8 Fun Things to Do in Downtown Frisco

When it comes to buying or building a new home, the community that surrounds you is equally important to the physical space where you take up residence.

Along with constructing a house that is functional, beautiful, not too costly, and comfortable, you also want it to be in close proximity to the work places, institutions, and amenities that improve your quality of life. In Frisco, Texas, you can have both.

A burgeoning city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area that retains a strong hold on its history and heritage, Frisco is not lacking in places to eat, stores to frequent, events to attend, and activities to keep you engaged.

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8 Things to Do in Frisco

Frisco has a variety of activities and attractions that range from entertaining and educational to relaxing and recreational. Here are a handful of fun things to do in Frisco on most any given day to enrich your life and cultivate your affinity for this vibrant community.

1. Participate in a Community Event at Frisco Square

Main Street, Frisco, winds its way through the city’s downtown neighborhood, and at the heart of it all is Frisco Square, a multi-generational, planned development that is pedestrian-friendly and your answer to what to do in Frisco, TX. It encompasses more than 4.4 million square feet of office, retail, multi-family and municipal facilities, including but not limited to:

  • Specialty shops
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • The Frisco Discovery Center
  • Black Box Theater
  • A Cinemark movie theater
  • The Frisco Public Library

Additionally, Frisco Square – managed by the Frisco Square Property Owners Association – coordinates and sponsors three large annual events for the community: Arts in the Square, Music in the Square, and Christmas in the Square. It also plays host to other smaller events, such as parades, live music performances, and the North Texas Turkey Trot and other themed 1k, 5k and 10k races.

2. Get a Bite to Eat

Downtown Frisco is also the perfect place to grab a meal or cup of coffee at one of several highly rated establishments. For breakfast, try The Heritage Table, which is an appealingly rustic restaurant on Main Street that serves elevated comfort food, primarily homemade with locally sourced ingredients. Tucked away slightly south of Main Street, the 5th Street Patio Café offers a casual dining experience set inside a renovated wood-frame house. Their menu is diverse and creative, with dishes to satisfy every pallet. For your morning jolt or afternoon pick-me-up, stop by Summer Moon Frisco, which is open seven days per week. If you’re in a hurry, you can always order online, but the coffee shop is also an inviting place to linger. When you are in the mood for "a little taste of Mexico," stop by Rudy’s Kitchen, a laid-back eatery that serves authentic Mexican cuisine right down to its homemade flour tortillas and corn gorditas. For a place to meet with friends after work, check out Frisco's Best Happy Hours.

3. Play at Frisco Commons Park

Frisco Commons Park not only showcases breathtaking natural beauty but also possesses numerous amenities that make it one of the best places for hanging out or holding events. The roughly 62-acre park includes a large wooden playground structure, a paved concrete trail, several interpretive trails, a pond, a spray park, the Veterans Memorial Plaza, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, a large covered pavilion, and two smaller pavilions. The park has received several accolades, including the 2005 Park Design Excellence Award from the Texas Recreation and Park Society and recognition by Dallas Child Magazine as the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex’s Best Family Park.

4. Go Antiquing at the Frisco Mercantile

The Frisco Mercantile, located at the intersection of Main Street and Preston Road, has gained prominence as a world-class shopping destination in the metro area. The mercantile is home to a wide variety of boutiques, shops and individual dealers that sell collectibles, antiques, gifts, jewelry, apparel, fine art, home décor, furniture, and more. The mercantile frequently receives new merchandise, but you also can find a number of bargains and sales. As a bonus, gift-wrapping is available upon request.

5. Catch a Game at Toyota Stadium

Located at the intersection of Main Street and the Dallas North Tollway, Toyota Stadium and Toyota Soccer Center is a multipurpose sports and entertainment facility primarily known as the home stadium for FC Dallas, as well as Frisco High School Football. In 2018, as part of an approximately $55 million renovation, the National Soccer Hall of Fame opened at the south end of the stadium. Even patrons who are not particularly interested in sports can catch an occasional concert or other entertainment at the facility.

6. Party at the COOP

If you are looking for a kid-friendly establishment where young ones can play freely in a safe and clean environment, the coolest spot in Frisco is The COOP. The COOP’s objective is to provide a facility where adults enjoy hanging out while their kids play for hours among the facility’s giant ball pit, rock climbing tunnel, tall curly slide, interactive gaming floor, and bouncer equipment. With free WiFi, an espresso bar, and a collection of magazines, they’ve artfully accomplished that goal. The COOP is also a popular location for families to host birthday parties.

7. Visit a Museum

When it comes to interesting and unique museums, Frisco has them in spades. Children can use their imaginations and enjoy a variety of interactive exhibits at the Play Street Museum. Gamers can feel at home exploring the history of the gaming industry and browsing valuable artifacts at the National Videogame Museum. Railroad enthusiasts can step back in time at the Museum of the American Railroad, which is home to a large collection of steam, diesel, passenger, and freight railroad equipment. At the Frisco Heritage Center and Museum, visitors can learn about the area’s rich history via a slew of exhibits and by taking a tour across the 4-acre grounds, which feature a blacksmith shop, jail, steam locomotive and caboose, gazebo, school house and more.

8. Peruse the Frisco Art Gallery

The Frisco Art Gallery features rotating exhibitions by local, regional, national and international artists. The gallery is open six days per week and admission is free for the public. There are two distinct galleries where visitors can enjoy visual art displays: The spacious and contemporary Main Gallery and the more intimate Reception Gallery. To hone your own creative talents, visit Frisco Fine Art on Main Street, which hosts a variety of art lessons and wine and art events.


Making a Home in Frisco, Texas

Frisco is one of the fastest-growing suburbs in Texas, and for a good reason. The city is brimming with unique attractions, outdoor recreation sites, top-notch retail establishments, and a diverse dining scene. If you are considering a move, Cambridge Homes can help you experience Frisco living by providing you a new home within its distinctive yet equally inviting Majestic Gardens and Prairie View communities.

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“25 Best Things to Do in Frisco (Texas).” The Crazy Tourist blog. Accessed online at https://www.thecrazytourist.com/25-best-things-frisco-texas/

Featured image from PicturesofFrisco.com by Roger Robinson