Arlington Travel Guide

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Arlington Things to Do

  • Six Flags

    4 out of 5 stars

    I say three nags because I have three children. My 7 yr. old girl("mom,look! im tall enough to ride!Im not a baby!!)My 5 yr. old boy("mom,im ALMOST tall enough! I AM NOT riding that little ride!!)And then of course theyre is my 25 yr. old boy(my husband)!!who swears every time we go back will be w/out the kids because he never gets to ride what he...

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  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not Wax Museum

    Palace of Wax & Ripley's Believe It Or Not! features over 175 realistic characters such as Hollywood stars, favourite storybook characters, heroes and villains from the wild west and famous American figures in history. They were all created by a resident wax artist. This attraction I later realised is actually in Grand Prairie (which borders...

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  • Hurricane Harbor

    Hurricane Harbor is Texas' largest water recreation park set on almost fifty acres. It features 10 separate entertainment areas which provide games, rides and other activities. The park also has four full-size volleyball courts, two courts in a waist-deep pool and two 18-hole miniature golf courses. I haven't been inside but being right along the...

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  • Lone Star Park

    A BEAUTIFUL race park with an even more impressive simultcast building. Prices for food can be a pretty penny but find a night where there are $1 drinks or cheap beer. The night we went even had live music in between the races. As long as you don't gamble away your vacation money then it really is a nice night out. General Parking $3.00 Valet...

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  • Ameriquest Field

    Home of the Texas Rangers. This stadium until May 2004 was called the Arlington Ballpark and was built at a cost of $191 million, taking 23 months to build. It t has a capacity for 49,178 people. There is an infield tarp that is mounted on hydraulic lifts and stored below ground level. Outside the park there is the Rangers Walk of Fame where you...

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  • Arlington Museum of Art

    This small downtown museum features temporary exhibits such as the current one of Ansel Adams. It also features many local juried contest winners.

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Arlington Restaurants

  • My Favorite Sandwich

    Schlotzsky’s is one of my very favorite places to eat. It’s a sandwich shop that you can take out or eat in the shop with plenty of tables always available. It’s a bit pricier ($6-7 for a sandwich) than most other sandwich shops but definitely worth it. It's a place where you order at the counter, then wait for your food and pick it up when they...

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  • Very best Turkish food

    We located this lovely restaurant in the southern part of Arlington.It is small but decorated with Mediterranean wall hangings and pictures.Very clean with a friendly owner and staff.The dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients using traditional cooking methods.So far it is BYOB My favorite dish is the combination platter of cold appetizers.It...

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  • Actual Lebanese Food

    There are several in the area - so a great Leb. Taverna at Tyson's Corner Mall and one in Arlington, just visited the last time. Everything was delicious (except for the Arabic coffee - which they called Turkish coffee, however it wasn't.) Plenty of places in the US have shwarma or basic Middle Eastern food, these restaurants have a full range of...

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  • Best Fast Food

    Yes, America is all about fast food. It's cheap, fast, and easy! While in Dallas I always make sure to stop at Taco Bueno!! It is great tex-mex food with a lower price. Although loaded in calories I always save one meal to splurge and this is definitely the one!*No alcohol is available like some places around here though. My favorite meal is the...

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  • A good Brazilian Steakhouse

    Not actually in Arlington, but just about 20 minutes north in the suburb of Addison. Fogo de Chão is an international "chain" now, but if you are a carnivore, you will most likely love this place.All of it is slow roasted meats over flame in the 'gaucho' Churrasco tradition. You flip your red coloured "token" on your table over so the green side is...

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  • Soooeeeee!

    Normally I am not a big fan of "Texas" barbeque (too sweet, I prefer funky, sour, hot, vinegar, soul/Memphis style).However, this place rocks. Great rub on the ribs, excellent sauce, tender, moist;between 8 and 9 on a scale of 10. And though I almost never do, I would actually recommend buying and taking home some of the rub and sauce they sell for...

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Arlington Nightlife

  • Great music, great people

    This bar is usually frequented by biker types, but don't let that frighten you! The atmosphere is really fun, & the crowd is always friendly. This place is also home to the best bartenders in town (Christine, in particular). Oh, please!

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  • One of My Favorites

    Great place to hang out for a couple of drinks or all night. Place caters mostly to a metroplex crowd and is always a good time, whether shooting pool, throwing darts or just talking to whoever happens to be there that night. Service is friendly and quick. Bar also features live music and dancing on the weekends. Music is country and blues. Open...

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  • Neon Moon

    This place has good cold beer in a friendly atmosphere. The bar features darts, billiards, a dance floor and on weekends the bar hosts local country music bands. Best part is there is never a cover charge.

