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Guidebook for McKinney

Karen

Guidebook for McKinney

Food Scene
Award winning BarBQue! Super close to the house and always delicious!
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Hutchins BBQ
1301 North Tennessee Street
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Award winning BarBQue! Super close to the house and always delicious!
Super great pies and home cooking! Please check their website for hours as they change on some days.
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The Pantry Restaurant
214 East Louisiana Street
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Super great pies and home cooking! Please check their website for hours as they change on some days.
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Spoons Cafe
100 East Louisiana Street
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Patina Green Home and Market
116 North Tennessee Street
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The Yard McKinney TX
107 S Church St
Unfortunately this place has closed as of 2020. There is a new restaurant in its place and I haven't tried it yet. I tried to delete this from the guidebook but the Airbnb app wasn't allowing me to!
El Corazon Tex Mex Restaurant
1222 N Central Expy
Unfortunately this place has closed as of 2020. There is a new restaurant in its place and I haven't tried it yet. I tried to delete this from the guidebook but the Airbnb app wasn't allowing me to!
Probably the best German food & fun German themed atmosphere restaurant in Collin County. Only 20 minutes from the house, if you like German food, beer and music, make a reservation at the Bavarian Grill!
Bavarian Grill
221 West Parker Road
Probably the best German food & fun German themed atmosphere restaurant in Collin County. Only 20 minutes from the house, if you like German food, beer and music, make a reservation at the Bavarian Grill!
Drinks & Nightlife
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Landon Winery
101 N Kentucky St
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TUPPS Brewery
721 Anderson St
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Great local craft brewery!
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Franconia Brewing Company
495 McKinney Parkway
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Great local craft brewery!
Entertainment & Activities
Guided segway tours of historic downtown McKinney, Check out the Groupon app for discounted tickets. Reservations are required. I've done Segways before and they're fun (you'll get lessons on riding too) so don't let them scare you before giving it a chance. Great way to see the area!
McKinney Segway Tours
490 N Kentucky St
Guided segway tours of historic downtown McKinney, Check out the Groupon app for discounted tickets. Reservations are required. I've done Segways before and they're fun (you'll get lessons on riding too) so don't let them scare you before giving it a chance. Great way to see the area!
If you were ever a fan of the hit TV show "Dallas" then it's worth a visit to Southfork Ranch! Not even located in Dallas (it's in Parker, TX closer to Mckinney than Dallas!). Check out Groupon or other online sites for discounted tickets.
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Southfork Ranch
3700 Hogge Drive
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If you were ever a fan of the hit TV show "Dallas" then it's worth a visit to Southfork Ranch! Not even located in Dallas (it's in Parker, TX closer to Mckinney than Dallas!). Check out Groupon or other online sites for discounted tickets.
Parks & Nature
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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
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Arts & Culture
McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 North Tennessee Street
Shopping
Best Antique Mall in historic downtown McKinney. Some of the items in the Blue Bungalow came from there! Good prices and unique finds!
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Antique Company Mall
213 East Virginia Street
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Best Antique Mall in historic downtown McKinney. Some of the items in the Blue Bungalow came from there! Good prices and unique finds!
This is a good day trip if you're a fan of the HGTV show "Fixer Upper". It's about 2 hours south of Dallas (I took 3 trips last year with friends and family) and a fun day trip if you want to experience the Fixer Upper effect! There are other stores in the area to check out too.
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Magnolia
601 Webster Avenue
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This is a good day trip if you're a fan of the HGTV show "Fixer Upper". It's about 2 hours south of Dallas (I took 3 trips last year with friends and family) and a fun day trip if you want to experience the Fixer Upper effect! There are other stores in the area to check out too.
Huge home furnishings store! Great displays to get ideas from and they carry Magnolia Home Furnishings and decor if you're interested in checking out those items.
