Frisco: Visit the City that Plays

by Britni Rachal on June 2, 2023 in General, Travels,

Twenty-eight miles and approximately 25 minutes north of Dallas is a growing area with an abundance of attractions that now ranks as the safest city in the U.S. Fun for the entire family,  Frisco is home to five major sporting teams and facilities – everything from soccer to hockey to the RoughRiders minor league baseball, including the Dallas Cowboys practice facility and concert venue, The Star.

The Frisco RoughRider’s offers entertainment via Minor League baseball, including a lazy river inside the baseball stadium. Photo Courtesy Visit Frisco.

Omni PGA Frisco Resort

Home to several five-star and four-star hotels, Frisco offers a variety of lodging options, including the new Omni PGA Frisco Resort. With an official ribbon cutting held May 2, 2023, the Omni PGA Frisco Resort is the newest hotel in Frisco and located next door to the new PGA of America headquarters.

The Omni PGA Frisco Resort boasts four swimming pools, including an adults-only pool. Photo Britni Rachal.

Modern ranch home-themed décor with golf subtleties placed throughout decorate this sparkling resort. Thirteen unique dining options are available onsite, including the elegant Trick Rider restaurant, perfect for an evening of signature steaks or shellfish dishes in an environment of unique ambiance, complete with a crystal chandelier shaped like a horse on a painted ceiling background titled “cotton candy skies.” The restaurant focuses specifically on women-owned wines, which line the entry walls. For another unique favorite, if you are in the mood to order a cocktail, consider the Champagne Bubble Bath, a Grey Goose essences strawberry and lemongrass concoction with Monin strawberry rose, fresh lemon, and Delamotte champagne – all adorably topped with a miniature rubber duckie.

For golf enthusiasts, there are two 18-hole championship courses to choose from. Fields Ranch East is designed by Gil Hanse, and Fields Ranch West is designed by Beau Welling. Another option, The Swing, is a lighted 10-hole, par-3 short course. For an even more unique experience that could be fun for the entire family, hit The Dance Floor, a two-acre putting course and entertainment area, complete with the perfect variety of country music favorites that plays constantly.

Topgolf Swing Suites are also available for rental at the Lounge by Topgolf restaurant. For a truly unique driving range style practice, visit the property’s Ice House back patio area, where you can try one of six live hitting bays with expansive views of the PGA headquarters.

Hyatt Regency Frisco

Connected directly to the Stonebriar Centre mall, Hyatt Regency Frisco is just minutes away from area attractions, including the Dallas Stars practice ice and headquarters. The hotel opened June 1, 2020, and features 303 rooms within 16 floors. Designed in a contemporary fashion with natural light, there is an open and inviting décor.

National Soccer Hall of Fame

Freedom Fest is a Frisco tradition with fireworks scheduled to pop this year as soon as the FC Dallas game is over. Photo courtesy Visit Frisco.

Also home to FC Dallas, the National Soccer Hall of Fame is a state-of-the-art immersive museum that uses facial recognition for museum activities. When guests arrive, they are given the option to register, select their favorite teams, and have their photo taken. Based on that profile, as you make your way through the museum, depending on different activities, you might be prompted to partake in an activity involving your team of choice. Augmented reality team uniform design with your name on a jersey – along with virtual reality experiences that allow you to take a shot at kicking, juggling, or heading a ball are just some highlights.

A way to bring history to life, the museum will also take your team’s historic figures and test your trivia knowledge about the greatest moments in women’s soccer.

National Videogame Museum

Showcasing every video game in history, the National Videogame Museum is a spot to learn all about videogaming’s past and present. Immersive activities allow you to try different video games, including a blast to the past with an arcade room full of classics.

Local Gems

Frisco is also home to the sixth largest library in Texas. This 157,000 square-foot public facility just opened in March 2023 and features two-stories of different spaces. A gigantic Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton dinosaur, dubbed “Rexy” is very popular in the children’s area. 40-foot floor to ceiling windows also provide for a calming, yet professional, and quiet atmosphere.


A progressive American restaurant with Mediterranean, Italian, and other globally inspired dishes, TruFire is a spot worth trying in Frisco. Bartenders will create specialty cocktails made to order, including special dessert concoctions. Local to DFW, the only other TruFire location is in Southlake. Some signature items include a falafel platter, complete with house falafel, roasted bell peppers, yogurt dill sauce, hummus, and warm flatbread. A meatball-inspired appetizer, the Gigante consists of a house-made roasted meatball stuffed with fresh mozzarella with pomodoro sauce and a baked sourdough mini-loaf. For main dishes, a standout signature item is the very hearty Trumac, a macaroni and cheese made with roasted garlic butternut cream sauce, aged white cheddar, goat cheese, applewood bacon, campanelle pasta, parmesan crust, and a mist of white truffle oil.

Bottled in Bond is also a great place to try. With a full dinner menu, outside of the restaurant, there is also a speakeasy-style hidden bar with live music and a menu full of dozens of craft cocktails.

Special Events

Carly Pearce and Trisha Yearwood perform onstage at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas. Photo courtesy Academy of Country Music Awards.

With all these changes and growth, Frisco is attracting a variety of special events, including the 58th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which was hosted by Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks on May 11, 2023, at The Star.  

The city continues to grow and is home to the future site of a Universal Studios location that will be a smaller version of the Florida and California theme parks and more specifically targeted toward children.


Cover photo courtesy Academy of Country Music Awards.

Britni Rachal lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She is a fifth generation Texan, a full-time automotive marketer, and a freelance journalist. In addition to writing, Britni enjoys volunteering, traveling, and fashion.