Arlington, TX

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Arlington showing modern architecture

Enjoy the sports games, theme parks and scenic walks of this classic American city in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Arlington, in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, is full of opportunities for recreational play and cultural exploring. Tree-lined streets span from downtown’s historic center to lakes, parks, golf courses, museums and theaters. Admire the impressive skyline year-round from the walkway along Johnson Creek, try produce from a farmers market in downtown or root for the home team at one of several sports stadiums.

In the 1950s Arlington experienced a boom in growth due to the arrival of a General Motors assembly plant. With jobs increasing, demand for leisure activities increased too and Arlington is now packed with fun attractions.

Follow Johnson Creek to Six Flags Over Texas, the original Six Flags location. Cool off next door at Hurricane Harbor water park. Become an expert in a truly American pastime at the nearby International Bowling Hall of Fame, marked by a giant bowling pin at its entrance. To enjoy a Broadway production or concert, drive the 20 minutes to the state-of-the-art Verizon Theater At Grand Prairie.

A stadium visit is a must for anyone wanting to mingle with the locals. From April through October Global Life Park in Arlington is where the Texas Rangers steal the show. Watch a baseball game and snack on peanuts or candy with a soda. Nearby AT&T Stadium, the stomping ground of the Dallas Cowboys football team, centers on one of the largest HDTVs in the USA. “Jerry’s World,” as this entertainment hub is sometimes called, is also a concert and soccer venue throughout the year.

Many of Arlington’s attractions are within walking distance of each other. To escape the Texas humidity, take a taxicab or rent a car. The Metro Arlington Express (MAX) offers daily passes for travel between the University of Texas at Arlington campus and a rail station south of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.

While many come here for the day, Arlington’s range of hotels and restaurants make it easy to stay a while. Slow down, savor a plate of grilled food and take a stroll along Johnson Creek as the sunset sets over Texas.

Where to stay in Arlington

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington North 6 Flags Dr
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington North 6 Flags Dr
2.5 out of 5
825 North Watson Road, Arlington, TX
The price is ¥10,177 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in East Arlington, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington Convention Center, and Globe Life Park in Arlington. Globe Life ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,052 reviews)
"Very clean, safe and not far from stadium."

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington North 6 Flags Dr
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
4 out of 5
1600 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX
The price is ¥20,445 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located in East Arlington, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Globe Life Park in Arlington, AT&T Stadium, and Globe Life Field. Arlington Convention Center ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (883 reviews)
"This hotel was very nice! I love that AT&T stadium and Globe life field were a short walking distance away. There was lots of entertainment options other than the sporting events as well. I liked the added security feature of scanning your room card in the elevator in order to get to your floor."

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Hilton Arlington
Hilton Arlington
4 out of 5
2401 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX
The price is ¥14,849 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Located in North Arlington, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and Arlington Convention ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (987 reviews)
"The only thing I did not love was there was no “free” breakfast. Although the restaurant seemed really nice and I heard lots of great things about it from others, we did not eat there. Overall the entire stay at the Hilton was fabulous!"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Hilton Arlington
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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas Arlington North
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas Arlington North
3 out of 5
1709 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX
The price is ¥10,166 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in North Arlington, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Arlington Convention Center, and Globe Life Park in Arlington. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (720 reviews)
"Property was very clean. They have an entertainment area by the pool where you can grill ,sitting area. Close to Att stadium there is a free trolley we took and dropped us by the stadium."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas Arlington North
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Arlington
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Arlington
3 out of 5
2401 Road To Six Flags E, Arlington, TX
The price is ¥12,678 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Located in East Arlington, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington Convention Center, and Globe Life Park in Arlington. Globe ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (420 reviews)
"People were great. Property has some mechanical issues they need to address but not end of the world. Central hvac seems to be out, they have window units going. But we slept very well and were very comfortable. We would stay again."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Arlington
Kasa Arlington Near UTA
Kasa Arlington Near UTA
3.5 out of 5
101 South Center Street, Arlington, TX
Located in Central Arlington, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arlington Museum of Art and University of Texas at Arlington. Texas Health Arlington Memorial ...
4/5 Very Good! (15 reviews)
"Unit was wonderful, building was dirty and noisy on the weekends, mostly college kids live in building."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

Kasa Arlington Near UTA
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