The Essential Dallas-Fort Worth
Where magazine turns the big 8-0 this year, so we're celebrating the milestone with 80-minute itineraries to North Texas' most-loved locales. In this issue, we head halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth to Arlington, a hub for sports and family fun.
Home to both the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers, this longtime entertainment destination—newly nicknamed "The American Dream City"—is the place to be this season for sports spectators, thrill-seekers and culture hounds alike.
Usher in the home stretch of baseball season with a game at Globe Life Park, or take a tour of AT&T Stadium before catching a football game or concert at the Texas-sized venue. More excitement awaits at the nearby Six Flags Over Texas, where guests can experience a virtual reality roller coaster or explore the park after dark during Fright Fest (Sept. 24-Oct. 31).
Finally, stroll around downtown to take in public art installations (like the 'DREAM' sculpture pictured), seasonal festivals and live music performances at Levitt Pavilion.