There are so many things to do in Hot Springs that a weekend just isn’t long enough for everything! But if that’s all the time off you can take, let us help you get the most out of your 36 hours in Hot Springs!
Friday 4p.m: Check into the Most Charming Small Town Bed and Breakfast in Arkansas. Take a moment to relax after your journey, and let the peacefulness surround you. Whatever brings you here, whether it’s the events, activities, or scenery, Tiffany’s has just what you need to unplug and unwind before and after your experience.
7 p.m.: Grab a pizza at Deluca’s Pizzeria. Named the best pizza in Arkansas, they serve New York-style brick oven pizza. Be sure to call ahead to reserve your pizza – once they’re out of dough, they close!
9 p.m.: Stop for dessert at Dolce’ Gelato. So many flavors to choose from. . . order it in a homemade waffle cone, a frozen pop, or even a shake. Some of the best gelato we’ve ever had!
10 p.m.: Climb into bed for a good night’s sleep. Our luxurious linens and oh, so comfy mattress will provide sweet dreams all night long!
Saturday 8:30 a.m.: Come down for some freshly brewed coffee and breakfast at Tiffany’s. We’ll start your day off right with a hearty homemade breakfast. Afterward, spent a few minutes bird watching from our front porch swing before exploring Hot Springs.
10 a.m.: Relax your cares away in the Quapaw Baths and Spa. Their thermal water soaking pools will take you back to the early 1900s when visitors came to Hot Springs National Park for therapeutic spa treatments. The Quapaw also offers spa services, private couples baths, and a steam cave.
11 a.m.: Now that the bathhouses have intrigued you, walk across the street to the Gangster Museum of America. A guided tour tells the story of Hot Springs and the mobsters who lived or visited here during Prohibition.
12:30 p.m.: Have lunch in the first brewery in a U.S. National Park. The Superior Bathhouse Brewery serves locally sourced pub food, as well as craft beer and root beer using the Hot Springs thermal water.
2 p.m.: Head over to Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, one of the premier thoroughbred racetracks in the country. Even if you aren’t familiar with horse racing, Oaklawn is a fun place to spend the afternoon, and admission is free. You might see a future Kentucky Derby winner, such as Smarty Jones, or a triple crown winner, such as American Pharoah who raced at Oaklawn in 2015.
6:30 p.m.: Enjoy dinner at Via Roma Italian Restaurant. (Be sure to make reservations in advance). They serve the best Italian food in town, and their service is second to none.
8:00 p.m.: Catch some live music at The Ohio Club, The Big Chill, or Maxine’s, or master illusionist Maxwell Blade at the Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic.
Sunday 10 a.m.: Once you’ve had your second breakfast at Tiffany’s and checked out, spend a little more time in Hot Springs before you travel home. Take a stroll through Garvan Woodland Gardens. Located on a peninsula on Lake Hamilton, the gardens are a mixture of botanical gardens and natural woodlands. Contemplate and meditate in the Garden of the Pine Wind, sit in the awe inspiring Anthony Chapel, or delight in the wildflower overlook.
You’re right, you didn’t get to hike in Hot Springs National Park, or bike our 3 IMBA Epic trails, or dig for diamonds or crystals, or visit any of our state parks while you were here. So spend your trip home planning your next Hot Springs getaway!
Browse our list of Hot Springs, Arkansas getaway packages, and reserve your accommodations now to experience a trip that you’ll never forget! And be sure to book direct when you make reservations at our Hot Springs, AR lodging for the best rates and deals!