Explore these Popular Frisco Destinations Near The Corvalla

As Frisco continues to be at the top of several “best of” lists (places to live, recession-proof cities, and cities to be stuck at home), it’s no secret to residents that this Texas town has a lot to offer. The ever-growing north Dallas suburb provides plenty to do, all within a convenient drive from your home at The Corvalla. 

The once-train-stop town between St. Louis and San Francisco (which was originally named Emerson) has grown from a 6,000-resident farm town to nearly 200,000 residents who call Frisco home. From sports and the outdoors to museums and shopping, make a bucket list for your weekends and discover these top spots and hidden gems in Frisco.

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Shopping and Dining 

Grandscape 

Take a 5-minute drive to Grandscape to discover this brand-new, one-of-a-kind outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment experience. Live music, outdoor fitness classes, and local craft vendors heighten your time at Grandscape. Make a list of the restaurants to experiment (from coffee to cocktails, breakfast to dessert), then stroll the outdoors between shops. Don’t forget Scheels, a destination in itself, with 85 specialty shops and family-friendly attractions like the 65-foot, 16-car operating Ferris Wheel, a 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, and a wildlife mountain. Feel the need for speed? Check out Andretti Indoor Karting and Games. Check out their Instagram page for more.

The Rail District

In a short 10-minute drive from The Corvalla, you can head to Frisco’s Main Street to support local businesses from fresh-roasted coffee to a steak dinner. Take a stroll in the revitalized downtown Frisco Rail District, where you’ll find a haven for foodies, local shops and boutiques, and the chance to meet your Frisco neighbors at the outdoor market and other community events. Take the family to an escape room, or wind down with Yoga on Main Street. Join the holiday celebrations and savor the StrEATs food truck and musical festivals. Follow their Facebook page for events and photos of enticing food that will have you grabbing your car keys to head to The Rail District. Check out these exciting future plans for the district.

The Star

This 91-acre hotspot will have Dallas Cowboys fans drooling, as it serves as the world headquarters and practice spot for the NFL team. Superfans can enjoy the Ring of Honor Walk, which honors the 22 members of the Dallas Cowboys Football Club who have made outstanding contributions over the team’s history. At the heart of The Star campus, Tostitos Championship Plaza features a Dallas Cowboys 50-yard replica turf field. Additionally, you can see what The Star has to offer for memorable team building and birthday party events. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

The Star District

The shopping and dining district located right next to The Star offers a variety of cuisine at its 22  restaurants, which includes 12 sports bars and 8 outdoor patios. From burgers to sushi to a local creamery, you’ll find plenty of reasons to come back again and again. Don’t worry, there’s no shortage of Cowboys gear and memorabilia at the district’s shops like Game Day Style and Nike; plus Fans United offers fanwear for local high school teams. Find numerous salons and spa services on-site, or try a workout at the state-of-the-art Cowboys Fit gym.

The Shops at Legacy

Take the six-minute drive over to The Shops at Legacy, a high-end multi-use shopping, dining, and events destination in nearby Plano. During Legacy Live, you can enjoy live music year-round every Saturday night on the Southside. Plan a special dinner out at one of the three steakhouses, devour wing night at Ringo’s Pub on the patio, or head to The Ginger Man that offers 75 beers on tap from around the world. 

Swing by Benefit Cosmetics to perfect your skincare routine, or find that special gift at Kendra Scott or one of the many gift boutiques. Start enjoying movies again at Angelika, a five-screen boutique cinema for independent and specialty showings – you can even rent the cinema for a private VIP experience for your own private movie streaming or gaming tournaments.

The Legacy West 

Head to Plano’s Legacy West, just 2 miles from The Corvalla, for another high-end shopping/dining destination. Consider trivia night and some of that Texas brisket at the Legacy Hall, where foodies can find something to suit their food mood on any given night. Gourmet marshmallows? Yep, got it! Sushi or lobster? Sure! Fine wine and craft beers? Of course. Come reminisce with live tribute bands or stay for the late-night DJ party.

