7 Reasons Las Colinas is the Perfect Weekend Getaway

Located just outside of Dallas, Irving has everything anyone could want in a getaway, including Las Colinas!

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Located just outside of Dallas, Irving has everything anyone could want in a getaway, including Las Colinas!

Location: located just 10 minutes from DFW International Airport and between the Metroplexes of Dallas and Fort Worth, Irving offers everything visitors want in a big city with elements of a small town, especially with Las Colinas. Even a drive here from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, or Mississippi is not bad! Plus, if you are anywhere in Texas and have not experienced everything Irving and Las Colinas has to offer, you are missing out!

Food: it is easy to see from our posts that Irving offers some of the best restaurants in all the Texas. With places like the Ranch, Two Mules Cantina, and Hudson House, there is truly something for everyone regardless of your taste! The best breakfast, lunch, and dinner spots are just a few blocks from wherever you are in Las Colinas.

Relaxing opportunity: the Omni Hotel Las Colinas and Four Seasons Resort and Club both call Irving home and offer some of the most fun you can have while relaxing. you can find your relaxation. At the Omni, you can rent a cabana out by the pool and have food and drinks delivered before walking over to Mokara Salon and Spa and getting the best massage you have ever had! Or, if you are staying at or near the Four Seasons, you do not want to miss out on their spa either! Sign up for a facial! You will not regret it! 

Great nightlife: Las Colinas is home to the Toyota Music Factory and whether you want to catch the current biggest band playing, go watch the newest movie and have dinner at the Alamo Drafhouse Cinema, or just watch a local band while having a few drinks at Mama Tried, these are all options under one roof at Toyota Music Factory. This is your perfect option for a night out on the town!

Plenty of shopping: The beautiful thing about shopping in a big city is you will be exposed to both small businesses and luxury brands along the way that you may not be able to get in your hometown. The epicenter of high fashion in Irving and ranked as one of the top five shopping destinations in the world, calls Irving home! Northpark Center hosts an impressive clientele of 26 million shoppers annually and features an incredible art and sculpture collection that contains works by Andy Warhol and Joel Shapiro. With 235 retailers like Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and so many more, Northpark is not only a cultural experience but a perfect place to scratch that shopping itch. With boutiques and specialty stores all over Irving, you will find what your heart desires. 

Workout: Just because you are relaxing and enjoying a much-needed getaway does not mean you cannot continue your regular workouts! Even though Irving has many walking trails and a few hiking locations, the Lake Caroline Loop offers a 3.2-mile loop that is not only waterfront but offers some incredible views of the city and some of the larger buildings. Additionally, if you are up for kayaking or paddleboarding, go see our friends at SUP-North Texas on the Mandalay Canal and rent one or the other for the perfect outdoors adventure. 

Cultural Experiences: So many times, when we are relaxing or on vacation, we forget about the importance of the culture in the city we are visiting. Thankfully, Las Colinas and Irving have several spots for you to explore. The first is the Mustangs of Las Colinas. This sculpture truly embraces the wildness of Texas’ past while embracing the strong-willed beauty of its future. Additionally, as mentioned previously, music is not a huge staple in Texas but in Las Colinas as well and on any given night you can find musical acts all over the city in restaurants and bars. Finally, if history is more of your thing, head over to Ruth Paine House and find out how her house guests directly impacted American history. Still want a little more? Head over to Irving Archives and Museum and learn more about Ruth Paine, Irving, and the history of Las Colinas. 


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