Plano has a delightful downtown area which they have carefully refurbished. The original brick streets were restored in 1986. There is quite a nice historic flavour with the old buildings and turn of the century street lamps. In the towns early days (late 1800s) a major fire devastated the area. From the late 1890s to the 1940s, Second Monday Trade...more
Go to the movies. I've been to several theatres in Plano and Cinemark at Legacy is one of my favourites because of the seatings and sound quality. It has an arcade too. www.cinemark.com I like heart attack food. Butter is one of them. Here, I don't get to squirt as much butter as I want unlike the other places like the one at Stonebriar Mall....more
Main Event USA might just be one of the places to hang out till late, if you feel like bowling, laser tag or some arcade games. A good mixture of crowd here. Families, singles.. young and older singles, couples, teenagers and the younger ones too. Parking is in abundance. There are many restaurants outside this place but you'll have to drive out...more
Stayed here on business and have mixed reviews. The hotel was purchased a few years ago by...more
I've been staying in Hampton Inns for many years - at least 14 years. I like them because they...more
This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. It's very dirty. The kitchen cannot really be used to...more
During a business trip to Palo Alto, CA, my co-worker introduced me to a great create your own burger chain called The Counter. I thought the concept was great, so I checked out the website only to find out that there was one merely miles from my house in Dallas! When you walk into The Counter, you are handed a clipboard with your options. Type of...more
We drove to Plano to see where my SIL worked, and saw this restaurant. My daughter said that it was good, but we didn't get to eat there. She said it had 'food that you've never heard of', so I went to the website to see what kinds of things they had. Under favorite dishes are some foods that I never heard of.The website had this recipeGinger RiceA...more
Located in the Shops at Legacy, is a nice little restaurant/wine bar called Cru. On a nice warm day, you can sit on the outside patios of this location and people watch with a great glass or bottle of wine. On the occassion that I went to Cru, I was on a work engagement, so there were roughly 25 customers and co-workers at this location, which was...more
Should you come to Plano from a hustling and bustling city... you might get bored at night (like yours truly). I usually end up at Wal-Mart browsing and doing my grocery shopping late at night. Aside from hanging out at The Shops at Legacy, which has restaurants opened till late and watching a movie.... I am still looking for places to hang out.more
The theatre is a restored historic downtown building. In the 1880 and 1890’s Plano had several opera house. Most were located on the second floor of buildings over businesses. On this site an opera house was opened over Kendricks agricultural implement store but after a fire in 1905, the city built the civic auditorium on H Avenue. This theatre...more
Plano is a large city that has grown up as a suburb of Dallas. Located to the North of Dallas, there are a couple of ways to get to Plano. If you are flying into the Dallas metropolitan area, you will likely fly into Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). If you do, Plano is located 27 miles from the airport to the east. Dallas Fort Worth...more
By Car: Plano can be accessed either from the north or south by three major thoroughfares-the Dallas North Tollway, State Highway 75 (Central Expressway) and Preston Road. From the East and West, travel by State Highway 121 and State Highway 190 (George Bush Turn-pike). There is also easy access from Dallas along Interstate 635 that is located just...more
The store is considerably huge with wide selections of men and women shoes. Going out shoes, Sunday shoes, Tuesday shoes, sneakers, loafers, running shoes like Puma, sandals, etc. While you shop for shoes, you might wanna pick up a couple of bags too. Gym bags, handbags, purses, etc. What's next door: Pet & Co/ Michael's (art & craft supply...more
Tune: "There ain't no bugs on me, there ain't no bugs on meeeee..."Or YouTube this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XWfxD_B3sEVintage Rose sells Victorian knick knacks. Not sure if the puppy is Victorian though. I was fooled, thought it was real. Yea, they sell those Victorian pups and kitties. Any takers?more
Hello, I'm Ling, from Kuala Lumpur. That's the capital city of Malaysia. I like the stuff they sell in World Market - they remind me of home and my previous trips to the neighboring countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Korea, Australia, etc. Look at the pictures I posted. They've got furniture, knick knacks, shawls, wine and other...more
In December a night is dedicated to music and carolers, magicians and carriage rides amongst other activities which are part of the Dickens Christmas event.The events are held in Haggard Park as well as well as the annual tree lighting ceremony followed by the arrival of Santa.Address: Haggard Park, 15th Streetmore
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Plano is a typical suburbia town. There really isn't too much to do here, especially if you are young. Everything closes down pretty early, and because it is a "dry" city most young people here have a hard time finding a place to socialize. If you're looking to settle down at a nice, quiet, and safe place for your children I think it's a good place. Those who are young and wanting to meet new people, this is not the place to be.
