20 Ideas for Spring Break in Central Arkansas (2022)

This article is from 2011; read our updated list of spring break activities for 2016 HERE.

For some parents, the thought of Spring Break (a whole week with your kids at home) seems more daunting than refreshing. While the kids are wildly excited about the break from classes, parents sometimes need a little help keeping them entertained. We’ve got the week covered. Here are plenty of close-to-home activities that won’t stress you out or break your budget and will ensure that your kids have a fun-filled week!

ALL WEEK LONG (March 21-25)

Spring Break Camp at Little Rock Athletic Club — Each day Mon.-Fri. is filled with games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, field trips and more. Lunch and snacks are included. Cost ranges from $140-$180. Ages 3-5 are from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and ages 5-12 are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Complimentary Extended Care starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. For info and to register: (501) 225-3601 or LRAC.com.

Spring Break Activities at Sonshine Academy — From 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., Sonshine Academy will be providing fun-filled days of games, crafts and even field trips. Cost is $28 per day. Register in person at 2415 Donaghey Ave., Conway. For info: (501) 327-7742.

Shoezapalooza at The Wonder Place — Grab your favorite footwear and come join the fun Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. There will be activities, games, crafts and more. Monday is boots; Tuesday is sneakers; Wednesday is dancing shoes; Thursday is house shoes; and Friday is flip flops. Receive $1 off admission when you bring in a pair of gently used shoes to be donated to a local charity. Regular admission is $7 per person. For info: (501) 225-4050.

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School’s Out Day Camp at River City Gymnastics — River City offers School’s Out Day Camps for children ages 5-12 during Spring Break with activities ranging from soccer and volleyball to arts and crafts and gymnastics that keep your child's health and fitness in mind. Camp hours are from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call to register. For info: (501) 407-8000.

Spring Break at Lake Ouachita State ParkThere will be lots of recreational opportunities this week,including kayak tours, lake tours, astronomy programs, nature programs, hikes, games, crafts and more.Many are FREE! For info and a detailed schedule: (501) 767-9366.

Tulip Extravaganza at Garvan Woodland GardensBe the first to see the more than 100,000 tulips at Garvan Woodland Gardens this spring. This lavish floral display is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The extravaganza begins March 21 and runs through April 3 (call for estimated peak bloom dates). Admission is $8.75 for adults, $4.50 for children 6-12, and free for children age 5 and under. For info: (501) 262-9300.

Spring Break at DeGray Lake — Located one hour south of Little Rock in Bismarck, children can come spend Spring Break in nature at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. The park runs programs year 'round such as daily interpretive programs, kayak and lake tours, island adventures, golf course safaris and more. Families can stay at the lodge, in cabins or campsites, or come on a day trip. Most activities are FREE. For info: (501) 865-5810.

Spring Break Fun at CALS Main Library —The Main Library will be hosting a different activity each day at 2 p.m. Days are as follows: Movie Monday, Tie-Dye Tuesday, Wii Wednesday, Think About It Thursday and Frightful Friday. For info: (501) 918-3050. FREE!

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Spring Break Activities at Pinnacle Mountain State ParkPinnacle Mountain State Park has all kinds of activities going on this week, including canoe floats, lake cruises, day camps, hayrides and more. For info and a full park calendar: ArkansasStateParks.com/PinnacleMountain.

SPECIAL EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Keep On Truckin' at Mid-America Science Museum — This family event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. will allow kids of all ages to get up close and touch fire engines, police cars, a monster truck, a milk truck, construction equipment and more. Cost is $5, and the first 100 kids will receive a free T-shirt. For info: (501) 767-3461.

Spring Equinox Celebration at http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/toltecmounds/— From 4-7:30 p.m. Sat., March 19, visitors can participate in a Native American tools and weapons demonstration, enjoy a presentation on how the mounds are arranged to coincide with solar events, and go on a guided tour of the mound site to observe the sunset over Mound A. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12 and free for those 5 and younger. For info: (501) 961-9442.

Spring Break Family Day at Arkansas Arts Center — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Young Arkansas Artists Annual Exhibition, the Arts Center has planned a variety of art activities for families from 1–4 p.m. Wed., March 23 in the Atrium. A small fee may be charged for some activities. The exhibition will also be open for viewing. For info: (501) 372-4000.

