Beautiful, green and with multiple water features, Plano is a charming city full of things to do, from farmers markets to special fun zones for children. Only twenty miles northeast of downtown Dallas, Plano is a great place to stay if you’re traveling with your family or are interested in feeling like a local in a great community..
Things to do in Plano
Pet owners can easily access the dog park at Jack Carter Park, which is also a nice place to spend the afternoon. Nature lovers will enjoy visiting the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, which has a paved recreational trail for biking as well as unpaved trails for pedestrians only. There is also a designated off-road cycling trail, and an observation tower which is a fun place to hike to. Grab a bite to eat as you stroll through the Fairview Farmers Market and experience the great taste of farm-fresh produce. Urbanites will enjoy downtown Plano’s abundance of performing arts venues, galleries, and unique shops and restaurants. Take your kids to Main Event, which has a bowling alley, laser tag and pool tables - and also a very good place to keep in mind in case of a rainy day. Kid Mania is another destination for parents and children, and is a great place for children who love to climb. Older children can climb all around the floor-to-ceiling gym that lines two walls. The entrance fee is very affordable, and there’s a quiet adult space upstairs that overlooks the entire building.
You may want to plan your trip around the Plano Balloon Festival, which is held each September. The festival showcases five hot air balloon launches, a large fun zone for kids, a stage with live bands, and fun evening festivities that include fireworks!
Day trips from Plano
Travel back in time when you go to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Dallas, and watch a live jousting tournament over a four-course meal. Nearby Zero Gravity Dallas features five different extreme thrill rides: the Bungee Jump, the Nothin But Net, Texas Blastoff, the Skycoaster and the Skyscraper. Go watch a game in AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, or walk through 5,000 years of fascinating history in the Dallas Museum of Art. Listen to the Dallas Symphony at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, or go enjoy the city’s phenomenal food and craft cocktail scene.
Accommodations in Plano
Tripping.com features 355 rentals in Plano, from modest studious to luxurious townhomes and condos. Whether you are on a budget weekend trip or putting your feet up for a couple weeks, there’s sure to be the perfect place for you! Stay near East 15th Street for walking access to parks and restaurants.
Transportation in Plano
The closest airport to Plano is Dallas-Fort Worth, which is also the best place to rent a car. There is limited local public transportation in Plano, but the Dallas Area Public Transit light rail red line runs directly between Dallas and Plano, making it easy to commute without driving.
Vacation Rentals in Plano
Find the best Plano vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 629 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Plano range from €38 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 379 homes in Plano offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 259 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 357 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Plano offers 229 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.
Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Plano where the top providers in that area are HRS Holidays, HomeAway, and Booking.com. There are 234 HRS Holidays rentals, 119 HomeAway short term rentals and 112 Booking.com vacation rentals.