Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth is Irving, Texas. With first-rate accommodations, an eclectic live music scene, a plethora of unique offerings, and world-class dining, Irving is full of opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Here are just 5 exciting ways Irving Texas rocks!
1. A Wide Variety Of Cuisine
Irving’s rich diversity offers visitors a variety of authentic foods from around the world. It’s our biggest reason why Irving Texas rocks. From Thai to Mediterranean, Chinese to Vietnamese, and Korean to Turkish, you can travel the world with your taste buds without leaving Irving.
Not an adventurous eater? No problem! Irving has plenty of places serving steak, burgers, BBQ, and of course, Tex-Mex, too.
Here are 10 Restaurants In Irving, Texas that we like.
Fun Fact: There are more ethnicities represented in Irving’s 75038 Zip Code than almost any other city in the United States.
2. Cool Hotels
Whether you like top-of-the-line lodging or a no-frills experience, Irving has the perfect hotel for you. There are two cool hotels that we think make Irving Texas rock: the Texican Court and Las Colinas Resort.
Irving’s Texican Court is the quintessential Texas hotel. Nestled on beautifully landscaped courtyards, the Texican Court offers outdoor fun (like lawn games, fire pits, and a circular swimming pool), beautiful rooms, and a great on-site restaurant.
It’s located in the heart of Las Colinas, putting you steps away from the Irving Convention Center and Toyota Music Factory.
Another cool property in Irving is the luxurious Las Colinas Resort, managed by The Ritz-Carlton. Amenities here include three beautiful pools (one even has a white-sand beach), championship-style golf, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a full-service salon and spa, and two-story fitness center.
3. Awesome Live Music Scene
Irving’s premier music venue is The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. The 8,000-person capacity open-air pavilion hosts small and large acts from all over the world. Additionally, the TMF has an outdoor Texas Lottery Plaza featuring live music most weekends.
If you visit Irving in April, May, or June, head to Whistlestop Plaza on the first and third Fridays of the month for the Irving Concert Series. Performances range in genres with musicians from across the state.
There are additional live music venues around town, including Southern Junction (bringing a true Texas experience to everyone who comes through the doors), OUTLAW Taproom, Two Mules Cantina, and The Ranch at Las Colinas.
Do you think Irving, Texas rocks yet?
4. Lots Of Unique Offerings
A trip to Irving isn’t complete without seeing the Mustangs of Las Colinas. This breathtakingly realistic sculpture shows nine bronze mustangs galloping across a granite prairie stream.
Fun Fact: It’s the largest equestrian sculpture in the world.
The beautiful master-planned community of Las Colinas is full of unique things to do. Take a stroll along the picturesque Mandalay Canal, inspired by the canals of Venice, or the new Irving hot spot called Water Street.
Get adventurous on Lake Carolyn by stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, or taking a gondola cruise. Yes, you can take a gondola ride right here in Irving, Texas.
Finish your time discovering Las Colinas by placing your own lock on the Love Lock Bridge (where the Lake Carolyn Promenade meets Las Colinas Blvd E).
More Unique Offerings In Irving
The Ruth Paine House Museum in Irving tells a little-known side story to the assassination of President Kennedy. While the home was where Lee Harvey Oswald stayed the night before the Kennedy assassination, it now tells the story of Ruth Paine, a compassionate woman caught in a bad situation. Learn more about this museum in Irving from Roxie on the Road.
Experience Irving through a fun, interactive cocktail and mocktrail trail on the new Irving On The Rocks app. Sip, Stroll, & Rock ‘n’ Roll your way through the Toyota Music Factory. The more places you visit, the more rewards you receive.
Unlock more of Irving’s Best-Kept Secrets.
5. It’s Easy To Get To
Due to Irving’s convenient location to DWF International Airport and Dallas Love Field, Irving is within a three-and-a-half-hour flight to every major metropolitan area in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Combine that with its accessibility to multiple freeways traveling around the region (I-635, SH-114, SH-183, Loop 12, SH-360, and SH-161), Irving is easily reachable by car or plane—plus, bus and train in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area.
I told you—Irving Texas rocks!
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Irving Texas Rocks FAQs
How many people live in Irving?
Irving has more than 230,000 residents.
How many people work in Irving?
3.3 million people make up Irving’s work force. It’s home to 8500 local and multi-national companies, including global headquarters for five Fortune 500 corporations and more than 45 Fortune 1000 companies.
What is Irving’s APT system?
The APT (Area Personal Transit) system is a climate-controlled, on-demand people mover covering Irving’s Las Colinas Urban Center with four passenger stations. It’s a quick and easy way to access Irving’s businesses, hotels, restaurants, and residences around Lake Carolyn.
Where can I get more information on visiting Irving, Texas?
The Irving CVB can answer any questions you may have, or help in planning your trip to the area!