Italy has been on my bucket list for quite some time! While I haven’t quite made it there, I’ve found the next best thing right here in Irving. Take a romantic Italian gondola ride through the Las Colinas canals and feel transported to Venice! In addition to Italian gondolas, Irving is home to one of the most diverse zip codes in the U.S. Have fun eating around the world with a diverse dive dine-around by trying out local Nepalese, Argentinian, Peruvian, and Nigerian restaurants! If you truly want to feel like you “got away” spend a luxury filled weekend at the Four Seasons Resort & Spa at Las Colinas and indulge in a luxury spa treatment.
Want to go for a swim but can’t because of the winter chill or rain? Grand Prairie offers a warm oasis in the winter at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark. No matter how cold it is outside, at Epic Waters, you can experience warm weather year-round. Add an ice-cold margarita with indoor surfing and you might forget you’re in DFW. It’s like a tropical paradise! In addition to Epic Waters, you can head to Asia Times Square for shopping, food and Lunar New Year celebrations, or Trader’s Village for shopping and carnival rides.
Looking for some more action? Sports City U.S.A. is the spot for your ultimate sports fanatic getaway! In Frisco you can tour Dallas Cowboys Headquarters (the Star in Frisco), see an FC Dallas soccer game at the Toyota Stadium and watch baseball while floating a lazy river with the Frisco RoughRiders. If you’re not sports overloaded by then, you can revel in soccer history at the National Soccer Hall of Fame, train like an NFL player or cheerleader at Cowboy Fit, and play indoor paintball at Frisco Paintball. You will never run out of sports fun in this city!
There’s also tons of fun to be had in Dallas, like soaking in the view from Reunion Tower! Start your vacation with luxury by checking into the Adolphus hotel, designed after a German castle, to feel as if you’re somewhere far off. Dallas offers a little bit of something for everyone and the best part is there is always an incredible event or fair going on. If you’re feeling extra stressed after a long week, get a workout in with cuddly goats at Happy Goat Yoga or grab one of the 24 ciders on tap while playing retro video games at Bishop Cidercade. Don’t forget to get in some retail therapy at Highland Park Village and shop in style.