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Mini Camp at Arkansas Arts Center Museum School — This two-day children’s workshop titled "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" Art and Fun for Spring Break will be from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. March 24-25. Kids ages 6-9 will design toys, paint, collage, make prints, make puppets and enjoy a matinee performance of "If You Give a Pig a Pancake." Cost for the workshop is $77 and includes cost of materials and admission to the play. For info: (501) 372-4000.

Breakfast with Reptiles at Little Rock Zoo — From 8-9:30 a.m. Sat. March 26, come enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet in Cafe Africa and a unique keeper chat all about reptiles. Cost is $12.95 for member child, $16.95 for member adult, $16.95 for non-member child and $21.95 for non-member adult. For info and reservations: (501) 661-7218.

OTHER IDEAS

Cheap Skate at Arkansas Skatium — From 7-10 p.m. every Tuesday, you can enjoy roller skating for just $3 per person. Skate rental is $1.50 extra. For info: (501) 227-4333.

Tour the The U.S.S. RazorbackThe Razorback is moored on the North Little Rock side of the Arkansas River at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. A tour of the submarine takes you through seven watertight compartments, where you can learn about the sub's wartime service and her activities during the Cold War. Children can see firsthand how submariners slept, ate and worked. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-dusk Fri.-Sat. and 1 p.m.-dusk Sun. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 children. The tour is not recommended for children under five.

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Tour the Arkansas State Capitol — Children will love the ornate staircases and the high ceilings of the rotunda. Older children can learn a great deal from the exhibits. The historic building is open to the public from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m on weekends and holidays. Free scheduled tours of the Capitol Building are offered from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. For info: (501) 682-5080.

Visit the Old Mill — Located at Fairway Avenue and Lakeshore Drive in North Little Rock, The Old Mill is a popular outdoor destination. This re-creation of an 1880s water-powered gristmill was featured in the opening scenes of David Selznick's 1937 movie classic "Gone with the Wind." The park is decorated with sculptures of toadstools, tree stumps and several ornate bridges – all great for curious kids. A lake stretches into the Lakewood neighborhood below the Old Mill. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Watch the ducks at the Peabody Little RockParading ducks, spectacular downtown views and a great glass elevator. Need we say more? The ducks parade into the lobby of The Peabody Hotel every day at 11 a.m., where they swim in the lobby fountain until parading out at 5 p.m. For info: (501) 906-4000.

Ride the River Trail — The Central Arkansas River Trail is an extensive paved pathway that winds along the Arkansas River banks of Little Rock and North Little Rock. The trail’s proximity to popular landmarks, scenic landscapes and outdoor attractions make it a favorite route to recreation and adventure. Discover the trail’s laid-back appeal with carefree curiousity and motor-free mobility on a set of wheels from River Trail Rentals. For info: (501) 374-5505.

FAQs

Where is spring break in Arkansas? ›

1. Hot Springs. If you really need to de-stress from work or school, Hot Springs is the perfect spring break vacation destination. Hot Springs National Park offers a unique opportunity to soak in natural hot spring water.

What do you do when you have no friends on spring break? ›

We at the Clog understand and would like to suggest some solo activities for you during your week off.
  1. Start a new Netflix show. We recommend “Arrested Development,” “Louie” or “The Office” as a few options. ...
  2. Play with your pets. ...
  3. Learn to cook. ...
  4. Hang out with your siblings. ...
  5. Go do something outdoors.
Mar 11, 2016

How do people celebrate spring break at home? ›

Fun Ideas for You and Your Kids
  1. Camp it out – Create your own campground in the backyard.
  2. Pamper Party – Turn your home into a spa with mini mani/pedis for all. ...
  3. Feeling Crafty – Check Pinterest for project ideas galore.
  4. Hit the books – See what tall tales your local library has to offer.

