In and around Irving, TX
Collected by Farah Fleurima , AFAR Local Expert
Things to eat, drink, see and do when you're in the vicinity of DFW Airport.
8600 N MacArthur Blvd #142, Irving, TX 75063, USA
ZENse's focus on culinary authenticity puts it on par with some of Dallas' best Thai restaurants. Dishes like fried sweet potatoes, larb gai and pad kee mow will send Thai cuisine lovers' taste buds swooning. Adventurous diners should direct their...
2000 E Shady Grove Rd, Irving, TX 75063, USA
Join Twin Wells' eClub to score a free round of golf at the lush, 6,600-yard course surrounded by forest. It truly feels like a getaway from the bustle of the city at this par-72 facility that also features a clubhouse, pro shop, and snack bar.
411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
The famed and former Texas School Book Depository is a must-visit at least once for any visitor to Dallas. The permanent exhibit creates a portrait of the mood of the country during JFK's presidency up until the time of his assassination. The...
3977 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75038, USA
This spot specializes in the Latin American filled pastries called empanadas, in varieties both savory and sweet. Fillings range from the traditional criolla (a mix of ground beef, onions and raisins) and sweet guava and cheese to local favorites...
2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Opened in December 2012, the Perot has instantly become an in-demand destination for visitors and locals alike. With 180,000 square feet and five floors filled to bursting with elaborate, interactive exhibits on wildlife, biology, physics and...
199 Red River Trail, Irving, TX 75063, USA
The city's water park features shaded spots for lounging, lap pools for practicing your breaststroke and a zero-depth-entry pool for the young 'uns. Let's not forget the centerpiece of any water park worth its salt: the waterslides! Cimarron...
391 E Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039, USA
Pedal your way along lovely Lake Carolyn on a speedy two-wheeled transport with the wind in your hair, courtesy of The Bike Shop. The store rents bicycles out by the hour and is conveniently located near the scenic Mandalay trails in the heart of...
1420 Plaza Pl, Southlake, TX 76092, USA
A longtime go-to for seafood and steaks in Dallas, Truluck's brings the same attention to culinary craft to Southlake. A favorite especially among romantics and business diners alike, the restaurant serves up its famous crab cakes, filet mignon...
1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038, USA
With one of the hottest bar scenes in Irving, Cool River is a must-hit spot to not only wet your whistle, but mingle with the best of them. Live music pulsates while guests sip and nosh and play billiards, and the vibe here is open, friendly and...
1010 S Pearl Expy, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
The line coursing through the Dallas Farmers Market says it all: There's some serious food here. Folks queue up early for some epic 'cue, and Pecan Lodge, with a slew of accolades, is among the best in the city, even earning top honors from Texas...
301 E Las Colinas Blvd #301, Irving, TX 75039, USA
Meals are meant for spectacle at this venerable Japanese dining establishment. Accentuated by sleek, modern decor, Jinbeh fascinates with a menu brimming with classics, such as fresh sushi, tempura, hot pots, and its signature hibachi entrees....
525 Meadow Creek Dr, Irving, TX 75039, USA
Brunch, dine, drink—what can't you do at Sfuzzi? With its popular pizza, signature frozen drink (the Sfuzzi) and a bubbly atmosphere centered at the bar, this offshoot of the revitalized Dallas original makes for fantastic dining, drinking, and...
975 W John Carpenter Fwy #109A, Irving, TX 75039, USA
The popular local yoga chain is known and loved for its menu of signature classes, all tied to the elements of the earth. Challenge yourself with a Fire class, led in a 98-degree room; meld yoga and Pilates moves in the Wood course; or build on...
3000 Meadowmere Ln, Grapevine, TX 76051, USA
Learn to kayak on Lake Grapevine with friendly certified instructors who will share their love of the sport. Classes range from basic skills courses to how to perfect one of those sweet-looking kayak rolls that plunge you into the water! New on...
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Nestled in a cozy stretch between (and meant to bridge) Dallas' downtown and uptown enclaves, this urban oasis offers a neat retreat with a backdrop of the stunning city skyline. But don't just sit and take in the view, get moving! The park...
322 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051, USA
Looking for wines that are bewildering, restorative, libidinous, or even virile? Aren't we all? These are just a few of the eye-catching categories with which Into the Glass classifies their tremendous selection of vino. With a sweet and romantic...
5003 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX 76034, USA
With an emphasis on Mediterranean-inspired fare and boasting an approachably elegant feel, NEXT has become a favorite of local diners. A glance at the menu reveals thoughful, chef-crafted flatbreads, soups, salads and full entrees, all at...
203 E Worth St Suite 100, Grapevine, TX 76051, USA
Remember your high school art class, where you got to express your inner feelings and dreams through the medium of acrylic paint? Well, imagine that experience paired with a smooth little chardonnay or a heady pinot noir (not you, current high...
6609 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
When you're looking for that "it factor" dress for that hot party or special date, Bittano has you covered. With two stories of cute, casual dresses, separates, shoes and accessories, you'll have a ton of options to pore over. The friendly,...
3051 W Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062, USA
With 22 acres of space, this Irving city park has some great ways to rev up your heart rate. Half-courts host endless basketball games (horse, anyone?), and sand volleyball courts provide the ideal setting for matches between groups of friends—...
6827 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
Piermarini set prim and traditional Snider Plaza ablaze with its arrival last year, bringing classy-casual apparel with a modern edge. Men and women can expect to find an eclectic mix of structured forms and airy silhouettes in of-the-moment...
1906 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Being one of the few apparel shops on the north end of Henderson Avenue, Milk & Honey draws a good deal of attention. Its rustic-chic vibe and adorable fashions for women keep that attention, and makes fans out of gals searching for...
3699 McKinney Ave #501, Dallas, TX 75204, USA
When the social-scene divas of Dallas need a perfect top for their sizzling-hot pair of designer jeans, or a fantastic dress for a club night out, Flirt Boutique is a popular place to pop into. The store's colorful array of separates and frocks...
357 West Fork, Irving, TX 75039, USA
Ever wanted to sail in a gondola without needing a stamp in your passport? This sailing service has you covered, with luxurious rides in open-air boats made for two, or covered shuttles suitable for a handful of riders. Gondoliers row you around...
3601 Regent Blvd, Irving, TX 75063, USA
The pies at this Zagat-rated establishment are made with straight-from-Italy authenticity in mind. Pizzas are fired to crisp-crust perfection in a 900-degree brick oven and hand-tossed with flour imported from a mill in Italy. Throw in a sauce...
2201 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092, USA
Put on some comfy clothes and get your bounce on solo or with friends and family at this trampoline palace. And lest you think trampolines are for kids only, chew on this: Urban Air features dodgeball matches, and even cardio classes on the...
D, International Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75261, USA
If you're lucky enough to be landing or leaving Dallas through DFW Airport's snazzy Terminal D, claim a seat at this offshoot of Fort Worth's cowboy-chic cuisine haven. It's miles above airport food—Reata Grill's menu immerses you in bold and...
401 Cimarron Trail # 150, Irving, TX 75063, USA
Drink in the friendly vibe and airy atmosphere at this coffee shop that serves up a tasty array of caffeinated drinks as well as sandwiches and pastries. Dig in to a masala veggie burger inside while roaming the Web with free wifi, or sip on all...
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