Hidden Gems in Plano

Are you new to Plano and wanting to discover some of the best spots in Plano? Or maybe you have lived here for awhile but you are ready to venture out and try some new places. Here is a list of some hidden gems in Plano!

Hidden Gems in Plano

Kid-Friendly Fun:

  • Sugar Mountain They are the perfect place to visit on a hot summer day! They offer sweets, beverages, and shaved ice and are located next to Burger Street off Parker/Alama. They are family owned and family operated and have been here since 2006. Here’s a fun fact, they cook their syrups using pure cane sugar and don’t add preservatives! Check them out next time you want some delicious shaved ice and give them so love! You can find them on Facebook and Instagram.


  • The Plano Libraries and story times for younger kids
  • Jump Mania
  • Plano Children’s Theater
  • Safari Run


  • Shell Shack
  • Henry’s Ice Cream
  • Lockhart’s BBQ
  • Joe’s Pizza
  • El Norte
  • Crepes for U
  • Into My Garden Tea Room
  • The Chocolate Angel
  • Country Burger


Things to See/Do:


Sugar Mountain is an approved business of Plano Moms. They helped to sponsor this post. 


Do you have a favorite place in Plano that you consider to be a “Hidden Gem?” Tell us all about it and get featured on our blog! 



Shannon is Mommy to 2 kids, Wife, and Teacher. She was born and raised in Plano. After graduating from Baylor (sic’ em!!) she returned to Plano to teach. With two young kids attending Plano Schools, she is a true Plano Mom (and a soccer Mom!!). She loves writing about parenting topics and fun events for kids around town.

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