Destination: Plano Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Kendra Strey
December 29, 2010
To people who have never spent time in the state of Texas, dusty prairieland, weathered cowboys and a whole lotta nothin’ else is what’s often expected.
Learn about Plano for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Number of Meetings Hotels: 34
Total Hotel Rooms: 4300
Number of Special Events Venues: 17
Local Convention Centers: Plano Centre
Local Airports: DFW International Airport(DFW) Dallas Love Field Airport(DAL)
Local CVB: PlanoCVB
Ask a resident of Plano where they live and many may answer “pleasantly north of Dallas.” Indeed, the approximate 20-mile separation between city centers gives this growing suburb of 260,000 a completely different vibe and a welcome respite from the speedy city location. Yet, although Plano maintains a small-town spirit, it’s home to the corporate headquarters of such giants as Frito-Lay and JC Penney. And the opportunity to venture to Dallas is as easy walking to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit station downtown that easily links visitors to the attractions in Dallas proper, so to some it’s the best of both worlds.
Within Plano proper, a highlight is the high-end outdoor retail and restaurant development called The Shops at Legacy on the west side. Legacy has high end shopping entertainment and all sorts of dining all at one stop. One of the greater Dallas area’s claims to fame is Southfork Ranch in Parker, just outside Plano, which served as the home of J.R. Ewing on the Dallas TV series. Book a tour to get a little star struck.
Plano is an out of the way option within a stone’s throw from the bustling metropolis of Dallas—A great excuse to make your corporate, a little bit country.