Nebraska Furniture Mart Drive
Huge home furnishings store! Great displays to get ideas from and they carry Magnolia Home Furnishings and decor if you're interested in checking out those items.
If you've never been to an IKEA it's worth a trip! Family Friendly with a budget friendly cafe. Get some ideas for your home!
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IKEA
7171 Ikea Drive
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If you've never been to an IKEA it's worth a trip! Family Friendly with a budget friendly cafe. Get some ideas for your home!
I had a booth in this little hidden gem of an affordable antique mall. The rest of the mall is currently closed but the Plano Antique Mall still remains open. Great prices and fun to see what's new!
Plano Antique Mall
1717 E Spring Creek Pkwy
I had a booth in this little hidden gem of an affordable antique mall. The rest of the mall is currently closed but the Plano Antique Mall still remains open. Great prices and fun to see what's new!
You'll never know what you'll find here. Good selections of americana, Texana, new and vintage items. Super clean restrooms!
Lone Star Mercantile - Antiques, Decor, Collectibles, & More
2031 W McDermott Dr
You'll never know what you'll find here. Good selections of americana, Texana, new and vintage items. Super clean restrooms!
My dirty little secret of a place... I don't share this with most people but I absolutely love this place! A hot, holy mess of a store tucked in a remote corner of an old strip shopping mall, BUT some amazing deals on discontinued, salvaged and weird stuff from the likes of stores like Target, Opalhouse, Nate Berkus, The Gap! I'm warning you that this place is usually a mess so be prepared & the price tag on the item IS NOT THE FINAL PRICE, you have to look at the sheets on the isles and look at the 'code' and then you'll see the discount from 40% to 90% off retail but prepare to H U N T! If you can't find the % off, they'll be happy to tell you what it is at the register & you can decide there.
Dirt Cheap
113 N Greenville Ave
My dirty little secret of a place... I don't share this with most people but I absolutely love this place! A hot, holy mess of a store tucked in a remote corner of an old strip shopping mall, BUT some amazing deals on discontinued, salvaged and weird stuff from the likes of stores like Target, Opalhouse, Nate Berkus, The Gap! I'm warning you that this place is usually a mess so be prepared & the price tag on the item IS NOT THE FINAL PRICE, you have to look at the sheets on the isles and look at the 'code' and then you'll see the discount from 40% to 90% off retail but prepare to H U N T! If you can't find the % off, they'll be happy to tell you what it is at the register & you can decide there.
Another one of my favorite antique malls (it used to be in the same spot as Dirt Cheap currently is) the Allen Antique Malls is across the street from Dirt Cheap.
Allen Antique Mall
104 N Greenville Ave
Another one of my favorite antique malls (it used to be in the same spot as Dirt Cheap currently is) the Allen Antique Malls is across the street from Dirt Cheap.
Always falls on the FRIDAY/WEEKEND BEFORE the third Monday of the month! Fun outdoor flea market in McKinney off 380 about 15 minutes due West of the Blue Bungalow but ONLY once a month!
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Third Monday Trade Days
4550 West University Drive
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Always falls on the FRIDAY/WEEKEND BEFORE the third Monday of the month! Fun outdoor flea market in McKinney off 380 about 15 minutes due West of the Blue Bungalow but ONLY once a month!
It's about 90 minutes drive to Canton for First Monday Trade Days from the house. It's a H U G E flea market with so many things to see and buy! Bring cash for good dealing and plan on walking a lot. Always the THURS, FRIDAY-SUNDAY BEFORE the First Monday of any month!
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First Monday Trade Days
800 Flea Market Road
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It's about 90 minutes drive to Canton for First Monday Trade Days from the house. It's a H U G E flea market with so many things to see and buy! Bring cash for good dealing and plan on walking a lot. Always the THURS, FRIDAY-SUNDAY BEFORE the First Monday of any month!
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Historic Downtown McKinney
111 N Tennessee St
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Essentials
Kroger
1707 West University Drive
Winco is more of warehouse style grocery store and takes only cash and debit cards. Good prices and 6 minutes walking distance from the house! We keep a rolling shopping cart & disposable bags for you to use if you feel like walking!
WinCo Foods
1800 North Graves Street
Winco is more of warehouse style grocery store and takes only cash and debit cards. Good prices and 6 minutes walking distance from the house! We keep a rolling shopping cart & disposable bags for you to use if you feel like walking!
Walmart Supercenter
2041 Redbud Blvd