ArlingtonUnited States of America

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Visit 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!(501 area reviews)

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

South Arlington
A "haunted" bridge

North Arlington

4/5Very Good!(514 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in North Arlington, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and River Legacy Living Science Center are top sights worth seeing.

North Arlington
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Central Arlington

4/5Very Good!(129 area reviews)

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

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

Southeast Arlington

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Southeast Arlington and surrounding area, you can visit Arlington Highlands and The Parks at Arlington.

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
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington Near Six Flags
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington Near Six Flags
2.5 out of 5
2626 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥4,552
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

Situated in Arlington, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame and Six Flags Over Texas. Globe Life Park in Arlington ...

3.3/5 (1,262 reviews)

"Very close to the smoke room but in general was great"…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington Near Six Flags
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
4 out of 5
1600 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX
¥13,671
per night
Feb 11 - Feb 12

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! (165 reviews)

"Nice staff, property is very clean and located in a good area. Will definitely staff at this hotel again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Arlington Ballpark / Six Flags
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Arlington Ballpark / Six Flags
2 out of 5
2001 E Copeland Rd, Arlington, TX
¥5,462
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, Globe Life Park in Arlington, and ...

3.8/5Good! (3,221 reviews)

"It’s a clean quite place to lay your head... comfortable beds... I will definitely stay again..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Arlington Ballpark / Six Flags

Popular things to do in Arlington

AT&T Stadium
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AT&T Stadium

4.5/5(2,304 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(1,178 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(1,020 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(1,457 reviews)

Catch an event at American Airlines Center during your trip to Oak Lawn. Experience the acclaimed theater scene or attend a hockey game in this vibrant area.

Dallas World Aquarium
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Dallas World Aquarium

4/5(1,242 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.

Galleria Dallas
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Galleria Dallas

4.5/5(1,070 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Galleria Dallas, a popular shopping spot in Dallas. Discover the top-notch restaurants and lively festivals in this vibrant area.

Top activities in Arlington

Operation City Quest of Arlington, TX
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Operation City Quest of Arlington, TX

¥1,081

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

Dallas Reunion Tower Observation Deck Admission
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Dallas Reunion Tower Observation Deck Admission

¥1,989

Ascend to the top of the Reunion Tower to witness a 360-degree view of Dallas in the fresh and exciting GeO-Deck. Interface with touch kiosks to discover the city's many landmarks, and then peer out through a telescope to identify the urban landscape from a startling vantage point.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

¥7,132

Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.

Dallas CityPASS: Admission to Top 4 Dallas Attractions
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Dallas CityPASS: Admission to Top 4 Dallas Attractions

¥5,513

Enjoy huge savings on admission to Dallas' must-see attractions with CityPASS tickets. Take your time and enjoy each attraction, with up to 9 consecutive days to use your tickets.

SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium

¥1,675

A wonder for all ages, SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium is home to more than 5,000 sea creatures. Explore 30 displays including interactive touch pools, a turtle rescue center, a 360-degree walk-through tunnel, and an ocean exhibit where a blacktip reef shark swims alongside graceful rays.

Self-Guided Arlington Scavenger Hunt
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Self-Guided Arlington Scavenger Hunt

¥1,189

This adventure will take you through the heart of Arlington and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.

Reviews of Arlington

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 47.89762340036563%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 12.614259597806216%
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2 - Disappointing 0.9597806215722121%
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1 - Terrible 0.9140767824497258%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 18, 2020

I went to a few local bars and restaurants and had great food and service.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

Would recommend leaving utensils in room.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 2, 2020

Too much construction

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 1, 2020

Plenty of dining and entertainment. Not pedestrian friendly though.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 31, 2019

Went strictly for the Dallas Cowboys game, so didn't get the chance to go out.

4/5 - Good

FrancesSwann

Dec 31, 2019

Train your housekeeping staff about cleaniness