Ultimate Guide To Best Things to Do in Frisco TX

Right outside of Dallas, Frisco is a city of its own with its own unique set of things to do. Frisco is a sports lover’s dream with all of the different games you can catch and sports activities there are! There are also quite a few things for video game lovers! Mix that in with a cute downtown and some amazing dining and you will find that there are enough things to do in Frisco TX for the perfect weekend getaway!

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Things to Do in Frisco TX for Sports Fans

Frisco really has it all for sports lovers! Most of the sports we associate with Dallas are actually located in Frisco! You can:

  • Watch a Major League Hockey practice at the Coamerica Center
  • Enjoy baseball and a lazy river with the Frisco RoughRiders
  • Revel in soccer history at the National Soccer Hall of Fame starting Oct 24th
  • See where the Dallas Cowboys train at Ford Center at the Star
  • Work out like a NFL player or Cheerleader at Cowboy Fit
  • Catch an FC Dallas soccer game at Toyota Stadium

As you can see there are so many sports related activities in Frisco. We didn’t get to do them all, but I definitely want to go back to catch some others. Below are a couple of the things we did get to do!

Ford Center at the Star

Ever wonder where the Dallas Cowboys train and eat? Get an insider’s look at the stadium while learning about all of the unique facts about the Dallas Cowboys. Also known as the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, Ford Center is a 12,000-seat indoor football stadium that serves as the team’s training and practice facility.

You can take their guided tours of the indoor and outdoor fields and learn about special facts you never knew about, see where players are drafted, the kitchen where they eat, their locker rooms, and more. Professional photography is not allowed inside, so I do not have many pictures. You can buy tickets online, or there are tours every hour.

This state-of-the-art facility has everything you need for a fun-filled day out, from high-end restaurants to fast food outlets catering to all tastes and budgets. With a movie theater and bowling alley inside the premises, Ford Center is one of the best places in Frisco to visit with the whole family.

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Want a workout fit for an NFL football player or cheerleader? They also have Cowboy Fit with a wide range of classes!

Catch an FC Dallas Game

Being a soccer player as well as a long-time fan, I am thrilled to witness the growth of soccer in the United States, and FC Dallas never fails to impress me. The Toyota Stadium was one of the first stand-alone soccer stadiums built in the US, and at the time of this writing, they are#1 in the Western Conference. Toyota Stadium is not only the home base for Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas but also home to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, a dream destination for soccer fans and sports enthusiasts.

The museum celebrates American soccer with an immersive experience where you can build your own team, create your own scarf, design your own MLS kit, test your soccer skills, and learn about the sport’s most significant moments and figures. My husband and I have been to a few games and are proud to have seen them win every time.

a woman standing on a railing in a stadium

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Things to Do in Frisco TX for Gamers

Not into sports or just like a diverse mix? Frisco has some unique spots for gamers!

Nerdvana – Coffee & Spirits

Nerdvana has two joints—a coffee shop and a foodie/drinks joint; visiting each is an equally fun experience. You can grab a cup of coffee and a board game at Nerdvana. There’s a spot to check out board games, and they have popular ones as well as lesser-known ones. We enjoyed learning how to play a new one. While I’m not a big board game person, I had a lot of fun unplugging. I was almost tempted to buy one of these unique board games!

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Nerdvana Spirits

After heading to Nerdvana Coffee, we walked over to Nerdvana Spirits, where you can get geeky-themed drinks and food while playing video games. They have new systems like the Wii, where we had a lot of fun playing Mario and Mario Kart. For a nostalgic trip down memory lane, they have older systems like Nintendo, where you can play old-school games like Tekken, which almost every one of us grew up on.

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The National Videogame Museum

Didn’t get enough video games? We enjoyed the National Videogame Museum, which showcases the history of video games and has galleries of video games from the beginning to the present. The museum also has old video games lined throughout the museum and an arcade at the very end. I got addicted to a game that reminded me of Pac-Man but involved building a burger. It was hard!

a display case with video game items
a room with a television and a couch

Things to Do in Frisco TX – Shopping

Is there such a thing as too many clothes? If so, I haven’t reached that threshold! Don’t miss out on shopping in Frisco with its beautifully curated shops! You really can’t go wrong with any of the below.

Bittersweet Ivy

Right next to Lillian Welch is Bittersweet Ivy, a cute women’s clothing boutique with unique clothing, accessories,  and fun items! I walked out with an absolutely adorable outfit!

a store with a variety of items

Sunny Paige

Located right next to Eight11 and inside a cute home is Sunny Paige. I love the style of all the clothes; they had some of the most gorgeous paintings.

a store with mannequins and clothes

Things to Do in Frisco TX – Top Museums to Visit

If you are following along, you might think Frisco is a dream destination for sports fans and gamers. If so, it’s time to introduce you to the museum district where history enthusiasts will find some of the most unique and interactive museums in North Texas. And when the National Videogame Museum, Frisco Heritage Museum, Museum of the American Railroad, and Frisco Discovery Center are among the options, it means there’s an entire weekend of exploration for people of all ages instead of boring history lessons.

