Lodgings near Arlington's Sports and Entertainment Center
With its location on Highway 360 in Arlington’s sports and entertainment district, the Admiral Hotel puts guests just a few miles from some of Texas’s most visited attractions. Just a few miles away is Six Flags Over Texas, with more than 100 rides, shows, and the upcoming Holiday in the Park celebration—not to mention some of the state’s fastest coasters. Cowboys Stadium is about a 10-minute drive away; tours of the gargantuan stadium can take you down to the field, where you can throw passes underneath the 23,000-square-foot video screen suspended over midfield. The hotel also puts you close to Rangers Ballpark and offers a complimentary airport shuttle to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
The Admiral Hotel opened Fifth Quarter Restaurant this summer; it now offers a full menu of burgers, salads, quesadillas, chicken wings, and more. After dinner, you can burn off calories by lifting weights in the fitness room or taking a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool. The hotel is also home to Arlington's only kiddie wading pool.
Arlington, Texas: Iconic Sports Teams and Family-Friendly Attractions
Known as the Midway to Metroplex, Arlington is situated halfway between the bustling metropolises of Dallas and Fort Worth in northeast Texas. A sizable city itself, Arlington houses some of the most legendary sports venues in the state, including Cowboys Stadium—where the Dallas Cowboys host the Thanksgiving Classic every year—and Rangers Ballpark, home of the Texas Rangers baseball team. If the Rangers aren't in town, you can take a tour of the complex through admission to the Legends of the Game Museum, which showcases famous artifacts such as Joe DiMaggio's glove and Babe Ruth's jersey.
Many Arlington itineraries include a trip to Six Flags Over Texas, the first amusement park of its kind in the United States⎯the name refers to the six nations that have governed Texas. The year-round theme park, located 2 miles from the hotel, has nearly 50 thrill rides; one of those is Superman: Tower of Power, which has a car that elevates more than 30 stories and then falls at dizzying speeds.
For a slower-paced afternoon, head to the nature trails and waterfront picnic sites at nearby River Legacy Park, or catch a performance at Johnnie High's Country Music Revue, which launched the careers of LeAnn Rimes and Steve Holy.
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