Visit Irving Blog

Author: Kayla Mansour

Wifey, Mommy, Foodie, Dallasite and working lady @VisitIrvingTx. You'll find me living life in sassy shoes with big hair. When I'm not chasing my kiddos, I love to explore the foodie scene in Irving, Texas. Let's eat! @kaylamansour

Hotel for the Holidays

Friday, November 19, 2021 10:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

This year has given us enough time at home, so scratch the idea of "Home for the Holidays" and create a new memory this season with the one(s) you love . . . try a safe hotel staycation. Yes, "Hotel for the Holidays" also has a nice ring to it! Holiday in style in Irving at one of our amazing properties, create new memories and be merry! The city lights up with holiday activities with fewer crowds and more room to explore. 'Tis the season to enjoy a whimsical stay in the heart of DFW. 

5 Popular Covered Patios

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

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.

Irving Events to Attend This Fall

Monday, October 18, 2021 11:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

As soon as you feel that slight chill in the morning air, you know what it means: it’s time to start dreaming of apple orchards, pumpkin patches and falling leaves. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite things to do this October and November in Irving, so get the flannel out of the closet, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and head out to some fall events in Irving, TX! 

To help you best navigate dining out, we have updated our local restaurant list. While dining rooms are now allowed to serve dine-in customers at 100% occupancy, below is a list of restaurants whose dining rooms are open, who will require face masks to be worn, and other amenities you might find useful. Thank you for eating locally and showing Irving restaurants some love!

Snow Cones of Irving

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 1:00 PM by Kayla Mansour

When it comes to icy concoctions, there are plenty of options in Irving to keep you busy trying them all season long. Summertime equals snow cones in my book. Lucky for you, I'm very pregnant, VERY HOT, and craving those finely ground icy treats on the regular! So, enjoy this guide to Irving's snow cones.

Texican Court: A Retro Summer Staycation

Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:00 PM by Kayla Mansour

Summer is here and like many of us, our Summer plans and trips have had to be canceled or put on hold. But, after months of quarantine, you are probably starting to look for a fun destination that is driveable, a nice pillow to rest your head on, and a staycation that is beyond memorable. Well, let me introduce you to the Texican Court, located in the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth. 

Top 5 Picnic Spots in Irving and Las Colinas

Friday, April 23, 2021 10:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

Irving has something for everyone when it comes to being outdoors, including— picnicking, hiking/biking trails, sports of all kinds, fishing, swimming, recreation centers, canoeing and boating. Sometimes the kid in us just needs to get outdoors and soak up some sunshine. To that, we say, YES go for it! It's #NationalPicnicDay, there's no better time to grab some food from a nearby hot spot and explore these top five picks for picnicking in Irving-Las Colinas.

Best Places to Dine with a View in Irving

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

The skies are calling for patio weather, live music fills the air, ambiance awaits with a side of cocktails - it couldn’t be any more perfect to enjoy a delicious meal with a stellar view! In Irving, we’ve got a view for every dining style. Some would say Irving tastes as good as it looks. So come look around! These five spots provide the opportunity to savor both the local cuisine and sweet views, simultaneously. There’s a seat waiting for you, no matter your dining style.