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A Guide to DFW for Your Dallas Stars Tournament

Hilton is the proud partner of the Dallas Stars Stay-2-Play tournament series, and we’re glad you’re here! With over 125 hotels across 11 different brands covering our great city we have the perfect home base for you no matter what sheet of ice you’re playing on. We’ve prepared a guide to help you get to know the area surrounding the rink you’re playing on, we hope to see you soon!

Tournament Host Cities

The Dallas Stars have eight rinks across Dallas, each in a different city of the metroplex. Learn more our the communities surrounding them and what you can expect as you arrive in DFW.


Named one of the fastest growing cities in America, Frisco is the home the Dallas Stars practice facility, Comerica Center, which includes two sheets of ice. Within walking distance of the rink is Stonebriar Center, one of the largest malls in North Dallas which also houses a Dave & Busters, perfect for post-game! If there are football fans in your group, you’ll enjoy The Star, a sprawling complex full of food and fun that includes the Dallas Cowboys practice facility.

Top Attractions in Frisco

  • iFly Dallas Indoor Skydiving
  • Pole Position Raceway
  • Stonebriar Centre


Plano is the 9th largest city in the entire state of Texas, and home to many multi-national company headquarters. Visitors can explore two sprawling parks, the Arbor Hills Nature Reserve as well Oak Point Park, or stop at Willow Bend Mall to shop then visit Granite Park Boardwalk for an evening out.

Top Attractions in Plano

  • JumpStreet
  • Pinstack Bowl
  • Shops at Legacy
  • Main Event
  • Whirly Ball


A fast-growing suburb of Dallas, McKinney is home to many family-friendly activities and outdoor activities. Main Street McKinney is a popular destination, where the small-town feel lives on in small, locally-owned shops located in the city square. Police even roam the area on horseback for added flair! McKinney is also home to many popular local breweries, each offering an on-site experience with fun and games for the whole family or team.

Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch is known for it’s green landscapes, boasting 28 parks in its 12 square miles. Car fans will love Gas Monkey Garage, home to the hot rod TV show and a great showroom of fast rides. Don’t forget to check out the Texas Hockey History Center while at the rink, we have a lot to be proud of!


Home to the burgeoning University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson is a community with a mix of large corporate headquarters, famously known for its telecom company presence, and fun community areas. CityLine is the latest development, with over 30 dining options and restaurants as well as fantastic shopping, all in one walkable district. Further south is DFW China Town, a can’t miss area for Chinese food lovers.


Mansfield is a historic, dating back to the 1800s, yet growing suburb of Dallas. Catch a show at a century old theater or take in the blue bonnets at Elmer W Oliver Park. Mansfield is located just south of Arlington, home of Six Flags, AT&T Stadium, and much more.

Top Attractions Near Mansfield:

  • AT&T Stadium Tours

Valley Ranch

A suburb of Irving, Valley Ranch is a great location that puts all of Dallas and Fort Worth at arms reach. DFW International Airport is situated mere miles away, while still being near the iconic Mustangs of Las Colinas, the focal point of the area’s upscale master-planned community, and the new Toyota Music Factory Venue, which attracts worldwide touring acts.


Located just south of DFW International Airport, Euless is home to many great outdoor must-sees, including Heritage Park, a faithfully preserved slice of historic Texas living complete with stores with an old-time feel. There are also ample golfing and parks located throughout the city.

No matter where your tournament will be played throughout the metroplex, there is always something for everyone outside the rink.

City Centers of DFW

If you’re ready for adventure and exploration, you’ll want to be sure to visit downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth!


The ninth largest city in the country, Dallas has roots dating all the way back to the 1800s and is packed with culturally diverse neighborhoods and history. From the small town look and feel of Bishop Arts District, with local businesses and shops, to further east and the Trinity Groves restaurant incubator program and to art galleries of Design District, Dallas is truly home to whatever interests you.

Top Attractions in downtown Dallas:

  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Perot Museum of Nature & Science
  • Reunion Tower
  • SpeedZone
  • Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park

Fort Worth 

If you’re packing a cowboy hat and want to truly feel like a cowboy, Fort Worth is where you need be. Cowhands still drive cattle, longhorns of course, through the downtown streets twice a day. You can still visit the Fort Worth Stockyards and visit the longhorns and view more about Fort Worth’s rich cowboy history. The downtown area is of course much more than cattle, there’s a dizzying array of restaurants and fun spots at all hours of the day.

Top Attractions in Fort Worth:

  • Fort Worth Stockyards
  • TopGolf
  • Kimbell Art Museum
  • Fort Worth Zoo

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