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Arlington Travel Guide

A True Boomtown

There are three major cities that make up the metropolitan area you’ll be visiting when you make a reservation at one of the hotels in Arlington, TX. Though Arlington itself is the smallest of these in current population, it is far from the smallest in stature.  It began with a trading post by Marrow Bone Spring in 1841, built after a battle between the general for whom the county would be named and a local Native American tribe.  I

t didn’t take long for the viability of the land to attract more and more settlers and by 1876 the town of Arlington was founded  by the Texas and Pacific Railway.  Though it attracted more than 4,000 people by World War II, it was the new industries of automobiles and aerospace that created a modern era boomtown, seeing the population inflate from 7,000 in 1950 to over 250,000 by 1990 and closing in on 400,000 in present day.  With a room or suite at any of the hotels in Arlington, TX, you can see for yourself what it is about this exciting sister city to Fort Worth and Dallas that has caused so many to call it home.

Plan For A Long Trip

You are going to need as much time as you can spare when staying at the hotels in Arlington, TX , so you are best off stretching out that calendar as far it will go. If you are any kind of fan of Texan sports team, this is the city to be in. On the professional side, you can watch a Dallas Cowboys game in the AT&T Stadium or a Texas Rangers game in the Arlington Stadium. At the college level, you can catch the University of Texas Mavericks at the College Park Center. And speaking of sports, the city is the world headquarters of bowling, home to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame and the U.S. Bowling Congress.

For more family fun, your stay at the hotels in Arlington, TX will get you minutes from the original Six Flags theme park, Six Flags Over Texas, and its waterpark, Hurricane Harbor.  Local history and gorgeous landscapes can be found at the Top O’Hill Terrace and the River Legacy Park, educational entertainment is waiting at the Planetarium at the University, and culture is on tap at the Arlington Museum of Art.

No matter which of these tickles your fancy, make sure you make time to catch a live performance at either one of the nation’s largest community theaters at Theatre Arlington or the Levitt Pavilion Arlington.  And in between the great local landmarks and attractions, spend a little time shopping at the Parks Mall and enjoy the enormous selection of delicious places to eat at the Arlington Highlands.  With so much to see, do, hear, eat and experience, it’s a good thing the hotels in Arlington TX will get you a great night’s sleep for as many nights as you need.

A Little Preparation…

Can go a very long way so it’s good to get some of the more mundane facts about your stay in the hotels in Arlington,TX under your belt.  Start with the weather because there’s nothing worse than packing up a couple of suitcases full of things you can’t wear when you arrive.  As you probably may have guessed, being one of three of the big metro cities in the state of Texas, it gets pretty hot in Arlington.  The summers range from a pleasant high seventies to a gorgeous mid nineties and the winters rarely fall below forty degrees.  Rain is rarely a problem, with the highest accumulation in May and even that is only around five inches or so.  In fact, as long as you aren’t arriving in the April and May time frame, you are in for clear skies.

Next up, the second most important item; transportation.  The city has the unique distinction of being the largest in America without a comprehensive public transit system.  It does have its own municipal airport, is serviced by two highways, I-20 and I-30, and is still on the line for what is now the Union Pacific Railroad.  Other that, you will need to either take your own car, grab a cab or make use of your hotel’s shuttle services.

All That’s Left is to Choose

Of course, no one said that making your choice would be easy.  The hotels in Arlington, TX provide such an excellent array of quality, comfort and convenience that deciding which of them will be your home away from home while you are touring the city may be a bigger task that you thought.  With big names like Sheraton, Hyatt, Omni, and Hilton, you already know that getting everything you want isn’t going to be a problem at all.  In fact, every one of the hotels in Arlington,TX offers up both the great standards of the top of the hospitality industry, like business centers and enormous event space, fitness facilities and pools, on-site dining and high-speed Internet, as well as their own unique extras and amenities.

Whether you are looking for space and comfort for an extended stay in the Comfort or Embassy Suites or a room right next to the next game at the Crowne Plaza, your wish is literally their command.  All you need to be able to do is decide to very important things; which of all the wonderful things to do in the area are you going to want to be close to and what kind of awesome are you going to want waiting for you when you arrive.  Don’t waste another minute doing anything but getting ready to go.  You’ve now got an idea of just how much you are going to see and do in the city.  It’s time to let the hotels in Arlington, TX give you everything else you need to make a lifetime of incredible memories.