4 Tips For Planning Your Trip to Arlington, Texas

Midway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington, Texas, has a lot to offer. Longtime home of the Rangers, and more recently the Cowboys, Arlington sees a lot of sports fans. It’s quite the experience to attend a game at the world’s largest state-of-the-art domed stadium. However, visitors have other adventure options in which to partake. From enjoying the original Six Flags, to a water park; shopping, golfing, and nightlife, also make their way into Arlington. Plus, the city has a rich history.

So, if you’re planning a trip to Arlington, here are a few helpful things to note:

1. Find out the best way to get there

With this online calculator, you can find out, based on your own needs, whether it is more cost-effective to fly or drive there. Sometimes the choice is obvious, but sometimes we forget to take into account travel time, the number of travelers, gas prices, hotel stops, flight prices, car rental prices, etc. There are a lot of factors to consider. So, with the help of this tool you will get a quick, automated best option, and you can also customize details to match your needs. The results might surprise you.

2. Choose a hotel

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Choosing the right hotel is not necessarily an easy thing to do. If you’re not familiar with the area, location would seem like a difficult task to nail. And you want the best bang for your buck.  IHG offers great hotel deals in Arlington to meet all your needs. You can easily navigate and compare hotels, as well as read the helpful reviews for each one, to make a pick that you will be happy with.

3. Plan a list of things to do

Arlington, Texas six flags
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You might visit Arlington for a specific purpose. Maybe to attend a conference, or maybe to attend a Cowboys game. But if you find yourself with spare time, you will want to explore further.

For adrenaline junkies, don’t miss out on the 212-acre Six Flags Over Texas theme park. It was the very first Six Flags Theme Park that opened in 1961, and it is still going strong with many renovations. Featuring many attractions, dining, and entertainment, you can have a full day of fun for all ages. If you prefer to play in the water, head to the Hurricane Harbor water park.

For a bit of history, visit Top O’ Hill Terrace for a fascinating tour of little-known Arlington history. Sometimes called Vegas before Vegas, you can learn the colorful story of the 1930s through 1950s high-stakes gambling, when celebrities and businessmen spent time in secret rooms and underground passageways. This is a hidden gem in Arlington.

4. Don’t think you know the weather

Texas weather is very unpredictable. From one day to the next you can expect a temperature change of 20 degrees, higher or lower. Check the weather forecast before your trip and pack accordingly.

Now, you are more than ready to make your way to Arlington and have a great trip!

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