Things to Do in Arlington, Texas

Arlington is in the heart of the North Texas Metroplex, and life as the middle child really is better! We’re just 15 minutes from DFW International Airport and off the crossroads of five major highways, making getting here a breeze. Now it’s time to start planning your next getaway!

Looking for things to do with kids? Or maybe you need a couple’s retreat? You’re covered. Whether you’re planning your crew’s next road trip or some solo adventures, we’ve got Texas-sized fun for every occasion. From full-throttle thrills and outdoor excursions to culinary journeys and spa treatments, we’ve got a whole World of Wonderful ready for you to discover.

Come join us in our World of Wonderful—explore below to discover all the amazing things to do in Arlington, TX!

Arts & Culture

People flock in droves to witness Arlington’s arts and culture scene, where art lovers and music fanatics are equally at home. With art institutions like the Arlington Museum of Art (AMA) and The Gallery at UT Arlington, and music venues like Arlington Music Hall and Symphony Arlington, you won’t find a shortage of arts, cultural events, and exhibits to enjoy.

Free Things To Do

On a budget? No worries! Hanging out here doesn’t have to break the bank, there are plenty of free things to do in Arlington, TX. Whether you like live music or long hikes outdoors, there’s something for every budget.

Music fans can gather up the whole family for free concerts under the stars at the outdoor Levitt Pavilion Arlington. Art lovers will relish the art installments all along the public Entertainment District Art Trail. Marvel at the dozens of stunning sculptures—plus, this accessible trail is just steps away from AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Field.

If you need some fresh air, seek out the trails at River Legacy Parks or Crystal Canyon Natural Area, two beautiful parks nestled in the heart of the city.

Things To Do With Kids

For those looking for things to do with kids in Arlington, you’re in luck. From tots to teens, we have family entertainment for everyone in the group. Give our coasters a whirl, dine at our kid-friendly restaurants, or try out our interactive museums … and that’s just scratching the surface.

For many families, the first stop is the heart-pounding roller coasters at Six Flags Over Texas. From adrenaline-filled loops to easy-going rides and live shows, you’re guaranteed a true Texas experience. Pay a visit to The University of Texas at Arlington’s Planetarium and get your own guide to the galaxy, or bring out your competitive side at K1 Speed race course. Best two out of three? Cool off by splashing around one of the city’s refreshing water parks if you stop by during summer.

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