My Bear is the absolute love of my life! My Bear is not really a bear, of course, but actually, a dog that looks like a bear, a teddy bear to be exact, and he’s got me wrapped around his fluffy paw. He knows how to pull the puppy-dog eyes to tug at my heart when he sees me packing my suitcase, like these guys...
And he knows exactly how to perch in the window, staring at me with his tail limp as I get in the car. Yup, he IS that doggie in the window.
See what I mean?!? If you’re like me, your dog is a member of your family and being without him or her for the weekend is almost unthinkable. But since we are staycationing close to home during the covid era, we, along with our four-legged BFFs, are in luck! Irving is a very dog-inclusive community with dog-friendly hotels, patios, trails and fun activities for your very good boy or very good girl. So pack the kibbles and let your dog come, stay and play! Yip-yip hooray! Read on as we unleash tips, treats and tricks to make the most of your dog days staycay in Irving. Warning: Cuteness Overload Ahead.
Four Seasons Resort & Club at Las Colinas4150 N MacArthur Blvd | 972.717.0700
Pamper your pooch with a pawsome experience at the Four Seasons. And rest assured that you’ll be pampered too!
NYLO Las Colinas Hotel1001 W Royal Ln | 972.373.8900
NYLO is a tail-wagger for the party pups and the cuddle advocates.
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Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas400 W Las Colinas Blvd | 972.505.2900
Since its introduction in 1999, the Westin Heavenly Bed has eased millions of hotel guests into a deep, restful sleep, and today it remains an iconic symbol of luxurious, restorative rest. You know your baby deserves the very best… The Westin Hotel in Las Colinas welcomes your precious pet with the luxury and comfort of a plush Heavenly Dog Bed and special amenities, free of charge.
This one can't wait for night night in a heavenly bed! Woof Woof! Yawn...
Texican Court501 W. Las Colinas Blvd. | 469.577.4599
The Texican Court is pawsitively perfect for your next adventure with their special pet package that includes accommodations for two humans and a pup, a welcome amenity - "pup snack box" of assorted pup treats, a Texican pup bandana, a $10.00 credit towards the mini-bar food and beverage items per night per room and a complimentary check-out of 2:00 PM.
Bring the grown-up gal pals too!
Check HotelPlanner for more Fido-friendly hotel options and their pet policies. And explore more about the perfect staycation at each of these dog-friendly hotels on the Visit Irving Staycation blogs!
Take Fido for a Fetching Good Time at Homegrown HoundsWater Street | 5260 O'Conner Blvd | 888.929.2697
Homegrown Hounds always hosts fun activities for dogs like Sunday Funday Yappy Hours complete with activities like Tug-of-War. Ruff Ruff. Playtime!
Do the Dog Paddle at the SUP Shack113 Las Colinas Blvd | 972.567.7871
Can a pooch be a paddler’s best pal? Yes! You two can kayak or paddleboard on Lake Carolyn and the Mandalay Canals. Just be sure you and your doggo are prepared. Make a reservation at Stand Up Paddle and head over to the SUP Shack for an outdoor adventure!
Strutt your Mutt & Her Fancy Haircut4140 Valley View Ln | : 972.721.2256
Unleash Your Little Princess at the Irving Dog Park for some fun in the sun!
Loop the Lake
Lake Carolyn offers a 3-mile path that has beautiful scenic views and new furr-iends to meet along the way.
Pawsing to enjoy the view...
Run the Campion Trail with your Best Bud
The Campion Trail is perfect for a brisk walk or a fun run, and we all know running is better with furry friends!
You say cocktails, they say puptails. They say yappy hour, you say happy hour. They want a treat, you want to eat! Don’t call the whole thing off… No matter if you’ve got a lap dog, a napping dog, a playful pup, or a rowdy rascal, we’ve sniffed out some fun fido-friendly patios where you and your pack can sit and are guaranteed to have a doggone good time. And these are but a few of the many that will make you and your best friend feel welcome.
