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Area Overview

Home of the AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park in Arlington, Top O’Hill Terrace, and Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington is like one big playground! With days worth of fun to be had at one of its attractions, Arlington is also an international food hot spot. Visit this dynamic destination between Dallas and Fort Worth, a self-appointed big suburb of sorts, and you'll see why the locals are proud to call the American Dream City home.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

Texans take football seriously and the best playing field is in Arlington. The 3-million-square-foot, $1.2 billion AT&T Stadium features progressive architecture and state-of-the-art technology, including an HDTV screen that stretches from 20-yard line to 20-yard line (it’s the largest in the world). Catch a game, enjoy a concert,or take a tour of the impressive facility, which even houses an art gallery.

Within the same 3-mile radius, there are baseball lovers who adore Globe Life Park in Arlington. The 49,170-seat open-air ballpark houses the legendary Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, which is filled with Rangers memorabilia. Take a tour, or even better, watch a ballgame – there are fireworks following Friday games!

Top O’Hill Terrace, home to the present day Arlington Baptist College, was a gambling hall in the 1930s. Before Las Vegas became the casino mecca it is, this Arlington place, full of trap doors and hidden tunnels, was the gambling destination of the Unites States! Tour the site and hear the tales of Top O’Hill Terrace visitors Bonnie and Clyde, Howard Hughes, Clark Gable and Mae West.
Another fun spot is the International Bowling Hall of Fame. This interactive museum takes visitors back 5,000 years to the beginning of one of the most popular sports in the world.

Six Flags Over Texas, a 212-acre park, lures thrill seekers with more than 50 rides, including 15 roller coasters. The newly remodeled wood-steel hybrid Texas Giant, which plunges down a 79-degree drop, is always a favorite! For the less adventuresome, there are shows, concerts, and cartoon character appearances, not to mention fried food to fulfill your junk food cravings.
As a bonus, right across the street sits Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, a mega water park with slides, a wading pool, a huge water funnel, rides and a lazy river. From low-key kiddie areas to extreme water rides, this place has something for everyone.

In the middle of Arlington sits secret outdoor hideaways. River Legacy Parks, a 1,300-acre oasis on the Trinity River, offers more than 8 miles of paved trails winding through thick forest and expansive greenbelts. From picnic areas and a meditation area to a playground and a canoe launch, it’s perfect for outdoor enthusiasts!
Tierra Verde attracts golfers with its 18-hole course and 7,000 yards of golfing terrain. Through its commitment to environmental preservation, the golf club has achieved Audubon Signature status.

Cultural Activities

Arlington has many hidden cultural treasures as well as live out loud events in its city limits. With the historic Arlington Music Hall (which houses Symphony Arlington), an art museum featuring world-renowned artists, a Texas Rangers baseball and International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, Stadium concerts and free outdoor live music all summer and a one-of-a-kind stadium Art tour, take a look past Arlington's sporty cover and discover cultural richness aplenty.


Arlington is known for its sporting amusement, but many do not know it is the birthplace of the Six Flags Franchise. Over 50 years old, Six Flags Over Texas boasts fun and excitement around every corner along with its wet counterpart, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. From the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame to the "Las Vegas before Las Vegas" Top O'Hill Terrace and Audubon-certified public parks and golf courses, whet your appetite for sights to see in Arlington.


Arlington is home to the Arlington Trolley, a system of Trolley routes that transport visitors from hotel to hotel and to major events and attractions such as AT&T Stadium. DFW International Airport is approximately 15 minutes away from Arlington.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  33.7  43.9  54.1  1.8 "
 February  38.4  49.2  60.1  2.4 "
 March  45.8  57.0  68.2  3.0 "
 April  53.9  64.8  75.7  3.2 "
 May  62.9  72.9  82.9  5.2 "
 June  70.6  80.6  90.5  3.3 "
 July  74.2  84.7  95.2  2.1 "
 August  73.8  84.4  94.9  2.1 "
 September  67.2  77.5  87.8  2.4 "
 October  56.4  67.1  77.9  4.0 "
 November  45.1  55.1  65.1  2.5 "
 December  36.5  46.5  56.6  2.6 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Arlington weather experiences all four seasons moderately. It can reach triple digits in the summer, and has been known to drop below freezing in the winter occasionally.


Whether you’re indulging in a relaxing getaway, loading up the family for an action-packed Spring Break, or visiting for business, the question of which Arlington hotel to choose has many possible answers.

On a budget? Hotels in Arlington TX offer plenty of options. Want fast access to your main attractions? All hotels in Arlington are within 5 to 20 minutes from Arlington’s things to do. Or perhaps you seek romance and delicious room services? If that’s the case – how about a spacious suite poolside to waterfalls, lagoons and “dive in” movies? Piece of cake.

But hold on. Before you say “yes, please”, you should know that we’ve also got charming bed & breakfast options that include lazy nights spent swinging on stately front porch. Imagine it now...happy hours with creative cocktails after luxury spa treatments for two.

So, happiness pursuers, that’s a short primer on where to hang your hat while you’re hangin’ in Arlington.


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