What is there to do on spring break alone? ›

21 Things to Do on Spring Break If You're Not Leaving the State
  • Go to the movies. PIN IT. ...
  • Go to grocery stores and sample things. PIN IT. ...
  • Try a cuisine that you haven't tried before. ...
  • Go to a museum. ...
  • Make a nice dinner with your high school besties. ...
  • Stargaze. ...
  • Make a hometown bucket list. ...
  • Read a book at a coffee shop.
Feb 19, 2018

What is there to do in Spring Break 2022 in Arkansas? ›

Top Attractions in Arkansas
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens. 2,673. ...
  • Pinnacle Mountain State Park. 491. ...
  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. 2,418. ...
  • Ozark Mountains. Natural History Museums • Mountains. ...
  • Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. ...
  • Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens. ...
  • Bull Shoals Lake. ...
  • Village Creek State Park.

What is the number 1 attraction in Arkansas? ›

1. Hot Springs National Park. These hot springs in the Ouachita Mountains have long been a source of interest to people living in the area, and were believed by American Indians to have healing properties. The park was established in 1921, but visitors have been coming here for much longer.

Are there quick trips in Arkansas? ›

QuikTrip Corp. (QT) added to its network of remote travel centers with the opening of two new remote travel centers in the Little Rock, Ark., area. The operator opened a site at 12115 Otter Creek Road on Oct. 14, followed by another travel center at 18804 MacArthur Drive on Nov.

What do teens hang out? ›

Many teens say they “hang out” with their closest friend in online settings, like on social media sites or through gaming websites. Fully 55% of teens spend time with their closest friend online on a regular basis, which is similar to the share of teens who spend time with close friends at someone's house.

What do you do with a large group of friends? ›

30 Fun Things To Do With Friends Without Spending Much
  1. A dinner party. Host a dinner party and ask everyone to bring a dish to share. ...
  2. Host a spa day. Enjoy home spa and bond with your friends even more. ...
  3. Movie marathon. ...
  4. Pinterest party! ...
  5. Go to the park. ...
  6. Have an organization party. ...
  7. Hold a yard sale. ...
  8. Concerts in the park.
Jun 1, 2022

What do 16 year olds like to do? ›

Summer Activities for 16-Year-Olds
  • Volunteer. Helping out is a great summer activity for 16-year-olds. ...
  • Learn something new. ...
  • Be an entrepreneur. ...
  • Have an adventure. ...
  • Create something.

What should a college student do over spring break? ›

Spring Break Guide for College Students
  • 13 Ideas for What to Do With Your Time Off. Share. ...
  • Go Home. If you go to school away from home, taking a trip back can be a nice change of pace from college life. ...
  • Volunteer. ...
  • Stay on Campus. ...
  • Revisit Your Hobbies. ...
  • Take a Road Trip. ...
  • Visit a Friend. ...
  • Do Something You Don't Get to Do at School.
Apr 30, 2017

Should Spring Break be capitalized? ›

Phrases such as “Spring Break” and “Spring Semester” should be capitalized when referring to specific events such as “Spring Break 2022” or “Spring Semester 2022” but lowercase otherwise.

Why would someone want to live in Arkansas? ›

Moving to Arkansas? Good move: The Natural State is one of the best places to relocate thanks to a low cost of living and a high quality of life that includes plenty of outdoor recreation, employment opportunities, a strong arts scene and more. The people who come here tend to love it and end up staying a long time.

What is Arkansas famous for? ›

Arkansas is known for its diamond mines. The first diamonds were discovered in Arkansas in 1906, and since then, millions of carats of diamonds have been mined from the state. The most famous diamond mine in Arkansas is the Crater of Diamonds State Park.

Is Arkansas a good place to live? ›

If you desire to keep your living costs low, want affordable property taxes, and nice weather. Plus you enjoy participating in outdoor activities. And prefer that all of it is located in a setting of smaller cities and charming home towns. Then, yes Arkansas is a good state to live in.

How many quick trips are in Arkansas? ›

2 QuikTrip Locations in Arkansas.

Is QT privately owned? ›

QuikTrip Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1958, QuikTrip has grown to a more than $11 billion company with more than 900 stores in 14 states. Those revenues place QuikTrip high on the Forbes listing of largest privately held companies.

Are there quick trips in California? ›

From small beach towns to wine country hot spots, California offers a diverse array of destinations to visit for a quick trip. With a state as large and varied as California, trying to narrow down where to go for your next trip can feel overwhelming.

