Labor Day celebrates the American labor movement, and it serves up the perfect opportunity to enjoy a long, restful weekend with friends and family. Both of which are even more important during COVID-19! Binge watching Umbrella Academy indoors is certainly one way to go, but if you feel the cooler weather is beckoning you outdoors, layer on sunscreen and answer the call of the not-so-wild here in Arlington! Here are 5 socially-distanced and safe options for things to do outside (COVID safety protocols vary, so see the links for instructions at each location):
Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor 
Whether you prefer your thrills in the water or on dry land, Six Flags offers two enticing options for all ages. Hurricane Harbor is a favorite summer destination with plenty of rides, slides, and pools that are perfect to make a huge splash! And Six Flags Over Texas offers 40 rides, spectacular shows, and delicious food. Get exclusive ticket savings for both parks now. COVID-19 policies 

Lake Arlington 
Lake Arlington options abound, whether you prefer fishing, boating or even a round of golf. Rent a pontoon boat and take a cruise. Bring your fishing pole for sure, because fish varieties at Lake Arlington include Black Bass, Sand Bass, Hybrid Stripers, Catfish and Crappie. And the Lake Arlington Golf Course offers 18 holes of lush green and sparkling lake vistas. 

Golf Courses
And speaking of golf, do you secretly fantasize about how amazing you’ll look in the green Masters jacket someday? Or, perhaps you prefer to drive the golf cart and admire some natural beauty? Lucky for you, there’s plenty of both at Arlington’s diverse courses. The Texas Rangers Golf Club is the world’s only Major League Baseball-branded golf course and received a $24 million renovation in 2019. Tierra Verde Golf Club offers a challenging game, and it is the first golf course in Texas (and the first municipal course in the world) to be certified as an Audubon Signature Sanctuary. That means tree huggers like me dig that its renovation was planned so as not to harm the natural environment. And if 18 holes isn’t your cup of tee (haha), how about a round of Putt Putt or the Driving Range at Golf Center of Arlington?

Patio Paradise
Why not use the extra time you’ll have during Labor Day weekend to make plans with someone you haven’t seen in a while? Plus, you can support a local business too when you meet up at one of Arlington’s noted patio faves. Sip on a cocktail and catch up with friends…or just have some treasured alone time away from the norm. Some patios are even pooch friendly, so check them out. And don’t forget your mask! Tarrant County COVID policies

Free Public Parks
Your doggie deserves a day off from the backyard! Tails-N-Trails offers play space for humans and furballs alike. Amenities include nature trails and plenty of lush spots to soak up Vitamin D and a good book. If you want to try your hand at disc golf, check out Veterans Park. For future planning, there are several pavilions and spaces to rent like The Lake House at Lake Arlington. Head to the River Legacy Living Science Center, which is the gateway to the sprawling River Legacy Park in the heart of the Entertainment District. The 12,000-square-foot nature center was designed with minimal impact to the environment and offers environmental education programs, special events and a Discovery Room with a virtual exploration of River Legacy Park’s 8+ miles of paved hike and bike trails, and its 10 miles of off-road bike trails. Build your perfect day by using the City of Arlington’s handy Park Finder now. Outdoor safety protocols for the City of Arlington

City of Arlington Staycation ideas for Labor Day