Posted on: June 29, 2020

Alternatives to Binging on Netflix

Purple Hulls band

During your down time, don’t fall into the rut of watching a tired TV marathon. That’s too predictable. Get outside and try something different. If you need inspiration, here’s our list of the best alternatives to binging on Netflix. 

Purple Hulls band

Take a stroll through the new Longview Arboretum and Nature Center. This special park was developed to showcase trees, native plants, wildlife, water resources and formal gardens right in the heart of Longview. 

Sculpture Garden

Go for a cold brew at Silver Grizzly Espresso and then check out the J.T. Smith Sculpture Garden. Peruse among the outdoor art as your eyes feast on the gorgeous landscaping at this popular, corner spot.

Escape Room sign

Want a rush of adrenaline? Experience the Unsolved Murder Mystery at Longview Escape Room. The amount of your success depends totally upon your ability to uncover clues, solve riddles and crack codes in the room which will allow you to escape. 

The Green park

Pick up a sandwich at It’ll Do Deli and head to The Green, an outdoor venue located at the corner of Hwy. 31 and Spur-63. Enjoy your picnic anywhere on the 9 beautiful acres. You’ll love the music garden, bioswale and outdoor sculptures. The space also includes several seating areas and a pavilion.

Lady doing left lifts

Start at Fairmont Street and bike or walk north on the Paul G. Boorman Trail. There’s lots to see including free workout stations periodically placed along the path. Borrow a book at the Little Free Library at the northern Loop Entrance. Then enjoy reading on a bench while you soak up some sun. 

REO Starplex Event Center and Roller Rink

Feel like a kid again as you lace up your roller skates at the REO Starplex Event Center. You’ll love the new rink floor, sound system and specialized lighting. 

Shivers Snowcones

Treat yourself to a lemon bloom snow cone at Shiver’s Natural Snow. This flavor features fresh squeezed lemons with a homemade lavender drizzle. Then enjoy relaxing at the picnic tables and a rousing game of corn hole. 


Test your go-kart racing skills against other drivers on G-forces’s indoor race track. The track features three skill levels of racing to ensure that even beginner drivers  experience a thrill that will have them wanting more.

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