Craving a Texas-sized dose of entertainment? Irving serves as your launchpad to everything Dallas-Fort Worth offers. From electrifying live music and delicious eats to lively entertainment districts and a rich tapestry of history, Irving boasts a unique blend of attractions to keep you entertained day and night as you explore the DFW area! Plus, plenty of lodging options when it’s time to rest and recharge for the day ahead.



Let the Good Times Roll 

Irving’s ultimate entertainment district provides plenty of attractions and things to do, keeping you busy from sunup to sundown. 

Outdoor fun is never in short supply here. Experience a romantic gondola ride or a fun water trike excursion on scenic Lake Carolyn. Other popular canal activities include kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and pedal boating. Rent equipment from local outfitters so you can focus on having fun. Want to stay on dry land? You can still soak up the lake views and grab lunch or dinner in the Water Street district. Or hit up the charming Mandalay Canal to marvel at the city’s Venetian-style canals featuring a beautiful light show at night.

Lace up your walking shoes or grab your bike and hit the Campion Trails in Las Colinas. This vast network of paved paths winds alongside the Elm and West forks of the Trinity River, offering scenic views at every turn. Drinking fountains and picnic pavilions are scattered along the way, providing the perfect pit stop for relaxation. Even fido can join the fun, leashed dogs are always welcome. Find your ideal spot, spread out a picnic blanket, and soak in the beautiful surroundings.

Calling all history buffs! Irving's Heritage Crossing District brings the past to life. Visit the Heritage House Museum to step inside one of Irving’s oldest residences or learn about one of Dallas County’s oldest African-American communities at the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center. You’ll find plenty of museums and attractions with fascinating exhibits and artifacts that detail our city’s history from its founding in the early 1900s to today. 

Craving some high-octane excitement? Lucky for you, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is a sports fan's paradise. Just a short drive away, witness the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys in action, the Dallas Mavericks, and many other professional and collegiate teams.



Non-Stop Music & Entertainment

Irving is home to a lively music scene, catering to every music lover's whim, day or night.

The crown jewel is the Toyota Music Factory's The Pavilion programmed by Live Nation, where world-class acts take center stage. From chart-topping pop stars to legendary rock bands, prepare for an unforgettable night.

For a more intimate experience, Irving offers a treasure trove of hidden gems. Smaller venues like Mama Tried and Southern Junction keep the live country music scene thriving, showcasing local talent, regional touring acts, and everything in between. Plus, many restaurants and bars across Irving host live music nights, so you can enjoy a delicious meal alongside catchy tunes. 

Irving's central location in the DFW metroplex puts you near popular live music venues, including the world-renowned AT&T Stadium or American Airlines Center, ensuring there's always a great show to catch nearby.



Unique Culinary Adventures & Beverage Delights

Unleash your inner cocktail connoisseur by bar hopping through Irving's vibrant entertainment spots! Fuel your exploration with the Irving on the Rocks app. This handy app guides you on a delicious tour of unique cocktails and mocktails from participating restaurants and bars. Plus, every check-in scores you prizes!

Ready to take a break from the bar crawl? Embark on a culinary journey at Water Street or the Toyota Music Factory. These areas offer diverse dining options, from the bold flavors of the French Riviera to Mexican cuisine to the refined elegance of upscale Indian cuisine and global fare. There's something to satisfy every palate.

End the night on a sweet note! Irving boasts decadent dessert shops and ice cream parlors overflowing with towering sundaes. It's the perfect way to cap off a memorable night.



Hotels Near all the Action

DFW beckons with endless possibilities, and Irving offers the perfect home base for you and your loved ones. Unwind and recharge at comfortable Irving hotels after a day of exploration, whether you're conquering Irving's top attractions or venturing out for exciting day trips across the metroplex.

Attending a concert at The Pavilion or a work conference? Skip the car! Stay within walking distance at the sophisticated Westin Irving Convention Center, between Toyota Music Factory and the world-class convention center, featuring lake views and a stunning pool deck. Craving a boutique escape? Texican Court, brimming with Spanish flair, has fire pits and an on-site Tex-Mex restaurant for a truly unique experience.

Stay by the water at the Omni Las Colinas Hotel overlooking Lake Carolyn. Enjoy on-site dining at three exquisite cafes, plush rooms, and easy access to the Las Colinas Entertainment District and the Mandalay Canals. Also along the water is Marriott Dallas Las Colinas. Beyond stunning views, enjoy spacious rooms and dining options, perfect for unwinding after a day of adventure. 

The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas is an excellent option if you crave a relaxing escape with world-class amenities. Nestled within minutes of Irving attractions, this hotel boasts championship golfing, beautiful nature trails, sparkling pools, and a rejuvenating spa.

Those are just a few of the many accommodation options in Irving, from waterfront retreats and pet-friendly havens to luxurious accommodations. Special deals and packages abound throughout the year, featuring discounted rates and complimentary perks to stretch your dollar further and maximize your Irving experience. 



Your Launch Pad Awaits 

Irving's central location steals the show! Not only is our city close to two major airports (DFW International and Dallas Love Field–under 20 minutes away by car), but its proximity to every major freeway in the Dallas-Fort Worth area makes it the ultimate DFW launchpad.

How central are we talking? Incredibly. It's a quick 20-minute car ride from Irving to downtown Dallas, and downtown Fort Worth is just about 30 minutes away from Irving. Looking to hit up Six Flags over Texas in Arlington? That's around a 20-minute drive. 

With Irving as your home base, you'll have easy access to live music, exciting outdoor adventures, and endless family fun throughout the entire DFW area.