Things to Do

in Arlington, TX

If you think Arlington is just theme parks and sports, think again. Arlington has so much to offer when it comes to arts and culture, shopping, and exciting events. After you ride the roller coasters and immerse yourself in football and baseball, try some of these other things to do that make Arlington a World of Wonderful.

Supersized Attractions

Here in Arlington, the attractions are over-the-top and the entertainment is next level. Home to both Globe Life Park in Arlington, where the Texas Rangers play baseball, and AT&T Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play football, checking out the impressive stadiums is a must. Even during the off season, you can take tours for a behind-the-scenes look at where the magic happens.
 
Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor are theme parks where everyone can have fun at their own pace. And, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame combines education, history, and activity for a memorable museum visit.
 
Even the outdoor recreation in Arlington is on a large scale. Golf courses span as far as the eye can see, acres are dedicated to parks and lakes, and TexPlex Park has enough room for UTVs, motocross bikes, and boats to push the limits of speed.

Arts Everywhere

As you get out and explore Arlington, you’ll find that arts and culture are everywhere you look. You can up your culture quotient by visiting the Arlington Museum of Art, where visitors have the chance to experience a variety of world-class exhibitions and curated exhibits.
 
For arts and culture of the performance variety, the Arlington Music Hall is the premiere music and performance venue in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Musical acts ranging from pop to classical to tribute shows make the Arlington Music Hall a must-visit destination.

Events You Don’t to Miss

Arlington is known for hosting big events throughout the year, so there’s sure to be something going now no matter when you come to town.
 
The Frame4Frame Festival brings film, music, and visual art together under one roof every September. Come springtime, Art on the Greene dedicates three days to all things art for a festival where art lovers can mingle with artists. Fourth of July is taken to an epic level with Light Up Arlington. And of course, between the two major stadiums here in Arlington, there are plenty of sporting events to cheer on your favorite team at Texas Live!.
 
Check out our always-up-to-date event listings to see what’s going on when you’re in town.

Live It Up

Opportunities to make the absolute most of your vacation include shopping and spas catering to your every whim. You can shop till you drop at Arlington Highlands, with more than 50 stores, or at Grand Prairie Premium Outlets, with over 100 stores. Then, unwind at any of the spas in the area where rejuvenation and relaxation are just an appointment away.
 
When you’re ready to hit the town and experience Arlington’s nightlife, there are plenty of options to get social. Texas Live! is a hub for live music, sports, restaurants, and entertainment. The development features multiple places to eat or drink, as well as unique spaces dedicated to hosting events, festivals, and activities. You can catch a game on the giant screens, chat with friends over cocktails, or dance the night away.
 
For a more focused night out or day of exploring, beer lovers can pursue their drink of choice at Arlington’s many craft breweries.

But, Wait—There’s More!

You don’t have to break the bank to experience Arlington. Some of the best things to do are also free. From exploring public art installations and checking out free concert series to conquering the many parks and historic attractions, a fun time can be had on a dime. Many of the free things to do are also among Arlington’s treasured hidden gems. Plus, don’t miss the available deals and coupons to make your dollar go even further.


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