The Stonebriar Centre

If you want a one-stop shopping experience, head to the Stonebriar Centre mall. The carousel recently opened back up, and photos with Santa are available just in time for the holidays. You’ll find anchor stores like Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and JC Penney, in addition to all of the specialty stores (like the area’s only LEGO store) for home, electronics, health and beauty, and more. From casual food to sit-down steakhouses, grab a bite to eat to refuel for the next stop.

Get Active Indoors – Fun for All Ages

Whether it’s golf, indoor skydiving, or rock climbing that gets your blood pumping, Frisco offers plenty of options for play in a 10-mile radius from The Corvalla. Try them all or buy a membership pass to take advantage of your favorites again and again.

  • Topgolf – Only 3 miles from The Corvalla, spend an afternoon at the premier golf and entertainment venue at The Colony. Reserve a climate-controlled hitting bay, combine golf and Angry Birds for family fun, take lessons, and enjoy food and drinks, one of the 200 HDTVs and the rooftop terrace.
  • iFly – For ages 3-103 (yes, it’s true!), take on the thrills of indoor skydiving right down the road from The Corvalla. From corporate events, birthday parties, or family outings, make unforgettable memories as you soar in the indoor wind tunnel.
  • Jump!Zone – No worries about inclement weather here. Take the kids to burn some energy indoors on 11,000 square feet of heavy-duty inflatables. Arcade games come with the price of admission – no tokens needed – a win-win for parents and kids alike.
  • Canyons Rock Climbing Gym – For the adventurers in your family, head to Frisco’s indoor rock climbing gym with climbing difficulties from basic to advanced. You can purchase a day pass or membership, take part in holiday camps or competitions, or host an unforgettable birthday party.
  • Kartland Performance Indoor Raceway – Experience the rush at Kartland with racing experiences for drivers of all ages. State-of-the-art electric go-karts hit up to 45 mph. STEM field trips are also offered for schools or clubs.
  • For bowling, laser tag, and billiards, visit Strikz for an evening out; the venue offers a full bar and grill. 
  • Take your little ones to Play Street Museum to let their imaginations run wild with their interactive exhibits.

 

Choose Your Sport

  • Baseball at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark Catch the Frisco’s Rough Riders minor league baseball team from the stands – or, get this! from the lazy river going through the ballpark. When baseball isn’t in season, check out the ballpark’s events page.
  • Soccer at Toyota Stadium – Grab your season tickets to cheer on the FC Dallas MLS Soccer team, which begins play in the spring. Take your soccer buffs to the new National Soccer Hall of Fame for an interactive, immersive experience. 

 

Art, History, and Gaming

While Frisco continues to grow, the city continues to maintain its charm and give homage to its history. Plan a weekend discovering Frisco’s history, local artists and performers, and gaming fun for all ages.

  • Frisco Discovery Center – The discovery center houses entertainment for everyone from the art enthusiast to theater buffs to gaming experts. Under one roof, you’ll find the Frisco Art Gallery (local artist exhibits encouraged!), the Black Box Theater, and the Sci-Tech Discovery Center for kids. Explore the National Video Game Museum where you can learn about and play games of the past and present or take your train enthusiast to the Museum of the American Railroad for tours of life-sized trains and G-scale models.
  • Nerdvana promises the “ultimate upscale nerd culture experience” at its gaming-themed scratch-kitchen restaurant and craft bar. Self-professed nerds can play digital or old-fashioned board games while enjoying the unique menu, coffee, and cocktails.
  • Nearly half of Frisco’s residents have lived in the city for less than 10 years. If you want to learn more about your new hometown, visit the Frisco Heritage Center and Museum.

 

Outdoor Exploration

With 230 sunny days a year, Frisco-ans find it easy to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

  • You’ll find no shortage of parks in Frisco that offer walking trails, playgrounds, eating areas, and more. Take a walk around the Texas Sculpture Garden or Frisco Commons Park. Find more info from The Corvalla blog here. Stretch your legs or challenge yourself on Frisco’s countless hiking and biking trails.
  • Frisco Fresh Market – Open on weekends, this pedestrian friendly market gives shoppers the chance to buy local produce and goods right at the intersection of Main Street and Frisco Street. Check out their calendar for events like their petting zoo, holiday markets and more. They recently announced the Main Street Food Hall coming in 2021, so stay tuned.