About Plano

by SmarterTravel Staff
Texas: Plano Holiday Lights (Photo: Legacy Town Centre)

Located just 30 minutes outside the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Plano, Texas, is a popular destination for business travelers. But this Sunbelt city also offers plenty for leisure travelers to enjoy, like the annual Plano Balloon Festival, which draws thousands of spectators each year. The temperate climate allows tourists to take advantage of the outdoor recreation in the 200-acre Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Within city limits, visitors can wander downtown Plano's brick streets in search of historic homes and more than 50 specialty shops. TV fans will recognize nearby Southfork Ranch as the site of the hit soap opera Dallas. Here they can see Lucy's wedding dress on display.

Plano is served by Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, (30 to 45 minutes away) and Love Field (30 minutes away) and can be reached by the DART Rail.

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