Arts, Attractions, Arlington

Far beyond the theme parks and sports it’s so well known for, Arlington, Texas truly has is it all. From arts and culture to first-class dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation, visitors of every taste can discover new adventures in Arlington. Discover some of the attractions, shopping, nightlife, arts, culture and recreation you can enjoy in Arlington below.

Six Flags Over Texas – Looking for an adrenaline rush? This iconic amusement park offers over 100 rides and attractions, as well as family and kid’s rides, shows and entertainment, and endless dining options to help you refuel.

AT&T Stadium – No trip to Arlington would be complete without visiting the storied home of the Dallas Cowboys. Take a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about this iconic stadium and home to the five-time Super Bowl Champions. Choose from a range of different tours to get an MVP experience.

A Shopper’s Paradise – Dreaming of finding the perfect deal? Arlington Highlands offers over 50 stores selling a variety of apparel, jewelry, accessories, health and beauty items and unique home décor. Continue your shopping adventures at Parks Mall at Arlington’s 180+ stores and restaurants; or for a real bargain head to Grand Prairie Premium Outlets where you can save up to 65% on major brand names.

Late-Night Eats and Drinks – Whether you’re looking to grab dinner or just enjoy a filling snack or cocktail, Arlington has you covered. Boomerjacks Bar & Grill is known for its delicious burgers and laid-back sports bar vibe. With over 125 hi-def TVs, amazing appetizers, a wide variety of domestic and imported beers as well as creative and classic cocktails, Boomerjacks is the place to be for an evening out.

If pizza is what you crave, head over to The Rock Wood Fired Pizza. In addition to fresh ingredients and hand-tossed dough, you can enjoy a unique, rock n’ roll-themed menu, a classic rock soundtrack, special microbrews and signature “Rocktails” for a truly memorable experience.

Texas-Sized Entertainment – Arlington’s newest entertainment district, Texas Live!, is the center of it all when it comes to exciting restaurants and lively events. Dining options include Taco Joint, a one-of-a-kind flagship restaurant by Food Network personality Guy Fieri, legendary barbecue at Lockhart Smokehouse and upscale dining at Troy’s, created by Cowboy’s Hall of Famer Troy Aikman. If a cold beer sounds good, Revolver Brewery can satisfy your thirst. And if you’ve always wanted a true country experience, head over to PBR Texas, a country bar born out of professional bull-riding with a large dancefloor to enjoy.

The Art of Arlington – A true center of arts and culture, Arlington offers something for everyone. The Arlington Museum of Art showcases culturally significant exhibits from around the world. Past exhibits include the art of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol just to name a few.

The Music You Love – If you’re a music fan, checking out a concert at Levitt Pavilion is a must. Featuring over 50 free concerts a year, you can experience jazz, folk, blues, soul and much more under the stars. For a classic music experience, Arlington Music Hall is an iconic piece of history that has hosted the likes of Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn and Leann Rimes.

Out and About – Arlington is home to some of the finest golf courses in the world. Spend some time at the Golf Center of Arlington honing your skills, or schedule a tee time at Tierra Verde Golf Club, followed up by a delicious meal at their full-service restaurant, the Ventana Grille. Or for the baseball fan, visit the Texas Rangers Golf Club, the only golf course in the world officially branded with Major League Baseball.

If you prefer a day on the water, Lake Arlington is an outdoor oasis just 20 minutes from the city center. Hit the lake by canoe, kayak or paddleboard, or find a serene spot to get in some fishing. When it’s time to eat, you can paddle over to Richard Simpson Park on the lake’s shoreline where you can grill up a feast in the picnic area.

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