Richardson TX Visitors Guide

Richardson is a uniquely sophisticated first ring suburb of Dallas minutes from North Texas’ best shopping, night-life, museums, sporting events and performing arts.

Richardson’s key advantage is Location & Access – three major freeways, four DART light rail commuter stations, and non-stop freeway access that provides an average of 23 minutes from Love Field or DFW International airport.

Richardson Texas offers 15 hotels with amazing service and competitive rates, award winning family festivals, 250 plus dining experiences, 120-plus unique to Richardson restaurants from traditional American to exotic ethnic cuisines, nationally ranked championship golf courses, 33 beautiful parks and more than 40 miles of walkway, recreational hike and bike trails.

The City of Richardson takes great pride in its award winning festivals, which feature a variety of musical entertainment, one-of-a-kind food vendors & cafés, shopping, kid friendly fun, interactive displays, traditional crafts, and fine arts. Special yearly city events include the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival, the Cottonwood Art Festival, July 4th Festival, and Huffhines Art Trails.  You and your family can have a weekend of art, music, and entertainment!

When it comes to cultural entertainment, few destinations can offer the variety and range that Richardson, Texas offers.  The State of the Art Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentation anchors the arts scene in Richardson.  The Eisemann Center offers a wide range of programing from all reaches of arts and culture.  Eisemann Center Presents (EPC) offers an eclectic lineup of comedy, music, theater and dance productions in the spectacular Hill Performance Hall.

In addition to the Eisemann Center, The University of Texas at Dallas School of Arts & Humanities offers a year-round slate of programming that spans across all artistic mediums.  Theatrical, dance and music performances from world-renowned artists can be enjoyed regularly at this distinguished university.  Or if you like to mix your culture and culinary experiences, visitors won’t want to miss the opportunity to checkout DFW China Town, offering one of the most authentic Asian cuisine experiences in North Texas.

Lastly for our fans of all things movies, Richardson offers Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, rated DFW’s #1 movie theater by D Magazine.  This iconic venue provides newly released and culturally iconic movies, in state of the art theaters, all of which is paired with craft beers and a menu that is 95 percent made from scratch.  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema truly provides entertainment for all five of your senses.