It’s open year round and has millions of visitors every year. Whether you want to relive the glory days or make an event out of it, the ranch will not disappoint.
Tired from trying to figure out what to do first? Well book a room with us at the Comfort Inn Near Plano Medical Center and we’ll make the decision that much easier for you.
The 100 percent non-smoking Comfort Inn® Near Plano Medical Center hotel is conveniently located near shopping areas like the Shops at Legacy, Collin Creek Mall and the Galleria Dallas. This Plano, TX hotel is minutes away from many major medical centers and the Legacy business park. The Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport is 25 miles away.
Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the Comfort Inn Near Plano Medical Center the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors!
Guests are invited to enjoy many amenities, including free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access.
The savvy business traveler will appreciate fax and basic copy services, and free access to the business center with printer. The meeting room is perfect for a variety of functions.
Be sure to take advantage of the hotel’s exercise room. A limited number of free newspapers are available in the lobby. All guest rooms come equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, voice mail, irons, ironing boards, coffee makers and hair dryers. King rooms include a desk area. Guest laundry facilities are available for added convenience.
The Comfort Inn Near Plano Medical Center hotel in Plano provides you with all the luxuries of home, as well as a great location to enjoy everything the area has to offer. Stay with us on your next visit to the Dallas area.
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*In 2010, Plano was recognized by Forbes magazine as the safest city in the U.S. CNN Money magazine selected Plano as the eleventh best place to live in the U.S in 2006.