Disclosure: This post about what to do in Arlington Texas (Sports Edition) was created in collaboration with InterContinental Hotels Group. As always, all experiences and opinions are my own.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I love sports! I’m not sporty or athletic, but I love watching sports of all kinds. I grew up as a military brat, and my family lived all over the country. One of the things we did whenever we moved to a new place was to check out the sports teams. I have so many fond memories of family outings to games.
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We lived in Texas for three years, and I got to see Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. But we missed out on seeing Arlington. As I look at all the sports-related things you can do there, I’m pretty sure that was a mistake, one that I’d like to remedy soon with a trip.
From indoor to outdoor venues and individual to team sports, this city has loads of sporty things to see and do. You can definitely get your sports on in Arlington! I’ve already checked out the great IHG hotels near the ballparks in Arlington, and I have my eye on a ton of restaurants. Now I just need to decide what season to pick! Which do you think I should choose?
Dallas Cowboys Football
Boston may beg to differ, but I’ve always considered the Dallas Cowboys America’s football team. The franchise’s history is deep, and you can’t go wrong catching a game at AT&T Stadium. I hear the Berkshire “bacon” pork chop in the Stadium Club restaurant is not to be missed. In the off-season, the facility offers tours of the largest domed structure in the world.
Texas Rangers Baseball
I absolutely love baseball, and it’s very tempting to go to Arlington during baseball season so I can catch the Texas Rangers at their best. I’m also dying to try the Chicken & Donut Skewers at Flew the Coop inside the stadium. If you don’t go during the regular season, you can still go on a tour of Globe Life Field, which includes the batting cages and the press box.
Right Up Your Alley
Whether it’s Friday night fun or league night, who doesn’t love a game of bowling? Not only can you have fun playing at Alley Cats, a state-of-the-art bowling facility, but you can also visit the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame right in Arlington. Here, you can learn all about the sport’s long history.
Catch Your Dinner
Lake Arlington offers world-class bass fishing. There are competitions throughout the year, so the lake is well stocked. If you aren’t into the pole and worm routine, you might just appreciate a kayak or canoe ride on the lovely lake. You can work up an appetite for a fish dinner at any one of the many Creole-style seafood restaurants in the area.
What did I tell you? This town is a sportsman’s paradise. And I didn’t even get to the retro roller skating at Arlington Skatium, the hiking at River Legacy Park, or the rock climbing at Dyno-Rock Indoor Climbing Center! Whether you prefer being a spectator or jumping in the mix, you can definitely get your sports on Arlington, Texas!
How about you? Have you spent any time in Arlington? Have something to add to this list? Do tell!
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