Top-level professional sports, high-end shopping, and all the aquatic adventure you can handle comprise the many fun things to do in Frisco. No matter what you enjoy doing, you’ll find something to like about this community, located 20 minutes north of downtown Dallas. To help get you started, we’ve put together a list of some of the top things to do in Frisco while you’re in town.
The railroad has always been an important part of Frisco’s history. In fact, Frisco was named after the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway that ran through town and connected cities from Texas to Missouri and Florida at the turn of the 20th century. This was the era of grand passenger trains with luxurious sleeper and dining cars, an absolute rarity in the modern day. To have an up-close look at these cars, and the history of rail in North Texas, head to the Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco. Here you’ll find numerous restored vintage railcars, some of which you can climb in to, as well as artifacts and other exhibits. You’ll see all of this as part of an hour-long guided tour led by a knowledgeable guide who will provide a historical and technical prospective on the museum’s railcars and equipment. This one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience a bygone era is one of the top things to do in Frisco for anyone who loves history.
There’s no doubt about it: Frisco is a sports town. This community of more than 135,000 residents is home to three professional sports teams, including FC Dallas, a successful Major League Soccer club. FC Dallas plays its game at the modern Toyota Stadium, a 21,193-seat venue located just a few blocks north of the Frisco Square. Raucous fans, top-class soccer, and a family-friendly atmosphere are just part of the experience at the Toyota Stadium, which occasionally hosts U.S. National Team matches and games between other international teams. The MLS regular season runs from March through October, so if you’re in Frisco at this time, don’t miss out on your chance to see one of the best soccer teams in the country.
Of course, FC Dallas isn’t the only sports team in town. Frisco has two minor league sports teams, the Texas Legends (basketball) and the Frisco RoughRiders (baseball). The Texas Legends are the NBA Developmental League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, while the RoughRiders are associated with the Texas Rangers. Both teams offer sports fans the rare chance to see young and talented athletes before they hit primetime, all while taking advantage of ticket prices that are more affordable than the those offered by the big guys.
Three professional teams in one town offer major-league entertainment that is as fun as it is affordable. If you’re a sports fan, then attending a game is a definite must-do while you’re in Frisco.
Downtown Frisco is just a few miles east of the scenic shores of Lake Lewisville, a 29,000-acre reservoir that abounds with recreational opportunities. The lake can be accessed by three vast parks located nearby, each of which offers something different. At the 470-acre Hidden Cove Park and Marina in southwest Frisco, you can swim, rent a kayak or a pontoon boat, fish, traverse miles of primitive hiking trails, and camp along the shore. Little Elm Park, just to the north, offers a swim beach and scenic hiking trails as well, along with sand volley courts, an amphitheater, and a playground. Finally, there’s Wynnwood Park, a 600-acre area home to The Tribute Golf Club and the Old American Golf Club, two of the best golf courses in the Dallas / Fort Worth Area. No matter what kind of outdoor fun you enjoy, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Frisco.
Shopping is an essential part of just about any vacation, and Frisco is the perfect place to indulge in your inner shopaholic. There are more than nine million square feet of retail and dining space in Frisco, including everything from specialty shops to big-name department stores. Start your shopping sojourn at Frisco Square, home to vintage clothing stores, craft and jewelry shops, and restaurants serving a diverse selection of cuisine. More boutique clothing and jewelry stores can be found at the Shops at Starwood, a two-story shopping center that has several spas and eateries. Finally, you can find large department stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Dillard’s at the Stonebriar Centre, as well as a movie theater and a carousel. With so many choices, shopping in Frisco is a must-do for just about anyone.
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