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Top 10 Things to Do in Arlington, TX

Hotel In Arlington, TX – La Quinta Inn & Suites Grand Prairie South


Arlington Texas is the third largest municipality in the Dallas Metroplex and the fiftieth most populous city in the US. Being just twenty miles west of downtown Dallas and twelve miles east of downtown Fort Worth, this city is home to not only ball parks and universities, but is also home to a General Motors assembly plant and is the HQ for American Mensa. Here’s what we found nearby our Hotel in Arlington, TX. Below is a list of the top ten places to visit while in Arlington. While here, make sure to make La Quinta Inn & Suites Grand Prairie South your home away from home.


Cowboy Stadium
900 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76011
Cowboys Stadium - hotel in Arlington
The whole Texas-sized stadium is air-conditioned, so whether it’s hot or cool out you’ll be at a cool 72 year round in here. It’s worth every penny of the $1 billion that was spent to build it and you may get caught staring at the huge screen above more than at the actual playing field.


Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
Ameriquest Field is the home of the Texas Rangers. The architecture is impressive, the facility is very nice with good sight lines, and there is a wide selection of food from fast food to several good restaurants to the Diamond Club.


Six Flags Over Texas
2201 Six Flags Road, Arlington, TX 76011
Six Flags Over Texas - hotel in Arlington

This park features the No. 1 wooden coaster in the world, The Texas Giant. It is a place which provides amazing fun for the entire family as there are so many different types of rides for folks of all ages.


Hurricane Harbor
1800 East Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006
What’s not to like about waterparks? This is one of the best in Texas. Make sure to get a Flash Pass and skip ahead to the front of the line.


Paragon Outlet Mall
2950 W. Interstate 20, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
This newly opened outlet mall features retailers like Bloomingdale’s, Saks, Coach and Hugo Boss will join companies like Nike, Haggar and J. Crew, which gives the Grand Prairie outlet mall an upscale flavor. Among more than 100 stores are several new to Texas, including Andrew Marc, Vince Camuto shoes, Bare Escentuals, Lancome, Love Culture and Swarovski Crystal.


The Arlington Highlands
I-20 at Matlock Road & Center Street, Arlington, TX
A great place to shop and dine. It’s beautiful with it’s fountains and architecture. Enjoy a comedy show, bring out your youth at Dave and Busters, or visit the World market.


Legends of the Game Museum
1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011
If you want a look into baseballs past then this is the place for you. It has memorabilia and photos from baseballs past which tell stories, along with some interactive displays. Monitors show old clips of games and interviews with the players. Even on a non-game day, this place is worth the trip. It is located at the Ballpark in Arlington.


University of Texas at Arlington
Founded in 1895, this University offers 80 baccalaureate, 74 masters, and 31 doctoral degrees. With 33,000 students, a walk on this campus is will shed light on why some of the best and brightest choose this as their school.


Lone Star Park
1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Quarter horse and Thoroughbred racing. It gets very crowded here on busy days and the accommodations are worth it.


The Fielder House
A historical home originally built as a private residence in 1914. The two-story building, a community landmark, was built in 1914 as the home of James Park and Mattie (Barnes) Fielder, Sr. Fielder was a successful lawyer, banker, farmer, and philanthropist, who had come to Texas from Tennessee in 1884. The Fielder House was one of the earliest brick homes in Arlington. It had electrical lighting, central heating, a hot-water system, and indoor plumbing.


The contemporary accommodations at La Quinta Inn & Suites Grand Prairie hotel are designed for maximum comfort and convenience. Well-appointed with elegant furnishings and high-tech amenities, our spacious guestrooms feature plush Simmons® Beautyrest® beds, microwave and refrigerator, flat panel TV with premium channels, and free Internet connections.  La Quinta Inn & Suites Grand Prairie offers value-added getaway packages for your business trip or vacation to Grand Prairie, Texas. Reserve your Texas hotel package online for the best value and availability.  So if you’re taking us up on the offer of visiting any of the places above, make sure to book your comfortable stay with us when looking for a hotel in Arlington TX. We’ll see ya’ll soon!


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