Dreamistry at CreamistryWater Street | 5250 N O'Connor Blvd | 972.629.9474
"I don't like ice cream," said no. dog. ever. Your pup will have sweet dreams about Creamistry!
Give a Dog a Bone at the Pop FactoryThe Toyota Music Factory | 310 W Las Colinas Blvd | 469.499.3095
The Pop Factory is the perfect place for a Birthday Paw-ty! But you don't need an occasion during your staycation.
Paisley got a birthday present, she loved our “dog treats” so much!!! 🐶 • #mypopfactory #organicpops #realfruits • • • • • • • • #eathealthy #stayhealthy #organicpops #naturalfruits #madefreshdaily #popscicle #dallasfoodnerd #irvingtx #desserts #dallasdesserts #bestfooddallas #bestfoodfeed #toyotamusicfactory #lascolinas #bestfoodfeed #yummyfood #yummypopsicle #dallaslife #dallasfood #dallas
Water Street is a head-tilter for sure. You’ve seen the way your fur-baby adorably cocks his/her head to one side and then momentarily returns it to normal position. It’s as if they’re saying “huh”? “What is this playground?” Well, Water Street is a doggie heaven with tons of places to park with your pup including the aforementioned Homegrown Hounds for playtime and yappy hour.
Pax & BeneficiaWater Street | 5244 N. O'Conner | 214.390.6883
Pax & Beneficia is simply the best choice for coffee and canines... especially before your morning walk!
The Ginger ManWater Street | 5250 N O'Connor Blvd | 972.607.4227
The Ginger Man is back in biz for you and your pupper too!
Grab a treat from @homegrownhounds and make your way to our @waterstreetirving patio for a beer 🍻 . . . . . #dogfriendly #welovedogs #dogtreats #nomnom #homegrown #hound #pupper #doggo #doggy #beer #dogbeer #beerdog #fido @paulanerusa #salvatordoublebock #bock @lascolinastex
Toyota Music Factory
Bow wow wow, yippie yo yippie yay, Bow wow, yippie yo yippie yay! The stage is set for socially distanced concerts at Texas Lottery Plaza LIVE! Plus, almost every venue in the entertainment mega complex allows your furry friends on their patios.
Reservoir... Dogs!Toyota Music Factory | 330 W Las Colinas Blvd | 469>351.7112
No, it's not the film Reservoir Dogs, but dogs are welcome at Reservoir! And how sweet it is...
The Ranch857 W John Carpenter Frwy | 972.506.7262
Dogs are drooling over the specialty dog menu at The Ranch at Las Colinas!
Meet Saint! He got to enjoy our pup friendly patio and our specialty dog menu this past weekend! Bring your #RanchRover out for a day of delicious food, great drinks, and quality time with your four-legged friend! . . . . . #theranchlc #theranchatlascolinas #lascolinastx #visitirving #irvingfoodie #irvingrocks #dallasfoodie #dallasfoodies #arlingtonfoodie #dfweats #dallaseats #eatdallas #dinedallas #dallasfood #dallasites #dallasdining #dogfriendlydallas #dallasdogs #dallasdogsofinstagram
Fido, these tips are just for you, so you can stay out of doggie doo!
Strike a pose - there are so many great photo-ops in Irving for your Insta-stories! You can even get your pic with Big Tex at Homegrown Hounds.
We sure had the best time at the State Fair Yappy Hour! Sheriff Akeem and Cowgirl Ameera thank you all for coming! Everyone’s Big Tex photos will be sent out later today! 🎡🐶🍗 #bigtex #dogsarepeopletoo #yappyhour #statefairoftexas #fairdays #sheriffakeem #onduty #thankyou #shopsmall #shoplocal
Be good to your human: Sleep in and no loud barking in the hotel room!
Never take matters into your own paws, no matter what your sniffer tells you.
...to Irving for the best staycay EVER where you’ll be welcomed like a… well...like a dog, but the very special dog that you are. And be sure to sport your hotel bandana swag proudly.