Find Your Play in Frisco, Texas
Just 25 minutes north of Dallas, Frisco is the go-to place for fun in the DFW Metroplex. Recently ranked the safest city in the nation, again, by Smartasset, Frisco boasts an environment full of attractions for families, sports lovers, business goers, and the everyday visitor. With a boundless calendar of events, more than 400 restaurants, and award-winning resorts and hotels, it’s easy to see why Frisco is known as The City That Plays.
Home to several professional sports organizations, including the Dallas Cowboys, FC Dallas, Dallas Stars, Frisco RoughRiders, as well as PGA of America’s headquarters, Frisco is the ultimate sports destination. Go behind the scenes of America’s team on a tour of The Star, the World Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Love soccer? Frisco’s own major league soccer team FC Dallas kicks off their season in March. You can learn about the history of soccer through modern technology at the National Soccer Hall of Fame. It’s an immersive experience for visitors as they try their hand at goal tending through virtual reality, pose for the cup-winning picture, or deign your own scarf. Prefer baseball? Frisco is home to a minor league baseball team, the Frisco RoughRiders, who play at Riders Field. The stadium features a “cool” way to watch the game in a lazy river.
For the perfect blend of history and entertainment, discover Frisco’s growing museum district. Play on the largest game of Pong at the National Video game Museum. Inside of the Museum of the American Railroad, check out TrainTopia–a miniature world connected by model trains that bring visitors into a space of appreciation for the rail system. And let your kids try more than 100 different professions such as firefighter and podcaster at KidZania, a city built for kids, and run by kids.
When it comes to arts and culture, the city has an impressive public arts trail with more than 65 pieces of art displayed, as well as the Texas Sculpture Garden, which is the largest private collection of contemporary Texas sculpture and made publicly available, and plenty ofInstagram-worthy murals in the historic Rail District.
If shopping is your sport, Frisco offers more than 9 million square feet of retail space. Whether you stop at Stonebriar Centre, one of the largest shopping malls in North Texas or pop into a charming, locally owned boutique, you’re sure to find something that’s just the right fit.
As one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., there’s always a new gem to discover. Omni PGA Frisco Resort, the largest resort currently under construction, opens May 2023. The resort features two 18-hole championship golf courses, a two-acre putting green, a lighted 10-hole short course, entertainment district,13 dining options, 500 guest rooms and suites, and 10 luxury ranch houses.
Alongside Omni PGA Frisco Resort and PGA of America making the north side of Frisco home, Universal Parks & Resorts has announced they will be building a first of its kind park and hotel in Frisco. The project will feature a 300-person hotel and a park designed for young children that will host a variety ofUniversal characters and themes.
From sports to resorts, to the arts and parks, no matter the way you play, Frisco has something for everyone.
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