The Pursuit of Happy

Stay and Play with the Family in Arlington,TX

Bringing the little ones along amplifies any work trip, as Arlington is THE family fun hotspot! There’s no reason to stay in your hotel room all day when there’s so much to do outside. Here’s our list of things to do with the kids post-event or meeting. 


Six Flags Over Texas 

family six flags

Before you head to Six Flags Over Texas, check out our deals OR check with your hotel for discounted tickets to the park. Ride one of the new rollercoasters including THE JOKER free-fly coaster or the new virtual reality experience Galactic Attack. If rides aren’t your thing, there is still plenty to do for the little ones like Bugs Bunny Boomtown, shows, food, shopping, games and more. Flash passes will help you get on your favorite ride with no wait time, and if you plan on going back, make sure you check out season pass options, which can make returning to the park a breeze with tons of perks.  You can’t leave unless you get some Pink Thing-flavored Dippin’ Dots located in a self-titled stand in front of the park—it’s a foolproof tradition!

Museum Day 

International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

Make a full or half day out of it by visiting one of our museums, including the interactive and kid-friendly International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Jam-packed with facts and real-life figures about the largest participatory sport in the world, get a hands on look at how bowling has gone from Egyptian pastime to possibly becoming an Olympic sport in the near future. OR, head to the Arlington Museum of Art to check out its current touring exhibit. Past shows include Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Toulouse Lautrec and more.

Within a ten minute drive from Arlington is Ripley’s Believe it or Not! and Madame Tussaud’s Palace of Wax featuring new stuff in both exhibits. Along with a 7D Interactive Theater, a laser race and the Mirror Maze, make a whole day out of Ripley’s and learn something new.

For the sport family 

sports

Catch the Texas Rangers play in their home field at Globe Life Park in Arlington, where there’s nothing like home run fireworks on a summer night! Not only do they put on a spectacular  Friday fireworks show, but they’re known to get creative with their ballpark fare. Or, take a tour of the vintage-styled ballpark from one of their friendly tour guides. As for us, you can find us eating the Texas-favorite Blue Bell ice cream out of a tiny Texas Rangers hat. Use code “arlington” on select home games to get discounted tickets

AT&T Stadium is a must-see for any fan of sports. The monolithic building opened in 2009 and has been a role model for all other stadiums globally ever since. Home field to the Dallas Cowboys, catch a game during regular season or take a tour of the half stadium / half art gallery. Bring a football so you can play catch with the kids on the field the Dallas Cowboys greats play on –one of the only stadiums around that allows you to do so.


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