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A Weekend Getaway in Frisco, Texas is a must-do! The city is filled with exciting museums, sports venues, amazing hotels, and so many food options.
Check you this post for everything to do, explore and eat around Frisco, TX.
Frisco is a suburb north of Dallas and about a 45-minute drive from Fort Worth.
This is a great destination for a day trip or weekend excursion with the family. There is so much to do, it’s impossible to see all the sights in a day.
A Weekend Getaway in Frisco, Texas
Where to Stay in Frisco, TX
We stayed at the newly opened Hyatt Regency Frisco. It’s located next to Stonebriar Centre mall and is connected through a walkway. Perfect location to spend a day shopping and then coming back to the room to relax before dinner.
The hotel offers a year-round heated pool, fitness center, well-appointed rooms, and restaurant. It’s in an ideal location and has plenty of restaurants within walking distance.
Waking up in the Hyatt Regency Frisco, you can make a cup of coffee (or order one at the cafe downstairs) and enjoy the view from the floor to ceiling windows.
Best Restaurants in Frisco
Frisco has endless amounts of tasty restaurants to choose from. Everything from fast food to fine dining and amazing ice cream parlors. Here are a few of our favorites we visited while in town.
This is the place to enjoy all things chicken. I had a delicious fried chicken salad with avocado and my son had a massive chicken sandwich. They certainly don’t skimp on ingredients! All dishes seem to be oversized and you can easily split a meal or if your one that doesn’t like to share, I understand!
My son’s most favorite meal ever is breakfast at a restaurant. We typically only eat out for breakfast when we are out of town, and he had been looking forward to this all week. We end up ordering 2 separate meals and then sharing everything.
We had a hard time deciding what we wanted, so we got it all! I highly recommend the breakfast burritos and plate-sized pancakes. This was a super cute breakfast & lunch spot. Can’t wait to go back!.
Located at The Star, this 2nd-floor restaurant with a patio is a great place for dinner. They offer standard Japanese cuisine, sushi, sashimi, and a full bar. The location is great and the restaurant is surprisingly not overpriced. I figured because of the location, the price would be higher than typical sushi restaurants, but this was not the case.
This is no ordinary donut store! Of course, they have your classic donuts, but they are known for their specialty donuts and GIANT sausage rolls. The sausage rolls are made fresh and delicious! Don’t worry about calorie count here – just get what you want and enjoy the tasty, sugary breakfast.
Also located at The Star. This is the perfect place to grab dessert after dinner. Or if you’ve been running around the football field, this is a great place to get a snack and get your energy back up. We opted for an ice cream cone dipped in Oreo cookies and it did not disappoint.
Best Things to do in Frisco, Texas
Take an outdoor walking tour of some of the unique trains they have in the yard. The collection represents over 100 years of America’s rail history. The tour takes you back in time when the railroad was kind. Be sure to take a few pics by the steam engines and aboard the commuter cars.
This is the only museum dedicated to video games and it’s fun for all ages! Not only do you get to remember all your classic games from your childhood, but some before your time! As soon as you enter the museum, you are greeted with a massive Pong game, I think I could have spent an hour just playing that!
Each person is given a handful of tokens to play in the arcade. This was a highlight for my son and he tried his hand at classic arcade games and some he had never seen before. They also have room set-ups from the ’70s and ’90s with an Atari and Nintendo set up.
This is such a unique museum and certainly a lot of fun for all ages!
This hall of fame is interactive and takes you through the history of the sport. You start the exhibit by setting up your facial recognition. Once a camera recognizes your face throughout the exhibit, it will pull up your account and save your information with photos and goals you score. After you leave, the information will be emailed to you.
Throughout the Hall of Fame, you can view players’ jerseys, paraphernalia, trophies, and other items. There are also several interactive displays that my son especially enjoyed. In the soccer skills area, you can learn how to juggle, score, and other tricks with a virtual soccer ball. This hall of fame is fun and informative – perfect for all ages.
This area is so exciting! It offers a turf football play space with a giant screen on one end zone, Dallas Cowboy’s hall of fame numbers/displays, and a large metal huddle sculpture.
The Star is the Cowboys practice area and it’s a fun location to hang out at. You’ll find several unique dining locations, shops, pro shops, and more. If you get lucky, you might even spot an athlete or two!
Have a child between 3-14? Then you need to take them to KidZania, a town run by kids for kids. Children have the opportunity to complete various jobs throughout the city and earn KidZos.
With the money, they earned they can buy rock climbing, pilot simulations, and candy or toys at the local department store.
A few of my sons’ favorite jobs are being a fireman. They first learn about fire safety, then take a ride on a kid-sized truck to put on a building fire with real water.
Then we head upstairs so he can try his hand at being a pilot. After having his eye exam, he watched an instructional video and was able to fly a plane for about 20 minutes.
My son also went to college, worked as a police officer, learned to change a bike tire, dentist, and worked out. In about 4 hours he was able to complete about 7 jobs. Before heading back to the hotel, he was able to cash in his hard-earned KidZos for some candy and a toy.
Frisco has a few beautifully designed murals located in the Rail District. Taking photos and enjoying the creative artwork is something the entire family will enjoy. You can also grab a cup of coffee and walk through the cute and unique shops in the district.
We enjoyed spending a weekend in Frisco exploring all the amazing sights this fun city had to offer. For more ideas on how to spend a day or weekend, be sure to check out Visit Frisco.
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