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If you think that roller coasters, baseball and football tell the whole story when it comes to fun things to do in Arlington, TX, it’s time to think again. Because when it comes to things to do in Arlington, there’s more than one way to let loose.

Pursue your happy with shopping, dining, events, arts & culture and more.




Arlington Improv Comedy Theater & Restaurant: America's premier comedy club, dueling piano bar, and full service restaurant located in the Arlington Highlands delivers a remarkable and memorable experience!


Division Brewing: Arlington’s first locally-owned brewery, elevates the beer drinker’s experience with unique flavors. Enjoy clean, refreshing light ales, including blondes, wheats, and hoppy India pale ales. Or try malty amber beers, dark porters, stouts or our fruity sour beers.


Texas Rangers/Globe Life Ballpark Tour: See the most exciting behind-the-scenes areas of the ballpark including batting cages, press box, City of Arlington Suite, dugout, and much more. All areas are subject to availability.


Planetarium at UT Arlington: The Planetarium at UT Arlington has a 60ft diameter dome, and recently upgraded to become the only planetarium in the state with a Digistar 4 system with DLP projectors. The planetarium can take the audience into a mysterious Black Hole, on wild safari into the human body....or even to the world of lights and music with the rock N roll shows!


Levitt Pavilion Arlington Fundraiser Featuring The B-52s (Saturday, October 8, 9pm): After 36 years and 20 million albums sold, the B-52s are still rocking concerts around the world with their groundbreaking songs like Rock Lobster, Dance This Mess Around and Private Idaho and chart-topping hits like Love Shack, Roam and Deadbeat Club. They re-emerged on the pop scene with their 2008 CD, Funplex, with signature B-52s’ style and unforgettable dance-rock tunes that start a party every time their music begins. Tickets $40.


Dallas Cowboys play Cincinnati Bengals at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Sunday, October 9, 3:25 pm. Ticket information.


What to do after 5:00pm? Check out the list of local restaurants and bars.




There are lots of wonderful dining options in Arlington! Many just a short 5-10 minute drive from the Arlington Convention Center at Lincoln Square-- also home to lots of retailers. See list of dining options.


Find a more comprehensive (and printable!) list of restaurants within 3 miles here.



No need to bust your budget enjoying your down time at conference. The Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau extends discounts to area attractions and restaurants. View printable coupons here.




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