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Posts from July 2019

Irving on a Budget

Monday, July 29, 2019 8:00 AM by Visit Irving

Conveniently located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, Irving, Texas is home to dozens of fun and affordable attractions perfect for business travelers and families alike. With so many free and low-cost things to do in Irving, the hardest thing will be choosing which one to tackle first.

Hot Fun in the City!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

 

Welcome to summer in Irving, Texas where the weather is hot, but the fun is hotter! We've got cool vibes to keep you moving and refreshing cocktails to slow the heat. Come dance the evening away or just grab a cold brew with your friends, it's time to get funky and heat up the night. Check these out for some sizzling live music:

A Guide to Food Delivery in Irving

Monday, July 22, 2019 6:00 AM by Visit Irving

Let’s face it, sometimes what you need most is some tasty grub delivered right to your doorstep. Fortunately, food delivery is big in Irving, whether its online delivery services like Grubhub and Uber Eats, or classic Chinese food delivery from local restaurants. We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite services and places that will help you make your next order from the comfort of your home away from home.

Toyota Music Factory (TMF) is open for business and somewhere you need to check out, stat! Food, fun, entertainment will meet you in this walk-able entertainment district. If the music is calling you, you'll find tunes that will make you boot scootin’ boogie all the way to soulful R&B. Check back often as chart-topping performers are added weekly to The Pavilion's lineup. So if you haven’t been here before, read along as we reveal the 3 things you need to know when planning your visit to TMF! 

As we go deeper into the summer, any excuse makes a great excuse to savor the sweet, refreshing, and creamy deliciousness that is an ice cream. And you know what’s cool? The whole month of July happens to be National Ice Cream Month! So read along and get ready to stuff your face with some of the city’s best ice cream treats. Don’t worry, we won’t judge. Calories don’t count when you’re happy, right? ;)

Sweet, crispy, and filled with indefinite prophecy, fortune cookies have served as fun farewell treats at Chinese restaurants for more than a century. However, contrary to the popular assumption, this iconic delicacy was actually invented in the U.S.! In celebration of National Fortune Cookie Day on July 20, we are rounding up some of the best places to get them and to savor delicious Chinese-American cuisine in Irving.

What’s New at Water Street

Friday, July 19, 2019 8:00 AM by Visit Irving

Water Street is the source of a lot of new development in Irving, TX, and the district has been expanding its selection of amenities at a breakneck pace. That’s fine by us—Water Street Las Colinas is one of our favorite places to spend free time. So, let’s check in on some of the new developments in Irving along Water Street.

Irving, Texas: Forever Changing

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

 

There is no denying that Irving is a town full of history. From before the railroad steamed its way through the early 20th century, settlers have been building and rebuilding our little community. In just this past decade, we've added a new convention center, new hotels, restaurants, shops, entertainment areas and various modes of transportation. And then this week we learned that MainStage Irving - the city's premier theater group - is adopting a new location at 222 East Irving Boulevard in historic Downtown Irving, aptly named "MainStage 222."  Our forever-changing city remains alive with all kinds of activities, reverberating across a vibrant and diverse landscape. We've listed for you here just a sampling of the many events taking place this weekend. Whether you live, work or visit here in Irving, we're the hometown city with something for everyone.