Weekend Itinerary

This Weekend in Irving

We’ve got another exciting weekend coming up in Irving, TX. Whether you are looking for concerts, happy hours, culinary or cultural events, look no further

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Lori Sermin
Author: Lori Sirmen

Marketer. Marathoner. Adventure Seeker. High Energy. Creative. Fun & Fun-loving. My Faves: food & wine, friends, fam, my sweet pup Bear, running & travel.

Sun ‘n’ SUP in the L.C. This Summer

Kids are doing it. Dogs are doing it. Mom and Dad are doing it, and you can do it too. You can do it in the ocean. You can do it in a river. Or you can do it right here in Irving on the Mandalay Canals. I’m talking about paddle boarding, of course!   Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is not only an adventure, but a total-body workout with wellness benefits that people of all ages and fitness levels can try. In large part, the beauty and appeal of stand up paddle boarding comes down to its accessibility. And that’s especially true in Irving with Lake Carolyn, the Mandalay Canals and the SUP Shack, smack dab in the middle of the Las Colinas Urban Center. And what’s not to love about anything in the L.C.…

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Dive into Summer Staycation Season

Spontaneous staycations are always a good idea. And nothing says summer staycay quite like a hotel with a pool scene. Especially in Texas and especially in Texasthis year! So why not keep your cool with a quick and easy holiday weekend getaway…

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Uniquely Irving Eateries: The Ranch at Las Colinas

For a true taste of Texas, head toThe Ranch at Las Colinas. The Ranch is boisterous and fun, rustic and romantic - a Texas-sized space that feels intimate and cozy. One dining room features high tops bathed in the glow of chandeliers or you can opt for a dimly-lit booth tucked away in a corner. For spring, the patio is picture perfect! …

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Date Night in the L.C.

You don’t have to go all white tablecloth for afun and romantic date night out. Actually, stepping outside of the fancy dinner box can be much more exciting. Whether celebrating an anniversary, enjoying a couple's staycation or venturing out for a first date, our city's got plenty for you two to do. Read on, because we’ve picked out a few uniquely Irving date night spots for you and your boo. …

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Treat Mom to a Solo Staycay for Mother’s Day

Mom, Momma, Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mamacita, Mummy, Mum, Madre, Ma - Each and every one of them deservesa solo staycation! Seriously, there’s no “paid time off” for being a mom - especially after a year of parenting during a global pandemic - a year when Mum has not been just a parent, but a teacher, chef, housekeeper, coach, activity director, entertainer, referee, and so on. And some mamas have been juggling all those roles … in addition to working from home. That’s why this Mother’s Day you need to gift the moms in your life a “momcation” - otherwise known as a staycation sans sig other and kids. That’s right, dads, your credit card gets to go, but you don’t! You’ll get your day in June. …

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There's a New Kitchen in Town

“What should we do for lunch/dinner/happy hour?” We are all too familiar with this incredibly common phrase that often leads to a good deal of frustration and even an occasional friendly disagreement, until now. Kitchen 101 to the rescue - morning, noon and night. The friendly folks at Kitchen 101 do a little bit of everything, and they do all of it well. Yes! All of it. Breakfast. Coffee. Mid-morning munchies. Lunch. Afternoon snack. Tea time. Grab & Go. Dinner. Drinks. Dessert. Late Night. Part café, part bar, and part restaurant, this new Toyota Music Factory spot works whether you want coffee and a pastry, a cocktail, a healthy snack or one of the best burgers in town. …

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Top Spots to Wine & Dine

Mercy Bar & Lounge It’s not hard to find a glass of wine - it’s listed on just about every dinner menu in the city. And for that we are grateful, because wine pairs well with … well, everything! But sometimes you end up with a hot pink glass of zinfandel masquerading as a rosé or a goblet of something that tastes suspiciously like straight grape juice and reminds you of communion. On the days when you want to drink something good - ummm, like every day - and maybe a little interesting, you’ll want to find a place that puts time and effort…

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Fluffy & Fido's Irving Staycation

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..…

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New Year, New You, New Eateries Too

Irving's restaurant scene is diverse and always growing. From Pakistani dishes and healthy-ish pizzas to beautiful baked goods and everything between, these are the newest eateries that you need to try to start the new year off right. …

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Ba-bye 2021, Here’s to Getting Lucky in 2022

Hello, New Year! As another yearfinally comes to a close, and not a moment too soon, it's time to control-alt-delete 2021, and start anew. Traditions are a great way to mark the end of one period and manifest our hopes for the beginning of another. And after 2020 and 2021, we want health, wealth and heaping gobs of good luck all year long…

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