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Posts from August 2019

Combining Work Travel with Family

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


Summer vacation may be over, but it is never too late to take a 3-day mini vacay with your family. As a little girl I remember the magical times my Dad would take us on vacation. My older siblings and I played in the pool all day, watched TV in our hotel robes and ordered room service until my Dad took us to nearby museums, landmarks and local shows. It wasn't until I was an adult that I realized some of those vacations were really his business trips. But that didn't matter. It was always special.

It's easy to combine business with pleasure and family travel, especially in places like Irving, Texas where we have the best of all worlds. Our corporate landscape includes seven companies on the Fortune 500 list, over 85 hotels, and we're just minutes away from an international airport - very attractive amenities for planning business meetings. But also, Irving offers fun for the family where they, too, can lounge by the pool and take in some local activity, shows, and great food.  So treat your fam to a special 3-day weekend, just follow me and see what I mean . . . 

Top 5 Ways to Beat the End-of-Summer Blues

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


Okay, okay, I know what you all are thinking. With this hundred-degree weather, how can the summer be over? Technically, there's one last weekend before summer vacation ends here in Irving, so we've put together a list of things to do before everyone begins the new school year. In all of the hustle and bustle of trying to get ready for next Monday, don't forget Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weekend is the most important part of the week! And what would you have to talk about at lunch on Monday if you didn't do something really cool on the weekend? So below is our list of the top five ways to beat the end-of-the-summer blues.

It's Summer! Let's Party, Play & Pavilion

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


There are just a few weekends of summer left so why not fill your calendar with something fun? This weekend brings back Let's Play Gaming Expo at the Irving Convention Center, an interactive cacophony of board, card, arcade and console games, vendor tables, tournaments, panels, special guests, cosplay, concessions, and much more. There's also live music all over town, including a Let's Play Gaming Expo After Party & Concert at the Texas Lottery Plaza. Check it out!

Top 5 Covered Patios

Monday, August 5, 2019 2:00 PM by Visit Irving

We know this beautiful weather can’t keep you indoors for long. To help you get outdoors and stay outdoors, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best covered patios in Irving. Drinking and dining al fresco at these Irving bars and restaurants will keep you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Top 5 Summery Fun Ideas for the Weekend

Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


Here it is, the beginning of August and you haven't a thing to post in social media about the fun you've had this summer.  Well, that's about to change. Grab your cell phone and warm up those posting thumbs because we've gathered a list of the top 5 fun summer events happening this weekend in Irving.  Check these out . . .