Arlington is often overlooked when it comes to fun destinations in Texas. After all, it’s located smack dab in between Fort Worth and Dallas, two of the state’s major cities. But, Arlington can hold its own and is actually a really great place to visit. If you’re looking for a place to live, it’s also cheaper to look at homes and apartments in Arlington, Tx as opposed to Dallas. Whether you’re planning on making a move to the area, or just visiting for the weekend, here are a few of the most fun things to do in Arlington.
Adults and children alike will enjoy Arlington’s K1 Speed race course, located just above Six Flags Over Texas (another great stop for families). Here, you can enjoy some of the best kart racing in the state at a professionally designed indoor track. Their all-electric karts top out at 45mph and provide a smoother ride than those you’ll get on your typical lawn mower-powered karts. If you’re concerned about safety, there’s nothing to worry about. K1’s experienced staff will help you and your group get comfortable with the experience, and they also provide the right protective gear to keep you safe during your go-karting adventure. Whether you’re taking the kids for a fun afternoon or looking for something a little unique to do with your partner on date night, K1 speed is an awesome, unforgettable experience.
Globe Life Park
Home to the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Park is a must-see for baseball fans. Enjoy a tour of the stadium and learn about the history of the park, or enjoy a peaceful afternoon sitting along the park’s 12-acre lake. If you’re lucky enough to visit during baseball season, what better way to enjoy the weekend than experiencing America’s favorite pastime?
International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame
Looking for a fun weekend adventure that’s a little more unique than an art museum trip? Check out the International Bowling Museum in Arlington to experience 5,000 years of the history of bowling. You may be thinking, 5,000 years? Yes, bowling is actually estimated to have been around since 3200 BC. Here, you’ll learn about the founding fathers of the sport all the way to the current champions of the present day, and find that there’s much more to bowling than you could have ever imagined.
River Legacy Park
Spanning 1,200, River Legacy Park is one of the best natural destinations in Arlington. Enjoy miles of trails for hiking and biking, or stop into their science center for an educational experience. The park is also home to a variety of festivals and fundraising events, such as their annual River Legacy Foundation Fall Festival, where you can enjoy live music, games, crafts, and more, all in the name of a great cause: the support of environmental education.