Destination: Irving Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Sandi Cain
August 29, 2011
Once an afterthought to Los Angeles, Orange County has come into its own in the 21st century as the capital of cool, at least as related to surfing and the beach. It’s home to surf-fashion giants such as Quiksilver and Roxy, and it’s the place where surfing legends like Hobie Alter and Corky Carroll made their names. The real OC has 42 miles of coastline with sparkling beaches, top-rated coastal resorts and a user-friendly airport that makes travel easy for OC-bound groups.
By Kendra Strey
December 29, 2010
To people who have never spent time in the state of Texas, dusty prairieland, weathered cowboys and a whole lotta nothin’ else is what’s often expected.
Learn about Irving for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Number of Meetings Hotels: 80
Total Hotel Rooms: 11,000
Number of Special Events Venues:26
Local Convention Centers: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
Local Airports: Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW), Dallas Love Field (DAL)
Local CVB: The Irving CVB
Irving’s inspiration is summed up in that classic mantra, Location, Location, Location. Enviably placed and strategically developed to best serve and enjoy the surroundings, it’s a short drive to Dallas, Fort Worth and DFW airport, with gorgeously maintained neighborhoods and flawlessly preserved history. Home to some 2,000 corporations and six Fortune 500 companies, this east Texas enclave has palpable charm.
The thriving Irving Heritage District, designed more than 100 years ago on 80 acres, encapsulates the path of Texas industry. This old railroad town has of course succumbed to the modern age, but relics of a small-town past are very much in evidence. Stroll through and view Irving’s first water tower and town windmill; pop into the local library.
Head out to Las Colinas, a stunning mixed-use development that was one of the first planned communities in the United States. Here in Williams Square Plaza you’ll see the world’s largest equestrian sculpture,The Mustangs of Las Colinas—nine bronze horses charging through a granite stream, epitomizing the free-spirited pioneer drive that built the Lone Star State.
Old and new, side by side: Irving is a quintessential slice of life in today’s Texas, with easy access to everywhere you need to be.