There’s still plenty of summer left, Weekend Warriors, and we’ve even got things to do in Arlington this weekend that happen in the air conditioning! If you’re in the market for a few bright ideas, check out these nine fun options:
One: Texas Rangers Baseball
The boys are back in town and hosting the Tigers at Globe Life Park – so come out and cheer them on! Times: Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m.; Sunday at 2:05 p.m. See the Rangers website for ticket specials and promotions.
Two: “Calendar Girls” at Theatre Arlington
When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for the local hospital by creating and selling an, um, “alternative” calendar. See how it turns out in this touching and funny production now playing at Theatre Arlington. Times: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2p.m. Tickets: $23 (senior and student discounts are available).
Three: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Talk about your watery playgrounds! Within minutes of your arrival at Hurricane Harbor, you’ll be cooling down in an avalanche of cold blue water and enjoying some of the most thrilling rides around. While you’re there, be sure and check out Hurricane Harbor’s all-new American Grill, featuring classic summer food, music and fun. Hours: Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. See the website for ticket pricing and specials.
Four: Stadium Tours
If you’re living in or visiting Arlington and you haven’t taken advantage of the opportunity to go behind the scenes at some of the top sporting venues in the world, it’s time to do something about that: AT&T Stadium Tour Info / Globe Life Park Tour Info. Times and costs: See websites for details.
Five: Scavenger Hunts – Arlington Parks & Recreation
Kids a little too young for Pokemon Go? Check out any one of Arlington Parks and Recreation’s print-and-go scavenger hunts, which focus on letters, numbers, colors and nature. Then head to your favorite park and have fun! Cost: Free. Learn more.
Six: Olympic watching
The USA continues to rule in Rio, and you can keep up with all of the action at your favorite (or soon-to-be-favorite) sports bar or pub. Check it out.
Seven: Explore neighborhood restaurants
Eight: UTA Planetarium
Do a little stargazing or catch a show at the UTA Planetarium, one of Arlington’s coolest things to do. Times: Friday-Sunday afternoons, see website for show times. Tickets: $6 (with discounts for kids, students, and seniors). More.
Nine: ICE at The Parks
Nothing beats the summer heat like a few dozen cool turns around the ice rink – and when you’re finished, there are plenty of movies, restaurants and shopping destinations to try next. Times and cost: Friday-Sunday; $8 for adults (discounts for kids and seniors available, extra for skate rentals.) More.