Aptly named, Hot Springs is a city built around 47 naturally heated hot springs. The pools are built in such a way that steam pours out and creates a light fog. Located in the Ouachita Mountain Range, this city offers a great view from atop Hot Springs Mountain Tower.
Nicknamed “The American Spa,” Hot Springs National Park is one the best vacation destinations in Arkansas. Enjoy free-flowing springs and hiking trails.
From April to June, the Hot Springs Fishing Challenge is hosted at Lake Catherine and Lake Hamilton. Professional musicians take on new students and perform live during the Hot Springs Music Festival.
The Magic Springs and Crystal Falls is an amusement and water park known for a wooden roller coaster called the Arkansas Twister. For fresh air and greenery, head to the Garvan Woodland Gardens.
Deluca’s Pizzeria offers some of the best pizza in Hot Springs, while Mr. Whiskers serves up the best catfish in the region. Fisherman’s Wharf offers seafood, steaks, and a casual atmosphere.
Hot Springs has many popular spas, including Quapaw Baths & Spas, Buckstaff Bathhouse, and Ablution Day Spa. Space is limited, so make your reservations in advance.
For goods from national retailers, visit Hot Springs Mall or Arlington Hotel Mall. Visitors can find boutiques and souvenir shops on Central Avenue.