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Frisco is a booming Texan suburb located a 30-minute drive north of Dallas. While business travelers might be tempted to spend all their free time exploring Dallas, you’d be surprised how much Frisco has to offer. If you ever wind up in Frisco on business, please consider the travel tips listed below. Whether you’re looking for a great game or a marvelous meal, Frisco will have something to offer you.
Best Things To Do In Frisco
Searching for great entertainment while in Frisco? Look no further than the Dr. Pepper Arena. As an important headquarters for the Dallas Stars and the Texas Legends, the Dr. Pepper Arena always has great sports line-up on its calendar. If sports aren’t your thing, take a peek at the many family-friendly shows and music concerts on Dr. Pepper Arena’s upcoming calendar. Another popular stadium in Frisco is the Ford Center at the Star. This 12,000-seat stadium is operated by the Dallas Cowboys and used by the NFL team for practice. In addition to live sporting events, the Ford Center also offers guided tours.
Besides sporting venues, Frisco is home to a few fascinating museums. The most popular of these is the National Videogame Museum (NVM) on North Dallas Parkway. As the name suggests, this museum is dedicated to the origins, development, and future of the videogame industry…and, yes, there are plenty of playable demos in the NVM! Attached to the NVM are a few other museums worthy of your time such as the Museum of the American Rail Road and the Sci-Tech Discovery Center. A trip to the NVM area will definitely keep the kids occupied throughout your trip to Frisco.
The Best Restaurants In Frisco
It should come as no surprise that Frisco is best known for its BBQ joints and steakhouses. A few of the highest-reviewed eateries in the city include Hutchins BBQ, EG Steak, and Silver Fox Steakhouse Frisco. People not in the mood for traditional Texan fare, however, will find a few ethnic restaurants in Frisco. For example, Frisco has a few well-respected Mediterranean restaurants including Platia Greek Kouzina, Pizzeria Testa, and Eddie Napoli’s Italian Restaurant. For great Tex-Mex fare Frisco-style, consider visiting Salsa TexMex Frisco or La Hacienda Ranch.
Shopping In Frisco
There’s no better place to shop in Frisco than at the massive Stonebriar Centre, which is about a 10-minute drive south of the city center. The first two levels of the Stonebriar Centre contain shops and restaurants while the third floor is home to the mall’s AMC movie theater. Just a few of the big-name shops you’ll find in Stonebriar Centre include Apple, Banana Republic, H&M, and Macys. Eateries in Stonebriar Centre range from fast food to sit-down restaurants such as Chick-fil-a, Dave & Buster’s, Panda Express, and Buca di Beppo.
Where To Stay In The Frisco Area
When researching hotels in Frisco, you’ll soon find that the Hyatt House Dallas/Frisco hotel is one of the top-reviewed in the area. Conveniently located by the Dr. Pepper Arena, this pet friendly hotel offers guests many perks including free parking, an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi, and a free breakfast at the omelet bar. Click here to find out more about this great hotel. People looking for other good hotels near Dr. Pepper Arena should look up the Hilton Garden Inn Frisco, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center, and the Drury Inn & Suites Dallas Frisco. If pets are a priority for you, some other pet friendly Frisco hotels to consider include Aloft Frisco and Home2Suites by Hilton Dallas-Frisco.
While central Dallas has many exceptional tourist attractions, that doesn’t mean Frisco is a ghost town. As you can see, there are many fabulous attractions, restaurants, and shopping opportunities to take advantage of in Frisco. Hopefully this list has inspired you to spend more of your free time in Frisco on your next trip to the area.