1. Start with a good Southern breakfast.
Folks from Arkansas know that a good, hearty breakfast is the only way to start your day. Fried eggs, hash browns and a big country ham steak, of course.
2. Go to church.
It just wouldn’t be a full Arkansas day without some worshipping.
3. Ride your bike across the Big Dam Bridge.
No need to worry about traffic on this 4,226 feet-long bridge.
4. Soak in the tub at Hot Springs National Park.
Check out the springs and make an appointment in advance to enjoy a relaxing soak at Buckstaff Baths.
5. Climb a tower.
While you’re at Hot Springs National Park, climb the Hot Springs Mountain Tower, where you’ll enjoy the view of the valley from 1,256 feet.
6. Explore a cavern.
Take a tour at Blanchard Springs Caverns. If you’re up for the challenge, the Wild Cave Tour will take you into the middle level of the caverns for a 3-4 hour hike.
7. Enjoy a lunch of pulled pork and nachos.
Yum...You can’t go wrong with pulled pork on a big pile of nachos with cheese sauce like these from Heights Taco & Tamale in Little Rock.
8. Cheer for the Razorbacks.
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is. You can always find the Razorbacks on the field or court.
9. Dig for diamonds.
Visit Crater of Diamonds State Park, where you can scavenge around a 37.5-acre field that contains diamonds. Keep what you find!
10. Take a drive on Scenic Byway 7.
One of the most beautiful scenic byways in the country, Byway 7 starts in the Ouachita Mountains, passes through Hot Springs National Park, through two national forests and into the Ozark mountains.
11. Enjoy dinner with a view at Cliff House Restaurant.
While you’re enjoying your catfish or chicken fried chicken, you’ll have a stunning view of the Arkansas Grand Canyon.
12. Finish with a luscious serving of cobbler.
Arkansas does cobbler better than any other state in the nation.
13. Catch the sunset at Mt. Nebo.
What a great way to end your Arkansas day!