Okay, so maybe you’re not the “outdoors” type and maybe you’re not even all that much into frilly bed and breakfasts – that doesn’t mean you still can’t have a great time on a weekend with your main squeeze (and perhaps the rest of the family). There are entire towns where you can enjoy yourself without hiking, fishing, or hunting on a weekend – you just have to look all around Arkansas for the possibilities!
10. Take a trip across Old Man River and do some gambling!
Yes, you're crossing the Mississippi on over into Tunica, but you're still only a stone's throw away from the Natural State! The Isle of Capri in Lula, MS is a popular weekend getaway for a lot of locals!
9. Stay on the Arkansas side of the river and do some gambling!
Before you spend your time partying in Memphis, why not set aside an evening to spend at Southland Park just down the road in West Memphis? The gaming complex remains one of the most visited in the state.
8. Spend a day or two browsing the malls and new shops in Little Rock.
Take some time for yourself, check into a nice west Little Rock hotel, and spend a few days shopping! The stores at the Promenade in Chenal and at the new Outlets of Little Rock in the southwest part of the capital city will provide you an excellent weekend getaway and some retail therapy!
7. Wander to Wiederkehr Village by way of Highway 64.
Sure, you could take the interstate, but why not take the scenic route from Conway to Wiederkehr Village? Traveling from Conway you'll pass through Morrilton, Atkins, Russellville, over the Illinois Bayou & over Big Piney Creek!
6. You could go to Branson...or you could see what's going on along the way to Branson.
Before you get to the stores and the outlet malls in Branson, you might want to check out Dogpatch USA on Highway 7...things are going on at the once-abandoned park you may not have been aware of! Spend a day of your weekend trip seeing what the artists & musicians of northern Arkansas are up to at the Villages of Dogpatch.
5. You can rediscover an ever-changing downtown Little Rock scene.
Treat yourself to a weekend at the Doubletree in downtown Little Rock or even the Capital Hotel and walk around the River Market - the nightlife has likely changed a lot since you've last seen it! Not only are new shops and restaurants arriving, but a revolving door of art exhibits keeps tourists attracted to the area.
4. Spend a few days in Fort Smith being your roughest cowboy or toughest biker!
They don't call it "Hell on the Border" just for fun! You can still explore your wild side during one of Fort Smith's many weekend festivals for motorcycle enthusiasts or Wild West days.
3. Find out what's in Fayetteville besides the University of Arkansas.
There's a lot more to this college town than just the Razorbacks! Spend a weekend in Fayetteville to find out just how much history there is in the town as well as how bright its future is - especially on Dickson Street where all the action is with restaurants and shopping!
2. Go back in time without ever leaving downtown Hot Springs.
Hot Springs has a lot of modern attractions, but did you know you could spend an entire weekend downtown and feel like you've been transported to the past? Just spending a few days on Bathhouse Row will take you back to a charming era of beautiful architecture and Southern comfort with relaxing spas and friendly service.
1. Visit Eureka Springs and make some memories.
A trip to Eureka Springs usually changes visitors - especially once they've tried the unforgettable fudge and chocolate that you can get here. If you're brave enough, you can spend a weekend in the Crescent Hotel and see if the creepy stories that people tell are true!
Don’t let anyone tell you there’s no weekend trip in Arkansas that doesn’t restrict you to camping or sitting down to gourmet French toast with strangers – these places are pretty awesome for a weekend’s worth of a good time! How do you like these hot spots for fun, Arkansas? Sound off about these places or speak out about other great weekend getaways when you feel the need to roam!