Old Arlington

Just west of Downtown Arlington lies the historic neighborhood known as Old Arlington. Established in the late 1800s as a trading post along the Chisholm Trail, Old Arlington still retains much of its vintage charm today. Meander down picturesque South Center Street to discover quaint local shops and eateries housed in brick storefronts dating back to the early 20th century. History buffs will love exploring the Arlington Historical Society Museum to learn about the city’s frontier beginnings. For a taste of local culture, time your visit to coincide with one of Old Arlington’s many festivals. Grab a funnel cake at the annual Frontier Days festival, featuring an old-timey carnival, live music, and rodeo. Or sample beers from local breweries at the North Texas Beer & Wine Festival each spring. And architecture lovers will delight in the beautifully preserved homes in the Windsor Park Historic District, including stately Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles. With its walkable streets, independent businesses, and charming historic architecture, Old Arlington offers visitors a glimpse into the city’s storied past.

Entertainment District

Just north of Downtown Arlington lies an up-and-coming neighborhood known as the Entertainment District. Anchored by the Texas Live! dining and entertainment complex, this area buzzes with energy and activities for visitors of all ages. Texas Live! features restaurants like Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint and Pudge’s Pizza, plus live music at Arlington Backyard and other venues. Sports fans flock here to watch games at the massive TV screens of Sports & Social while enjoying cold beers and tasty apps. The Entertainment District isn’t just about eating and drinking, though. You’ll also find kid-friendly attractions like the Round1 Bowling & Amusement center, with its video games, bowling lanes, and karaoke rooms. And for a dose of culture, check out the new Arlington Music Hall, which hosts national music acts and local performers. Whether you’re looking to cheer on the Rangers before a game or enjoy an evening out with family, the Entertainment District is an exciting neighborhood for entertainment.

University of Texas at Arlington

Northeast Arlington is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, giving this neighborhood a vibrant, youthful vibe. Start your visit at the UTA Planetarium and Science Center, which offers educational shows about space and science. Wander the campus and admire the architecture of iconic buildings like Maverick Stadium and College Park Center. Fuel up at one of the many excellent eateries near campus, like First Watch or Twisted Root Burger Company. In the evenings, enjoy Arlington’s lively local music scene at venues like Division Brewing or Legal Draft Beer Company. Or catch a show at the Levitt Pavilion, which hosts free outdoor concerts throughout the summer. This neighborhood also offers plenty of green spaces to relax in, like Vandergriff Park with its hiking trails and athletic fields. With so much to see and do, Northeast Arlington is perfect for visitors of all ages.

River Legacy Parks

For family fun and outdoor recreation, head to North Arlington and explore River Legacy Parks. This 1,300 acre nature area features over 10 miles of multi-use trails perfect for walking, running, and biking. Pause to enjoy views of the river from scenic overlooks along the way. Kids will love navigating the Slick Rock Trail Bike Skills Park, with its rock obstacles, teeter totters, and jumps. Other amenities include a dog park, picnic areas, and access to fishing and boating on the Trinity River. Adjacent to the park lies The Parks at Arlington mall, where you can grab a bite to eat or do some shopping after working up an appetite on the trails. The area also offers sporting facilities like the Arlington Tennis Center, with its 16 lighted courts. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, sports lover, or family looking for an afternoon of fun, North Arlington’s parks and attractions offer something for everyone.

South Arlington

For retail therapy and family activities, make your way to South Arlington and the expansive Parks Mall. With over 200 stores, this shopping mecca has everything you need for a day of browsing and spending. Find all your favorite chains like Macy’s and Sephora, or discover unique boutiques like Blue Zoo and Kidzu Children’s Museum. When you need a break, refuel at the mall’s many dining options, like Shake Shack, Panda Express, and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. Nearby, the Arlington Highlands neighborhood offers big-box stores like Home Depot, buybuy BABY, and Nordstrom Rack. And just down the road lies Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers baseball team. Catch a game or tour the ballpark on non-game days. With incredible shopping, dining, and entertainment, South Arlington is a must-visit for any shopping enthusiast or family.

West Arlington

West Arlington offers visitors a chance to experience the area’s rich Latino culture and heritage. Stroll through Mercado Arlington, an open-air market with authentic Mexican shops and restaurants. Try delicious tacos at Taqueria El Si Hay or pick up fresh produce at the produce stands. On weekends, stop by Traders Village to explore its maze of vendors under a canopy of colorful flags. Here you can find handmade crafts, clothing, and knick-knacks at bargain prices. This vibrant neighborhood also hosts many spirited Latino festivals throughout the year. Fiesta Arlington celebrates with food, music, and amusement rides, while the Day of the Dead Festival honors the cherished tradition with ofrendas, dance, and entertainment. From the smells of sizzling fajitas to the sounds of mariachi music, West Arlington offers an immersive cultural experience.

East Arlington

East Arlington encompasses a large suburban area filled with family-friendly attractions. At the top of the list is Six Flags Over Texas, the iconic amusement park famed for its thrilling roller coasters and rides. Cool off afterwards at Hurricane Harbor, a neighboring water park with slides, a wave pool, and lazy river. Other kid pleasers include Hawaiian Falls Water Park and the Arlington Skatium ice rink. Adults can enjoy golfing at Tierra Verde Golf Club or Texas Rangers Golf Club. And foodies will delight in the diverse dining options, from sushi at Piranha Killer Sushi to barbecue at Red Hot & Blue. With activities that appeal to all ages and interests, East Arlington offers entertainment for the whole family.

Book a Bus With Us

At Charter Bus Company Arlington, our goal is to make group transportation easy and enjoyable. Whether you’re visiting Arlington for a family vacation, class field trip, or business event, we have the ideal bus rental to meet your needs. Our modern fleet includes everything from full-size motorcoaches to compact minibuses, all outfitted with amenities like WiFi, TVs, power outlets, and restrooms. Our experienced drivers know Arlington like the back of their hand and will get your group where it needs to go safely and efficiently. Ready to book your bus and explore the best of Arlington’s neighborhoods? Call Charter Bus Company Arlington at 682-226-7100 or request a free quoteonline. We look forward to helping with your group transportation needs!