A Girls Weekend in Frisco, Texas

Travel blogger Amanda Martin's weekend guide to Frisco, Texas
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Howdy, ya'll! You may or may not know this, but I grew up in Texas and didn't move to Oklahoma until college. Oklahoma is where my heart is but Texas will forever feel like home. I consider Argyle/Denton to be my hometown since it is where I grew up and went to high school but I lived in Frisco when I was a little girl and it holds some pretty awesome memories, as well. So, that being said, when Visit Frisco reached out to me and offered to host me for a weekend trip, I knew I had to jump at the chance to go "home."

Since I was heading back to my roots, I asked my mom to go with me! Girl's weekend getaways are always good for the soul and Frisco was the perfect destination as it was only a few hours drive away from both Oklahoma and Arkansas (where my parents live now). Frisco has changed a LOT since we lived there in the 90's....I remember when Preston Road was two lanes and had cow fields on either side! Now-a-days, Frisco is a lively, bustling little city filled with upscale shopping, restaurants, the Dallas Cowboys practice facility and so much more. I'm including all the places we visited below.

OKC lifestyle blogger Amanda's OK travels to The Star in Frisco, Texas for a girl's weekend getaway
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What to Do in Frisco

Get Creative at Crafted - I love arts and crafts but 1) I never have the time to do them and 2) they never turn out like I envision (or like they look on Pinterest haha). Insert: Crafted! My mom and I signed up for a 2-hour Saturday morning workshop complete with mimosas! We took a piece of raw wood (looking it came straight from the hardware store) from start to finish and turned it into a beautiful frame that I am proud to display. Our instructor taught us how to distress the wood, how to stain it and how to paint it .... we were able to choose our texture, color, and design to really make it our own and make it match our personal taste and style. It was such a fun activity and I'm already wanting to go back and craft some more pieces and memories.

Relax at Stonebriar Spa - what's a girls weekend without a little relaxation? We spent an entire afternoon at Stonebriar Spa and left feeling rejuvenated and pampered. We both did the Dream Package which was three hours and included a massage, facial and pedicure. Yes, please. Every part of the experience was wonderful from the mint chocolates in the lady's locker room to almost falling asleep during the facial. The spa pedicure and Swedish style massage were amazing, too, but the facial is what really relaxed me! When I get a facial in OKC it is usually something super painful (like a chemical peel) so the experience of having a relaxing, organic facial was something new and wonderful. The products used are supposed to restore balance and leave you with a healthy glow....and they definitely did! My skin has been so happy ever since!

Hang out at The Star - The Star is the 91 acre campus of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and practice facility. It includes a massive outdoor field where anyone can toss a football around, a shopping center and a ton of yummy restaurants! There is even a neat Cowboy Walk of Fame around the property.

Visit the Rail District - I heard great things about The Rail District, as well, but we didn't have time to make it there. Frisco started as a train station town and they have really revitalized the railroad area and turned it into a town square. They have a railroad museum and the Rail Yard food truck park - the whole area that is bustling with cool places to visit!

lifestyle and travel blogger Amanda Martin spent a morning at Crafted in Frisco, Texas, with her mom

Amanda's OK finished project from the Mornings and Mimosa event at Crafted in Frisco, Texas

travel and lifestyle blogger Amanda Martin visits the Stonebriar Spa in Frisco, Texas with her mom

the Stonebriar Spa in Frisco, Texas, is the place to be for relaxation and pampering

Where to Eat in Frisco

Tupelo Honey - oh my tastebuds! I'm still craving the sweet potato pancakes I ordered during Sunday brunch! The cathead biscuits w/blueberry compote weren't too bad, either. Yum, yum and yum.

The Heritage Table - the cutest little locally sourced restaurant located in an old house on Main Street! They offer "familiar foods from scratch" .... like the chicken pot pie and deviled eggs I ordered and devoured!

Eight11 - anyplace that has wine, craft beer, cheese plates and a fire pit is a place I know I will love! Eight11 did not disappoint. We stopped in for a light lunch of sangria and charcuterie! Like The Heritage Table, Eight11 is also located in an old home that has been turned into the cutest Main Street stop. They often have live music on the backyard patio under the bistro lights!

Neighborhood Services - we didn't eat at Neighborhood Services on this trip, but I've been before and have nothing but good things to say about it! It's a little on the expensive side but would make a great date night spot or special occasion destination.