What is there to do in Virginia for spring break? ›

The Norfolk Southern Museum is a must for railroad historians. If you're looking for a quiet, natural retreat, explore the Virginia Zoo. A harbor cruise aboard the Spirit of Norfolk is a great way to take in the breathtaking views. End your afternoons by spending some time at Harbor Park, the downtown waterfront.

What is there to do in Florida for spring break? ›

Best Things to Do During Spring Break in Florida (If You Have Kids)
  • Coolest Aquarium in Florida. Florida Aquarium. ...
  • Florida River Tubing. Make like Huck Finn, go with the flow and Tube the Rainbow River. ...
  • Hands-On Florida Museum. ...
  • Soar Across Canyons. ...
  • Get Up Close & Personal With Life-Sized Dinosaurs. ...
  • Find Your Island.
Mar 24, 2015

What is there to do in Dallas for spring break? ›

Family Fun for your DFW Spring Break Staycation
  • Six Flags Over Texas. ...
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science. ...
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine & LEGOLAND Discovery Center. ...
  • Benbrook Stables. ...
  • Great Wolf Lodge & Gaylord Texan Hotel. ...
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. ...
  • Urban Air Trampoline Park & Main Event Entertainment. ...
  • Dallas Arboretum.

What is there to do in San Antonio for spring break? ›

Spring Break 2022: 30+ Ideas for Fun In & Around San Antonio
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden. ...
  • San Antonio Zoo, Zoo Train, Kiddie Park, and Japanese Tea Garden. ...
  • Cibolo Nature Center. ...
  • San Antonio Museum of Art. ...
  • San Antonio Missions. ...
  • The Alamo. ...
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not and Louis Tussaud's Waxworks. ...
  • Briscoe Western Art Museum.
Feb 27, 2022

Is Virginia Beach a good place to go for spring break? ›

Virginia Beach, VA is the perfect Spring Break destination whether you are a family looking for warm sandy beaches and fascinating attractions, or a college student looking to celebrate the almost-end of the school year amongst friends, the sand, and the waves.

What county is Lake Anna Virginia in? ›

Lake Anna is one of the largest freshwater inland reservoirs in Virginia, covering an area of 13,000 acres (53 km2), and located 72 miles (116 km) south of Washington, D.C. in Louisa and Spotsylvania counties (and partially in Orange County at the northern tips).

Where is the best place for spring break? ›

Best Spring Break Destinations
  • Cancun.
  • Miami Beach.
  • South Padre Island.
  • Cabo San Lucas.
  • Jamaica.
  • Bahamas.
  • Punta Cana.
  • Playa del Carmen.

Where do most college students go for spring break? ›

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular spring break destinations for college students.

Where in Florida can you stay away from spring breakers? ›

Another great way to avoid the spring breakers is to head to the college towns and cities where school would otherwise be in session — like Tallahassee, West Palm Beach, or Jacksonville.

Is San Antonio a spring break destination? ›

Summer is considered San Antonio's biggest season for tourism, not spring break. Of the 21 million overnight leisure travelers who visit the city every year, 7 million arrive during the summer months.

Is San Antonio a good place for spring break? ›

Rarely cold and almost never too hot, Spring Break weather in San Antonio is gorgeous, begging us to get outdoors and explore all that the Alamo City and the surrounding areas have to offer. Still, rainy and cold days can show up uninvited.

What is the best month to visit San Antonio Texas? ›

The best time to visit San Antonio is from November to April, when the weather is comfortable and the hotel rates are lower. Summer sees the largest influx of tourists from in- and out-of-state.

