Singing in the rain (check). Listening to rain as you take a nap (check). Positive thinking about how your car is washed (check). Now what? If you find yourself in Arlington on a rainy day, there is no reason to hole up in your hotel room…or build an ark. Here are some fun way to repel a drizzly day around town:

Arlington’s Downtown arts options - Visual arts lovers can check out the Arlington Museum of Art, which regularly hosts a spectrum of traveling exhibits, including Cut: Costume and Cinema, Dali and Picasso. Music lovers will find harmony at Arlington Music Hall with Symphony Arlington or not-to-be-missed artists like Richard Marx, Wynonna or Beatlemania64. 

Alley Cats

Alley Cats Entertainment Center – Enjoy 40,000 square feet of indoor entertainment: laser tag arena, 24 bowling lanes, pool tables, rock-climbing, plus more than 100 video and ticket games. And it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so enjoy a full-service restaurant and bar that is even loaded with local craft beers.

Stadium tours – Sports lovers will cheer that both of our stadiums are indoors. That’s right, you can explore the home the Texas Rangers and the home of the Dallas Cowboys without ruining your blowout. Book your tours for AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park through our website to take full advantage of our exclusive savings. And if a long walk works up your appetite, swing by Texas Live! to ride a mechanical bull, bowl or dine at one of multiple bars and restaurants under one roof. And, there is no telling what game or movie will be playing on their 100-ft LED HD television! This multi-level gathering place, conveniently located between the two stadiums, offers 200,000 square feet of best-in-class dining, sports and entertainment options.

parks mall ice skating

The Parks Mall at Arlington - Drown your rainy day blues with retail therapy! The Parks features more than 170 stores and eateries like Macy's, Pandora, The Cheesecake Factory, Nordstrom Rack, H&M, and more. Then take a spin on the NHL-sized ice skating rink, followed by a flick at the movie theater. Leave your raincoat in the car, because all of that is under one big roof!

K1 Speed – Across from Hurricane Harbor, you’ll find a professionally-designed indoor go-kart track, high-performance electric European go-karts, and an advanced timing system that measures lap times up to a hundredth of a second. The lobby is part arcade, part motor sport museum. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

Daired's Spa Pangea

Spa day – Those shabby looking toes are in dire need of some fresh polish And those tense shoulders? Not massaging themselves! If rain is in the forecast, why not let the word of the day be self-care! Daired’s Salon & Spa Pangea and Sanford House Spa aim to please, offering first class services, including champagne, chef-prepared food, massages, facials, nails, haircare and more.

Beer awesome

Craft brew sampling – Local.Beer. It isn’t enough for Arlington to be cram-packed with sports and amusement parks, we also like to rock our craft brew game. Check out Division Brewing or Legal Draft Brewing Company. And if you’re a foodie, check out Arlington’s “As Seen on TV” restaurants.

Free Play Arlington – Are you better at Pac-Man, Galaga or Joust? Find out for yourself at Free Play Arlington, which is a retro arcade that boasts 130+ games & pinball. And score big with their winning cocktail selection and arcade food.

Lone Star Axe Throwing

Lone Star Axe Throwing – A trip to Canada gave two Texans the inspiration they needed to open an axe throwing facility right here in the Lone Star State. And we are glad they did! The bustling Urban Union area is the perfect backdrop, with plenty of breweries and restaurants to keep you occupied.  

So don’t let a rainy day dampen your fun. You have plenty of options in Arlington! Enjoy!