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1. Meet at the Star
The Star is more than just a place for the Dallas Cowboys to practice. It’s a place that hosts the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, Ford Center and the new Omni Frisco Hotel. Meet in one of the 30 flexible meeting spaces, explore the entertainment district lined with restaurants and shops, take a tour of the indoor football stadium, or partake in a little teambuilding at the 60,000-square-foot Cowboys Fit gym. This 91-acre campus meets any meeting or event need from the intimate War Room with its interactive video wall, to the 12,000-seat Ford Center, perfect for large-scale events.
2. Learn Something New
An educational session is a great way to stimulate the mind, mix up a day of meetings, and learn something new about the destination. Museums are a great way to get a dose of culture and Frisco has plenty of interesting institutions. For the history buff, there is the Museum of the American Railroad and the Frisco Heritage Museum. For the tech-obsessed, there is the National Videogame Museum and for the sports-focused, the National Soccer Hall of Fame will be opening in October 2018. For groups wanting to combine nature and culture, the Texas Sculpture Garden is a collection of 40 contemporary works by some of the state’s most prominent artists and is the largest collection of its kind ever assembled and made available to the public.
3. Fuel Up with a Midday Meal
No trip is complete without tasting the local fare, and in Texas that means BBQ. Hutchins BBQ, 3 Stacks Smokehouse, and Rudy’s will cover everything from classic and country-style, to brisket, to smoked meats. Dive into the food truck scene at Frisco Rail Yard, which also features outdoor games, live music and other special events. Or eat where the locals eat at EG Steak, 5th Street Patio Café or BarnLight Eatery. These unique-to-Frisco establishments will treat you to specialty dishes like Gaúcho-style roasted meats, Captain Crunch French Toast, and sixth-generation Texas soul cooking.
4. Ignite Some Friendly Competition
Discover even more of what Frisco has to offer by participating in an active adventure. Take the team to new heights at Canyons Rock Climbing where everyone from beginners to experts can challenge themselves on five True Blue auto-belays, 30 lead routes, over 30 top ropes to choose from, and over 60 boulder problems. Get the adrenaline pumping at Frisco Paintball, a 30,000-square-foot sporting entertainment center available for group rentals year-round, or partake in a little more of a leisure activity at one of Frisco’s many golf courses. No matter the preferred activity level, Frisco has something to ignite a little friendly competition.
5. Catch Some ZZZ’s
There’s no other way to end a day in Frisco than by staying in one of the city’s best hotels. Whether you choose to stay in a newer hotel such as the Omni Hotel Frisco, the Indigo Hotel or the Drury Inn & Suites, or if you prefer to stay in a more classically-Frisco property like the Westin Stonebriar Hotel or the Embassy Suites by Hilton Frisco Hotel Convention Center and Spa, you really can’t go wrong. The hotels range in size from 110 to 330 rooms and vary in nightly prices so there really is a room for everyone.
Sponsored by Visit Frisco
Frisco, where unique space meets modern convenience. Located just 25 minutes from both Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field, Frisco conveniently offers more than 2,400 hotel rooms and 230,000 square feet of meeting space. Home to seven professional sports teams, world-class event facilities, a growing museum district and more than 9 million square feet of retail and dining, discover why one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. is the perfect location to host your next event.