If you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of Dallas, take it easy and escape to Historic Downtown Plano Arts District! Just 20 minutes North of the Big D, this quaint strip of shops, restaurants, and art galleries make for the perfect day trip. So we’ve rounded up some fan favorites (as well as some insider tips) to plan the perfect day in Downtown Plano.

START your day by grabbing a cup of coffee at 1418 Coffee. Our favs are the Purple Haze and the David Mason.

SHOP at Lyla’s for stylish women’s clothing and artisanal goods from Sweet Home & Bath. Then swing by Shinola for upscale leather goods and watches, and Filson (right next door) for a men’s wardrobe refresh.

LUNCH at Ye Ole Butcher Shop for burgers or Lockhart Smokehouse for Texas-style BBQ.

EXPLORE quirky outposts like the Wooden Spoon Scandinavian Shop and Sutton’s Place Furniture.

ART time! Visit Holman Pottery studio and gallery to purchase a piece made right in Downtown Plano or stroll through the exhibitions at the Arte Centre of Plano.

DINNER at Urban Rio for tex-mex and margs or the Fillmore Pub for neighborhood bites and craft beer.

What are you waiting for? Grab your crew and head over to Downtown Plano for a day trip you didn’t even know you needed.

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