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Arlington is a city in northeast Texas, within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The estimated population was 374,000 as of 2011, which makes it the 7th most populous city in the state of Texas. Arlington is only 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles west of downtown Dallas. It's home to several family fun parks and water parks, including the original Six Flags Over Texas. Arlington is also the site of the Texas' Rangers Ballpark and Cowboys Stadium, and Tierra Vista, a 250-acre golf course. Arlington has become known worldwide as a headquarters for bowling and is home to the U.S. Bowling Congress, the Bowling Proprietors Association of America and the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. The Legends of the Game Baseball Museum in Arlington is a 24,000 square foot museum with an interactive Learning Center for kids and fans of all ages. For retail shopping, Arlington is home to The Parks Mall at Arlington, which houses numerous retail outlets and a movie theatre. The city also hosts many special events during the year, including the annual 4th of July Parade through downtown that features floats from local schools and organizations.

Surrounding areas: Irving, Texas (10.7 mi), Mansfield, Texas (12.1 mi), Fort Worth, Texas (12.4 mi), Grapevine, Texas (13.8 mi), Southlake, Texas (14.3 mi), Dallas, Texas (20.2 mi), Eagle Mountain Lake, Texas (25.7 mi)

Arlington Vacation Rentals

Arlington Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Amerisuites Dallas/Arlington2380 East Rd To Six Flags StArlington, TX (817) 649-7676
Baymont Inn & Suites2401 Diplomacy DrArlington, TX (817) 633-2400
Best Western Cooper Inn & Suites4024 Melear RdArlington, TX (800) 752-5452
Best Western Great Southwest Inn3501 E Division StArlington, TX (817) 640-7722
Candlewood Suites Dallas Arlington2221 Brookhollow Plaza DrArlington, TX (817) 649-3336
Cooper Inn4024 Melear DrArlington, TX (817) 784-9490
Country Inn & Suites1075 Wet 'N' Wild WayArlington, TX (817) 261-8900
Courtyard By Marriott Arlington1500 Pennant DrArlington, TX (817) 277-2774
Crowne Plaza Suites Arlington700 Ave H EArlington, TX (817) 394-5000
Days Inn1901 W Pleasant Ridge RdArlington, TX (817) 557-5828
Days Inn-arlington1901 Plesant RDG RdArlington, TX (972) 466-3616
Fairfield Inn By Marriott2500 E Lamar BlvdArlington, TX (817) 649-5800
Fielder Inn2121 W Division StArlington, TX (817) 275-4351
Hawthorn Suites Hotel Arlington2401 Brookhollow Plaza DrArlington, TX (817) 640-1188
Hilton Arlington2401 E Lamar BlvdArlington, TX (817) 640-3322
Holiday Inn Express1721 Pleasant PLArlington, TX (817) 784-8750
Holiday Inn Express-six Flags2451 E Randal Mill RdArlington, TX (817) 640-5454
Homestead Studio Suites Hotel1221 N Watson RdArlington, TX (817) 633-7588
Homewood Suites2401 East Rd To Six FlagsArlington, TX (817) 640-0077
Howard Johnson Near Six Flags903 N CollinsArlington, TX (817) 261-3621
In Town Suites-Arlington1727 Oak Vlg BlvdArlington, TX (817) 417-0225
In Town Suites-Six Flags2211 N Collins StArlington, TX (817) 461-3178
Intown Suites Arlington Central2601 S Cooper StArlington, TX (817) 795-2607
Intown Suites Arlington South6016 S Cooper StArlington, TX (817) 557-9530
Knights Inn Arlington Dallas700 E Lamar BlvdArlington, TX (817) 265-7711
Knights Inn820 N Watson RdArlington, TX (817) 640-5151
La Quinta Inn & Suites 6 Flags Drive825 N Watson RdArlington, TX (817) 640-4142
La Quinta Inn & Suites Arlington4001 Scott's LegacyArlington, TX (800) 531-5900
Mayflower Motel1003 W Division StArlington, TX (817) 275-2966
Microtel Inn1740 Oak Village BlvdArlington, TX (817) 557-8400
Motel 6 #0122 Arlington2626 East Randol ML RdArlington, TX (817) 649-0147
Oakwood/ascension Point2500 Ascension PT DrArlington, TX (972) 392-4747
Oakwood/jefferson In The Park1601 W ArbrockArlington, TX (972) 392-4747
Oakwood/jefferson On The Cliffs1635 Jefferson CLFS WayArlington, TX (972) 392-4747
Oasis Motel818 W Division StArlington, TX (817) 274-1616
Quality Inn And Suites Arlington1607 N Watson RdArlington, TX (817) 640-4444
Quality Inn121 E I-20Arlington, TX (817) 467-3535
Ramada Inn & Conference CTR1601 E Division StArlington, TX (817) 261-2300
Residence Inn By Marriott Arlington1050 Brookhollow PLZ RdArlington, TX (817) 649-7300
Sheraton Arlington Hotel1500 Convention Center DrArlington, TX (817) 261-8200
Bed & Breakfast
Bloomsbury House B & B2251 Lipscomb StFort Worth, TX13.1 mi.(817) 921-2383

