The city of Irving, Texas was established in 1903 and incorporated eleven years later in 1914. According to local legend, the city was named after the famous American author Washington Irving. Irving is currently home to more than 225,000 residents, which makes it the 13th largest city in Texas. With more than 75 hotels, 400 restaurants, and its close proximity to the DFW International Airport, Irving is the perfect place to make as a base of operations while visiting the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Within Irving is the community of Las Colinas, which was one of the first master-planned developments in the United States. Las Colinas has more than 25,000,000 square feet of office space that houses more than 2,000 companies, including some of the world’s largest corporation like Exxon Mobil and Kimberly-Clark. From 1971 to 2008, the Dallas Cowboys played their home games in Irving at the old Cowboys Stadium. To this day, the Cowboys still maintain their headquarters and practice facility in another section of Irving, Valley Ranch.
Irving also offers business travelers, vacationers, and locals a number of wonderful attractions and activities. If you’re in the mood for a romantic night out or a break from work, take one of the gondola rides on Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn after dining at one of Irving’s many fine restaurants. There are also a number of activities and attractions for music and art lovers such as viewing the magnificent Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture, which is one of the largest equestrian sculptures in the world, or attending one of the many concerts and exhibits at the Irving Arts Center and the Irving Convention Center.