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A Day in Irving

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Irving is filled with plenty of entertainment, cultural, historical and recreational venues.  Explore the museums and art centers, elegant dining venues, shopping spots, lively nightspots and entertainment venues. Here’s a 24-hour itinerary guide to help you make most of your trip.

Irving Itinerary
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Breakfast at 9:00am!

Start your morning with a hearty American breakfast at Le Peep of Las Colinas. Enjoy fresh, made from scratch, delish American eats at a reasonable price. The menu includes French toast, eggs benedict, omelets, flavored coffee, waffles, and skillet breakfasts. This restaurant has something for everyone with delicious American cuisine for breakfast and lunch.

Address: 4835 North O'Connor Blvd #100, Irving, TX 75062, United States
Phone: 1 972-717-0422
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 6:30am-2:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am-2:30pm

Irving Arts Center at 10:00am!

Visit the Irving Art Center and peruse the traditional and contemporary art work by established as well as up-and-coming local and regional artists. The center has four galleries and a sculpture garden. Tour the sculpture garden that features temporary and permanent sculptures designed by world famous sculptor-James Surls.

Address: 3333 North MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75062, United States
Phone: 1 972-252-7558
Distance from Le Peep of Las Colinas: 1.4miles or 4minutes drive

The Mustangs of Las Colinas at 11:00am!

Head off to the spectacular largest equestrian sculpture in the world- The Mustangs of Las Colinas. It is a bronze sculpture of nine mustangs that depicts the wild mustangs’ historical significance in Texas. Also, check out an art display by Robert Glen, an African wildlife artist, at the Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum.

Address: 5221 North O'Connor Road #110E, Irving, TX 75039, United States
Phone: 1 972-869-9047
Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Distance from Irving Arts Center: 2.8miles or 8minutes drive

Ruth Paine House Museum at 12:00pm!

Next head off to the Ruth Paine House Museum that features the historic events associated to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Tour the museum and check out the exhibitions of the legacy, life and death of President John F. Kennedy. The museum has more than 400 historic photos, documentary film, artifacts and interactive exhibits. Encounter with history!

Address: 801 West Irving Blvd, Irving, TX 75060, United States
Phone: 1 972-721-4750

Lunch at 1:00pm!

Head to Big State Drug Fountain and Grill (Main St. and Irving Blvd. Main St. and Irving Blvd., Irving, Texas) that serves up American far, or swing by Villa's Grill (137 South Main Street) for some steak and South American cuisine. Craving for Mexican, head off to Danal's Mexican Restaurant (508 N. O'Connor Rd). For delicious BBQ, stop by Fred's Pit BBQ (808 E Irving Blvd).

Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center at 2:00pm!

Head off to Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center that showcases the history of the oldest African-American community in the area. This heritage museum features the cultural and political history of the area settled in 1850 by emancipated slaves. The Heritage Center encompasses a native plant garden, three buildings and a pavilion. Each of the building features history of Bear Creek community. The J.O. David House features chronicles the story of Bear Creek Community through exhibits and photographs. The Sam Green House features period furnishings, signage and artifacts. The Bear Creek Masonic Lodge building features the experience of African-American from the time of liberation through the 1950s-60s Civil Rights Movement.

Address: 3925 Jackson Street, Irving, TX 75061, United States
Phone: 1 972-721-2501

National Scouting Museum at 4:00pm!

Next, head off to National Scouting Museum that features one of the largest collections of Norman Rockwell’s works. Know the scouting history through interactive exhibits, historical collections and artifacts at this museum.  It honors the rich and interesting history of the Boy Scouts of America. 

Address: 1329 West Walnut Hill Ln, Irving, TX 75038, United States
Phone: 1 800-303-3047
Opening hours: Monday: 10:00am-7:00pm; Tuesday to Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Go Shopping at 5:00pm!

Visit the MacArthur Park Shopping Center that has more than 12 stores ranging from major clothing retailers to home goods to dessert shops. Anchor stores include Michaels, Target, The Gap, Kroger, Ross, TJ Maxx and Office Depot. 

Address: Irving, TX 75063, United States


Visit the Irving Mall that features more than 130 stores. Anchor stores include Dillard’s, Macy’s, Sears, and Burlington Coat Factory. Some of the specialty shops housed here are Shoe Palace, American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret, and more. The mall has everything from men and women apparels to shoes to jewelry and accessories. 

Address: 3880 Irving Mall, Irving, TX 75062, United States
Phone: 1 972-255-0572
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Saturday: 12:00pm-9:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Drinks and Dinner at 7:00pm!

Swing by the Aspen Creek that serves up delicious American fare. The menu includes authentic American classics, like fries, sandwiches, burgers, salads, hand-cut steaks and pastas. There’s also a full bar featuring craft beers on tap, margaritas and specialty drinks. Enjoy your meal with your favorite drink!

Address: 4300 West Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062, United States
Phone: 1 972-986-7770
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm

9:00pm, and starts the nightlife in Irving!

Head off to Bar 19, an upscale sports bar where you can kick back and drink with friends, while gorging onto some traditional American fare. Play billiards or a friendly game of pool, catch sports on the big screen television, or people-watch on a patio with an awesome view of the Resort Pool. A relaxed nightlife spot!

Address: 4150 North MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75038, United States
Phone: 1 972-717-0700
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 5:00pm-2:00am; Sunday: 5:00pm-1:00am


Swing by the Buffalo Wild Wings, a lively sports bar with wings, variety of beers and American pub grub. Watch your favorite sporting event on large screen television, while enjoying beer and wings. 

Address: 1200 Market Place, Irving, TX 75063, United States
Phone: 1 972-432-0011
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00am-1:00am; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-2:00am; Sunday: 11:00am-12:00am

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