Arlington Weather & Climate

Northeast Texas has a humid, subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. Warm, dry winds from the north and west cause summer temperatures to soar over 100 degrees F. This is one of the hottest regions of the U.S. during the summer. Winters are generally mild with clear, sunny skies. Sometimes, strong cold fronts in winter known as "Blue Northers" will pass through the region, causing nighttime lows to drop below 25 degrees F. It generally snows 1 or 2 days per year, with an average accumulation of 1.8 inches. However, daytime highs around 70 are not uncommon in winter. Spring weather is warm but can be volatile. Severe thunderstorms are common, along with lightening, heavy rain, hail and possible tornadoes. Northeast Texas is located in the heart of Tornado Alley.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 54°F 34°F 2.12 in. -
February 60°F 38°F 2.60 in. -
March 68°F 46°F 3.18 in. -
April 75°F 54°F 3.38 in. -
May 83°F 63°F 5.34 in. -
June 91°F 70°F 3.70 in. -
July 95°F 74°F 2.48 in. -
August 94°F 74°F 2.13 in. -
September 87°F 67°F 3.18 in. -
October 77°F 56°F 4.55 in. -
November 65°F 45°F 2.59 in. -
December 56°F 36°F 2.71 in. -

Arlington Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Dallas Fort Worth International airport (DFW) located about 11 miles northeast of Arlington in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas, Dallas Love Field (DAL) located approximately 16 miles east of Arlington in Dallas, Texas, the Fort Worth Alliance airport (AFW) located roughly 21 miles northwest of Arlington in Fort Worth, Texas, the Grayson County airport (GYI) located around 72 miles northeast of Arlington in Sherman Denison, Texas, and finally the Tstc Waco airport (CNW) located about 75 miles south of Arlington in Waco, Texas.

Arlington Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Over TexasArlingtonTX 
Boardwalk Fun ParkGrand PrairieTX6.5 mi.
State Fair of TexasDallasTX18.2 mi.
SpeedZoneDallasTX18.2 mi.
Sandy Lake Amusement ParkCarrolltonTX19.7 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX 
Golf Courses
Arlington Family Golf CenterArlingtonTX 
CW Ditto Golf CourseArlingtonTX 
Lake Arlington GolfArlingtonTX 
Meadowbrook Golf CourseArlingtonTX 
Texas Star Golf CourseEulessTX6.7 mi.
Fun City Golf CourseGrand PrairieTX6.9 mi.
Grand Prairie Municipal Golf CourseGrand PrairieTX6.9 mi.
Riverside Golf ClubGrand PrairieTX6.9 mi.
Sunset Golf ClubGrand PrairieTX6.9 mi.
Tangle Ridge Golf ClubGrand PrairieTX6.9 mi.
Meadowbrook Municipal Golf CourseFort WorthTX7.6 mi.
Iron Horse Golf CourseNorth Richland HillsTX9.2 mi.
Twin Wells Municipal Golf CourseIrvingTX11.0 mi.
Mansfield National Golf ClubMansfieldTX12.3 mi.
Glen Garden Golf & Country ClubFort WorthTX12.4 mi.
Golf Club of Fossil CreekFort WorthTX12.4 mi.
Hawks Creek Golf ClubFort WorthTX12.4 mi.
Ideal Golf RanchFort WorthTX12.4 mi.
Pecan Valley Municipal Golf CourseFort WorthTX12.4 mi.
Rockwood Golf CourseFort WorthTX12.4 mi.
Sycamore Creek Golf CourseFort WorthTX12.4 mi.
Timber View Golf CourseFort WorthTX12.4 mi.
WaterChaseFort WorthTX12.4 mi.
Z Boaz Golf CourseFort WorthTX12.4 mi.
Cowboys Golf ClubGrapevineTX13.6 mi.
Grapevine Municipal Golf CourseGrapevineTX13.6 mi.
Stevens Park Golf CourseDallasTX15.3 mi.
Sky Creek Ranch Golf ClubKellerTX15.8 mi.
Riverchase Golf ClubCoppellTX15.9 mi.
Shamrock Country ClubShamrockTX16.6 mi.
State Parks
Acton State ParkTX39.4 mi. 
Imgisphere Children's MueumBedfordTX7.8 mi.(Children's)
Amon Carter MuseumFort WorthTX12.4 mi.(Art)
Kimbell Art MuseumFort WorthTX12.4 mi.(Art)
Modern Art Museum of Fort WorthFort WorthTX12.4 mi.(Art)
Modern at Sundance SquareFort WorthTX12.4 mi.(Art)
Sid Richardson Collection of Western ArtFort WorthTX12.4 mi.(Art)
Southwest Museum of Science and Technology.DallasTX18.2 mi.(Science)
Dallas Museum of ArtDallasTX18.2 mi.(Art)
Meadows MuseumDallasTX18.2 mi.(Art)
Dallas Historical SocietyDallasTX18.2 mi.(History)
Courthouse-On-The-Square MuseumDentonTX33.1 mi.(History)
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife SanctuaryMckinneyTX42.9 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX12.4 mi.
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX18.2 mi.
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX18.2 mi.
Dallas ZooDallasTX18.2 mi.
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX51.2 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX82.0 mi.
Caldwell ZooTylerTX108.6 mi.

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