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With unique attractions and warm spring weather perfect for outdoor fun, Arkansas is a great choice for a spring break getaway without the typical crowds.. If you prefer a spring break vacation jam-packed with fun activities, Little Rock offers a great combination of outdoor fun, history, nightlife, and cultural events to keep you entertained daily from dawn to dusk.. Take a walk along the Arkansas River Trail for great views of the area, and explore the Old Mill, featured in the opening scene of “Gone With the Wind.” A vacation rental with a garage makes it easy to bring along bicycles or kayaks for biking riverside at Two Rivers Park or getting out on the water at Fourche Creek Wetlands.. A break from work and school doesn’t need to mean a break from learning.. Book a Eureka Springs vacation rental for a spring break getaway with something for everyone, from relaxing spa treatments and retail therapy to exciting outdoor adventures.. Recharge during your break from work or school with a pampering package at Gryphon’s Roost Day Spa and Gallery, or opt for spa treatments at Spa1905 and savor the atmosphere of its historic building.. Spend an afternoon or a whole day browsing your way through town with stops a interesting boutiques, such as Sonya’s and Daffodil Hill, and the many small local art galleries, including giant wood sculptures at the J.. Relax in the great out-of-doors with a canoe float on Table Rock Lake, or simply stroll some of the over 20 miles of trails at Lake Leatherwood City Park.. Ozark Mountain Ziplines offers tours with gorgeous mountain views.. Head to Beaverfork Lake for swimming, boating, and fishing in a 1,200-acre city park.. For a lake that’s just a little more wild, head to the 6,700-acre Lake Conway just outside of town.. The spring season at Lake Conway provides some of the best fishing in the area, and Hi-Way Landing offers boat rentals right on the lake.. Head to Bull Shoals-White River State Park on the shore of Bull Shoals Lake for hiking with mountain views, family-friendly canoeing and kayaking, and great swimming holes surrounded by the gorgeous Ozark Mountains.. With a rich sense of history and easy access to recreation along the White River, Newport lets spring break visitors combine a vacation full of swimming and boating with an exploration of Arkansas’ past.

Springtime in Arkansas always arrives in full glory, with waterfalls coming alive amid lush green landscapes and sunshine filling the days with warmer weather. Petit Jean State Park and the city of Little Rock both sit in the heart of the Natural State and are perfect destinations for families seeking outdoor play and historical learning opportunities. Little Rock draws in visitors with its beautiful riverside parks and attractions. Plus, the dining scene is expansive, from Southern comfort food to unique artisanal fare. When your family is ready to break away from work and school this spring, check out the Murnan family must-sees of Central Arkansas!

Petit Jean State Park and the city of Little Rock both sit in the heart of the Natural State and are perfect destinations for families seeking outdoor play and historical learning opportunities.. Petit Jean State Park is an incredible place to start your trip and relish in the great outdoors.. Hiking in Petit Jean State Park Hiking, overlooks and fun. While the length of the entire trail may deter some families with young children, there is a truly remarkable natural bridge just 1.3 miles from the trailhead when hiked clockwise.. Today, families can visit the grounds of the school as well as its National Park Service Visitor Center to view an interpretive film and exhibits.

Spring break is the time of the year when the family can get away from school and work for a week and focus on making memories together.

Create memories and celebrate a tradition at Historic Washington State Park .. 135,000 tulips make for the most spring color you’ll see anywhere in Arkansas.. The event also includes a chocolate roll making workshop, a car show, arts and crafts, student art show, live entertainment, and concessions.. Spring Break with Sid the Science Kid at Museum of Discovery­­­, Little Rock – March 26-28. Various hands-on science experiments will be part of the spring break fun.. Heifer Village is having fun activities all week for spring break.. Spring break week, they’ll have activities and crafts.. Also during spring break week, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge hosts its 25th annual Kite Festival celebration March 28, 2015.. This spring break, the Clinton Center i nvites students to enjoy fun and FREE activities.. During this week-long (5 day), all-day (8:30am – 5:00pm), visual arts camp, 6 – 9 year olds and 10 – 14 year olds will explore artwork in the galleries, create pictures with their words, and build stories from their pictures!. Spring Break Camp at Hobbs State Park Hobbs State Parks staff brings the outdoor experience up close and personal.. This Day Camp is for nature lovers 9-12 years of age with a passion for hiking and spending time outside exploring and learning.

Before you pack your bags and head out, take a look at what The Natural State has to offer for Spring Break 2020.

Arkansas is an easy pick for your spring break destination because of the natural beauty and rich history if offers.. Add these water adventures to your spring break itinerary:. Arkansas is known for its natural beauty when it comes to lakes, rivers and forests; but the state also offers some of the most fascinating underground scenery.. Soak up interesting facts about Arkansas’s history by exploring this town on the walking trail or behind the wheel on a driving tour.. Rush also has a campground located on the Buffalo National River that allows you to get the most out of your experience.

Not going anywhere exotic for spring break? Don't worry, there is plenty happening right here in central Arkansas.

