July 26, 2011
Got Plans for the Weekend?
When the weekend comes calling, Arlington residents no longer
need to look at neighboring cities to fill their plates with
Look around. There’s enough to do right here at home.
Whether it’s exercise, culture, entertainment or dining, the city
has enough amenities to keep locals—and their friends and
family—busy all weekend.
Six Flags Over Texas
are still popular choices, the city has plenty more to offer.
The athletic-minded can start the day in one of the
city’s parks which
feature 47 miles of trails or in a class at one of the
For a cool-down later in the day, visit one of the
Early risers can hit the
Downtown Arlington Farmers Market,
which is open on Friday and Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
or have huevos rancheros for breakfast at
Marquez Bakery on Division Street.
Ever wanted to row a canoe? Then check out the
paddling trails that
run along Lake Arlington, which operates from Bowman Springs Park
and Richard Simpson Park, or the Trinity River via the River Legacy
Parks Paddling Trail.
The River Legacy Living Science Center also offers a full calendar of events including nature walks,
classes and demonstrations.
During the heat of the day, explore the
Arlington Museum of Art or any number of weekend exhibits at
gallery spaces at the
University of Texas at Arlington.
UTA also hosts afternoon events at the
including $2 movies during the summer.
If shopping is your bag, the retail centers at
Arlington Highlands along Interstate 20,
the Parks at Arlington mall or
Lincoln Square at Collins and
I-30 should fit the bill.
There is no shortage of restaurants come dinnertime, but some of the
city’s newest offerings are popping up in downtown and along East
will soon be joined by
Mushroom pizza is on the way just
north of City Hall near
Babe’s Chicken Dinner House.
For evening entertainment, consider various music and arts offerings
unique to Arlington.
Theater Arlington on Main Street
and CATS theater
on Randol Mill Road
stage live local theater performances on weekends.
Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue
on Center Street offers a country music variety show and regularly
hosts guest country artists. The
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing
Arts on Abram Street also
stages regular free outdoor concerts and performances.
Cap off the evening by joining other locals for a cold ice cream
treat from Marble Slab Creamery in
Lincoln Square while you toss a few coins into the bronze horses
water fountain for good luck.