We all know that in many parts of the country gas is nearing if not over $4 a gallon. Many people because of that have decided to stay home instead of go on a vacation this year. My family just returned from a trip to a blogging convention where we were very pleased with how much we were able to save, but, that’s another post this is about Staycationing!
I have teamed up with a group of bloggers to write about staycationing in our neck of the woods. Today, I will be offering suggestions of places to go and things to do in the Arlington, TX area. Tomorrow, I will have a list for you to all of the other posts to other areas of the country.
Even if you aren’t “Staycationing” this year, you can use the list to find things in the area in which you’ll be vacationing! Win-Win!
Here is a list of places in Arlington, TX, you may consider:
River Legacy Living Science Center serves as the gateway to River Legacy Parks.
Nestled into a clearing of existing land contours and oak groves, the 12,000-square-foot nature center has a sustainable design that has a minimal impact on the environment.
River Legacy Parks is a 1,300-acre urban oasis that follows the curves of the Trinity River in north Arlington.
The Parks’ ecological diversity of bottomland forest, wetlands and prairie provides abundant habitat for countless birds, fish, mammals, and native plants.
Outdoor Summer Concert Series Levitt Pavilion in downtown Arlington’s Founders Plaza
The Levitt Pavilion brings the magic of music and the performing arts to Arlington in a whole new way – under the stars! Our performance schedule includes artists from all around the world and right in our own backyard, from jazz to hot Latin rhythms and world music to children’s artists.
The International Bowling Museum’s 18,000-square-foot facility is located on the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, TX. It is loaded with history and brimming with fun. Come visit us today.
Since Traders Village opened in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Grand Prairie in 1973, millions of people have browsed, shopped and traded within the acres filled with thousands of dealers offering a little bit of everything, all at bargain prices.
The Arlington Museum of Art exists to champion creativity and provide access to art for the cultural enrichment and economic development of our community.
Tails and Trails Dog Park – Don’t forget the Dog!
- 5.7 acres
- Large Dog Off Leash Area
- Shaded Areas
- Small Dog Off Leash Area
- Walking Nature Trails
- Water Fountains
Ice At The Parks – Ice Skating
A great place to come join your friends and skate, play hockey, have a skating party, or learn to skate from one of our many highly qualified instructors, enter into a figure skating competition or skate in one of our annual seasonal skating shows. Our professional staff of coaches and instructors are anxious to assist you along the way.
Six Flags Over Texas
The Texas Giant has awakened – higher, faster and now the world’s smoothest coaster. Experience the beyond vertical banked turns and the world’s steepest drop.
Cowboy Stadium Tours
There are now two exciting ways to tour the new Cowboys Stadium. If you are interested in touring the entire stadium, and going home with a head full of facts and figures about the world’s largest domed structure, then the VIP Guided Tour is your best option. If you’d rather take your time and explore just the most popular highlights on the Event Level, then the Self-Guided Tour is for you.
What comes to mind when you think about the last time you went bowling? Odds are, you’re picturing the smiling faces, high fives and victory dances of your friends, family or coworkers. And that’s what bowling is all about: come-as-you-are fun that starts the second you walk in the door and memories that last far after the last frame has been played. That’s exactly what you can expect at each and every AMF Bowling Center. Because AMF is where America goes bowling.
- Laser Tag
- Rock Climbing
Johnny High Music Review
The Country Music Review is a weekly, country music variety show held at the Arlington Music Hall. Every Saturday night we present a first class show that is fun for the entire family.
On April 1, 1994, a new era for the Texas Rangers began with the opening of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The beautiful baseball-only facility serves as the centerpiece of a 270-acre complex which solidifies Arlington, Texas as an entertainment giant in the Southwest.
Studio Movie Grill
Start a NEW FAMILY TRADITION with KidToons every week-end at 11 am for only $2/ticket. And, for families caring for CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, SMG is partnering with Variety, the Children’s Charity in Texas and Land O Lakes in Atlanta, to offer Special Needs Screenings of family friendly movies, free to all children with special needs.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes and Dinner Lounge
With everything from bowling and cocktails, to sushi and dancing to DJ music on Fridays and Saturdays, Splitsville gives people permission to have fun, with or without picking up a bowling ball.
- 54 holes of beautifully landscaped Putt-Putt Golf
- Arcade with over 70 of the latest video games and simulators
- Batting cages with a speed that’s right for you!
- Bowlingo – miniature bowling alleys
Visit our restaurant for fresh-baked Funzino’stmpizza, Blue Bell® ice cream, cold soft drinks, nachos, and much more!
Lake Arlington Paddling Trail
This 10.9-mile paddling trail is the first lake paddling trail and the first trail in the DFW metroplex. Enjoy paddling along the shores of a beautiful lake to enjoy a taste of nature in the middle of this urban center.
The Historic Fielder House
The Fielder House, located at the corner of Fielder and Abram streets, was built for Mr. and Mrs. James Park Fielder, Sr. as their private residence in 1914. The two-story house, surrounded by magnificent oaks was one of the first brick homes in Arlington. The galleries at the Fielder House are used primarily to exhibit themes and topics relating to the history of Arlington and its surrounding communities
Creative Arts Theatre & School The success of CATS’ programs is ultimately judged by the community response to its classes and shows—and by the successes of its students. Many CATS alumnae have been accepted into prestigious theatre programs at such schools as Florida State University, Southern Methodist University, Boston Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, and Harvard University.
Daily Campus Tours
(not offered on major holidays)
Daily campus tours are led by UT Arlington students called MavElite. The campus tour is a walking tour and lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. The tour includes stops inside several academic buildings, a visit to our dining center called Connection Cafe to experience the sights and smells of eating on campus, a visit to the Fine Arts and Architecture galleries, stops in the Maverick Activities Center, the Main Stage Theater, a ride on the Mav Mover Shuttle bus to see our Studio Art Center featuring student art and our award-winning glassblowing studio and much more. The tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes. Also, please be aware of current weather conditions and dress accordingly, as our tours still take place in the rain or cold weather, unless conditions become unsafe.
Warning: you are about to be abducted (and splashed). Yes, it’s a UFO (Ultimate Fun Object), with two 500-foot tentacle tubes from an ominous black flying saucer. They send you on special inner tubes that zoom through the inner darkness of the tentacles, all the way down to a splashy ending.
If you are around here and think of any others – please comment and share with us all! Remember, tomorrow I will share the links with you for all of the posts from all over the country!