Top Attractions for First-Timers

Sports and Entertainment

Arlington is famous for its world-class sports and entertainment venues that attract visitors from around the globe. The crown jewel is AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys football team and site of countless concerts, motocross events, and other happenings throughout the year. Marvel at the scale of this architectural wonder and tour the Cowboys Museum to immerse yourself in America’s Team history and tradition. Just down the road lies Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers baseball team. Take in a game surrounded by the retractable roof and get the full MLB experience. And for fast-paced racing action, don’t miss Texas Motor Speedway. Tour the speedway, drive your own car around the track, and catch a NASCAR or IndyCar race in this exciting venue.

Museums and Attractions

Beyond the big game action, Arlington offers a wealth of cultural attractions sure to pique your interest. At the top of the list is the Arlington Museum of Art, spanning art from classic to contemporary across its galleries. Check the schedule for special exhibits and events. For hands-on family fun, venture to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame to learn the history of bowling and try your skills on regulation lanes. Nature lovers of all ages will enjoy the River Legacy Living Science Center, with outdoor trails, indoor exhibits on local wildlife, and educational programs. And for a blast to the past, tour Fielder House Museum to see an authentic 19th century farmstead brought to life. Kids and adults alike will marvel at the rich heritage of Arlington’s early days.

Shopping and Dining

After sightseeing, you’ll work up an appetite! Arlington offers outstanding dining options from downhome BBQ joints to upscale steakhouses. Babe’s Chicken Dinner House is a local legend for its fried chicken and comfort sides. For Mexican food and margaritas, hit up El Fenix or Uncle Julio’s. And for a romantic date night, try Grace Restaurant’s contemporary American cuisine. Shopping choices abound in Arlington, from the high-end offerings at The Parks Mall to local boutiques in Downtown and around UTA. Find fashion, gifts, and more at Texas Christkindl Market held annually at Globe Life Field. And for major brands at outlet prices, head to Grapevine Mills or Grand Prairie Premium Outlets just minutes away.

Outdoor Activities

Between the sports, shops, and restaurants awaits Arlington’s natural beauty. Explore River Legacy Parks for hiking, biking, fishing and paddling opportunities. Play a round at Tierra Verde Golf Club. Or enjoy a picnic and play time for the kids at Richard Greene Linear Park along with free summer concerts at Levitt Pavilion. The options for outdoor fun are endless!

Nightlife and Entertainment

When the sun goes down, Arlington comes alive! Catch a concert under the stars at Globe Life Field or AT&T Stadium. Laugh it up at comedy shows at Arlington Improv or J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill. Sip craft cocktails as you take in live music at Social House or Legal Draft Beer Co. And for rollicking honky-tonk action, head straight to Billy Bob’s Texas. With so many lively venues, your nights out will never get boring.

Family Fun

Arlington is a fantastic place to visit with kids in tow. Let them run wild at Urban Air Adventure Park, an indoor playground with trampolines, climbing walls, tubes, and more. Go retro at Free Play Arlington with tons of classic arcade games. See magnificent butterflies up close at River Legacy Living Science Center. And of course, catch a ballgame or concert at one of the major sports venues—it’s an experience the whole family will always remember.

How to Get Around Arlington

Light Rail

Arlington is served by the Trinity Railway Express light rail system, with stops connecting to Dallas and Fort Worth. It’s an affordable, eco-friendly option for getting around major destinations. The CentrePort/DFW Airport Station is adjacent to AT&T Stadium, making it easy to catch a Cowboys game or concert. And the Arlington Entertainment District Station drops you steps from Globe Life Field and Six Flags Over Texas.

Taxis and Rideshares

When you need a quick ride across town, taxis and services like Uber and Lyft are readily available throughout Arlington. Rideshare pick-up areas are designated at AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Field, Six Flags, and other major venues. Prices are reasonable for short point-to-point trips.

Charter Buses

For ultimate convenience exploring Arlington with a group, look no further than a charter bus rental with Charter Bus Company Arlington. Our modern fleet of buses and experienced drivers can shuttle your group everywhere you want to go, from sports events to museums and beyond. Leave the driving and parking headaches behind. Everyone can ride together in comfort and style! Contact us today at 682-226-7100 for a free quote.

Ready to Get Started?

We hope this first timer’s guide gets you excited to visit one of Texas’ most dynamic cities! Arlington offers big city thrills with southern hospitality and charm. Whether you’re here for the world-famous sports franchises, top-notch museums and attractions, or lively nightlife and entertainment, there’s something for everyone. Let Charter Bus Company Arlington simplify your group transportation so you can make the most of your time. Call us today at 682-226-7100 to reserve your bus rental and start planning the Texas adventure of a lifetime!