Spring Break at the Little Rock Zoo Spring break fun starts on Sunday, March 18 with a big cat celebration!. Activities go from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.. Downtown Nature Break at Central Arkansas Nature Center Discover nature downtown with fun spring break activities:. 'Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook' Spring Break Matinees at Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre The Children's Theatre presents special matinee performances for families all week long during spring break!. March 20-22, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $55 per day.

Wondering where to go for a weekend getaway in Arkansas? Check out these fabulous Arkansas weekend trip ideas!

Fort Smith is in the foothills of the Ozarks Mountains and is situated along the Arkansas River.. Fort Smith’s historic downtown offers weekenders a variety of charming shops and restaurants to visit.. For an exciting weekend in the city, visit Little Rock, Arkansas, the state’s capital!. Hot Springs is one of my family’s go-to weekend getaway destinations!. A beautiful national park in the Ouachitas and an absolutely endearing town, Hot Springs is perfect for a weekend of fun.. Nestled in the Ozarks, Eureka Springs is the perfect spot for a cozy mountain weekend!. Conway, Arkansas is the City of Colleges, which I can personally attest to, as I spent four years here while attending Hendrix College.. Keep the adventure going after dark with camping, or if you’re looking for a little less National Geographic and a little more Southern Living, book a couple of nights at one of the park’s cabins or reserve a room at the park’s enchanting lodge!. Visit CJ’s Butcher Boy for one of the best hamburgers in the state, and explore the Arkansas River and Lake Dardanelle during your stay in Russellville!. Go mountain biking, horseback riding, or hiking around the park’s trails, rent pedal boats and canoes for floating around the lake, or cast your line and relax lakeside.. Book your stay at the gorgeous lodge, in a cozy cabin, or bring your tent to enjoy a couple of days of bliss.

From the Ouachita Mountains to the Ozarks, Arkansas is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes, including rolling hills, tranquil lakes, verdant

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Visit Hot Springs, Arkansas for a relaxing spa vacation getaway in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, where you can enjoy hiking, shopping, boating, horse racing, sporting events, outdoor activities and much more.

Hot Springs has steadily added to its list of annual events over the years, and come 2022 the Spa City is looking at a year packed full of fun.. Produced by the Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance, the festival takes place primarily throughout downtown Hot Springs.. If a block party setting with free concerts, an array of local restaurant food and beverage options, games and merchants appeals to you, head on down to Hot Springs’ shortest street this June for one fun, family-friendly time.. There is no entry-fee for this three-day tournament, and it will be marked as the sixth All-American to be held in Hot Springs, which is a record for any amount of times a city has held the tournament in its 39 years.. As one of the first locations for baseball Spring Training, Hot Springs has a rich history in baseball, and this is a weekend full of celebrating just that.. The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is an annual 9-day event that not only champions documentary filmmakers of the south, but also curates a compelling lineup of unforgettable stories from around the world.. The festival takes place at various venues around historic downtown Hot Springs, and includes screenings of roughly 100 documentary films, along with a range of industry panels and workshops, providing exposure to internationally acclaimed filmmakers and special guests.. Thanks to amenities like the Northwoods Trail System, Hot Springs’ biking community has exploded in the past years, and come 2022 Hot Springs will be the host city for the Arkansaw High Country Race.. No matter your age, and whether you’r a walker, pacer, jogger or elite runner, the Spa City Running Festival invites all to come out and join the race that showcases the beauty of Hot Springs.. Having run for over 40 years, this festival helps people get out and enjoy the scenery Hot Springs National Park has to offer during “peak fall foliage season.” So come on, what are you waiting for?. The Tom Daniel Annual Hot Springs Chili Cook Off is a $5 all you can eat chili competition held in downtown Hot Springs.. The event is also an event that signals when the most wonderful time of the year begins in Hot Springs, as it starts the lighting of the thousands of lights decorating downtown for the holiday season.

