Irving Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Irving, Texas - TX, USA)

While not quite a tourist haven, Irving offers nearby Fort Worth and Dallas to support it in terms of visitor attractions. Visitors to Irving can appreciate its quieter atmosphere, while still being within a short driving distance of the close-by busier environment of these larger cities.

Information about Irving can be found in popular travel book titles as well as on a range of Internet travel sites.

Tourism and Tourist Information

The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau is the city's main source of information for visitors and staff here can assist you in planning your holiday and advising you on issues such as places to visit, how to find accommodation and so on.

Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau
Address: 222 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Suite 1550, Irving, Texas TX, USA
Tel: +1 972 252 7476


There are literally hundreds of languages spoken all over the USA owing to the large Hispanic, Chinese and Japanese communities and other ethnic minorities. The most common language in Irving, Texas and throughout America is English.


Prior to your arrival in Irving, always check with your nearest consulate or embassy for details about whether you need a visa for travel to Irving and the USA. Visa applications should always be made well in advance.


A number of different categories on non-immigrant visas are available for those planning to work in Irving and the USA temporarily. Working without a visa is against the law in America, with strict penalties being enforced. Those intending to work in Irving should apply for the relevant working visa in their home country and may need a letter or documentation from their prospective Irving employer.


Currency in circulation today in Irving, Texas, is typical of the United States of America. The American dollar is the official currency of the USA, and is commonly known as buck. Dollar bank notes in Irving are usually called bills and come in denominations of $1, $2 (unusual), $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. The dollar is divided into 100 cents and coins in Irving come in denominations of 1 cent (penny), 5 cents (nickel), 10 cents (dime) and 25 cents (quarter) and a 1 dollar coin.


Tipping is generally expected throughout Irving and in many cases required, unless service has been somewhat poor. Restaurants in Irving usually expect a tip of between 10 to 20 percent, together with local taxi drivers. Bars in the city also appreciate some kind of gratuity and often have special tips trays on the counter. Hotel staff in Irving also expect a small tip, which may be as little as a dollar.


When dining in Irving, you will find many restaurants now operate a strict 'no smoking' policy. Smoking is now also not allowed on public travel options in Irving, which include bus and train travel. Before smoking in public areas in Irving and Texas, check with those nearby.