Arlington is all about thrills. Whether it’s the flittering sensation in the belly from a roller coaster at Six Flags or the rush of adrenaline that comes with a home run at the Rangers’ ballpark, Arlington (population 367,197) is a great setting for fun and games. This super sized suburb, known as the “Midway of the Metroplex,” is also home to a science center and country music revue, allowing visitors to set up stakes in Arlington for several days’ worth of family fun, with side trips to the Metroplex for big-city activities (Dallas and Fort Worth are each 15 miles away on I-30). There is no shortage of hotels near these attractions or major roadways to accommodate those plans.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition