If you haven’t even started yet here are a few different ideas you’ve probably not thought of.
Well to start with there are plenty of things to do outside. If you like to play golf play 18-holes at one of the three coursed located in Arlington. Lake Arlington golf course, Tierra Verde Golf Club or the Chester W. Ditto Golf Course are all available. If you aren’t that skilled there is Putt-Putt. They have 2 locations, one in N. Arlington off of Division and the other in S. Arlington on Pleasant Ridge (near the Parks mall). The south has batting cages and the north location has cars to drive
How about taking a picnic lunch! You can make up a basket or pick-up some “to go” and head off to one of the many parks sprinkled throughout the city. Try River Legacy Park here you can enjoy the sun, take a guided tour or bring your bikes to enjoy the bike trails. Don’t forget to stop in to see the Living Science Center’s exhibits. Don’t forget Lake Arlington. Come enjoy the view and have a cookout.
Want to shop a little while outside? Try Traders Village, on the border of Arlington and Grand Prairie. Open on the weekends and sometimes with special events going on too, Check out the Chili cook-offs, Indian days and car swap meets and more.
Are sports your thing?
How about a game of tennis at the Arlington Tennis Center. No? Then there is the Ranger’s at Ameriquest Field. Here you can view the baseball museum, have lunch or dinner at the restaurant and soon catch a game. In 2009 the Cowboys Football stadium will be here so plan a football game. If you happen to be looking for something to indo ors try roller-skating at the Arlington Skatium, ice-skating at the Parks Mall, bowling at AMF Arlington Lanes, and even rock climbing at Dyno-Rock Indoor Climbing Gym.
Want to stay inside?
Well there is plenty to do there too. You can catch a show at one of the many theaters such as Johnny High Country Music Review. Spot a new rising star in the making; remember Leanne Rhimes started here. Also, Theater Arlington and The Creative Arts Theater have shows year round. Don’t forget to see what’s going on at UTA. They have basketball, volleyball and theater there too. Check out the museums in the area as well. Arlington’s oldest The Upstairs Gallery, Fielder House, and the Arlington Museum of Art. See some western art at the Frontier Gallery. Also, American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum has restored DC-3 to see. Along with that there are interactive exhibits, films, and historical items to view.
Now are you ready for a fun meal?
You can enjoy a nice quiet meal at the Candlelight Inn right off of Division. It’s been around since the 60’s.
Or try the neighborhood bar and grill’s such as Gilligan’s Bar & Grill, Mac’s or try some old favorites like Joe’s Crab Shack, Campo Verde for great Tex Mex, that “good ole standby” Red lobster. There are lots of places to choose from depending on what you’re hungry for just pick a street and look around……