1. Take a stroll through the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District to imagine the old Wild West. Watch the Fort Worth Herd of longhorns rumble through the Stockyards in the daily cattle drive. Experience the excitement of the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, held every Friday and Saturday night. At Stockyards Station, pick up some Western flair as a memento.
2. Mule Alley, located in the Fort Worth Stockyards, is a curated collection of entertainment venues, shops, restaurants, eateries, heritage brands such as Lucchese Bootmaker and MB Mercantile, and creative workplaces. The 108-year-old original horse and mule barns have been revived into a successful redevelopment story.
3. The Dallas-Arlington area definitely has options for sports fans. They won’t want to miss the AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys and known for the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, and world-class soccer matches. Catch basketball and hockey games at the American Airlines Center arena, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars.
4. Live! by Loews is a luxury resort destination in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Billed as a sports resort, it offers easy access to the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field, and the Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center.
5. The Irving Convention Center not only has unique architecture and 100,000 sq ft of meeting and exhibit space, it’s also nestled in the Las Colinas Urban Center. The urban center is a mixed-use entertainment district that includes the Westin Convention Center Hotel and the Toyota Music Factory entertainment complex. Move between business and leisure with ease within this innovative district.
6. Frisco has made Cvent’s Top 50 Meeting Destinations in North America list for the first time. Cities are evaluated based on sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network. The presence of 417,000+ sq ft of meeting space, 4,400+ hotel rooms, 9.9 million sq ft of retail space, several professional sports organizations, a burgeoning music industry, and two nearby airports all make Frisco a great place to meet.
7. The Omni PGA Frisco Resort features two 18-hole championship courses, a lighted 10-hole course, and a two-acre putting green. Restaurants, a retail village, and a virtual game experience are in the entertainment district. The resort has 500 guest rooms and suites, 10 ranch houses, and meeting space.
8. The Plano Event Center is undergoing a $3.2 million courtyard renovation that will significantly expand programmable and rentable spaces for outdoor events by summer 2024. Plans include extensive shaded areas and expanded hardscape to accommodate receptions, impromptu meeting spaces and live entertainment.
9. Legacy West offers a plethora of high-end dining and shopping options for convention goers in Plano. A “city within a city,” it’s the largest mixed-use destination in North Texas. Those looking for a bite to eat can order anything from an old-fashioned milkshake to French bistro fare to an upscale steak dinner. Retail therapy ranges from fashion and cosmetics to furnishings and more.
10. Get the best of both worlds in a quality meeting experience combined with small-town charm. The Credit Union of Texas Event Center in Allen has a 7,000+ seating capacity for large-scale meetings and 17,000 sq ft of uninterrupted area space. Find something delicious at one of the locally owned unique restaurants that are “Authentically Allen.” Allen is conveniently located just half an hour north of Dallas for ready access to the big city.
Sources: Travel Texas, Visit Fort Worth, Visit Dallas, Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Irving Texas, Visit Frisco, Visit Plano, Visit Allen Texas