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Make a splash this summer in Frisco, Texas. Cool down in The City That Plays with fun for the whole family. From the hottest sports events and live entertainment to the coolest places to eat and chill out, you’ll discover endless ways to find your play in our welcoming city just 25 miles north of Dallas.

Summertime and sports are an unbeatable combination, and we have plenty of options for your sports bucket list in Frisco. For one of the coolest experiences, catch a Frisco RoughRiders baseball game while floating the lazy river in right field at Riders Field. Enjoy half-price drinks on Thursdays, fireworks after every Friday game, and kids get to run the bases after Sunday games all summer.

Frisco is the home of modern golf, with the new state-of-the-art PGA Frisco open for just over a year. This unbelievable family-friendly campus features PGA of America’s headquarters along with Omni PGA Frisco Resort featuring everything a golfer could dream of to enjoy the sport day and night. Here, you can find two championship 18-hole courses, hitting bays, golf simulators, and more. You can even perfect your game after the sun goes down, with a 10-hole, par-3 short course and one of the largest natural-grass putting courses in America—both lighted just a few steps away from shopping, cold beer, craft cocktails, and delicious menus with a distinct Texas flavor.

There’s no offseason when it comes to football in Frisco. You can book a tour of The Star—the world headquarters and practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys. In August, America’s Team holds training camp with a scrimmage, fan zone, meet-and-greets, and more. It goes beyond football here, with unique shops, restaurants, and entertainment in The Star District. Experience personalized shopping at Monkee’s of Frisco boutique, a local-owned and operated business. Or find a special keepsake at Flea Style, a Texas-based store with clothing, vintage treasures, and a hat bar where you can design your own hat that matches your style and personality. After all this play, cool off and savor hand-crafted cocktails and global flavors at more than 20 restaurants. Whether you’re a die-hard Cowboys fan or just seeking a fun outing for the family, The Star offers something special for everyone.

Discover a music community that’s anything but ordinary in Frisco, designated a Music Friendly Texas Community. The Revel Patio Grill has exceptional made-from-scratch food to pair with live entertainment including the Dueling Piano Dinner Experience & Happy Hour on Friday evenings. For fresh air and fresh tunes, visit the Frisco Rail Yard on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Good vibes are always on the menu here with food trucks, a family-friendly park with games, and live music from local bands on an outdoor stage that make for the perfect summer hangout.

For even more arts and culture, explore the Texas Sculpture Garden featuring the world’s largest collection of contemporary sculptures by Texas artists. Affectionately dubbed “the pride of Texas”, find this art in a large outdoor park offering visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with larger-than-life artworks — not to mention making a breathtaking backdrop for that perfect snapshot to show off how awesome your summer vacation is going!

One of the best ways to cool down is with good food and refreshing drinks in an air conditioned restaurant or patio. Frisco has more than 400 restaurants where you can experience delicious cuisine from simple to sophisticated. If your summer adventure screams for an ice cream break, enjoy cool treats such as snow cones from the Frisco Snow Cone Lady. Or try the soft-serve twist or parlor scoops of Texan ice cream from Margaret’s Cones & Cups in the Monument Realty PGA District.

There’s so much to do in Frisco, we recommend staying the night or more. There are hotels for every budget and taste, including places with pools. The Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa features a lagoon-style pool with a waterslide and poolside cabanas ready for relaxing and sipping on cocktails. Another great poolside hangout is the Steel Horse Cabana, the perfect place for dips and sips located at the Hyatt Regency Frisco.

Make memories this summer and plan your next playcation with the whole family in Frisco.

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