Are you planning a family staycation in Frisco, Texas? The Crème de la Crème of Frisco has got you covered. This is the place to be with excellent hotels, resorts, museums, kids’ activities, and kid-friendly restaurants. Check out our ideas on where to go for a family staycation near Frisco.
The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa
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For a resort experience the whole family will enjoy, check out The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa at 1549 Legacy Drive. This hotel is set on 400 acres, offering plenty of room to explore. Conveniently located, it puts your family near local Frisco activities and nearby top attractions in Plano and Dallas. Luxurious but laid back, the resort offers your family a chance to connect and enjoy superior amenities.
The Well & Being Spa on-site offers a chance to unwind and be pampered in one of eight treatment rooms, including a couple’s room. The spa offers facial treatments, massage, his and hers eucalyptus steam showers, three relaxation lounges, and a Halotherapy salt booth.
It’s also an ideal spot for a staycation with children. The Westin Family Kids Club includes an enhanced pool, a splash pad, a waterslide, and private cabanas. There’s also a new activity lawn with games for all ages. Keep the whole family active with a workout at the newly expanded WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio. You can practice golfing and play a round in the indoor Topgolf Swing Suite or tee off outdoors at the Fazio golf course next door. They also have a cafe serving coffee and locally-inspired cuisine for when you need a break from the action.
Frisco Discovery Center
For a host of attractions in one location, take your family to the Frisco Discovery Center at 8004 Dallas Parkway. They have a theater where you can see live performances by Frisco Area Children’s Theatre, Theatre Frisco, Chamberlain Performing Arts, NTPA Frisco, Frisco Improv Players, and other arts groups. The Frisco art gallery showcases diverse local, national, and international artists. Next, your kids are sure to enjoy the National Videogame Museum, where you can all play various games from the past and present.
Your kids can also visit the Makerspace at Sci-Tech Discovery Center. Here, they can learn how to design, build, test, and create in a hands-on experience that includes woodworking, electricity projects, robotics, and building. They also have a STEM exhibit of inspirational women in science, technology, engineering, and math. There are weekday Daily Discoveries sessions twice a day. They hold special events, such as Bubblepalooza, where kids can learn how to 3D-print a bubble wand and make their bubble solution.
Finally, you and the kids can visit TrainTopia in the Museum of the American Railroad, which features working model trains and the opportunity to go on scavenger hunts. The trains travel scenic routes through miniature depictions of Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Your kids can spot 1950s drive-in movies, lights that go on for dusk and nighttime, and other scenes from America’s past.
Hyatt House Frisco
Another excellent choice of accommodations is the Hyatt House Frisco, located at 2875 Parkwood Blvd. Your stay includes breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and rooms that have fully equipped kitchens. The Hyatt House Frisco is also pet-friendly, an absolute convenience for your staycation, so you don’t have to board your pet but can bring them along for fun. There’s also a pool, fitness center, and laundry.
The complimentary breakfast includes a make-your-own omelet station and classic favorites, including scrambled eggs, hash browns, waffles, sausage links, steel-cut oatmeal, granola, fresh fruit, and yogurt. There’s also the H Bar for drinks, lite bites, sandwiches, salads, and burgers. At the H Mart, you can buy snacks and staples 24 hours a day, including groceries, if you want to prepare your meal in your full kitchen.
For a unique hands-on experience for your kids, take them to Kidzania, which is less so a museum than it is an interactive journey through play. It’s a city built just for kids. Kids can choose different professions to learn and try out. Children can choose from various occupations, such as airplane pilots, podcasters, or surgeons, to name a few. While learning their profession, they earn a salary of a currency called KidZos, which can be spent on things in Kidzania city. This experience is a can’t-miss unusual adventure your kids will love.
When it’s time to dine, head to the kid-friendly restaurant Nerdvana at 5757 Main Street #111 and #112. Nerdvana is a cool concept restaurant that offers more than just a meal. Every diner can choose a gaming console, so your kids will have fun while waiting for their meal. If you and the kids don’t feel like electronic gaming, Nerdvana has a selection of board games too.
They have a kids’ menu, which includes cheese flatbread, grilled chicken and fries, grilled cheese, pasta, and more. Kids’ meals come with a drink, or you can pay a little extra and get them a mocktail, such as a Blueberry Crash Bananacoot-Blueberry, with banana, pineapple, and orange blended for a refreshing drink. You could also try the Paopu Fruit Blast, a tropical combination infused with star fruit.
Adult dinner selections include customizable hamburgers, seared salmon, chicken, shrimp over linguine with sonic boom sauce, and beef stroganoff. Parents can enjoy adult beverages, including handcrafted cocktails, wine, sake, a selection of over 25 draft beers on tap, and multiple flavors in hard seltzers and light ciders.
Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar
For another kid-friendly option, try Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar. You’ll find them at 6725 Winning Drive, Frisco, Texas. They specialize in Southern cooking, with everything hand-made from scratch. Their kids’ menu features dishes your children will love, including breakfast choices like the classic buttermilk waffle, served with whipped butter and powdered sugar, or the mountain blueberry buttermilk waffle, fresh blueberries, with homemade blueberry compote, topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream. For lunch or dinner, kids can choose grilled cheese, grilled or fried chicken served with a side, buttered noodles with grated parmesan cheese, or a burger on a potato bun served with one side.
As you can see, Frisco is an excellent place for a staycation, with many things for families to do and kid-friendly eats, all close to home. Our Crème de la Crème of Frisco team wishes you a fun, relaxing staycation in our beautiful city.