Summer Moon Coffee - you guys know I'm a coffee snob and finding a cute (and delicious) coffee shop is a MUST when traveling! Summer Moon was recommended by my cousin who lives in Frisco! It was popping on a Saturday morning and was really cute. They serve wood fired coffee made over Texas Oak. We just got coffee to go but it looked like they have tasty breakfast pastries and such, as well! Pro Tip: The hot drink menu is on the wall behind the wait line ;) 

Cow Tipping Creamery - this company started as a food truck in Austin and has since opened a few brick and mortar locations around Texas! Frisco was lucky to get their own Cow Tipping Creamery at The Star. I recommend the Southern Charm: caramel sauce and honey dusted pecans layered on top of soft serve and southern cracker candy. Insert drool emoji. 

SomiSomi - I scream, you scream! The ice cream from SomiSomi was quite possibly the best thing I ate on this trip. SomiSomi serves Korean-style soft serve in fish shaped ice cream cones! You can choose a filling for the cone, the flavor of the ice cream, and the toppings. I went with coffee soft serve, my cone was filled with Nutella and I topped it with graham cracker crumbs! YUM. I then proceeded to spill it all down my white shirt soooo.....don't be like me haha. 

Babe's Chicken Dinner House - we didn't eat at Babe's on our girl's weekend, BUT, Babe's is forever a favorite for my family so I wanted to include it! They have the BEST fried chicken this side of the Mississippi and serve all their sides bottomless family style. Pro tip: combine the mashed potatoes and creamed corn for the yummiest southern side dish! 

The sweet potato pancakes and cathead biscuits at Tupelo Honey in Frisco, Texas are absolutely devine!
Tupelo Honey

travel blogger Amanda's OK recommends the deviled eggs at The Heritage Table in Frisco, Texas
The Heritage Table

Eight11, located on Main Street in Frisco, Texas, has the yummiest cheese boards and Sangria

Order the Southern Charm at Cow Tipping Creamery in Frisco and thank me later!
Cow Tipping Creamery

SomiSomi in Frisco, Texas is not only cute, its delicious!

Where to Shop in Frisco

Sunny Paige - the cutest mother/daughter owned boutique on Main Street....also located in an old house! Main Street is seriously the cutest, you guys. I bought a cute crop top for an upcoming vacation and a gorgeous dress to wear to a wedding in a few weeks! They had great gift items, home decor, clothes, shoes, accessories and more.

Bittersweet Ivy - so, funny story. Back in 1999 when Beanie Babies were all the rage, I would save my $2 allowance for two weeks and go to the store (where Bittersweet Ivy is now located) to buy a Beanie Baby to add to my collection. Now-a-days, Bittersweet Ivy is much more my style than the Beanie Baby store! It is cool to see how Frisco has changed right along with me! I scored a pair of paper bag pants here that is perfect for the office.

Flea Style + Heirloom Haul - Flea Style is located at The Star and inside the store you will find Heirloom Haul, a little tea room and cafe! Flea Style is SO CUTE and has a ton of pieces from trendy fashion to eclectic decor and jewels. I bought several things here and wish I would have been hungry enough to try the macarons at Heirloom Haul! Next time.

There are a ton of other boutiques at The Star and on Main Street! I wish we would have had the time and money to shop at them all! Of course, Stonebriar Mall is there, as well, with upscale department stores and chain stores. 

Sunny Paige boutique is located on Main Street in Frisco, Texas

Bittersweet Ivy boutique is located on Main Street in Frisco, Texas

Where to Stay in Frisco

We stayed at the AC Hotel by Marriott. It was a new hotel and it had the yummiest European buffet breakfast! The Omni Hotel was just a few blocks away and I have heard great things about their property, as well. Both are conveniently located off the Dallas North Tollway and right by The Star.

In the lobby of the Marriott in Frisco, Texas

Double Queen room at the AC Hotel by Marriott in Frisco, Texas

European Breakfast buffet at the AC Hotel by Marriott in Frisco, Texas

sunset over Frisco, Texas from the AC Hotel by Marriott

Have you been to Frisco? I had the best time exploring my old stomping grounds with my mom and highly recommend it as a girl's weekend getaway location. I was so shocked at how cool the Main Street area is now and how many local places there are to shop, eat and enjoy. I love that Frisco is more than just big name stores and food chains...it is filled with thriving local businesses at its core. You better believe I'll be back the next time I'm in North Texas area!

Happy travels and thanks for reading!

Thank you Visit Frisco for hosting me! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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