Are you struggling with cabin fever?  Here are a few ideas to get you and your family out of the house and enjoying the great outdoors – socially distanced, of course!



Hit the Links: Irving Golf Club

2000 East Shady Grove Road

(972) 457-0772


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You can easily social distance and get in some exercise at the beautifully renovated Irving Golf Club, which boasts one of the best views of Dallas around. The Hideout Bar & Grill serves up hearty breakfast and lunch fare, along with post-golf libations until sundown.



Make Some Waves: SUP North Texas

113 Las Colinas Blvd. East (along the Mandalay Canal)

(972) 567-7871


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Beat the heat and make some waves by renting a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) or kayak (single or tandem) to enjoy on Lake Carolyn and along the Mandalay Canal. If you’re looking for an extra challenge, try out a SUP Yoga class, offered on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.



Perch on a Patio: Pacific Table

5238 N. O’Connor Blvd., #136

(972) 957-7620


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There are so many patios to enjoy in Irving, but the outdoor dining and lounge space at Pacific Table allows you and your friends or colleagues prime lakeside access on Lake Carolyn. Offering fresh and creative seafood dishes (along with salads and non-swimming fare), it’s great for happy hours, lunch with friends or sunset dining. Visit Irving’s comprehensive restaurant listing lets you know which establishments offer patio dining. 



Picnic in the Park: Northwest Park

2800 Cheyenne Street



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Pick up to-go at a local restaurant and head over to Northwest Park for a picnic (note: there are dozens of different ethnic food offerings along neighboring Belt Line Road). The park offers covered eating areas with picnic tables, an expansive playground for kids, walking trails, and a tranquil pond and fountain. If you want to DIY, the park also has a grill for your use. Visit Irving recently covered additional picnic locations with nearby restaurants


Blaze A Trail: Campion Trail (South)

Trinity River Mountain Creek Preserve

1005 E. Hunter Ferrell Road (at Nursery)



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Whether you are a walker, runner, in-line skater or cyclist, you will enjoy Campion Trail South’s paved walkways, some of which wind through dense (i.e., cooler!) woods. There are benches, shaded pavilions, interpretative signage and water fountains, and plenty of wildlife to spot along the way. Four miles of the trail connects Mountain Creek Preserve to Trinity View Park; a seven-mile extension to the west connects to Grand Prairie.