So what makes the city so popular? Location is definitely a draw, as is the safe area with newer developments, including the Stonebriar Centre that opened in 2000 with 165 stores and IKEA, which opened in 2005. For families looking to settle down, the safety of the city is definitely a draw. As of 2015, there were only 0.75 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and only 19.02 property crimes per 1,000. To put that into perspective, Frisco is safer than 43 percent of US cities.
Add to that the fact that Frisco experiences 230 sunny days a year with highs around 96 degrees F in the summer and lows around 33 in the winter, and you've found a city that has a happy medium while still experiencing all four seasons of the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit Frisco, TX
There are two main reasons to avoid Frisco in the summer: One, the weather is hot and humid, usually settling in the mid-90s. Two, it's the height of tourist season, so rates on hotel rooms are higher during the summer than any other time of the year. The best times to visit Frisco are in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall. That's when you'll hit the best weather and really enjoy being outdoors. Though fall finds great weather in this area of Texas, many travelers stay home in fall because of school starting up. Note, however, that prices tend to rise during football season as travelers head to Dallas and the outlying areas for Cowboys games. Avoid heading to Frisco when there's a home game, and you could save some money.
Of course, you'll find the very best rates on accommodations from December (outside of Christmas) to February, because it's the coolest time of year. Daily highs sit around 50 and 60 degrees F. For those used to freezing temps, this can be a welcome relief, and you'll find great prices for hotel rooms this time of year.
Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Frisco, TX:
Averate Rates by Star Rating
Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average price patterns by star rating class in Frisco, TX. Analyze these line graphs to evaluate the least expensive time to make a reservation in Frisco for your upcoming travels.
Luxury Hotel Options in Frisco, TX
4 Star Average Prices: $133.50
If you're looking for something that has more of a touch of glamour and luxury during your visit to Frisco, you have a few options. The top pick is the four-star Westin Stonebriar Hotel and Golf Club. Here you can order in-room massages that can range from a relaxing Swedish massage to a couple's massage. The golf course right outside your window makes for lovely scenery, but don't forget to head out onto the course and enjoy all 18 holes. Save some money by heading out later in the day. The outdoor pool includes a waterslide, whirlpool, and waterfalls, and is shaped to resemble a lagoon, long and narrow.
Aloft Frisco caters to those that want to stay healthy as they travel. This is first accomplished with the Re:fuel area that offers made-to-order light meals that include bagels, fresh fruit, and salads. Avoid being stuck in your room by heading to the Re:mix lounge, a vibrant area that includes music, or to the W XYZ bar where you can order a cocktail and meet new friends. Take advantage of the Re:charge gym to stay fit by using the weights or exercise machines. If you're traveling with kids, don't forget about Camp Aloft where kids can play and enjoy special bedding and other treats. Dogs aren't forgotten either. With the Arf program, your dog will love the special bed, bowl, treats, and toys available for man's best friend.
Affordable Accommodations in Frisco, TX
3 Star Average Prices: $101.44
When heading to Frisco, there are quite a few affordable options when it comes to hotels. Wingate by Wyndham Frisco is a very affordable option in the Frisco area, but it isn't lacking in amenities. Though the rooms are basic, you get everything you need out of the hotel, including a hot breakfast every morning that includes biscuits, muffins, sausages, eggs, and more. The pool is located indoors, so it can be used year-round. For those traveling on business, take advantage of the on-site conference and meeting rooms as well as the fax service and business center, which includes options such as microphones, whiteboards, and easels.
Another low-cost option in Frisco is the Hampton Inn & Suites. The fireplace in the lobby is inviting, especially if you visit Frisco during cooler times of the year. You'll also find free Wi-Fi and a buffet breakfast here along with an outdoor pool and a fitness room. Choose between a room with two queen beds and a room with one king bed. Each room includes a sitting area and a desk along with a mini refrigerator and microwave, making them spacious and comfortable. Choose the room with one king bed for a full-size couch in the seating area.
The Comfort Suites Frisco has the advantage of having an indoor pool, perfect for those that want to take a dip no matter the weather outside. If you're traveling in a large group, choose rooms that are adjoining, making it convenient for spending time together. Choose a basic room to save money or a larger suite for room to spread out. The fitness room features treadmill, bike, and elliptical machines along with a weight machine.