There is a great new attraction in Arlington. It is “Downtown Arlington”, which has become a vibrant center of entertainment and dining in a people-friendly park-like setting.
During the summer of 2013 there will be a special trolley service – the “Downtown Express” – between District hotels and the restaurants and entertainment venues in central Arlington. This service will be provided nightly, from 5:30 pm until 10:30pm, March 2nd through September 30th. Service will not run on Sundays, make sure to look at the calendar to find the days of service for Downtown Express.
- The Levitt Pavillion for the Performing Arts offers a series of 50 free shows – music, dancing and the performing arts, during summer evenings – May 25 through September.
- Arlington Country Music Revue (formerly Johhny High’s) – live country music at the Arlington Music Hall.
- Theatre Arlington – Community theater in a casual setting featuring a wide range of plays – musicals, drama, comedy.
- Babe’s Fried Chicken House
- Flying Fish
- Fuzzy’s Tacos
- The Grease Monkey Burgers and Social Club
- J.R. Bentley’s English Pub
- J. Gilligans
- Mellow Mushroom
- Old School Pizza and Suds
- Twisted Root Burgers
- Potager Cafe
- Maverick Grill
UTA College Park District In downtown Arlington there is a 20-acre area that is now developing as a new, unique part of the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington known as the College Park District. At the heart of the area is a new university special events center known as College Park Center. Adjacent to the center is mixed-use development of student housing, retail stores and restaurants and a University welcome center.
The College Park District is adjacent to the downtown area served by the Downtown Express and is only a short walk from the Levitt Pavilion. While the Downtown Express does not schedule specific service for College Park Center events, it provides easy access to the University area.
RESERVATION REQUIRED: The service is free to District hotel guests, but is offered on a reservation only basis. Make reservations on-line by submitting the form below or by calling 817-538-0777. Reservations must be made not later than 4:00 PM on the day of service. Service is subject to space availability.
Reservations will be accepted anytime in advance but no later than Four PM the day of the desired trip. Requests made after noon of the day of the desired trip will be honored on a space available basis. Reservations must be made for individulas or a family. All adults must have a reservation, only two adults per reservation will be accepted.
Downtown Express Reservation Form