Arlington Flights:

Flights to Arlington

image of ArlingtonSituated in north central Texas, the city of Arlington forms part of the huge Dallas / Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and sits 32 kilometres from downtown Dallas, and 19 kilometres from downtown Fort Worth. Arlington has a selection of tourist attractions but with its location nearby two larger cities there’s plenty to do in the vicinity.

Your flight to Arlington will be coming into the busy Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (airport code: DFW), 19 kilometres (12 miles) north of the city, and an easy drive by rental car. Rental car from the airport is your best option as Arlington has no city bus service. You can book a flight to Arlington from South Africa with Virgin Atlantic, South African Airways or with British Midland. You will transfer in London with all three. Otherwise, you can catch a flight to Arlington with Delta, and have two connections in Atlanta and then Charlotte.

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The Tourist Attractions in Arlington:

Arlington may not be as famous as its nearby neighbours, Dallas and Fort Worth, but the city actually has quite a lot to offer. There’s a good variety of attractions here that will be suitable for both families travelling with children, and adults travelling on their own or as a couple. And with Dallas and Fort Worth being so close by you could base yourself in Arlington and still get to see all that these other cities have to offer.

Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags is a major player in the theme park industry and the Six Flags Over Texas park was actually the first to built in the Six Flags chain. There are 50 rides in total at this Arlington theme park including 13 thrilling roller coasters, and 5 water rides. Among these is a huge wooden roller coaster, aptly named the Texas Giant!

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Next door to the theme park, but with a separate admission fee, is Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. This is a water park so it includes water slides, tubes, wave pools, lazy rivers and more. Arlington gets hot during the summer so this is a popular place to bring the family for a cooling day of water based fun!

Cowboys Stadium
Whether or not you know anything about American Football, the chances are you will have heard of the Dallas Cowboys. Their new home is Cowboys Stadium, right here in Arlington. This huge domed stadium has a retractable roof and it’s actually the largest domed stadium in the world, seating 80,000 people. Cowboys Stadium isn’t only used for American Football; there’s a variety of events happening here across the year, so find out what’s on when you’re visiting Arlington.

When Should You Visit?:

Summers are hot and humid in Arlington, peaking in July and August when the average high temperature is 35C and the average low 23/24C. With the high levels of humidity both day and night can be very sticky, so this might not be the best time to visit. Spring and autumn are both mild, though May and October are the two months with the highest rainfall. Winter is mild in Arlington as the average high remains at 12C in January, though some days can be very warm and others quite cold.

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