Museum of the American Railroad

Step back in time to the golden age of railroads at the Museum of the American Railroad! Since 1962, this not-for-profit Texas corporation has been dedicated to preserving and celebrating railway heritage through exciting exhibits, educational programming, and research initiatives. Here, you can take a walking tour, get up close to the magnificent trains of yesterday, and admire the intricate details of G-scale model trains. And don’t even think about leaving before you’ve laid your eyes on the world’s largest locomotive, the Union Pacific “Big Boy” steam locomotive, built in 1942!

Frisco Heritage Museum

A tour of the Heritage Museum is more than just a visit; it’s one of the most unique experiences, allowing you to step back in time and get a glimpse of what life was like in the early days of this thriving community. The museum is designed as a vibrant living village with historic buildings representing Frisco’s rich history. Witness the past come alive through exhibits, including a log cabin, an old jail that echoed tales of the Wild West, an impressive steam locomotive that once thundered through these very streets, the Frisco Railroad Depot, and even a windmill.

Frisco Discovery Center

Frisco Discovery Center is a place where science and technology merge to offer a fantastic hands-on experience where you can explore a variety of scientific concepts and phenomena in an engaging manner. From interactive exhibits that delve into scientific topics, to immersive displays showcasing cutting-edge technology and innovation, the Frisco Discovery Center is the great place to unleash your inner scientist. And for your little ones who are always wondering and questioning science concepts, it’s a perfect place to get all, or most of the answers in the most engaging and fun way possible!

Things to Do in Frisco TX – Where to Eat

There is no shortage of good food in Frisco! We fueled up on healthy food at UP Inspired Kitchen and ate some of the tastiest pizza at Eight11. The Star is also home to worthwhile cuisine you should try!

Up Inspired Kitchen

Start your morning off right with healthy choices from Up Inspired Kitchen. I switched up my normal coffee for a bulletproof coffee and added some “shots.” We also ordered some sweet steel-cut oats, cupcakes (for cheat day), short ribs with kimchi, a cheddar bacon & arugula sammie, and a whistler vedge hash.

a table with plates of food


I’m used to pizza being common and I rarely consider it special. However, I may have just found the best pizza of my life at Eight11 Winebar and Kitchen in downtown Frisco! Everything was phenomenal! We enjoyed a refreshing glass of rose, a peach spinach salad, a brie and apple crostini, a smoked salmon board, and a skinny Italian panini. Everything was amazing, but oh man that pizza! We ordered a pesto chicken pizza that was packed with flavor. Please do yourself a favor and do not miss out on this place.

The Glen Restaurant

Experience amazing food at The Glen Restaurant, which has Havana Nights and Pop Icon Brunch. With live music, aerial performances, and a buzzing atmosphere, there’s no better place to spend time with your loved ones. Get impressed with its gorgeous floral interior, towering interior trees, and provocative lighting, making for an awesome photo op. This chic spot in Frisco has a great atmosphere, energy, and phenomenal service and food. Check their Instagram page for more details about their spectacular events.

Bonus: Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo Frisco is located on the bustling Avenue of the Stars with premium boutiques, top-notch restaurants, and a plethora of entertainment venues in the surrounding area. When we first walked into Hotel Indigo, I immediately fell in love with the soft lighting, exposed brick walls, plenty of natural wood accents, and the gorgeous bar and dining area. The large glass panes let in abundant light, creating a bright and welcoming atmosphere. And, if you look closely, you’ll notice funky pops of color and vintage-style light fixtures that add a playful touch to the overall design.

We ordered an Indigo Eddy (how appropriately named), fried elote, and a burger with onion rings and fried green tomatoes. Yumm!! I’m always a breakfast girl, so we woke up to enjoy breakfast by the outdoor pool the next morning! I loved the unique items like the strawberry and pistachio pancakes and the bananas foster waffles. Whether you are staying at Hotel Indigo or not, it’s still worth a stop by the bar!

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a plate of food on a table

Things to Do in Frisco TX – Where to Stay

Based on my food post you can probably guess where we stayed. I’ve stayed at several Hotel Indigo hotels and what I love about each one is that each hotel is influenced by the city they are based in. I loved the decor, the gold foiled walls, the art in our room, and the infinity pool. You can head here to see more pictures and read more about our stay. And the best part? I also have a resource for booking this hotel and others at some seriously discounted rates here.

a room with a fireplace and a chandelier
a bed with a large bed and a painting above it

Other Things To Do Around Frisco

Looking to plan some other fun Texas trips? May I suggest a few other DFW destinations:

Or perhaps somewhere a little further away:

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Things to Do in Frisco TX: Final Thoughts

Oftentimes, when traveling, we think of the major cities. However, DFW is full of cities with their own unique personalities and things to do. For this reason, I like to explore each city independently and create a weekend destination. Frisco made the ultimate weekend getaway to get a mix of two ends of the game spectrum: sports and video. I loved cheering for the professional teams, learning about history and the history of video games, and eating delicious food. The city of Frisco is constantly growing and adding new activities which means if you go this year, you will probably want to start planning another trip next year! I think next time I go, I will plan an all-sports trip with everything I described above. If you enjoyed this guide, please consider following along on Instagram.