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Chillllll out this Summer in Downtown Arlington

When temperatures exceed the 100-degree mark, it's time to move the party inside! Here's the good news: When you're IN Downtown Arlington, you're still IN for a great time! Now all you have to decide is what you're IN the mood to do first.

Make it Iced: The first thing to do as you start your day in Downtown Arlington is hit a local coffee shop for some iced caffeinated goodness.

Spaaaaaa Day: Next up: How about you disappear inside some air-conditioned comfort for an hour or two, indulging in a massage, facial or other personal care treatment from one of our unique spas and salons?

Chill Out: Stay in the zone after your spa day and treat yourself to specialties of the house.

Great for Kids and Families: From daytime art and theatre camps to a night out with Mom and Dad, kids know that Downtown Arlington is the hottest place to spend the summer.

Create it Yourself: Within Downtown Arlington, which is city’s designated State of Texas Cultural District, we have all sorts of ways you can discover your inner artist. Check out these cool destinations where you can take workshops in your next favorite creative outlet.

Art Hopping: Now that you’re in a creative headspace, how about taking in visual arts exhibits in Downtown Arlington? Arlington Museum of Art’s Disney Art from Private Collections will blow you away with their exhibition of over 80 years of original and historic animation sketches, character studies and concept drawings from Disney classics and deep cuts including Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Lion King, The Princess and the Frog, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Rescuers, The Little Mermaid and many more.

Busy Bodies: Skip your morning run. Instead, move it indoors and kick it up a notch! Check out these health-conscious centers that couldn’t be more different, except in their talent for building community.

Specialty Shopping: You’ve got enough fridge magnets. Check out our one-of-a-kind retailers for a different kind of shopping experience, not to mention a souvenir of your day in Downtown that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Group Play: As the day turns to night, gather your friends and grab a bite to eat at one of our unique restaurants. There are so many local flavors and favorites to choose from! Then, let the games begin:

Summer Nights: After the sun goes down, it’s time to kick back with your favorite people and an ice-cold craft beer or fruit-forward summer cocktail. In addition to our many restaurants that have a great night-time vibe, be sure to check out our one-of-a-kind pub, brewery and bar scene.

For more hot ideas, visit our complete dining directory!

About Downtown Arlington

Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington is where creativity, authenticity, and hometown pride thrive and drive what's next. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to UT Arlington, a Tier One public research university, plus prolific visual and performing arts, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate.

Featured image from Rita's Italian Ice and Frozen Custard Facebook page.