Want to make your Arlington, TX vacation legendary? Live here and want to supersize your life as a resident? No worries, these seven tips will let you play harder, smarter AND more affordably. Forget about partying like a rockstar; in Arlington, we let you be the architect of more awesome. That’s how we roll:

One: Ding, ding, hop on the Arlington Trolley.

Nearly two dozen Arlington hotels offer a snuggly night sleep to weary vacationers after a day of sunny fun. And best of all, many Entertainment District hotels are stops along the Arlington Trolley route, which provides its guests with complimentary transportation to nearby attractions. Nothing beats free! Plus, you’ll look extra adorable riding around town in a bright red trolley, so bring your selfie stick for jealous-button worthy Facebook posts. View the Arlington Trolley Schedule.

Two: Get an app for that.

Want to find out how to buy a meal pass at Six Flags? Claim a special offer at the Hilton Arlington? Find out where to download the theme song for your favorite Texas Rangers baseball player? There are apps for all that and much more:

AT&T Stadium App

Globe Life Park App

Six Flags App

Hilton Hotels App

Sheraton App

Three: Find out where to park it.

Vitamin D is “so hot right now,” so why not be cool? Arlington is a great place to play outside. This little park finder from Naturally Fun (Arlington Parks & Recreation) makes it easy to scope out the perfect spot for birding, nature walks, picnicking, hiking, biking, and even a game of tennis! Use the Arlington park finder

Four: Grab yourself a great deal.

Who’s got exclusive hookups on coupons, discounted vacation packages, attractions tickets, and contests, you ask? (clears throat) That’d be your friends at the Arlington CVB, of course! We don’t mean to brag, but we offer jaw-dropping discounts to the biggest thrills in town: Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium tickets to name a few! 

Five: Get some 4-1-1 at your fingertips.

When your friends want you to lead the charge in Arlington for tasty Tex-Mex, a little sports bar action, a great pedicure, or a Dallas Cowboys t-shirt, you’ll be in the know with our Arlington Visitors Guide (which is a great resource for residents, too). Download your Arlington information guide here.

Six: Enterprise your way to some Arlington happy.

Did you know that you can use a promo code to rent a discounted ride from our friends at Enterprise? It’s true! So go get a quote from Enterprise. Use the Arlington CVB code #L9C1183 Pin #ARL when you do!

Seven: Be a smarty pants.

Arlington is home to the American headquarters for Mensa International, so it is quite logical to boost your recreational intelligence here as well. Looking to skip the long lines at Six Flags Over Texas? How about a ride around the field during a Texas Rangers game? Ready to luxuriate in your very own cabana at Hurricane Harbor? Or how about working on your swing with a PGA/LPA pro at an award-winning course? Here are some final genius resources to enrich your FUN IQ and help you be the new mastermind of your family vacay:


Six Flags Flash Pass   

Texas Rangers Ballpark Experiences

AT&T Stadium VIP Tours

Hurricane Harbor Cabana Rentals

Book Golf and Dinner at Tierra Verde

Go VIP at the Dallas Wings Basketball home games

So there you have it folks, seven tips to help you be the engineers of entertainment, the artists of amusement. Your legendary status awaits…so book now to level up on Arlington greatness!