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Arlington, TX
Travel Guide

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

Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
4 out of 5
1600 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $179 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in East Arlington, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington. Six Flags Over Texas and Arlington Convention ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (666 reviews)
"Close to Texas Live"

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Lux Hotel & Spa, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Lux Hotel & Spa, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3.5 out of 5
117 S Watson Rd, Arlington, TX
The price is $79 per night from May 19 to May 19
Located in East Arlington, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from AT&T Stadium and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Globe Life Park in Arlington. Six Flags Over Texas and Arlington ...
4/5Very Good! (1,395 reviews)
"Nice hotel, but hard to access from the highway"

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Lux Hotel & Spa, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Aloft Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
Aloft Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
3 out of 5
2140 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in North Arlington, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Arlington Convention Center. Six Flags Over Texas and Globe ...
4.2/5Excellent! (310 reviews)
"Clean, easy access, quick check in process"

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Aloft Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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 $89 per night from May 25 to May 25
Located in North Arlington, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Globe Life Park in Arlington, and AT&T Stadium. Six Flags Over ...
4.2/5Very Good! (687 reviews)
"My family and I definitely enjoyed our stay at this property! We had our own two bedroom apartment (what it appears to be as far as the set up), pretty cool! Enough room for the four of us. Grab and go complimentary breakfast served 6:30am to 9am. We will definitely stay here again when ..."

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas Arlington North
Cozy get Away pad 15 min From Airport
Cozy get Away pad 15 min From Airport
Arlington, TX
Located in East Arlington, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Arlington Convention Center, Globe Life Park in Arlington, and AT&T Stadium. Six Flags ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Great
"Good"

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Cozy get Away pad 15 min From Airport
Intown Suites Extended Stay Arlington TX - Central
Intown Suites Extended Stay Arlington TX - Central
2.5 out of 5
2601 SOUTH COOPER STREET, Arlington, TX
Located in East Arlington, this aparthotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from MetroCenter and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from University of Texas at Arlington. The Parks Mall at Arlington ...
Intown Suites Extended Stay Arlington TX - Central
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Arlington

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

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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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