You look outside your windows and you see gray skies and flurries beginning to fall for the umpteenth time this side of 2017 alone. We look out our windows and we see clear blue skies, beckoning sunshine and record high temperatures.
We think it is time for you to pack up and vacation in a new area of the country, one you may not be familiar with—Northwest Arkansas.
Not only does Northwest Arkansas currently have the bragging rights for beautiful weather, but our bucket list will amaze you! We wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t want to go home after a visit to our neck of the woods.
Even more specifically, you will want to check out Eureka Springs, AR. With a rich American history and stories to keep your head spinning, you will be hard pressed to find another town with as much personality.
Bucket List: Exploring the Ozarks
- Crystal Bridges: Museum of American Art
Have you heard of Wal-Mart? You can thank the founder’s daughter, Alice Walton, for the creation of the most recent major art museum in the United States. Located in Bentonville, AR this museum is nestled in a breathtaking valley complete with several bridge pavilions. Other museums can seem stuffy and overwhelming, but with a mix of intimate and wide, floor-to-ceiling window galleries that make you feel as if you are standing on water, you will be sad when the exit appears. Admission is free and the outdoor gardens and hiking trails will keep you enthralled all afternoon!
The Buffalo National River Region is home to all things outdoors: fishing, hiking, biking, riding, floating, etc. Whether you are looking for a leisurely stroll in which to visually digest a beautiful landscape or you want to work up a sweat exploring the woods and hiking to peaks that overlook waterfall this area has it all. Maybe you have a passion for photography and are eager for new subjects. Bring your camera and check out the elk that feed in the fields along the Buffalo National River between Ponca and Boxley, just after sunrise and then again in the late afternoon.
Branson is known across the Midwest for their shows and quaint historic sets. Spend a day or two wondering through history and enjoying unique talents and shows, and rather than spending your nights in a motel, stay in Eureka Springs’ one-of-a-kind historic landmarks the Crescent or Basin Park hotels. Only an hour away from Branson, you will be able to enjoy the scenic drive in between attractions.
Even Buzzfeed knows Eureka Springs needs to be on your bucket list!
Two words …Chef Owned. One of the best perks of vacation is not cooking, take advantage of that in Eureka Springs; we are home to over 59 restaurants. After a full day of exploring you will be hungry and ready to relax with a glass of wine and a delicious plate of food. So whether you are in the mood for Italian, tacos, a juicy steak or a good ole’ bar, we have a place for you! The dining establishments here are owner operated and it’s not uncommon to see the owner checking in with guests and catching up with the locals. The people here are friendly and enjoy engaging with visitors.
With cold weather in your parts, it’s not likely you’ve been able to get many rounds of golf in lately. If you are looking for a challenging 18-holes or want a fun filled 9-holes to ease back in, come check out the local club at Holiday Island Country Club or nearby Branson Hills Golf Club, Pointe Royale Golf Course, Thousand Hills Golf and more.
Now that you’ve read our bucket list, consider this your personal invitation to join us for a relaxing vacation in the land where spring has already sprung.
Check out value dates available in April.