Some of us Bay Area Rangers faithful will be coming to Arlington for the ALDS home games, presumably on Sat / Sun. Coming in Friday afternoon, and leaving Monday morning. I'd like to get some input from the locals about where to stay while in the Metroplex (what areas / hotel), where to eat, and what to do during the times when the Rangers are not playing.
I'm assuming the best airport to fly into is DFW. Should I stay in downtown Dallas? What are the areas with good nightlife? Is traffic from Dallas to Arlington bad on a weekend? Will I need a rental car?
Update: Based on feedback below, we'll be staying at the Embassy Suites in downtown FTW. We got the rental car. Now just need to figure out restaurants and bars and other stuff to do. Must include at least one BBQ joint.