Irving is a city in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas. Part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Irving has experienced exponential growth over the past fifty years, and is home to a multitude of attractions of all types, from modern art to major sporting events.

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Maac's Grill

Small, local bar located just north of I635 & MacArthur Blvd. Serves a wide variety of Americana foods, and has 49-cent wings most nights. $2 Draft beers and $3 mixed drinks. Popular (and packed) Karaoke nights on Tuesdays & Saturdays. Features a large heated, cooled, and covered patio with downtown Dallas visible on clear nights. Tons of TV's visible from any seat in the house, always tuned to various sports. Friendly to an eclectic crowd - young & old, all races, colors, and creeds.

Cool River

Cool River is upscale fine dining and drinks. Their bar is long and impressively deep - there is hardly anything you can not get from the bartenders. Drinks are expensive compared to the rest of Irving. Several very nice, high-end pool tables. Friday's and Saturday's expect a cover after 8PM of usually $10-$20. This is usually because of a live band playing. Food is excellent, but also pricey. Can smoke inside. Offers Valet Parking.

Irving Arts Center

Lyric Stage and Irving Community Theatre. Live performances of Broadway shows where every seat has a great view. Art exhibits, events and exhibitions. May thru October, 2011, Genghis Khan exhibit arriving from Mongolia and Russia. Call or buy tickets online.

Taboon Grill

Serves middle-eastern and Mediterranean food in a very small shop that looks like an ethnic convenience store from the outside. Located near the airport just west of Belt Line Rd and north of SR 183 (the Airport Fwy) in a strip-mall that the 70s forgot.

EAT   —  +1 214 596-0908 —  Map

Years to Your Health

An alternative health store. One can find herbs, incense, crystals, and books on natural healing. This place was converted to a store from someone's small house so it has a unique feel to it.

BUY   —  +1 972 579-7042 —  503 E. 2nd St

The Mustangs of Las Colinas

Located in prestigious Williams Square in the Las Colinas developent of Irving, the mustangs nestled on an artificial river in an urban setting make a beautiful backdrop for photography.

Captain Nemo's

This sub shop has been in Irving forever, serves unique sandwiches, best to get to go although there are tables but not much atmosphere, good food. Call ahead for faster service.

Jefferson Street Bed and Breakfast Inn

Located in quiet residential neighborhood. AAA approved, handicap accessible, private baths and air conditioning. Rates start at $85. 10 suites including a private cottage.

TPC Four Seasons

The home course for Dallas' PGA Tour event, The Byron Nelson Invitational. A very upscale course, the TPC is typically available only to guests at the Four Seasons Resort.

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Courtyard Dallas DFW Airport North/Irving

This DFW Airport hotel offers amenities including on-site dining at the Courtyard Cafe, outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, and free wireless Internet.

SLEEP   —  +1 972-929-4004 —  4949 Regent Blvd

Dallas Irving Backpackers

This hostel is a TRE train ride away from Union Station. It feels more like a student flat than a hotel, but the staff are friendly and the price is right.

SLEEP   —  +1 214 682-9636 —  214 West 6th St

NYLO Las Colinas Irving Texas Hotel

NYLO Dallas Las Colinas features urban loft accommodations, hotel packages and free shuttle to Las Colinas area restaurants and boutique shopping.

SLEEP   —  +1 972-373-8900 —  1001 W Royal Ln

Bear Creek Golf Club

The closest course to D/FW Airport. It is very highly regarded and has 36 holes available. Many corporate events are hosted at Bear Creek.

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Hawthorn Suites - Airport

All-suite hotel, full of efficiency kitchens, exercise facilities, video cassette players and on-site guest laundry and valet service.

SLEEP   —  +1 972 871-1412 —  5000 Plaza Dr

DoubleTree by Hilton DFW Airport North

Complimentary 24-hour DFW airport shuttle. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access and in-room refrigerators & microwaves.

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas

This upscale luxurious resort opened up in 1986 and has hosted elite golf tournaments such as the EDS Byron Nelson Classic.

Blue Fish

Blue Fish is a Sushi Bar. A more expensive, more impressive option for drinks and food.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott

The Marriott DFW Airport hotel offers complimentary shuttles to and from the airport.

Villa's Grill

Brazilian Grilled meats and sides served family style.

EAT   —  +1 972-259-2939 —  137 S Main

MainStay Suites Irv/Mall

Offers guests free wireless high-speed Internet.

SLEEP   —  +1 972 257-5400 —  2323 Imperial Dr

Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport

506 spacious guest rooms and suites.

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