Visiting Dallas/Arlington: Helpful Tips and Tricks

Ever wanted to go to Texas? Travel to Dallas, the third biggest city in the state which is not only popular because of the TV series that is of the same name. It is the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex with about 5.8 million inhabitants. It is not surprising that Dallas is a popular destination in the U.S., as it offers many cultural and fun things to do. Here are a few helpful tips and tricks for when you plan a trip to Dallas/Arlington.

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Take a Shuttle Service or Train From the Airport

America is a car country. However, there are ways to get to your desired destination conveniently. Dallas has five airports, but the biggest airports close to downtown, as well as Arlington and Fort Worth, are Dallas Love Field and Fort Worth International. From there, you can take a City, Super, or Yellow Checker Shuttle Service to your lodging. The bus line 524 operates between Love Field and Inwood/Love Field Station from where you can take the Green or Yellow Line to downtown Dallas. 

There Is a Wide Range of Different Accommodations

Airbnb rooms, simple motels, budget hotels or even more luxurious hotels - in Dallas you find the type of lodging that suits your needs. If you stay in Arlington, which is located between Fort Worth and Dallas, you will get cheaper deals. With about 375,000 inhabitants, Arlington is small but underestimated. It is home to the famous AT&T Stadium, and people choose to stay in the Six Flags area close to Dallas’s renowned landmark. Hotels such as the Holiday Inn Arlington NE, Sleep Inn Maingate, or Courtyard by Marriott offer a luxurious twist. Options for a tighter budget are the Days Inn Six Flags, America’s Best Value Inn, or Budget Host Inn.

Escape the Hustle & Bustle of Dallas in Arlington

Spend quality-time in Arlington to escape lively Dallas. The Museum of Art, the Cowboys AT&T Stadium, the University of Texas, the whirling Six Flags theme park, and the Rangers Ballpark are all popular things to see. For a relaxed afternoon, go to the River Legacy Park. Stroll around the Lincoln Square in Arlington’s entertainment district, and be sure to consider Arlington’s diverse, fun nightlife, and entertainment options after the sun has set. Dining, gaming and shopping - there’s something for everyone. 

Find Numerous Art & Entertainment Opportunities in Downtown Dallas

The vibrant city center of Dallas offers many attractions and opportunities to expand your historic and cultural horizon. Don’t miss the Old City Park with buildings from the 1840s to 1910. Cultural facilities include the African-American Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, and the Museum of Nature and Science, inter alia. If you fancy fresh food, visit the farmers’ market, open all year round. In the West End Historic District you can shop, feast, and enjoy one of the many nightclubs. 

Dallas is one of the most visited U.S. cities. Culture, arts, history, entertainment, and a buzzing nightlife scene - all this makes this city a diverse one and attracts travelers from all over the world.

This piece was written in collaboration with Hipmunk in the course of the Hipmunk City Love Project.