When you need a break but can't sneak away for a longer trip, escape north to Plano. Yes, we said Plano. The cheerful Dallas suburb is home to a wide array of restaurants, shops, parks, and entertainment options, some you won't find anywhere else in the area.
If you can carve out some time to visit Friday through Sunday, you can even take advantage of this great deal from Aloft Plano. The weekend getaway package includes complimentary breakfast for two, 2 pm late check-out, high-speed Internet, free self parking, and transportation within five miles of the hotel.
Here are some suggestions for what to do during the weekend.
Aloft Plano is pet-friendly, so bring Fido along for the fun. Even better, you can have a date night with your dog at this pup-friendly movie theater, which accommodates up to two dogs per ticket-holder and serves free soft drinks, water, and alcohol (to those 21 and up).
You can visit the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters in neighboring Frisco, where in addition to the state-of-the-art Ford fitness center you can experience the Ring of Honor Walk and Tostitos Championship Plaza. Stroll along the Star District, which boasts more than 20 restaurants and an array of shops and boutiques. If you're there during football season, it's a watch party experience like you've never seen before.
Legacy West and The Shops at Legacy
Talk about retail therapy. There are two major shopping districts in Plano, both just down the road from Aloft. The first features more than 415,000 square feet of open retail space, with the Frontgate flagship, Warby Parker, Filson, Coach, and more. The collection of upscale retailers at The Shops at Legacy runs the gamut from Kendra Scott to Urban Outfitters, Benefit Cosmetics to Dallas Running Company, and it's all complemented by eateries serving practically every kind of cuisine.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Take advantage of Texas' gorgeous fall weather by getting out and about on the hike and bike trails at well-maintained city park. You can explore 200 acres of natural beauty while cycling, jogging, bird-watching, or even just strolling and marveling at your surroundings.
With 25 hands-on attractions across 60,000 square feet, this colorful family destination promises hours of vivid fun. Star in your very own coloring page, name and wrap your own Crayola crayon, embark on a 4-D coloring adventure, learn how crayons are made in a live manufacturing show, and more.
All the entertainment
Groove along to local musicians at a variety of venues across Plano, starting with Aloft's very own wxyz bar. The Box Garden at Legacy Hall, Taverna Rossa and Lava Cantina all feature live music at varying times throughout the week. Seeking something more active? Take a swing at TopGolf or get bowled over at Pinstack, which also features arcade games, a climbing course, and laser tag.
To book your Plano staycation offer at Aloft Plano, click here or call 1-800-228-9290 and mention code ES2.