Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Texarkana East
Right on the border of Arkansas and Texas, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Texarkana East sits like a traveler's oasis in the hot Texas sun. Two blocks from the Holiday Springs Water Park and one block from the Arkansas Convention Center, this fully renovated Holiday Inn features lots of free amenities and is within walking distance of several restaurants.
- Complimentary hot breakfast includes eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, and yogurt.
- Spacious rooms feature mini refrigerators and microwaves.
- Take a dip in the indoor swimming pool and hot tub.
- Work out in the onsite fitness room.
- The Four States Fairgrounds are just a short drive from the hotel.
Texarkana: Southern City on Texas-Arkansas Border
Straddling the Texas-Arkansas border, the city of Texarkana has adopted the motto "Twice as Nice" in reference to the fact that it stretches across two states (Louisiana isn't far away, either). There's plenty to do on both sides of the state line. On Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to noon, check out the Texarkana Farmer's Market, a large outdoor produce and flea market. At other times, you can take in a show at the historic Perot Theatre, a fully restored landmark hosting live performances and other events. For history buffs, there's the Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House, an 1885 Italianate Victorian building filled with original furnishings that's available for guided tours. The house is shaped like a club; legend has it that the money used to build it came from the original owner's poker winnings.