Fun Things to Do in Arlington, Texas


Home to the renowned AT&T Stadium, sprawling trails and preserves, and the first regional theme park within the U.S., Arlington, Texas, is a city where fun never runs out for both young and old. Museums and dining outfits line its neighborhoods and, if you want to explore further, downtown Fort Worth is only 12 miles away. There is also no shortage of value-for-money hotels in Arlington, though they tend to get packed on weekends with families visiting Six Flags, so be sure to book ahead of time.

Experience just how fun Arlington can get with these thrilling activities.

Marvel at the AT&T Stadium


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Host to national sporting events and music concerts, AT&T Stadium is so huge that even the Statue of Liberty can fit in it. Stretching up to 320 feet in length, the stadium boasts the world’s biggest HDTV video board and sliding glass doors.


Experience the World’s Tallest Swing Carousel Ride at Six Flags Over Texas


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Six Flags Over Texas is among the most popular attractions in Texas — and for good reason. The theme park, which is named after six governing bodies in Texan history (France, Republic of Texas, the Confederacy, the United States, Mexico, and Spain), features pulse-quickening rides, including the Texas SkyScreamer. The gondola affords thrill seekers a gorgeous view of town as they are spun 400 feet high off the ground. If you’re feeling adventurous, try Shock Wave, a double-looping coaster, and the Texas Giant, one of the world’s highest wooden rollercoaster.

Cool Down at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Just about six miles east of Six Flags Over Texas is Hurricane Harbor, a family-friendly water park with over 20 thrill and water rides. Among them are beach-themed Boogie Beach and Tsunami Surge, where you can surf over 40-foot waves. Rides that resemble lagoons, a river, waterfalls, and rapids can be enjoyed as well. Discount vacation packages are available, but be sure to check park schedule first as it opens seasonally.

Sample World Fare at Arlington Highlands


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Go on a gastronomic journey through Asian, Mexican, Western, and Middle Eastern cuisine at Arlington Highlands. This vibrant dining and shopping hub offers tens of specialty restaurants, from sushi to Tex-Mex. After dining, visit a brewhouse for a drink, watch a movie at Improv Theatre, or shop in retail outlets nearby to complete your travel experience.  

Enjoy a Free Concert at Levitt Pavilion Arlington

Music flourishes in downtown Arlington, and at Levitt Pavilion Arlington, you can even attend up to 50 free concerts a year! Some of the artists that have played in the pavilion in the past include Pentatonix and Grammy winner Asleep at the Wheel.


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Explore Southwest Nature Preserve's Trails

Experience nature at its best at Southwest Nature Preserve. This extensive recreational property in southwest Arlington offers hectares of woodlands, savannah, and four ponds inhabited by local wildlife. Serene trails hedged by timber and foliage are available for biking, jogging, and walking. 

Arlington is known as “Fun Central.” Now you know why; book a trip now and share in the fun. 

Gretchen Filart Dublin

Gretchen Filart Dublin is a freelance writer for online and print publications. She weaves stories about travel and motherhood on the blog during need-zen times. 

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