Things to Do in Arlington, TX ~ City Spotlight

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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Things to do in Arlington, TX

 

As a new feature on MyDFWMommy, we are going to put the spotlight on the suburbs of our great Metroplex! We’ll take one city and break down all it has to offer!

For this installment, we will talk about things to do in Arlington, TX.  Arlington is the 7th most populous city in the state of Texas and is home to the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. Here’s a summary of our must see places and activities that happen in this hip, family friendly town!

Annual Festivals

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland GamesThe skirl of the Pipes, the cheers of encouragement for the Athletic events, and the swirling of the Highland Dancers reminds all Scots of our rich and glorious heritage each May.

Art on the Greene Art Festival~ Each March, you will be able to see the Caelum Moor sculptures, a lake on the north side, Rangers Ballpark on the east and Cowboys Stadium on the west plus 80 incredible artists from across the country showcasing their work inside the park….it makes for one great art festival that you don’t want to miss!

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert SeriesThe Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts presents more than 50 free outdoor concerts a year with a broad-based concert calendar of professional musical artists, from world music to jazz and home-grown Texas country to hot Indie artists.

River Legacy Park’s After Dark in the ParkThis annual family-friendly October event features storytelling, karaoke, pumpkin patch, animal encounters, bounce houses and a variety of children’s games, crafts and activities. Plus, all proceeds benefit the environmental education programs of River Legacy Living Science Center.

EcoFest This downtown Arlington family-friendly event focuses on creating environmental awareness and features FREE classes, kids events and activities, live music, free trees and more.

The South Street Art Festival This free 3 day art festival that will feature up to 75 artists from across the country. Come see 10 prominent local bands and all the cool atmosphere of a downtown art festival!

Texas Christkindl Market~ This enchanting family market in the tradition of those held throughout Germany during the Holiday season celebrates the Christmas heritage with authentic German cuisine, beverages, entertainment, arts, crafts and holiday gifts.

Parks & Museums

River Legacy Park~ This public park is a 1,300-acre oasis along the Trinity River that features a nature center with interactive exhibits, aquariums, terrariums, environmental education programs, a gift shop and nature trails.

Globe Life Ballpark~ Home to the American League’s Texas Rangers and the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, this park also hosts many other events throughout the year. If you haven’t already taken in a game here, this is a must see location!

AT&T Stadium~ This is more than the home of the Dallas Cowboys, it’sthe world’s largest domed structure, an art museum, and a classroom. The things you can do inside AT&T Stadium are endless, and with AT&T Stadium Tours, you can experience them all.

Six Flags Over Texas~ The largest amusement park in Texas, Six Flags is a DFW favorite! Plus, throughout the year, they also host special events like Spring Break Out,
Festival Latino, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park.

Top O’Hill Terrace~ “Known As Vegas Before Vegas”, the decorative wrought iron gates flanked by native sandstone guard towers lend an aura of mystery and intrigue to the location of what was in the 1930s and 40s, a gambling ground for the rich and adventurous!

Unique Restaurants (Kid Friendly & found only in Arlington)

Istanbul Grill~  Consistently voted best in Arlington, their Turkish Mediterranean dishes are prepared fresh everyday using authentic recipes traditional cooking methods and with the finest ingredients.

Taste of Europe~ Whether you want to dine on an authentic Russian meal, browse among the shelves through authentic Russian merchandise, or sample their deli and European groceries, experience the feel of another place and time.

Fork in the RoadThis is a small local favorite family diner. Be sure to check out the dish called Crackaroni~ a truffled 3 cheese version of mac and cheese, or get the famous Red Velvet Pie!

Catfish Sam’sIf you love good, old fashioned Southern fried catfish, this is the spot. You can get baskets of hushpuppies , family servings of beans, coleslaw, and pickeled okra, along with some super delicious homemade dinner rolls!

Vietalia KitchenWhere else can you go for Vietnamese and Italian under the same roof? Start off your meal with some crispy eggrolls, move on to mouth-watering chicken Piccata, and then share some tiramisu with a crazy delicious Vietnamese coffee for dessert!

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