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  • Great Honky Tonk

    This is a large country-western dancehall in Arlington. There are drink specials of some sort just about every night and a large dance floor. There is a house band on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and there is often a special concerts by big names in country music. Dance lessons are offered for 2-step, swing and shuffle, but I dont remember the...

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  • Nice Sports Bar

    Great place to go and watch a game or just relax after a long day. The bar serves 100 varieties of imported and domestic beers. The pub offers video trivia, pool, darts and shuffleboard. The atmosphere is casual and fun and the service is great.

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  • Great Night Spot

    This is one of the best bars in the DFW metroplex, I have often stopped in for just a couple beers and found myself calling a cab at 2AM. The place features billiards, darts and local bands often come to play on the weekends. They serve great pub fare and this is always a great place to meet people.

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Arlington Transportation

  • No public transportation!

    There is no public transportation system in this town, so I would recommend car rental if you can, because the cost of a taxi cab is astronomical.The closest the city comes to public transport is the use of a trolley system, but it can only be used by patrons of certain hotels in a certain area.

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  • Getting There

    Arlington is just 15 minutes form Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Take the south airport exit to 360 south. You can get around Arlington's famous 3-square-mile entertainment district by taking the Trolley shuttle which makes stops at Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, The Ballpark and some hotels in the entertainment district.

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Arlington Local Customs

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    by keeweechic Updated Jul 24, 2003

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    "Fright Fest" happens for 3 weeks in October - right before Halloween - at Six Flags. It features ghoulish decorations, ghosts and goblins etc. to thrill or scare you.

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Arlington Warnings and Dangers

  • Hoodlumsv& Hooligans

    We traversed he Arlington bar scene in search of a place to watch my beloved 49ers. We happened upon Ricks Bar and Grill on Cooper. It looks a bit shady on the exterior, but is pretty darn nice inside. The look was the best part of the experience. Upon entering we were confronted and I do mean CONFRONTED by the "Manager". It felt more like he was...

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  • Watch out for fly balls. Most...

    Watch out for fly balls. Most people in the stands will fight over catching the balls.The umpire is shown here in animated form.

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  • Arlington is a pretty safe...

    Arlington is a pretty safe city. The main thing someone needs to be careful about is the sun. It can get very hot in the summertime with temperatures staying above 100 degrees for 30 days or more in a row. Plan on doing inside activies during the afternoon, early evening time frame.

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Arlington Off The Beaten Path

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    by davequ Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Highly recommended for off-time exercise and stress relief.
    I love this place. It is a huge (Texas, you know..) park and river walk with beautiful walking nature paths, right smack in the middle of Arlington / Dallas metroplex.

    You'd think you were in the Texas countryside, it is very beautiful, quiet, safe, well tended.

    I always look forward at the end of a stressful travel-business day to my 3-mile relaxing walk along the Trinity river path and forest in River Legacy Park

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking

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Arlington Sports & Outdoors

  • Lone Star Park Racing Horses

    A BEAUTIFUL race park with an even more impressive simultcast building. Prices for food can be a pretty penny but find a night where there are $1 drinks or cheap beer. The night we went even had live music in between the races. As long as you don't gamble away your vacation money then it really is a nice night out.General Parking $3.00Valet...

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  • Texas Ranger baseball in one of the new...

    You have to catch a baseball game at the Ballpark at Arlington, currently called "Ameriquest Field" * Anyway, night games here are great. It's cool yet TX warm in the evening, the park architecture is interesting, you can see well, and the food (vendors and shops) is top notch for a stadium. Cheap seats are affordable and more than adequate for a...

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  • ArlingtonTexas Rangers Baseball/Grand...

    The Texas Rangers baseball team is TONS of fun to go see and spend a day at the ballpark. It is a beautiful stadium.There is even a song, goes something like this "Take me out to the ballgame, if we don't win it's a shame, for its' one, two, three strikes your out at the ole ballgame

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Arlington Favorites

  • A pleasant surprise

    Arlington is actually a decent place to stay when you're working / doing business in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex.It's close enough to enjoy all Dallas has to offer, but less traffic and very close / convenient to DFW airport for quick "in&outs."Again, I'm no Arlington expert, just an occasional business-tourist. But there are some pleasant...

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  • My first time at Six Flags

    My first time at Six Flags over Texas and we happen to strike a lousy day weather-wise. Prior to that day the weather had been up around 30-33C and lovely and sunny. This day was grey and gloomy, windy as anything and the temperature had dropped suddenly to around 18C. No having to worry about the heat and dehydration this day, I was wrapped up and...

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  • Arlington has LOTz of fun...

    Arlington has LOTz of fun things to see and do such as Wet and Wild, 6 Flags Over Texas amusement park and the Texas Rangers Ballpark.

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