There is a patch...a small patch..of land off of legacy and 121 where there is a place to hang out after hours (that's 9pm) with restaraunts, and nice shops.
For the non-believers that JR has survived the bullet and still resides at Southfork Ranch I would say that the long trek out to see Southfork may be a little disappointing. The layout is not what you envisioned on the t.v. series – while it is spread out, it is not on some hundred acres without another home in sight. There are plenty across the road. Other buildings on the property incorporate the visitor centre and the convention centre which I sure don’t remember seeing on the series. However if you are a die-hard fan and want to see all the in's and out's of where the man with the 10 gallon hat lived, then trek out there and take the tour. If not – then give it a miss and buy a postcard. This site is the first thing you will see as you arrive at Southfork – not exactly what is usually thought of when thinking of the t.v. series.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: November in Plano is where the chill starts setting in. Most other months, you can get away with light layering to conserve space in your luggage for souvenirs and other things, but November is the time where your jacket will start coming in handy. Temperatures will range from as high as 75 degrees F at its warmest to into the 20's at its coldest. I would highly recommend a nice warm jacket and comfortable warm pants for your trip.
This park has 2.2 miles of winding hills. There is a paved trail which is 1 mile long for walking, jogging or cycling. The route is fairly twisty and hilly but is suitable for all levels of fitness. Within the entrance of the park is a pavilion with picnic tables, bbq grills and some toilets. There is also a playground near the...more
I had never heard of this church before but the architecture caught my eye. “Copt” is derived from the ancient Greek name of Egypt “Aigyptus”. The Coptic Church was the originator of the monastic movement in all its forms and it is well known for her numerous saints, ascetics, clergymen and laymen. 1450 Campbell Road, Richardsonmore
If there is one thing that is associated with Dallas, that is the world famous Southfork Ranch and the TV. series ‘Dallas’. The ranch has attracted millions of visitors ever since it became the homestead of the T.V. family, the Ewing clan. Its probably not quite the image you would imagine while driving up the long drive way. First what you see is...more
The Plano Sports Authority has this complex which includes a full size NHL hockey rink where the Dallas Stars have a pro shop. My SIL is very sports minded and does attend sporting events there.Their website says: "Plano Sports Authority was founded as a non-profit agency in December, 1970 when the individual sports leagues incorporated to form one...more
Plano has a number of companies that make their headquarters there. The companies that have a presence in Plano includeAntrim Corporation, Arco Oil & Gas, Arco Tech Services,Caterpillar Inc, Collin County Comm. College, Columbia Medical Center, Countrywide Funding, DSC Communications, Dallas Morning News, Eastman Kodak, Eds Technical Products...more
The Balloon Festival was last weekend. (The scheduled date for next year is September, 19, 20, & 21, 2008) We went to it.General Admission Entrance Fee$5.00 per person 1-time admission$8 per person day ticket – allows 1 re-entry$4 per person discounted admission 9:00AM - 3:00PM$1 off for Seniors 65 and overKids under 36 inches - FreeRide the DART...more
Well after arriving by train to Plano, I settled in with my girlfriend and her family and rested for a few days, after spending 2 nights and days on the train. My best memory of Plano has to be the sizes of the houses, compared to back in New Zealand they are huge.more