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An oasis in the heart of Texas, this often-overlooked slice of paradise in Dallas/ Fort Worth is the perfect destination for a spring escape. With a beautiful lake, resort hotels, award-winning golf and a rocking music scene, myriad elements make Irving a surprisingly captivating spot for your spring fling. Whether you seek an intimate retreat, a family adventure, or a calm weekend reprieve, Irving ticks all the boxes.


Any memorable getaway begins with a great stay, and Irving has a range of options from affordable to luxury. Each exclusive Irving retreat has a unique vibe, foodie fun, and unique amenities. And each offer an experience that acts as a love letter to Texan traditions, culture, and lifestyle.

Retro Stay

Swap your everyday life for a stay at the retro-inspired Texican Court. Set on acres of beautifully landscaped courtyards, Texican Court offers outdoor fun with lawn games like Jenga and corn hole, complimentary bicycles, cozy fire pits with s’mores kits, and LIVE MUSIC every weekend.

Texican Court

Lakeside Stay

Sunshine, scenic views, delectable dining, and spa sessions all come together at Irving’s Omni Las Colinas for the perfect spring staycation. With lawn games, firepits, a giant heated pool and rockin’ deck, luxury cabanas and the Lakehouse Waterfront Lounge, there’s no need to leave the property once you’ve settled in. However, a visit to the adjacent Mokara Salon & Spa for an afternoon is highly recommended.

Omni Las Colinas

Resort Stay

Among Irving’s diverse array of accommodations, the new Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas (formerly the Four Seasons) stands out as the epitome of luxury. This resort invites you to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and submerge yourself in a world of unparalleled comfort and relaxation. Pulling from authentic local inspirations, the rustic, yet refined decor details and color palette provides an inviting place to relax in style while you take in the stunning views of TPC Las Colinas golf course. Take a dip in one of the pools, spend the day at the blissful spa, sharpen your tennis and pickleball game at their championship courts, join an aerial yoga class or tee it up just steps from your accommodations.

Ritz-Carlton Dallas


Music Scene

Here’s an insider tip. Texas has more than one music city and Irving has been quietly claiming the spotlight with phenomenal local and global acts gracing stages across the city. The Toyota Music Factory and its Live Nation Pavilion amphitheater are where you want to be, promising major acts and a buzzing nightlife featuring a plethora of bars with live music. There’s a new show venue making a splashy debut in the music factory, aptly named The Rayleigh Underground. The two-story space is tucked under the Pavilion’s amphitheater lawn with an underground vibe, expansive indoor and outdoor dining on both levels and six bars. Rayleigh differentiates itself from its music factory neighbors by combining upscale dining with a show reminiscent of a Vegas supper club. And that’s not all folks, music lovers also fancy the OUTLAW Taproom at the Ritz-Carlton, Two Mules at Texican Court, and The Ranch at Las Colinas for local live music.

Water Play

 For an amazing outdoor experience, head to Lake Carolyn. Whether you are planning a group outing or looking for spring break entertainment with the kids, Lake Carolyn offers classes and excursions that will have you on the water in no time. Enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking or cruising on a Gondola for breathtaking views of the lake and its surroundings. For something a bit different try Aqua-cycle Water Trikes for two to three people!

Culinary Adventures

With diverse ethnicities prevalent in its 75038 ZIP code, Irving’s restaurants offer a culinary travel experience. Around town, you’ll find an authentic taste of global cuisines, from Japan to Italy, India and beyond. And first-rate dining can be found near Lake Carolyn at Irving’s Water Street, a vibrant part of town brimming with restaurants, bars, and plenty of things to see and do. Food options in the Toyota Music Factory and Water Street range from upscale restaurants to relaxed gastropubs, and everything in-between.

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