There is no shortage of exciting things to see and do around Plano, Texas. Just minutes from NYLO Plano at Legacy hotel, visitors will find a host of attractions to suit any interest. Enjoy everything from shopping at Stonebriar Centre to live concert entertainment and professional sports games at American Airlines Center, to cultural attractions such as the Dallas Museum of Art and Angelika Film Center.
Stonebriar Centre in Plano is a destination shopping mall that offers over 160 local and nationally recognized stores, a movie theater, carousel and play area for children, and a variety of restaurants. Stonebriar Centre is anchored by Macy's, Nordstrom, JCPenny, and Sears department stores. www.shopsstonebriar.com
Angelika Film Center.
Recently nominated as Venue of the Year, Angelika Film Center in Plano is rapidly earning a remarkable reputation. Angelika Film Center features five movie theaters for specialty and independent films and a café and bar. The Center is also available for rent for corporate meetings, special events, and private functions. Visit www.angelikafilmcenter.com.
Dr. Pepper Ballpark. Watch Minor League baseball action at Dr. Pepper Ballpark located in Frisco, Texas near Plano. Dr. Pepper Ballpark is home to the RoughRiders Double-A affiliate baseball team of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball team. Visit www.ridersbaseball.com.
Dr. Pepper StarCenter.
Dr. Pepper StarCenter is a conglomerate of public sports centers for ice skating, figure skating and hockey. Lessons of all sorts are offered through the StarCenter organization, as well as hockey leagues for all skill levels and ages. In addition to ice rinks, the Dr. Pepper SportsCenter in Plano features a pro shop, snack bar, weight room, ballet room, and event space for rent. Visit www.drpepperstarcenter.com.
Pizza Hut Park.
Professional, amateur and youth soccer, and major stadium events come together at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas. Pizza Hut Park features a 21,193-seat stadium and 17 tournament-grade soccer fields, and is home to Texas' Major League Soccer team, the FC Dallas. In addition to sports tournaments, clinics and camps, Pizza Hut Park hosts internationally acclaimed concert performances, high school football games, and community events. Visit www.pizzahutpark.com [ back to top ]
The Shops at Legacy.
Shop for haute-couture, boutique designers, and specialty items ranging from jewelry to home furnishings at The Shops at Legacy. The shopping mall also features the independent Angelika Film Center and a variety of delicious restaurants with sit-down service. Visit www.shopsatlegacy.com.
American Airlines Center. Home to the Dallas Mavericks (NBA), Dallas Stars (NHL), Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League, and major concerts and events, American Airlines Center is the premier sports and events arena in Texas. American Airlines Center is located in Dallas. Visit www.americanairlinescenter.com.
The Shops at Willow Bend.
The Shops at Willow Bend is as much a shopping destination as it is an architectural beauty. Modeled after the arts-and-crafts building style, The Shops at Willow Bend are thoughtfully planned with regard to landscaping, outdoor seating areas, natural light, and spacial integrity. The Shops at Willow Bend mall is anchored by Macy's, Dillard's, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Visit www.shopwillowbend.com.
Dallas Museum of Art. The Dallas Museum of Art has been showcasing original, priceless, historic, and thought-provoking art for more than 100 years. Regular themed collections at the museum include African, Asian, Decorative Arts, Provenance, and Pacific Islands. The museum also houses special exhibitions exploring everything from King Tut to Van Gogh to famous photography. Visit www.dallasmuseumofart.org.
Dozens of acres of distinctive gardens wind their way through the Dallas Arboretum. Themed-gardens feature hundreds of plant species developed and maintained by master gardeners. Dallas Arboretum also offers a schedule of gardening and horticulture classes for children and adults. Visit www.dallasarboretum.org. [ back to top ]
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas chronicles the life and untimely death of President John F. Kennedy when he was assassinated in Texas in 1963. The museum features photographs, documentaries, artifacts and other materials pertinent to this tragic event that changed the face of American politics. Visit www.jfk.org.
Plano Symphony Orchestra. The Plano Symphony Orchestra offers a wonderful lineup of live musical performances at two Plano venues, The Eisemann and St. Andrews theatres. Each season's program features a variety of styles of music and programs suitable for families with children, in addition to formal events that are best enjoyed by mature audiences. The Plano Symphony Orchestra was established in 1983. Visit www.planosymphony.org.
Catch NBA basketball fever at American Airlines Center when the Dallas Mavericks challenge their opponents on home turf. Mavericks games are full of excitement from fast-moving players to the energetic Mavs dancers to courtside entertainment by Champ and Mavs Man, the famous Dallas Mavericks' mascots.
Texas Rangers Baseball.
Experience legendary baseball during an action-packed Texas Rangers Major League Baseball game. The team is led by Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan who serves as president of the Texas Rangers club. The Texas Rangers play their home games in Arlington, Texas at the Texas Rangers Ballpark. Visit www.texas.rangers.mlb.com. [ back to top ]
The sprawling white Southfork Ranch in Plano was immortalized in the 1980s with the hit television series, “Dallas.” The ranch today is a thriving conference and events facility that accommodates groups up to 10,000 people. Tours of Southfork Ranch and the “Ewing Mansion” are offered and feature artifacts from the “Dallas” set. Visit www.southforkranch.com.
Lone Star Park.
Quarter horse and thoroughbred racing are the sports of choice at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Simulcast racing from tracks around the country is also offered at Lone Star Park. Visit www.lonestarpark.com. [ back to top ]