Arlington Texas

Arlington Texas stirs up a lot of buzz due to its fantastic Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Families will appreciate a stop in Arlington to enjoy its amusement parks. Shoppers will take kindly to the Arlington Highlands entertainment complex, as well as the long-running Trader’s Village flea market. Those planning trips to Dallas Texas might consider staying in one of the Arlington hotels, as they offer a convenient location for all the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area attractions. Downtown Dallas is found 20 miles east of Arlington, and Fort Worth is just over 10 miles to the west. A great place to visit, even if you are just planning Dallas area day trips, Arlington Texas is growing up fast, giving its cousin cities a hearty run for their money.

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The Dallas Cowboys football team is preparing to move to its new home in Arlington in 2009, and in 2011, this state-of-the-art sports venue should prove to be an ideal host for Super Bowl XLV. Surely the Arlington hotels are happy about the coming of the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium, and sports fans in Arlington area are likely doing back flips. Arlington Texas is also home to Texas Rangers Stadium, which is one of Major League Baseball’s best ballparks. Even if you just moderately like baseball, this is a wonderful place to catch a game. Baseball enthusiasts who are visiting the city won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy a game here, and when no games are scheduled, you might interest yourself in a stadium tour. You’ll find the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum at this Arlington Texas stadium, which takes visitors on a journey through the history of the game. Before or after a trip to an Arlington Texas stadium, families and anyone else seeking thrills will want to consider spending some time at the Arlington amusement parks.

The classic Six Flags Over Texas amusement park has been in business for some 40 years in Arlington Texas, and it continues to offer visitors a variety of fun-filled endeavors. You’ll find the tallest wooden roller coaster in the world here, as well as the Southwest’s tallest and fastest coaster. When you want a break from all the great rides here, you can take in one of many different shows. On hot days, the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park is surely a good place to have a refreshingly good time. There are some 26 different rides, pools and water slides here, and if you want the full experience, you might rent one of the park’s 12 Cabanas, which offer an array of amenities you wouldn’t otherwise have at your disposal. You can bet that both of these parks are hopping in the summer, so you might book a room at one of the nearby Arlington hotels in advance come June. For a different kind of experience, the combined Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax & Ripley's Believe It or Not exhibits are a prime Arlington attraction for those who appreciate things of the weird and mysterious variety.

As mentioned, shopping can be a worthy pursuit in Arlington Texas, especially come the weekend. This is when the Trader’s Village flea market is in session. Trading began here in the early 1970's, and to this day, thousands of shoppers and vendors enjoy its atmosphere. There is no price of admission, just a small fee to park. Though they don’t rival those found at the aforementioned amusement parks, there are rides here for kids to enjoy, and those looking to shop never know what they might find. Nearby Fort Worth Texas can offer visitors to Arlington a culturally-rich environment to explore, and chances are good that you’ll enjoy its variety of attractions. Dallas Texas is also a shopper’s paradise, and if you want a variety of entertainment options, it’s an ideal place to visit. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metroplex has more than enough to keep you both interested and busy.

Both Fort Worth Texas and Dallas Texas offer some great hotel options, but you might choose to also consider staying at one of the Arlington hotels. There are a lot of chain brand Arlington hotels that offer a pretty comprehensive range of options, and many offer shuttle service to the nearby Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Even if Fort Worth Texas or Dallas Texas are the primary aims of your north Texas vacation, you might consider staying at one of the Arlington hotels for at least a night to better enjoy the city’s attractions. Though Dallas and Fort Worth are close by, traffic can sometimes result in a lengthy and annoying Arlington commute. There is a lot to see and do here, from Arlington Texas stadium tours and sporting events, to fast and furious roller coasters. It’s a something for everyone kind of city, Arlington, worthy indeed of inclusion in your Dallas and Fort Worth Texas getaway.

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