Spring is in the air! Is the beautiful weather beckoning you out of your home for outdoor recreation? If so, load up on sunscreen and bottled water and get moving. Tourists and residents alike can soak up the Vitamin D with one of these top 10 options for things to do outside in Arlington, TX:
Tails-N-Trails Dog Park
Say woof! This free play space, open seven days a week, is a prime destination for humans looking for quality time with their favorite furballs. Tails-N-Trails park amenities include nature trails, water fountains, and plenty of spots to unwind with a good book and a yummy treat. (Bring one for the dog too!)
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
I love how it feels to fall into bed exhausted after a sunny play day at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor! This ultimate summer destination boast rides, slides, and pools that are perfect for thrill seeking and splashing. And when you’re ready for a break, float your troubles away on the Lazy River. Hurricane Harbor opens for the season May 7, so get your exclusive package ready!
Lake Arlington Pontoon Boat Tours
Got a party coming up? Why not have it on a pontoon boat while you cruise Lake Arlington? The boat’s available seven days a week – and rental packages include a captain at the helm and opportunities to drop anchor and fish or float. Get a hotel suite afterwards to make a full weekend out of your Arlington adventures.
Putt Putt Golf & Games
A bit of friendly competition on Putt-Putt’s landscaped 54-hole outdoor course is just what the doctor ordered. Dr Putt Putt that is. Even if you aren’t a regimented mini-golf pro, you’ll find this is the perfect way to scratch your outdoor itch. And have some fun!
River Legacy Parks
It’s hard to believe that a thousand-plus acres of beautiful wooded trails and green spaces teeming with wildlife, and migratory birds, is found in the center of all the Arlington Entertainment District attractions. But that’s just one of hundreds of reasons you’ll fall in love with this crown jewel of Arlington outdoor spaces. Bonus: River Legacy’s open seven days a week and is totally free!
Disc Golf at Veterans Park
Yet another fabulous free option for outdoor fun in Arlington. The Veterans Park course is famed among disc golf addicts for its 18 rugged holes of challenging play that are served up in a space featuring rolling hills, a gorgeous garden, a pond, and an equestrian trail.
Arlington Tennis Center
Got an urge to swing a racket? Seven days a week, the Arlington Tennis Center offers 26-lighted outdoor courts, a full-service pro shop, concessions, and on-site tennis pros.
Tierra Verde Golf Club
If you like natural beauty, the Tierra Verde Golf Club’s worth a trip even if you don’t play golf. This acclaimed venue features sculpted fairways, towering trees, and natural grasses. And if a challenge is what you want, you won’t be disappointed by the 5-tee-per hole course accented with water hazards and sand bunkers.
Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Center
This pretty park is named after Arlington’s sister city in Germany, so you get to soak up a little history along with your rays and waves. A spray pad, lap pool, diving area and two water slides round out the attractions at Bad Königshofen, which you can enjoy six days a week in the summer for about $6 bucks a head. Please make sure you visit the calendar, as the pool doesn't open until May.