Whether you want to cheer on your team, shop to your heart’s content, get some thrills or just chill in the great outdoors, you’ll find something to love about Arlington. Located centrally between Dallas and Fort Worth, this bustling city is home to two professional teams (the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers), world-class stadiums, and two spectacular amusement parks. Whether you want to escape to the scenic shores at Lake Arlington and explore River Legacy Park or indulge in some retail therapy – or a little bit of both – Arlington has you covered. During your stay, you’ll soon discover everything that makes Arlington a World of Wonderful.
ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT IN Arlington
1. Arlington Highlands
Upscale shops, top-in-class restaurants, and a host of entertainment can be found at Arlington Highlands. This outdoor mall has more than 50 stores and 250 restaurants, a movie theater, and an improv comedy club.
2. Arlington Museum of Art
Step into the Arlington Museum of Art to see astounding works by leading artists. This non-collecting museum showcases rotating exhibits of paintings, illustrations, sculptures, and other works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Pablo Picasso. Information regarding current and upcoming exhibits is available on the art museum’s website.
3. Arlington Music Hall
Listen to everything from classic symphonies to contemporary jazz and iconic country at the recently renovated Arlington Music Hall. Arlington Music Hall is home to the Arlington Symphony but hosts a wide variety of music. Jazz musicians and Grammy winning artists such as Ricky Skaggs and Willie Nelson have performed there.
4. AT&T Stadium
AT&T Stadium is a world-class stadium home to “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys. Cheer on the Cowboys with thousands of other silver and blue-clad fans from September to January, or catch a concert from an internationally renowned band throughout the year. Other big-name events, such as Monster Jam, the Professional Bull Rider Iron Cowboy Major, and Monster Energy Supercross are held at the stadium year-round. Much more than your average sports venue, AT&T Stadium also houses world-class art and offers guided art tours. Visit AT&T Stadium’s website for a full calendar of events.
5. Division Brewing
Savor a pint of hand-crafted craft beer at Division Brewing, the first locally-owned brewery in Arlington. A variety of brews are available on tap, including chocolate and coffee-flavored stouts, hoppy IPAs, and a sour that is fermented at warmer temperatures.
6. Globe Life Park
Home to the Texas Rangers, the retro style Globe Life Park has hosted two World Series Championships and the 1995 All-Star game. You can also catch a concert with classics like Paul McCartney or Billy Joel at the ballpark later this year. In addition to regular season and playoff games, the stadium is open for tours year-round. Keep an eye out for Globe Life Field, opening in time for the Texas Rangers’ 2020 season. Visit the stadium’s website for more information.
7. International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame will keep the strikes and good times rolling. Explore the ancient history of the game and its champions, browse the world-class interactive exhibits and play on the museum’s “Highway 66” mini lanes. The Bowling Hall of Fame features displays of the sport’s top champions, from living legend Don Carter to female great Carolyn Dorn-Ballard.
8. Levitt Pavilion
Bring your blanket and listen to music as you sit under a clear summer sky when you’re at the Levitt Pavilion, an open-air concert venue in the heart of downtown Arlington. The venue hosts everything from country and indie rock bands to jazz troupes and Latin groups throughout its free summer concert music series. Best of all, it’s free! Bring your own food and drinks (no glass bottles) and enjoy the night.
9. Lincoln Square Shopping Center
Lincoln Square is a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination nestled within the Arlington Entertainment District. Major retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Ulta, Michaels, and The Gap are among the dozens of shops within the area, located just a few blocks away from AT&T Stadium and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.
10. River Legacy Park
Explore more than 1,300 acres of North Texan hardwood forest at River Legacy Park, the crown jewel of Arlington’s park system that resides on the banks of the Trinity River. Hiking, biking, and wildlife watching are a must. Home to 400 species of wildlife and 193 types of birds, the park also has a picnic area, off-road biking trail, and exercise stations.