Irving tends to get lost in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex – but it’s actually the perfect weekend road trip.
Start by exploring Irving’s historic downtown, then stop in at Big State Fountain Grill and enjoy one of the nostalgic diner’s famous milkshakes, malts or floats made with Blue Bell ice cream.
Break a sweat by jogging or biking on the miles and miles of Campión Trails. Then cool off with the kids at the Cimarron Family Aquatic Center which includes a large outdoor pool, big water slides, and a splash park that allow swimmers to escape the Texas heat.
Sip on a cool, handcrafted cocktail with plenty of Texas attitude from The Ranch. Beverage options include the Front Porch Swing, the Ocean Front Property, and the Frozen Texas Tea.
If that choice wasn’t tough enough, there are other amazing restaurants to tempt your taste buds. i Fratelli is a delicious Italian bistro where you can get rich pastas paired with full-bodied wines. And Fortune House Chinese will fill up the family with their favorite Asian dishes.
Dallas-based rotisserie chicken restaurant Cowboy Chicken just opened an Irving location. The restaurant features all-natural, hormone-free rotisserie chickens that are hand seasoned, marinated for 24 hours, and then slowly roasted for two hours over a wood-burning fire. Dishes include signature sour cream tomatillo chicken enchiladas, abundant scratch-made sides such as Twice Baked Potaters™, baked mac & cheese, and seasonal cobblers baked in-house daily.
For a cultural and historical lesson, check out the National Scouting Museum, located right next door to the Boy Scouts of America national headquarters for a cultural and historical stop.
And coming in October, Dallas Fan Days return to Irving for another fantastic weekend celebrating comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. The pop-culture extravaganza is host to thousands of fans at this three-day event, which will include celebrity presentations, autographs and photo ops. More than 200 exhibitors will be selling everything from comics, toys and collectibles to original art and costumes.