The Shops at Willow Bend

Although The Shops at Willow Bend may seem like your average suburban mall at first glance, this upscale shopping center offers a unique touch of luxury and exclusivity. With stores like Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade New York, Coach, and Tiffany & Co., it attracts luxury retail shoppers from all over DFW. Even shoppers on a budget can browse affordable options at stores like Old Navy, Gap, and H&M. In addition to its roster of high-end shops, The Shops at Willow Bend also incorporates local Texas flairs with live music performances, yoga on The Green events, movie nights, and seasonal festivities. Spend an afternoon strolling through trendy boutiques before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the mall’s 30+ dining options. Then let your party bus team whisk your group off to the next hidden gem on your Plano itinerary.

Address: 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093

Phone: (972) 202-9165

Southfork Ranch

You may recognize Southfork Ranch as the iconic setting of the legendary TV series Dallas. Southfork Ranch opened its doors to the public in the mid-1980s after the show’s immense popularity put the North Texas ranch on the map. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Southfork Ranch allows visitors to explore the sprawling 133-acre grounds, opulent mansion interior, and on-site museum. Explore different exhibits detailing the show’s history and get up close and personal with over 300 original costumes and props used on set. You can even snap a photo with the infamous gun that shot J.R. Ewing! After exploring the ranch, enjoy Southern hospitality at Miss Ellie’s Deli or shop for unique souvenirs to remember your group’s Dallas fandom. Then board your party bus for a comfortable ride to your next adventure.

Address: 3700 Hogge Dr, Parker, TX 75002

Phone: (972) 442-7800

Angelika Film Center

Cinema lovers will adore a visit to Angelika Film Center, conveniently located right off Central Expressway. Opened in Dallas in 2001, Angelika Film Centers operate a chain of theaters across the country focused on showcasing independent and international films. Each location incorporates dramatic architecture, luxury seating, and state-of-the-art visual and audio technology. Catch the latest indie film or foreign flick with your group before grabbing a cocktail or bite to eat at Angelika’s concession area. Film nerds will particularly love Angelika’s rotating repertory screenings and film festival involvements. Let your party bus team handle parking while you kick back in Angelika’s plush seats and enjoy the magic of cinema.

Address: 5321 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206

Phone: (214) 841-4713

The Boardwalk at Granite Park

The Boardwalk at Granite Park offers a slice of coastal beach charm right in Plano’s backyard. This family-friendly outdoor attraction centers around a boardwalk lined with palm trees, fountains, natural landscaping, and panoramic views of the $3 billion Granite Park development. You’ll feel like you’re oceanside as you stroll down the boardwalk! In addition to picturesque scenery, you’ll find activities like carnival rides and games, live music, outdoor movies, seasonal festivals, and local eateries. Grab ice cream as you take in the beautiful views or let the kids enjoy hours of entertainment in the kid zone. After a long day under the Texas sun, your party bus provides a comfortable retreat before heading home.

Address: 5880 State Highway 121, Plano, TX 75024

Phone: (972) 985-3200

The Mustangs of Las Colinas

You don’t have to travel far outside Dallas to come across one of Texas’s most iconic sculptures. The Mustangs of Las Colinas statue has attracted locals and tourists alike since its installation in 1984 as an impressive work of contemporary Western art. Sculptor Robert Glen created a herd of nine wild mustangs appearing to be thundering across a small pond within the Williams Square development. Position yourself around the 1-acre pond to capture different angles of the energetic bronze piece against the Las Colinas skyline. At night, the mustangs come to life with beautiful interior lighting. Your party bus team can easily navigate your group to this larger-than-life work of public art that encapsulates the free spirit of the American West.

Address: 110 W Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039

Phone: (972) 569-8463

The Board Game Conservatory

Let your creativity reign free at The Board Game Conservatory, a one-of-a-kind gaming venue in Richardson. This hidden gem goes beyond classic board games to offer visitors an extensive library of over 700 tabletop games from simple card games to dense European strategy games. Play one of their games in the Conservatory’s lounge-like interior or bring your own. Knowledgeable staff will teach you the rules if you’re trying a new game. Enjoy food and drink from their cafe menu as you challenge friends to a game of Risk or Carcassonne. Between rounds, step out into their immersive Puzzle Room to collaborate and find clues to “escape” the room within 60 minutes. A party bus provides easy transportation between Plano and Richardson for your next game night.

Address: 101 W Renner Rd Suite 160, Richardson, TX 75082

Phone: (469) 248-8843

The Samurai Collection

History buffs will marvel at the impressive collection of artifacts at The Samurai Collection in Plano. Collector Michael Finney displays an extensive array of samurai armor, weaponry, and artifacts from Japan’s feudal era throughout four galleries in Plano’s Legacy Business Park. You’ll see ornate helmets and chest plates as well as swords and firearms dating back to the 1400s. Complementing the artifacts are recreations of traditional samurai scenes depicting their code of honor. Visitors are welcome to try on replica helmets and robes for photos. After exploring the galleries, step into the museum’s Japanese garden on your way back to your waiting party bus.

Address: 1250 Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075

Phone: (972) 867-3756

Old City Park

History lives on at Old City Park, just north of Downtown Plano. Once an operational farm, the historic 10-acre complex includes restored 19th-century homes, furnishings, gardens, livestock, and farm buildings. Costumed interpreters and live demonstrations bring Plano’s past to life. Tour the 1886 McMillan Farmhouse, 1911 Cora Daugherty House, 1882 Smokehouse, and 1890s Barn. Enjoy seasonal events like Pioneer Days that immerse visitors in activities like churning butter, tending livestock, and playing old-fashioned games. The park provides a glimpse into turn-of-the-century small-town Texas living. Your party bus team can drop you off at the front gates for a day of hands-on history before whisking you off to modern-day Plano.

Address: 1717 Ave K, Plano, TX 75074

Phone: (972) 941-7250

Plan Your Trip With Plano Party Bus Company

Plano overflows with amazing hidden gems waiting to be uncovered during your next group excursion. Avoid the hassle of multiple vehicles trying to navigate the city and see it all with ease and comfort through Plano Party Bus Company. Our party bus rentals can accommodate any size group while our experienced team handles your transportation logistics. Bring your camera to capture unique museums, live entertainment, historic sites, public art, and outdoor escapes across Plano. At the end of your adventure, everyone can relax in our spacious, modern buses equipped with luxury amenities. Let us simplify your next visit to Plano’s local hidden gems. Call 214-396-1134 today to reserve your party bus!