Itineraries and Trip Ideas in Arlington, Texas

Not sure where to start on your vacation plans? We've got you covered. From thrilling roller coaster rides to world-class art collections to delicious restaurants, there are just too many exciting things to do in Arlington, TX. Whether your passion is food, sports, or fun with the whole family, we've pulled together a fantastic list of itineraries to help you plan your next trip to Arlington. Check out our fabulous itineraries below and get ready for a no-hassle weekend of fun in Arlington!

For the Foodies

tray of barbecue, macaroni and cheese and potato salad
Hurtado's Barbecue

If food is your reason for being, see the Foodie's Guide to Arlington. From brunch to after-dinner desserts, we've got your whole day planned. Enjoy sumptuous pork chops at Damian's Cajun Soul Cafe, delight in some down-home fried chicken at Babe's Chicken House, or relish fine dining at Restaurant506. We've also included some great options for taking a walk at Fish Creek Linear Park or Richard Greene Linear Park. After you work up an appetite, go for one more tasty bite at another of Arlington's best eateries, such as Marquez Bakery & Tortilla Factory, or Lockhart Smokehouse, one of Texas' most beloved BBQ joints.

For the Family

Exterior of the Planetarium at UT Arlington
The Planetarium at UTA

For activities the whole family can enjoy, from theme parks to Rangers games, see our Family Fun itinerary. We've got your weekend of family entertainment planned down to the fine details, including favorite family-friendly eateries, like Buffalo Wings & Rings, where you can rest assured there’s something for everyone (even for those picky eaters). Escape the heat at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor or UTA Planetarium, or enjoy a beautiful day in the Kids Zone at AT&T Stadium catching a Cowboys game. After a day of fun, rest your head at our family-friendly hotels, which feature pools your kids will love to splash around in. Here, you can let the kids burn off some energy while you enjoy a drink poolside. There's truly something for everyone in the family to enjoy in this fun, packed itinerary!

For the Ranger/Cowboys Fans

Miller Tavern @ Texas Live!Miller Tavern at Texas Live!

If you live for game day, the Sports Fans itinerary has everything you need from pre-game tailgating at Division Brewery near AT&T Stadium to post-game celebrating at Miller Tavern & Beer Garden. Chow down on delicious stadium grub at Globe Life Field and then grab a slice at Pudge's Pizza after the game to make up for all those calories you lost cheering. After dinner, keep the game day party going at Sports & Social, where you and your crew can get a game of your own going with some old fashioned skeeball, shuffleboard, or air hockey. No matter if your team wins or loses, you'll have a great game day!

For the Hopeless Romantics

A man kayaks at River Legacy Park in Arlington, TX
Kayaking at River Legacy Park

Looking for something extra special to do with your significant other? See our itinerary for couples. Romantic walks in local parks, like River Legacy Parks, live performances at Arlington Music Hall, and cozy hotel options, will give you plenty of ideas to impress your better half. Explore artwork at The Gallery at UTA or Arlington’s Sculpture Trail at Richard Greene Linear Park, and, of course, wow your partner with a sophisticated dinner at one of Arlington’s finest restaurants.

For the College Kids

If you’re heading to Arlington for spring break, look no further than our Spring Break in Arlington itinerary to get a list of all the must-sees and must-dos. All the dance clubs, live music venues, and bars we’ve included will be enough to see you through a fun-filled week with your friends in one of Texas’ top spring break destinations.


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