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I don't know of a better holiday to sooth our tummies with comfort food than National Mac N' Cheese Day. We've all grown up with its golden goodness since we were kids, and now Mac N' Cheese is practically a meal on its own. We've picked the top five places here in Irving where you can savor each smooth bite of cheesy heaven. Either by itself or with a lunch or dinner item, satisfy your cravings on National Mac N' Cheese Day with a bowl of cheesy happiness.

Restaurant patios are without a doubt the place to be this summer. They’re certainly safer than indoor dining options, and with a couple of strategically placed umbrellas – one overhead and one in your drink – you’ll soon forget all about the Texas heat. In the first #FoodieFriday outdoor dining edition, we visited patios all around town for celebrating oh-so worthy occasions like Taco Tuesday and small victories like a good hair day. We discovered swanky spots, quaint and cheery spaces and patios perfect for chillaxin’ or mixing & mingling

Irving, Texas STAYcation Roundup

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:00 PM by Kayla Mansour

In need of a staycation, stat? Might we suggest Vegas, Dallas, New Orleans, Austin, nah Irving, Texas! 

Irving is the perfect spot to go for a fantastic vacay, baecay, staycay, lovecay (you get the point) with plenty of diverse dining, an assortment of live music, poolside retreats, and a walkable entertainment district. 

We've rounded up all the deals around town to help you find the best hotels to match your personality. Now is the time to get out of dodge for a few days and kick up your feet. How do you like to STAYcay? 


The Fourth of July is a time to gather for an all-American experience. Fireworks, blow-out backyard barbecues and pool parties may be off the table, but food and family will save the holi-day! And your Fourth of July tablescape won’t even need a centerpiece with these patriotic, traditional and festive Visit Irving staff favorites… from our homes to yours. July 4th never looked so good.

Be one of the first to experience the reimagined Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas located in the heart of Las Colinas. Originally built in 1982 as a Four Seasons, the hotel has  recently undergone a major renovation. And renovation is an understatement. All of the public spaces have been modernized including the lobby, courtyard, bars and restaurants on the property. And the brand new resort-style pool will be unveiled in mid-July. With each upgrade, the already luxe space has found a higher tier of luxury. 

The Westin at the Irving Convention Center is the newest hotel in close proximity to Irving's Entertainment District, which houses fabulous recreation, dining, and of course concerts. This makes it a prime location, plus a destination to keep you entertained and coming back for more. Staycationing in Irving is so ideal, it offers so many great hotels and many fun attractions. I can't wait to tell you all about our stay at the beautiful Westin in Las Colinas.  

Wide Open Spaces & Outdoor Places

Friday, June 26, 2020 6:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

While Texas summers and outdoor dining aren’t exactly synonymous, we still love fun and festive patios, decks and terraces. From front-and-center places to see and be seen to little gems where you can hide away, Irving’s got a patio certain to suit your mood. Yep, we’ve got al fresco dining options and lots of them. Let us help you find the perfect place to get your personal patio party on. A picture and a social post speaks a thousand words, so let’s get this patio tour started!

Rock the City!

Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Famous for its eclectic music scene and given its central location in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Irving is home to a thriving music scene. Abundant venues allow visitors to explore the creative side of Irving. Check out what live music is waiting for you this weekend. 

If there is ever a time we deserve some fun in the sun, pampering, and rest and relaxation, 2020 is the year, summer is the time, and the Four Seasons Resort at Las Colinas is the place. Why travel far during a pandemic when you can vacation in your own backyard? Located conveniently just between Dallas and Fort Worth in Irving, this property is truly an urban oasis. Secluded gardens, fantastic pools, romantic settings, luxurious spa treatments, exclusive golf, exquisite dining—you can find everything you need without leaving the sprawling grounds.