Arlington Independent School District and several other area schools head back to school Monday, and like you, we don’t want summer to end. Sure it’s been a hot one, but summertime stocks us up on fun memories that last the whole year!
Here’s our list of things to do (if you haven’t already) before the sun officially sets on summer:
Tour One of Our World-Famous Sports Complexes
Globe Life Park in Arlington – the Rangers are in Detroit this weekend, and the friendly ballpark staff are more than ready to give you the MLB-quality tour of the press box, underground batting cages, Nolan Ryan statue and much, much more!
Extremely new this year, the corridors of Globe Life Park welcome Segway wheels! The traditional Segway tour has been sped up to 10 mph, riders go up top via ramps to the gorgeous views of the Arlington Entertainment district, underground to the batting cages, Nolan Ryan Statue (selfie time!) and even the warning track on non-game days (that’s almost on the field)! For contact information, please click here. Be sure you ask for the Ballpark tour.
AT&T Stadium tours – Did you know that AT&T Stadium is the only professional stadium in the country that lets its visitors play on the field? Kick field goals, go long and bring a trusty pigskin (or buy one at the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop) so you can play catch with your favorites on the field! If you’re into both, why not book a Stadium Art Tour as well? Curated by Jean Jones herself, you can’t miss out on the timeless works of art that adorn AT&T Stadium—the pieces make Jerry World one of the most unique sports complexes on the planet.
Visit Six Flags Over Texas or Hurricane Harbor
Sure, it’s open nearly year-round and changes themes and scenes from season to season, but we have to agree that Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor are best experienced when you have all day to ride rides. Since that luxury is coming to an end for 2015, why not get your family wrangled for a last minute ride on the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis or a swim in the Lazy River? Also, our website coupons allow everyone in your party to pay kids’ price. Thanks us later.
Everyone is scrambling to get the perfect new school year look. Set yourself apart by shopping at cool retailers at the Arlington Highlands, Lincoln Square, The Parks Mall at Arlington or Gracie Lane. You’re sure to stick out from the crowd and get unique items when you shop in Arlington.
Top O’ Hill
The Las Vegas you know and love used to be in Arlington. Well, Arlington was the 1930s and 1940s predecessor to Vegas. Top O’ Hill Terrace, a tea room, garden and illegal gambling mecca during prohibition used to be the favorite haunts of Bonnie and Clyde, Mae West, Clark Gable and John Wayne—and that’s only to name a few. Now Arlington Baptist University, Top O’Hill has redeemed itself from its seedy past. Don’t skip out on the opportunity to peruse the hidden escape tunnels, old Olympic-style swimming pool and leftover relics from its dubious past. Offers tours by appointment only. Call Vickie Bryant at (817) 461-8741 Ext. 109. It’s one of our favorite things in town!