10 Things to Do in Richardson That You Shouldn't Miss

September 10, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Richardson is a principal city in Dallas and Collin counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2015 American Community Survey, the city had a total population of 106,123. Richardson is an affluent inner suburb of Dallas. It is home to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and the Telecom Corridor®, with a high concentration of telecommunications companies. More than 5,000 businesses have operations within Richardson's 28 square miles (73 km), including many of the world's largest telecommunications/networking companies: AT&T, DirectTV, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, ZTE, MetroPCS, Texas Instruments, Qorvo, and Fujitsu. Richardson's largest employment base is provided by the insurance industry, with Blue CrossBlue Shield of Texas' headquarters located in the community along with a regional hub for GEICO, regional offices for United Healthcare, and one of State Farm Insurance's three national regional hubs.
Restaurants in Richardson

1. Pete's Dueling Piano Bar

4980 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75254-7569 (972) 726-PETE
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Pete's Dueling Piano Bar

Reviewed By msilos88 - Dallas, Texas

We went as a large group of friends for a birthday party. The entertainment is definitely what draws you here and keeps you coming back! However, it was extremely overcrowded. The waitress had to squeeze between tables and ended up spilling a beer on my shoes as well as herself. The staff was very nice and tried to accommodate the large crowd as best as possible. There was a cover charge of $10/pp which wouldn't be bad if they alcohol prices weren't insane. $84 plus tip for 12 beers. You can do the math....outrageous! All over, it was a great experience, but with that kinda of income...they could afford more restrooms & a different way for customers to get in and out of their tiny space.

2. Escape This

4372 Spring Valley Rd, Farmers Branch, TX 75244-3701 +1 469-828-1663
Excellent
92%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 215 reviews

Escape This

As DFW's highest rated escape room, Escape This offers the most fun and challenging escape room experience in Texas! Escape rooms are a fun form of interactive entertainment where you and other participants are placed in a room with various clues and puzzles. The group has 60 minutes to solve challenges in the room in order to find a way out! Escape This offers 4 compelling rooms which challenge participants in different ways. Unique to Escape This, each room experience presents a mystery that must be solved in order to escape the room. At Escape This, puzzles are not shared between rooms, and every challenge is different. While many escape rooms aim to shock and awe participants with scary rooms or lull them to sleep with rooms full of "busy work", Escape This provides a creative and intellectual experience with challenges that must be solved with logic and critical thinking, and not luck or aimless "Where's Waldo" searching. Unlike other escape rooms, challenges at Escape This can be solved in multiple ways. This means teams must think critically, work together, communicate and use strategic thinking to be successful. So if you are new to escape rooms, a seasoned enthusiast tired of escaping low level rooms in 15-20 minutes, or a business manager looking for that perfect team building event, Escape This is your place. Give us a call, or stop by to see what all of our great reviews are about. We look forward to having you!

Reviewed By Melissa S - Dallas, Texas

We did the room that was not scary and has had the most success in escaping. The Epicurean room did not dissappoint! I had a group of 11-12 year old girls and we had a blast. The team working with us was so patient and very supportive! We really enjoyed our time!! I would recommend this place to anyone!

3. Breckinridge Park

Park Vista Road, Richardson, TX 75082
Excellent
63%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Breckinridge Park

Reviewed By Brendan K

Breckinridge is the largest park in Richardson and has something for everyone. The first thing to know is that it has multiple access points. Most people enter from Renner Road by the fire station but you can access it from Brand on the East, Northstar(Beck) from the west and Breckinridge Blvd. on the Southside. The park has trails for walking and biking accessible from the Bridge on the Southside and there is a 3.5 mile paved biking walking path that winds through the park. You can add another mile or so if you include the road that circumscribes the soccer fields. Rowett Creek cuts through the southside of the park and includes a small spillway before continuing on through Firewheel Golfcourse. There is a small lake in the center of the park and two containment lakes on either side of Renner Road that can be fished. A gazebo with picnic tables is situated next to the lake which can be reserved for parties through the City of Richardson's Parks and Rec Dept. There are also two sizable Pavilions on the East side (off Brand) that are reservable. Next to the pavilions are two play areas for kids that are well maintained. Finally, there is a excellent baseball field at Renner and Brand that can be reserved for league play. So get out and explore!

4. Cavanaugh Flight Museum

4572 Claire Chennault St, Addison Airport, Addison, TX 75001-5321 +1 972-380-8800
Excellent
65%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

Reviewed By Bedford1881 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Super collection of aircraft, both airworthy and static. A good variety from WW1 up to Gulf War. It's well worth a look if your into aviation. Could do with a small cafeteria or something would be my only criticism.

5. Historic Downtown Plano

900 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074-5808 +1 972-941-7250
Excellent
36%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 284 reviews

Historic Downtown Plano

Reviewed By GmarkO52 - Plano, Texas

Plenty of small family owned restaurants with very tasty food. Y can find fresh seafood smoky barbecue country classic meals to donuts and never get off 15th street. Antique stores small boutique and supply shops. Also parking is angled and free. Come see downtown Plano.

6. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts

2351 Performance Dr, Richardson, TX 75082-4332 +1 972-744-4650
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts

Reviewed By 2flylo - Plano, Texas

We have been to 4 different concerts at the Eisemann Center. The facility is well lighted, and parking is right there, so you don't have to wonder where you will park. Also its location gives you easy access to major roads very close. They do...MoreThank you for taking the time to talk about your past experiences here. We enjoy hearing from our patrons. Glad that we can make a night out an easy, fun experience. Hope to see you often!

7. CityLine

3661 N Plano Rd, Richardson, TX 75082-2029 +1 214-446-4551
Excellent
55%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

CityLine

A prime destination for urban explorers and suburban seekers, CityLine offers 186 acres of restaurants, entertainment, beautifully landscaped plazas and parks with programs like yoga in the plaza and wine tastings. Plus access to major highways, DART, DFW airport, Love Field, hike and bike trails and plenty of fresh air offer a dynamic feel of the city in convenient proximity to the suburbs.

Reviewed By jonahNJ - Pennington, New Jersey

The progress of the CityLine compkex during the months between my visits to my family in Richardson has been explosive. The primary commerce area includes several restaurants, offices, various stores and a huge Whole Foods Market which is one of the anchor stores.

Choices for everyday activities now abound in this every expanding complex.

8. White Rock Lake Park

8300 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75218 +1 972-622-7283
Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 561 reviews

White Rock Lake Park

Surrounding the jewel of Dallas, 1,015-acre White Rock Lake, the park is a prime spot for running, hiking, birdwatching, fishing and people-watching.

Reviewed By Amonfrank

A fun place to walk run or bike around the lake. Great views of downtown Dallas. The giant mansions from the 1920’s and the sail boats add to the charm. Pick up some to go food and have a picnic, and put your feet in the lake

9. Four Bullets Brewery

640 N Interurban St, Richardson, TX 75081-3317 +1 469-351-0511
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Four Bullets Brewery

Reviewed By rslot - Murphy, Texas

We enjoyed our visit to this microbrewery. Met the Brewmaster who originated from the UK. The brown and red were robust without the typical bite. Definitely a place to seek out on a Saturday afternoon

10. Heritage Farmstead Museum

1900 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075-7329 +1 972-881-0140
Excellent
51%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Heritage Farmstead Museum

Reviewed By Enloe M - Enloe, Texas

Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano offers a small glimpse into life on a family farm many years ago. A walk around the grounds provides visitors with some insight into the daily activities of rural families from years gone by. Unique museum, which also provides calendar of activities and events throughout the year. A great stop while in the area, or fun destination to bring the little ones.

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