Things to do in Plano

Below are some of the most popular things to do in Plano, TX.

Plano has been growing rapidly in the past decade and with it have come more fun things to do. Here is a list of some of the best things to do in Plano:

Explore Legacy West

Legacy West, Plano’s newest $3.2 billion 255-acre open-air development, hosts a plethora of unique restaurants, shops and other sights for you to enjoy. Located on the west side of the Dallas North Tollway and Legacy Drive.

Plano, Texas

Granite Park Boardwalk

Located 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.

Plano Boardwalk at Granite Park

Historic Downtown Plano

Well-liked for its restaurants and shopping, Historic Downtown Plano is worth visiting. Check out some of the many things to do like the ArtCentre of Plano and the Interurban Railway Museum. And you can ride the Metro to get around the city at Downtown Plano Station.

downtown Plano

Ice Skate All Year Round at the Children’s Health StarCenter

You don’t have to wait until winter to participate in this fun activity. Plano StarCenter has public skate sessions almost every day of the month. Beat the heat or beat the boredom and check out their schedule here.

Plano StarCenter Ice Arena

Discover the Arts!

Plano is making a name for itself in the art community. With the recent additions of 10 public art pieces in the Downtown Plano Arts District, Plano has a colorful new look!

The Saigling House is newly renovated and now the home for the Art Center of Plano; it is one of Plano’s artistic jewels. You can even catch the Plano Community Band at neighboring Haggard Park playing free concerts.

Plano art

Go Ape! at Oak Point Park

The first Go Ape treetop adventure course (zip lines, obstacles and more) in Texas is just minutes from historic downtown Plano in Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. This vast area of natural beauty sits on 800 acres, providing visitors with breath-taking opportunities for hiking, scenic walks, exploration and other outdoor activities.

Plano Go Ape! at Oak Point Park

The Shops at Willow Bend

The Shops at Willow Bend offers North Dallas customers a unique blend of Texas-style ambience and world-class shopping. The center is anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s and Neiman Marcus. With stores like H&M, Vineyard Vines, Swarovski and MAC everything you need is around the bend. Plus, Restoration Hardware, Z Gallerie and Crate & Barrel make The Shops at Willow Bend the premier destination for stylish home decor.

plano shops at willow bend

Go Bowling and Play Video Games

Main Event Entertainment
Its unique Eat.Bowl.Play. experience features state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, high ropes adventure courses, billiards and interactive and virtual video games, with dining experiences ranging from fast-casual to chef-inspired casual and creative cocktails, beer and wine.

Plano Super Bowl
Open 24 hours and newly renovated, Plano Super Bowl offers everything you need for a fun night out with family or friends. Plano Super Bowl is home to Scratch Kitchen serving up made-from-scratch breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Be sure to check their bowling specials!

From state-of-the-art bowling lanes to its unique LED rock climbing wall, Pinstack has indoor games for the whole family. The one-of-a-kind indoor family activity venue features a full-service restaurant offering a chef-inspired menu featuring local and regional cuisine, a full bar and a private dining area.

Tour the World’s Most Famous Ranch

Known as the “world’s most famous ranch,” Southfork Ranch is best known from the television series “Dallas,” offering visitors the opportunity to relive memorable moments from the fictional Ewing clan. The “Dallas Legends: Fact to Fantasy” exhibit features the gun that shot J.R., Lucy’s wedding dress, video clips from the series and other memorabilia. Located in nearby Parker, Southfork has attracted millions of visitors and is open daily year-round.

Southfork Ranch Plano

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Located on the western border of Plano, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park featuring vast areas of natural beauty for walking, jogging, hiking, orienteering, and other outdoor activity. The preserve has a natural biofilter for cleaning surface run-off from the parking lot before it re-enters the groundwater tables. The observation tower gives a spectacular view of the city.

Experience Living History at the Heritage Farmstead Museum

The Heritage Farmstead Museum (HFM) is the premiere living history site interpreting the Texas Blackland Prairie region in North Texas. An American Association of Museums accredited institution, the HFM strives to offer unique encounters with objects and ideas for people of many ages, interests and backgrounds. Come tour this living, 4.5 acre piece of history and see what life was like on the Blackland Prairie.

Heritage Farmstead Museum Plano

Play Street Museum

Your kids will have fun imagining and pretending in our Adirondack inspired village & campsite or exploring the many interactive exhibits and kid’s activities in our educational play space. Adults are welcome to join in on the adventure, or sit back and relax while their children discover a world that is just their size in our interactive children’s museum.
Play Street Museum Plano

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