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TEXAS Stumpy’s, Caves Lounge, and Milo’s. (Before you head out, don’t forget to designate a sober driver or arrange a ride. ) Seven: Do a little hoop dreamin’ When the super women of the WNBA Dallas Wings needed a home for their brand new team, they came straight to Arlington—of course! You can catch the ladies’ action late spring and summer at UTA’s College Park Center, where there are also plenty of things to do before and after the game in the College Park District or in Downtown Arlington. Eight: Disc golf, anyone? Disc golf fever is all the rage at beautiful Veterans Park, where people of all ages and abilities can enjoy the satisfaction of this addictingly fun sport. While you’re there, you can also check out the park’s hike/bike trail, the equestrian trails, nature area and wildscape gardens. Nine: Go kayaking on Lake Arlington Discover a different kind of outdoors experience on the Lake Arlington Paddling Trail, where novice and experienced kayakers alike can enjoy some quality alone time or some watery group adventures. Ten: Strap on those skates Ever noticed that everything’s more fun when you’re on wheels? Check out Arlington Skatium, where old school wooden rink nostalgia meets up with 21st century bells and whistles—and that means good times for kids of all ages (and kids at heart). Eleven: And speaking of good times on wheels… There are more of them to be had when you take an Arlington Segway Tour, where you’ll roll through scenic and iconic destinations like Globe Life Park and the always impressive Stonehenge-esque Caelum Moor stone sculptures of Richard Greene Linear Park. Twelve: Plan a luxury Texas Rangers outing Those super-affordable grandstand seats are all kinds of fun, but there’s nothing wrong with splurging once in a while and enjoying air conditioning, flat screen TVs, private restrooms, or all-you-can eat grub in one of Globe Life Park’s luxury suites, the Hyundai Club or the Cholula Porch. Thirteen: Break off a piece of inner peace Say “Namaste.” The Arlington Yoga Center offers walk-in classes, bundled packages and unlimited monthly yoga, with instruction in a range of multiple yoga disciplines. Beginners are always welcome. Fourteen: Scale the Iconic Oil Derrick at Six Flags Over Texas It’s possibly the most instantly-recognized image of our fair city, but have you actually ever been to the top? Offering stunning 360-degree views at 300 feet from the ground, the legendary Oil Derrick is a truly bucket list destination for anyone who lives in or visits Arlington.

Fifteen: Go behind the scenes at a world-class stadium Check out everything from the locker rooms to the press boxes to fine art exhibits and more when you take an up-close tour at the venues the legendary Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys call home, Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium. Sixteen: Class it up with a little culture What’s made up of talented artists from around the world, known for frequent performances of beautiful music, and likes to call the historic Arlington Music Hall home? It’s Symphony Arlington, and we can just about guarantee you’ll be glad you spent an evening getting to know them better. Or mosey on down to the Arlington Museum of Art, where the nationally-coveted Vivian Maier: Lost and Found exhibit showcases the work of a posthumouslydiscovered photographer by hobby and nanny by trade. The discovery of her amazing photo collection spawned a documentary that’s currently showing on Netflix and a national traveling exhibit that’s making a summer stop here in Arlington. Seventeen: Discover the joy of live theater Broadway musicals, comedy classics and contemporary dramas are available each season at Theatre Arlington, one of the area’s finest (and most affordable) performing arts destinations. If you’ve never been, you’re really missing out… Eighteen: Take a swing in Paradise Beautiful Tierra Verde Golf Course offers 250 acres of sweeping vistas, water features, sculpted fairways and challenging play—and yet it’s one of the most affordable golf top-tier golf destinations in the area. Be sure to stay for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Ventana Grille, the clubhouse restaurant. Nineteen: Do some drive-by history Free history and air conditioning —you can’t ask for more than that. Take a trip back to a fascinating past without leaving the comfort of your car when you go on this self-guided Historic Buildings Tour, which includes stops at Arlington’s better-known historic destinations and a few spots that might surprise you. Twenty: Find some unexpected fun at UT-Arlington And you thought that UTA was just a place to get an excellent education. That’s true, but it’s also the home of the UTA Planetarium, the UTA Fine Arts Gallery, the College Park District, and tons of exciting college sports action. Twenty-one: Grab some famous grub Did you know that Arlington is home to a fair share of restaurants that have earned profiles on national food and travel shows? “As seen on TV” destinations that are oh-so-worth checking out include J. Gilligan’s, Prince Lebanese Grill, Jamaica Gates Caribbean Grill, A Taste of Europe, and Sprouts Springroll. Arrive hungry…


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