A Group Travel Guide to Plano, Texas

Recently named “America’s Safest City,” Plano is one of the most desirable cities to visit in Texas. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a shopping spree or experience the history of Texas, there are plenty of things to do in Plano for everyone!

We’ve created a summary of some of the most memorable attractions in Plano. If you’re only here for a short time, it may be difficult to reach all of your desired destinations. With private transportation from Longhorn Charter Bus, you’ll be able to visit Plano without worry. We can accommodate groups of any size, and we can provide premium amenities like WiFi and power outlets to ensure a luxurious trip! Whether you need an 18-passenger minibus or a 56-passenger charter bus, we’ll get you where you need to go.

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Things to do in Plano

Southfork Ranch

Known as the world’s most famous ranch from the TV show “Dallas,” the Southfork Ranch offers visitors a true Texas experience. Tourists from all around the world have traveled to witness the extravagant lifestyle of the Ewings family. Southfork offers guided tours around the ranch year-round. Looking for some real Texas fun? Travel by horseback around the ranch’s riding trails, or take a riding lesson if you’re new to the sport!

The Southfork Ranch in Plano

Texas Pool

Have you ever dreamt about swimming across the entire state of Texas? In Plano, that dream could come true. Currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this saltwater pool is shaped like the Texas border. Enjoy a summer day with your family at the Texas Pool, featuring a diving board, two water slides, barbecue grills, and beach volleyball!

Crayola Experience Plano

Tired of Disney and Six Flags? Experience something different at the Crayola Experience Plano. Spend half a day here with your family at Crayola’s 25 different attractions at their 60,000-square-foot location. Unleash your child’s creativity at one of their many immersive stations, take an adventure through the Color Playground, or customize your personal crayola pack!


It’s easy to be known as a premier shopping destination when your city has over 26 million square feet of retail space. If you’re looking for endless shopping, check out the brand new outdoor shopping center Legacy West or the intimate Shops at Legacy right next door. While you’re taking a break, be sure to visit the Legacy Food Hall! Enjoy exceptional food at one of the artisanal food stalls, craft beer at the local brewery, and live music at the Box Garden!

The Boardwalk

Take a nice stroll at the Boardwalk in Plano! Located in Granite Park, this modern development is home to some of the best dining in the area. Travel like a local by enjoying a casual drink on the beach chairs bordering the waterfront, or take a comfortable lunch break to try one of the Boardwalk’s trendy restaurants. Be on the lookout for a venue for live music and entertainment!

Park in Plano

Downtown Plano

An alternative to the Boardwalk, Downtown Plano also offers charming vibes for people of all ages. Not only is Downtown Plano one of the top downtown destinations in America, but it is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This authentic area is full of life, having more than ten public art pieces and eighteen annual events. Be sure to find Plano’s best Instagrammable boutiques, murals, and coffee shops!


Given that Plano already has several destinations in the National Register of Historic Places, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Plano region is also home to several popular Texas museums. While you’re visiting the city, you should definitely take advantage of these educational opportunities.

Interurban Railway Museum

Alternatively, learn about local history and the Texas Electric Railway at the Interurban Railway Museum! With activities for visitors of all ages, take a journey through the story of power in the museum’s interactive electricity room. While you’re there, see which of their temporary exhibits are available for public viewing!

Historical Train in Plano

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

Located just outside of Plano, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum offers an experience like no other. Take a flight over North Dallas in one of their famous Warbirds! Or simply admire their collection of vintage fighter planes built between World War I and the Vietnam War.

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Travel to Plano with Longhorn Charter Bus

Longhorn Charter Bus can get you around Plano with ease and comfort. Whether you’re looking to book for school trips, weddings, corporate retreats, sporting events, or simply just private transportation, Longhorn Charter Bus can handle all of your transportation needs. We have a team of reservation specialists available 24/7 committed to providing the best experience possible. Call us at 214-227-7492 today to learn more!