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Arlington

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

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South Arlington

4/5Very Good!(620 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in South Arlington, Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark and The Parks at Arlington are top sights worth seeing.

South Arlington
A "haunted" bridge

North Arlington

4/5Very Good!(586 area reviews)

While visiting North Arlington, you might make a stop by sights like Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and River Legacy Living Science Center.

North Arlington
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Central Arlington

4/5Very Good!(140 area reviews)

While visiting Central Arlington, you might make a stop by sights like Maverick Stadium and Arlington Museum of Art.

Central Arlington
Strawberry Margaritas here are awesome. Not too sweet and just the right amount of kick!

Southeast Arlington

Southeast Arlington might not have many top sights, but Arlington Highlands and The Parks at Arlington are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Southeast Arlington
Strawberry Picking at the Gnismer Farms is a great place for strawberry picking in Dallas, Texas. I also bough organic white onions, potatoes and garlic!
#localgem

West Arlington

If you're spending some time in West Arlington, MetroCenter and Lake Arlington are top sights worth seeing.

West Arlington

Top Hotels in Arlington

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
3 out of 5
2451 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX
The price is ¥5,023 per night

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Six Flags Over Texas, Globe Life Park in Arlington, and Arlington Convention Center. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (576 reviews)

"Nice and clean property. The fitness center is open😊"…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
4 out of 5
1600 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX
The price is ¥15,924 per night

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington. Six Flags Over Texas and Arlington ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (352 reviews)

"Very nice property, it’s modern and very clean. It’s not crowded so I feel very safe during this crazy time."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington
Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington
3 out of 5
2380 Road To Six Flags E, Arlington, TX
The price is ¥8,993 per night

This family-friendly Arlington hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame and Six Flags Over ...

4.4/5Excellent! (972 reviews)

"The staff here rival that of Park Hyatt. Warm welcoming, friendly interactions equal an Excellent customer service. Very clean and comfortable rooms and loved the reservation pool system so that each family or couple had their own time in the pool. When we come back to the DFW area there is onlu ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington

Popular places to visit in Arlington

AT&T Stadium
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AT&T Stadium

4.5/5(2,389 reviews)

Relax and enjoy the atmosphere as you watch the Dallas Cowboys in their stunning stadium, one of the largest in the NFL.

Six Flags Over Texas
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Six Flags Over Texas

4/5(1,226 reviews)

Get your adrenalin pumping at this theme park, home to the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Texas.

Globe Life Park in Arlington
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Globe Life Park in Arlington

4.5/5(1,129 reviews)

Experience the lively atmosphere, watch nail-biting baseball games and admire the retro design of the home ground of the Texas Rangers.

American Airlines Center
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American Airlines Center

4.5/5(1,541 reviews)

Catch an event at American Airlines Center during your trip to Oak Lawn. Experience the acclaimed theater scene and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

Galleria Dallas
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Galleria Dallas

4.5/5(1,204 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Galleria Dallas, a favorite shopping spot in Dallas. Discover the top-notch restaurants and great live music in this vibrant area.

Dallas World Aquarium
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Dallas World Aquarium

4/5(1,288 reviews)

There is more to this aquarium than fish; explore a South American rain forest, learn about Mayan culture and watch birds and animals under a leafy canopy.

Top things to do in Arlington

Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas

¥2,137
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas

¥1,068
Per adult
Arlington Scavenger Hunt: What Dreams Are Made Of
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Arlington Scavenger Hunt: What Dreams Are Made Of

¥2,137
Per adult
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

¥7,049
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
JFK Assassination Tour
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JFK Assassination Tour

¥5,342
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Small Group Shuttle to the World's Biggest Casino - Winstar World Casino
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Private Small Group Shuttle to the World's Biggest Casino - Winstar World Casino

¥31,383
Per adult

Reviews of Arlington

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
916
5 - Excellent 38.230383973288816%
4 - Good
1143
4 - Good 47.70450751252087%
3 - Okay
290
3 - Okay 12.103505843071787%
2 - Disappointing
24
2 - Disappointing 1.001669449081803%
1 - Terrible
23
1 - Terrible 0.9599332220367279%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

Arlington is a great place to stay especially if you’re from out of stop because you would be in the middle of everything and it’s convenient.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

It has a lot to offer.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 24, 2020

Decent

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 14, 2020

Nothing else

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 13, 2020

Ms.Priti should be employee of the month she very professional

5/5 - Excellent

Leigh

Mar 24, 2020

I grew up there so I did a lot off reminiscing which is not listed in the things you did section.

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