DescriptionJust 15 miles north of Dallas, Richardson is an affluent suburb and has been recognized as one of the top places to live in the United States by various national media. Commune with nature at one of the city’s 30 parks, including Galatyn Woodland Preserve (911 E. Lookout Dr.), where springtime brings a kaleidoscope of wildflowers, or the Spring Creek Nature Area (off US 75 exit 27A on N. Plano Road), where you can hike and bike through 50 acres of forest. The city has about 23 miles of trails, too, and three golf courses.
Fill your evening hours at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts (2351 Performance Dr.). The roster ranges from performers like Garrison Keillor and Blood, Sweat & Tears to plays, musicals, dance, orchestras and family theater; phone (972) 744-4650.