In case you haven’t heard, Frisco is a happening place. Family-friendly fun, shopping and dining experiences, public art, outdoor adventure opportunities, and exciting sports serve as draws to this lively, growing city that anchors the northern edge of the Metroplex.
Everywhere in Frisco, venues are concerned about public health. Check with businesses or online before visiting for the latest protocols to keep everyone comfortable and healthy, including occupancy limits, mask requirements, modified hours, and temporary closures.
Fun For Whole Family
Frisco’s amenities can keep the entire family entertained for days. Start with the National Soccer Hall of Fame and its deep dive into the foot-oriented sport. Geared for everyone from the soccer-curious to obsessed youth players and lifelong fans, the hall is housed at Toyota Stadium, home to Major League Soccer club FC Dallas. Interactive elements like a facial recognition system aim for engagement — exhibits see you coming and tailor their features to your stated preferences.
The National Videogame Museum brings together more than 100,000 video game consoles, games, and artifacts in a comprehensive, hands-on collection that illustrates the past, present and future of video games. Visitors try their hand at old-school games like Pong and early Nintendo forays, and hear the stories behind video games’ creation.
KidZania Dallas aims at ages four to fourteen with a dynamic play city. Children take on jobs from doctor to police officer in this kid-run metropolis that lets them experiment with roles that they see in the outside world.
KidZania is located at Stonebriar Centre, one of North Texas’s largest shopping meccas and a great place to scratch the shopping itch. In addition to retailers ranging from Nordstrom to Bath & Body Works, Stonebriar is home to restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory, a lively carousel, and a western-themed play area.
The Rail District harkens back to Frisco’s roots as a railstop, but its shopping and dining are modern day. Check out Bittersweet Ivy, a boutique that sprouted from the strong friendship of two Frisco women to offer on trend, age appropriate women’s apparel. Or duck into Randy’s SteakHouse, a family-owned chophouse in a charming Victorian home built in 1869.
Nearby is Frisco Square, a contemporary, 147-acre development with 4.4 million square feet of office, retail, multi-family and municipal space. Pedestrian-friendly, the urban area is home to Frisco City Hall and Frisco Public Library as well as the popular Pizzeria Testa and Nerdvana Frisco, a local scratch kitchen, coffee and custom cocktail spot with lots of video and board game action.