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It's not just hot springs that make the city an excellent spot for a weekend getaway in Arkansas.. The entire downtown district of Eureka Springs is on the National Register of Historic Places .. This historic downtown district in El Dorado also includes the Murphy Arts District .. Aside from the city attractions, Little Rock is also surrounded by stunning nature to explore.. Pinnacle Mountain State Park is less than a 30-minute drive from the city and offers over 15 miles of hiking trails.. A mecca for mountain biking in the northwest corner of the state, Bentonville is also a cultural hot spot for arts and entertainment.. The historic downtown district is the central place for activity in Bentonville.. Alongside local restaurants and entertainment venues, downtown storefronts in Van Buren feature antique collectibles and one-of-a-kind art displays.. Visitors keep anything they can find at this unique state park of Arkansas.. Where to Stay in Memphis: Best Areas & Hotels. 12 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Eureka Springs, AR

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Lets explore the best romantic (weekend) getaways in Arkansas :. Cliff Cottage Inn B&BDiscover the meaning of “Luxury B&B” when you whisk your special someone away to the Cliff Cottage Inn located right in the heart of Downtown Eureka Springs.. A full gourmet breakfast which, in fact, cannot be missed.. Outside the hotel, you and your loved one can soak up the relaxation at the Hot Spring’s Spa and Salon, the Thermal Bathhouse where you can bathe in the famous mineral waters of the hot springs, and the year-round mountainside twin-level heated pools and hot tub.. The Palace Hotel and Bath HouseTravel back in time with your loved one when you first the Palace Hotel and Bath House, originally built in 1901.. And the owners of the Burgundy don’t limit the luxury to their accommodations; the hotel’s on-site restaurant, Table 28, serves nothing but the finest of modern American cuisine full of innovation and pizzazz.. During your stay at the Hilltop, you can hike throughout the national park and unwind in the famous Hot Springs to explore the beauty that Arkansas has to offer.. This quiet, historic B&B showcases down-home hospitality, antiques, and charm in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Misconceptions abound when it comes to Arkansas, but in reality, it's a charming place to be. Start your adventure with these 9 weekend getaways in Arkansas.

Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy the waters of Norfork and Bull Shoals Lake, the White River, the Buffalo National River, and the North Fork River.. Walk right up to the river on the boardwalk in Helena River Park.. Step outside and explore over 17 miles of the Arkansas River Trail, which runs alongside the Arkansas River.. Pinnacle Mountain State Park in West Little Rock offers 40 miles of hiking trails to explore, as well as the Arkansas Arboretum.. Of course, if you have your own canoe or kayak, you can enjoy multiple days on the river, camping along your journey.

Happy Spring Break, everyone! Featured Spring Break Camps/Activities for NWA Kids: Community Creative Center Camp CCC’s Spring Break camps, March 20-24, will celebrate art around the world. Throughout the week students will explore art in [...]

CCC’s Spring Break camps, March 20-24, will celebrate art around the world.. Rogers Activity Center Camps Spring Break Camp at RAC will be March 20 – 24 & 27 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. as needed.. Rogers Activity Center Spring Break Camps, all day March 20-24 & 27Camp Theme: Under the Big Top.. Monday – Spring Break Kickoff The whole family will enjoy an afternoon of inflatables and games in the gymnasium, as well as the entire afternoon to swim and ice skate.. Thursday – Block Party (evening family festivities in plaza) Camp War Eagle will host an evening block party with games and activities for families with children of all ages.. Time: Princesses and activities from Noon-2 pm (public sessions from 12-8 pm) Time: Princesses and activities from Noon-2 pm (public sessions from 12-8 pm) Location: Ice rink Cost: $3 per person. BONUS Saturday – Pools, Gym, and Ice will all be open to the public from Noon-8, (ice and gym Noon-10 pm) with the $3 all-access wristband still in effect.. Spring BreakFamily Movie Marathon Free Movie Screenings: Bring the entire family for a FREE movie every day beginning at 2 p.m. in the auditorium.. Springdale Public Library : Monday, Friday: Crafts at 11 am, movies at 2 pm / Tuesday & Thursday: Crafts at 11 am / Wednesday: Movie at 2 pm, March 20 – 24. Summer Camp Spotlight: Time for Art at Community Creative Center!. Summer Camp Spotlight: Community Creative Center Free Summer Camps: Watershed Camp for Kids & Art and Nature Camp for Kids Northwest Arkansas Camps & Activities Guide: Summer 2022 Summer Camp Spotlight: Nerdies STEAM Camps

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