Texas is full of treasures and the Toyota Music Factory in Irving is a gem! Come for the music and stay for the amazing amenities -- you won’t be short on entertainment options here.
With a music venue made for 8,000 attendees, a movie theater and more than 20 restaurants and bars, the Toyota Music Factory is a premier destination for all things fun.
With four accommodation options all in the Visitors District, you have your pick of places to stay that are very near the action -- none are more than a 5-minute walk to the Toyota Music Factory or a 10-minute walk to the convention center! Staying within the Visitors District means you won’t need to spend money on transportation.
The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
We enjoyed two nights at the Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, a contemporary hotel with an “art is music” theme. Well suited for business or pleasure, the Westin boasts easy access to both the Irving Convention Center and Toyota Music Factory. Take advantage of the nearby Mandalay Canal Walk where you will find a waterfront trail running alongside restaurants and more. When you’ve finished your walk, opt for a dip in the indoor pool or wash off in your in-room rainfall shower.
This boutique hotel is full of personality! Guests can anticipate more than 150 relaxed, yet luxe, guest rooms, a circular swimming pool, wood-burning fire pits, wraparound porches and even live music on weekends. Pop by the tequila bar for a tasting or grab a bite at Two Mules Cantina. Also near to the Toyota Music Factory, you are never far from the main attraction. For more information, visit texicancourt.com.
Nosh & Bottle
Looking for a great happy hour spot before a show? Or perhaps just hoping to grab something and go? Nosh & Bottle is your answer. Stop by for charcuterie and wine or browse their gourmet market. For more information, visit noshandbottle.com.
Hugo Miranda welcomes you to dine at Hugos Invitados, with a Mexican-influenced menu featuring dishes made from scratch. Think vibrant decor, colorful cocktails, fresh food and flavors that pack a punch. Expect superior service and a warm, inviting atmosphere. For more information, visit hugosinvitados.com.
What could be better than an order of huevos rancheros the morning after a late night out? At Mesa Mescal you will find that and more. With menu items like chilaquiles, steel cut oatmeal, blue corn pancakes and rompope french toast, there really is something for everyone. For a full list of menu items, visit mesamezcal.com.
At Olivella’s you will find authentic Italian style cuisine made from recipes dating back more than 100 years. What was started by one of the oldest pizza-making families in Naples has evolved into a pizzeria unlike any other. Other menu items include salad, pasta, paninis and dessert. For more information, visit olivellas.com.
Toyota Music Factory really has thought of it all. With everything in one place, you never have to go far to find what you’re looking for. Try Reservoir, their onsite gastropub, for your favorite southern foods or a quick cocktail.
Texas Lottery Plaza
Featuring a variety of music series throughout the year, the Texas Lottery Plaza is an outdoor music venue where you will find all sorts of artists and where local bands play every weekend. During our trip to the Toyota Music Factory, we caught a performance by country artist Joe Diffie. Sway to the music as the sun sets or dance the night away -- the choice is yours!
Situated within the Las Colinas community, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory has room for close to 15,000 -- it is three venues in one! Choose a seat in the open-air section of the venue or grab one indoors -- you can anticipate a hot lineup throughout the year. We had the pleasure of experiencing a Wisin and Yandel concert during our time there. This Latin music duo has been performing together for more than a decade and have won a Grammy, two Latin Grammys and multiple Billboard Latin Airplay #1s. These two know how to put on a show!
Reserve a seat at Alamo Drafthouse where they are playing the latest new releases as well as family and independent films. Plush seating, servers ready to offer you a beverage or bite to eat and superior digital projection -- they’ve made it easy for you to grab your popcorn, relax, sit back and enjoy the show. For reservations, visit drafthouse.com.
Yes, you heard that right -- gondolas! Gondola Adventures offers a variety of cruise options. Choose from their classic cruise, dinner cruise, breakfast cruise, lunch cruise or dessert cruise! They are open 365 days a year. For more information or to book your cruise, visit irving.gondola.com.
Makora Spa, situated right on the water, is a beautiful oasis where your worries will be washed away. The excellent staff will cater to your every need as you find respite from the busy world outside. The massages here are top-notch. For a full list of services, visit omnihotels.com/hotels/dallas-mandalay/spa.
What are you waiting for? Start planning your action-packed, music-themed adventure today. For more information about the Toyota Music Factory, visit toyotamusicfactory.com.