Arkansas October 05, 2017
9 Undeniably Fun Weekend Trips To Take If You Live In Arkansas
No matter what time of year it is, there’s no wrong time to have a lovely weekend trip in the Natural State. Below you’re going to find nine places in Arkansas where you can get away from it all. From folk music to scenic adventures, to food and shopping, you’re going to love your trip to every one of these nine places.
1. Mountain View
The Folk Music Capital of the World is a great place to spend a weekend. Between the folk center state park and the natural beauty all around, you’re never going to run out of things to do, either. From flying through the trees at Loco Ropes to experiencing a musical performance, you’ll love every second of your trip to Mountain View.
2. Delta Resort & Spa
The finest place in the world to hunt waterfowl is right here in the Arkansas Delta. You can get the best of both worlds at Delta Resort and Spa—a place where you can go out and shoot skeet or you can stay in and live it up with the ultimate spa experience. Delta Resort & Spa is a great place to live it up.
Delta Resort and Spa is located at 8624 Bucks Ducks Road in Tillar.
3. Little Rock
There are a ton of things to do in our capital city, but I highly recommend spending a little time exploring the riverfront area. After you’re finished eating at some of the finest restaurants in the Natural State, go to the River Market District and explore. There are tons of things to do that won’t cost you a dime.
4. Catherine’s Landing
With tons of ways to stay, lake frontage on Lake Catherine, a ziplining adventure on the premises, and acre after acre of forest to explore, Catherine’s Landing makes for a completely delightful and relaxing place to spend a weekend.
Catherine’s Landing is located at 1700 Shady Grove Road near Hot Springs.
Bentonville is an up-and-coming city that’s beginning to make a name for itself as a city foodies love and lovers of the arts can’t get enough of. You can explore the wonders of Crystal Bridges, a world class museum of American art, for free. You’ll love exploring Bentonville’s charming downtown area as well.
6. Queen Wilhelmina State Park
One of the Natural State’s most underrated state parks can be found near the town of Mena. Queen Wilhelmina State Park is an incredible scenic place to spend some time overlooking all the wonder of the Ouachita Mountains and the valleys below. Rich Mountain is the second tallest peak in Arkansas, and if you’re planning a trip there this fall, you’ll be awarded with jaw-dropping views.
Queen Wilhelmina State Park is located at 3877 AR-88 near Mena.
7. Walnut Ridge
Walnut Ridge has a history with the Beatles, and they still haven’t forgotten. If you want to spend a weekend in a small town where you can visit Abbey Road and eat inside a grounded jetliner at the Parachute Inn, Walnut Ridge is the perfect place to do just that.
8. DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Though DeGray Lake is popular in the summertime, you’ll find wonders galore in every season at Arkansas’s only resort state park. The lodge at the state park is on its own island in stunning DeGray Lake, but you can also stay in a lakeside yurt or one of the campgrounds. You won’t regret your time at this resort and it won’t break the bank, either.
DeGray Lake Resort State Park is located at 2027 State Park Entrance Road near Bismarck.
Wineries dot the hillside in the small town of Altus, and that makes it just about the perfect place for a weekend away. You’ll find small time charm and more wineries than you knew existed in the Natural State, along with some stunning natural beauty.
For day trips you need to take this fall,
click here. You may also want to check out this list of fall getaways.