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Eat. Sleep. Adventure. Repeat. Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains, Hot Springs' bustling Downtown might be the best base camp ever. Here you will find some of the plushest and most iconic accommodations in Hot Springs, plus restaurants, nightclubs, entertainment venues, clothing boutiques, museums, and more, located in commercial buildings dating back to 1886.
Big Thrills and aaah-mazing views With connectivity to Little Rock via Highway 70, the East District is a major gateway to Hot Springs. Folks arriving along this route will be greeted by dense woods and rolling mountains – and roller coasters peeking out above the treetops. It’s a fitting first impression for a town known for its playful spirit and top-rated tourist attractions.
Soak it up! As bathhouses began popping up in the 1800s, a bustling town emerged, and, ever since, the city and park have been intertwined in a steamy embrace. The bulk of this 5,550-acre park lies in the surrounding mountains, home to scenic drives, breathtaking vistas, and 26 miles of hiking trails, but its heart is Bathhouse Row.
Fun in the Sun! It’s laid back. It’s action packed. It’s whatever floats your boat. Comprising Lake Hamilton and nearly 200 miles of shoreline, the expansive Lake District is all about feeling good and having fun. Grand houses, hotels, condominiums, restaurants and marinas overlook the glistening water while the Ouachita Mountains roll in the background.
Wild rides through the woods just minutes from Downtown! This northernmost section of Hot Springs offers a quick escape into the wilderness. And when we say quick, we mean hop-on-your-bike-and-be-here-in-five-minutes quick! The Northwoods is directly accessible from Downtown but feels worlds away. Whether you're hiking, biking, or tossing a frisbee, the natural beauty will take your breath away.
Play on, Players! High rollers and heavy hitters know this is the place to play! Play the ponies, play the slots, play golf, or play ball! You can do it all in the centrally-located Oaklawn District, where the air is buzzing, and the crowds are cheering. And if all this action gets you thirsty, you can wet your whistle (and toast your winnings) at one of the many local sports pubs. Cheers!
Artistic, eccentric, and most authentic! The original gateway to Hot Springs, Uptown is dotted with vintage motor courts, bed-and-breakfasts in Victorian homes, and dozens of locally-owned, short-term vacation rentals. Local businesses include restaurants, full service bike shops, a roastery and coffee house, art galleries, and multiple tourist attractions. If you seek authentic travel experiences, be sure to check out this special little pocket of Hot Springs.
Local flavor, affordable fair! The main arteries running through this largely residential district take you from the hustle and bustle of Downtown to the natural beauty of Lake Ouachita. En route there is a lot of local flavor and affordable fare with locally-owned, locally-loved restaurants including a favorite of former president Bill Clinton.