Founded a century ago as a watering stop and growing fast, Dallas Frisco has plenty to offer incoming visitors. Spending a day stay in Frisco and wondering what to do? Check out our recommendations.
Your Dallas Frisco Daycation Recommendations
Food – There’s much to whet your appetite in Frisco, from British pub grub at The British Lion Pub to Nerdvana Spirits, where diners can eat, drink, and play videogames all at the same place. Simply Thai Bistro offers the delights of the East, and Tex-Mex fans can sate themselves at The Blue Goose Cantina. The city has many more culinary styles to enjoy, including Greek, barbecue, Japanese, and Italian.
Sports – Frisco is the home of several top tier sports teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Stars, and FC Dallas. Sit back and enjoy the spectacle, or get stuck in and take advantage of the city’s facilities to participate in golf, jet skiing, water skiing, hiking and more.
Museums – Whether you’ve just picked up your first console or can remember when videogames were played on cassette tapes, the National Videogame Museum is a fun place to learn more about gaming history. Exhibits are, of course, hands on, and classic machines are available for younger gamers to experience for the first time, and older folk to reminisce about the good old days before microtransactions came into fashion. Nearby, the Sci-Tech Discovery Center is an interactive children’s museum with a focus on science and technology. Other museums include the Frisco Heritage Museum and the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Frisco Commons Park – Frisco Commons Park is a great place to relax, whether at the fishing pond or picnic area. There are playgrounds for the children to have fun (and tire themselves out), or, if you’re travelling solo, you can simply enjoy a leisurely stroll.
Five Fun Dallas Frisco Facts
The city has received the designation “Tree City USA” from the National Arbor Day Foundation.
At its founding, the settlement was first named Emerson, but this was deemed too similar to another settlement, so the name Frisco City was chosen, this being shortened later to Frisco.
When it was founded, several homes from nearby Lebanon were moved to Frisco on logs.
During its original run, some of TV show Dallas was filmed at Frisco’s Cloyce Box Ranch (as it was then called, it’s now the Brinkmann Ranch).